Exmark walkbehinds

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by NateinAtl, Jan 16, 2000.

  1. NateinAtl

    NateinAtl LawnSite Member
    from Atlanta
    Messages: 121

    I'm looking for some pros and cons about the exmark walkbehinds. I'm looking for a 42 inch cut with a floating deck. What do ou guys think about the belt vs. hydro? What should I look to pay for something like this. How good is it at mulching grass? And, How does it do in the fall with all those darn leaves? Thanks in advance.
  2. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,144

    i do not beleave that exmark makes a 42inch mower. they make a 32, 36, 48,52 and 60 ich. in regards to getting a hydro..... ive used them and there not worth the extra 1500 dollars. the only advantage ive found with them is that they have intant reverse by pulling up the brakes. thats no big advantage either, with a belt driven once you get the feel for how far to pull the brakes to get the mower in nuetral you just pull the mower back by hand with out shifting. i no a 48inch exmark belt driven with a fixed deck is 2500 dollars. i would spend the extra money for a floating deck because the quality of the cut is much better but dont waste you money on a hydo wich would run about 4500 bucks!
  3. Lazer

    Lazer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,446

    Nate,<br>Evans right, no 42. <p>The Belt/Hydro question is a matter of use. If you mow 5 days a week, 10 hours a day, you buy the hydro. If you need to mow 15 hours a week, the belt-drive might make more sense.<p>I've used eXmarks for 10 years now, the newer ones (1994-) are pretty good. <br>As far as fall goes, we mulch all of our fall leaves right into the turf with the eXmark mulch kits. We don't use the mulch kits in the summer, because wet grass mows too clumpy.<p>
  4. n y snow pros

    n y snow pros LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 252

    we have used both exmark 48 with17hp and 52 with 22hp hydros as well as bobcat hydros and we felt the exmarks were much better. We mow 7 days a week and had great luck with the 12 exmark hydros which we had.we also have a 48 exmark and 52 exmark for sale ,in exellent shape if interested contact us.<p>----------<br>J PARKER<br>914-485-4200
  5. moonarrow

    moonarrow LawnSite Member
    Messages: 223

    hi yawl, sounds like the emark is a good choice i've got one more ? about it how is it on scalping<p>----------<br>Dale moonarrow@hotmail.com<br>Southern lawn and Landscape
  6. Ray-Ray

    Ray-Ray LawnSite Member
    from Ga
    Messages: 15

    I got a Exmark Metro 48 belt drive w/Kawaski 17hp engine.

    I put new belts all over (5 belts total)

    the drive belt is turning the gear box and the pulley on the right and left side are spinning but not biting good when i release the brakes.

    i have adjusted both sides to highest pull setting.

    what do i got to do to make it pull

    is it the Gearbox?
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2011
  7. greenpoint

    greenpoint LawnSite Member
    Messages: 55

    Hats off for reviving a 12 year old thread... jeez
  8. Ray-Ray

    Ray-Ray LawnSite Member
    from Ga
    Messages: 15

    just tryin to get info ?

    why waste your time responding if you dont know the awnser?

    Why are u trolling thru 12 year old post anyway?

    Cause you dont know the awnser?
  9. metro36

    metro36 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,409

    First of all you bumped it to the top when you posted so its became a recent thread.

    Second post this question in a new thread in the mechanics and repair forum. You will get get better response that way.

    BTW: Sounds like you have an issue with the belt tension.
  10. jaybow

    jaybow LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mi
    Messages: 1,090

    Check the drive belt from the engine to the transmission, may be slipping there!
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