exmark vs walker??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ZX12R, Apr 27, 2003.

  1. ZX12R

    ZX12R LawnSite Senior Member
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    I heard through a dealer that ,next year,exmark is comung out with a maching to compete with the walker.Anyone hear of this? I think competition is good.
  2. landscaper3

    landscaper3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,354

    We run Walkers and Toro's version of the Exmark. Exmark will never be able to compete with Walkers version NOR would Walker ever compete to the Exmark ZTR. Each is a machine for its own purpose and feel neither could be copied. Each has had years to develop where they are today.
  3. mowngrow

    mowngrow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 275

    each mower has its place in the market
  4. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
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  5. EJK2352

    EJK2352 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,150

    Before Exmark built the Lazer, they had a machine called the Explorer. It was a dedicated bagging unit much like the Walker. They also offered a non-bagging unit called the Explorer II. They quit building these units a few years back. My dealer said they quit building them due to a very low sales after the Lazer hit the market. Maybe they are bringing them back??? Good question for the guys at Exmark in the Exmark forum. :) ED
  6. greenman

    greenman LawnSite Addict
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    I have wondered if Exmark had a unit like that,because in their catalog/brochure there is a picture of one.
  7. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 4,732

    I have their 2003 catalog and I do not see anything in there that looks like a Walker clone. Toro has/had a Walker clone. Since Toro owns Exmark, maybe they gave the design to Exmark to see if they can improve it and then market it as an Exmark.:confused:
  8. greenman

    greenman LawnSite Addict
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    Mowingman- mine is 2002 catalog, page 16.
  9. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,967

    If they do, I hope they work the throttle and steering the same as the Walker. A Bob-Cat 100 looks similar to the Walker but, the controls are the same as a reguler Z. The way the deck follows the ground, it's hard to keep a straight line.

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