Exmark ZTR

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bohiaa, Apr 4, 2007.

  1. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    ok guys I have decited on an Exmark

    it's a ton of money but I have enould customers to support it. " I'm kind of new "

    what I'm looking at is the 56" Lazerz hp one fo them has the 23 hp KAWASAKI and the other one offered has the 27 hp Kohler....

    what do you guys think is better. I sometimes mow firlds up to 4 acres. and yes sometimes it pretty tall, weeds seem to be realy tough to cut

    I have decited to go with the Exmark for 2 reasons

    forst is I have 2 dealers close by and the other is that the blade speed is 18500 FPM

  2. jcthorne

    jcthorne LawnSite Member
    Messages: 208

    Go with the bigger motor. If you're going to run a mulch kit the 27HP is a must.
  3. ZX12R

    ZX12R LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 795

    I am looking to buy the same machine,what kind of prices ar you getting ?

    SLCINC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 110

    if your going with a new mower, I would go with the 60 inch deck. Especially for a 4 acre job, it would increase the time to cut, and it isnt much more out here. We just got one a couple weeks ago and caught a pretty good deal at an open house. It turned out to be maybe $200 more for a 60inch with 25hp.
  5. jtkplc

    jtkplc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,656

    Go with the 27hp Kohler
  6. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,858

    Same machine I'm looking to demo! I'd prefer the 56" because it's a not too big, not too small kinda size... 60", to me, is too big for many of my lawns, but 50" is what I have now and I'm looking for a little larger + the faster cleaner cut. so the 56" is a win-win idea for me.

    if you were side discharging only, 23 would be fine, but if you want to mulch or bag, better step up to the 27. Are you considering the catcher?
  7. Uranus

    Uranus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 1,624

    27hp all the way. Spend the extra money. You will thank yourself while mowing that 4 acre field. Good luck
  8. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 3,065

    I just cancelled my Exmark! It was a 50" Lazer HP with a 27hp Kholer and it was $8250.00 + tax and the Trac Vac was used for $1200.00. The dealer took too long to get it in. I ended up going with a Gravely 152M with a 23 Kawi. He had it in stock and it was 1k lower! AND CAST IRON SPINDLES! It also came with a suspension seat for $6997.00 and the bagger was $1700.00. IMO I'm finding out Exmark's are way over rated. But if your still getting the Exmark then spend the extra 400 bucks and get the 27hp Kholer.
  9. justanotherlawnguy

    justanotherlawnguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,282

    Get the 27hp one, if you dont get it now, you will wish you did later. I had a 21 hp Kawa on a 48 Lazer Hp and it did pretty good, but from time to time I did catch myself reaching for the throttle making sure It was at full tilt.

    23hp with the 56 deck is not going to be enough. LIke it was mentioned above, if you ONLY side discharge you should be able to get by. YOu can never have too much hp.....
  10. Frosty03

    Frosty03 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 171

    I would only go with the 23 hp on the 46" or 50" deck. Any larger and go with the larger engine.

    However, is that 4 acre field the only field you mow? If so, I would go with the 50" and the 23 hp motor for fuel economy and besides, the 23 kawi is just one sweet engine! IT would all depend on the size of the majority of properties you mow. If 95% (or more) are 1/2 acre or less, get the 50" simply because the kawasaki is a better engine IMHO.

    For the 56", go with the 27 hp.

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