Exmark Z rough enough to buck you!

MTenterprises

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Brandon, MS
Ok, so we know the ride is rough on these things, but DANG! I mowed a flat, but very rough terrain today and thought I was going to destroy the new Z. I just don't understand why Exmark cannot come up with frame suspension to absorb this impact. My mower bounces so hard it sounds and feels like I'm tearing it up. Mind you, I'm only going like 3 or 4 mph over the roughest spots and it's crazy. Are these mowers tough enough to hold up under these conditions. Frame, bolts, springs, bushings, etc? I just hate feeling like I'm destroying a brand new mower, but I have to get the job done. Anybody else out there feel me?
 

lawns Etc

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Bridgeton
I bet it's a 48 or 52. If so the shorter wheel base and frame don't ride as good as the larger framed ones.
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MTenterprises

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Brandon, MS
I bet it's a 48 or 52. If so the shorter wheel base and frame don't ride as good as the larger framed ones.
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48 and ou are right about the wheel base. I think that's what contributes the most bouncing. The rear tires hit its no sooner than he fronts are out and it creates a lot of cantankerous bounce. Just have to slow down.
 
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MTenterprises

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Brandon, MS
I almost bought the grasshopper but the dealer is too far from me and they wouldn't work on the price as much as the Exmark dealer. I'm very happy with the mower thus far, other than the ride on really rough terrain and some clumping here and there. I attribute the clumping to thick, wet, Spring time weeds and clover...

Edit: do you mow with chute up or down for side discharge? I've been keeping it down and it makes a lot of clumping and I'm spending time going back and blowing to get rid of the clippings.
 

r.eckley

LawnSite Member
Location
central il.
Get rid of the flat free front tires . You wont belive the difference in ride with
air tires in front. I can fix a flat once in awhile . Iput air tires on both my lazers made a big diff. I think the next gen z rides worse than older ones
 

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