Exactly which model of Exmark did you buy ? And did you pay down $1300 and make 5 payments of $1300 for a total of $7800 ?
If you are paying $7800 - that is about the normal retail price of a Gravely 260 Z, with 27 hp. Kohler, or 25 Kawasaki. Plus - Gravely currently is offering 12 months same as cash , with no down payment. That is a year, with NO interest , and NO payment to make !!
Is your promaster 300 the long rider? I have that same machine. If it is, there is just no comparison in that cut and the cut of the Lazer. The 260 is a great machine though, too. You will be one of the few that will be able to do an actual long-term comparison.
SAm i paid $6500 for the exmark z mower 6o inch cut 27 hp kohler and no i did not put anything down on the mower . Around here the gravely 260 z 27/60 sell for $8700 Runner yes the pro 300 is the long rider i hate that mower thats the mower i started the business with its been a good mower cuts decent .great for getting under fences and shrubs just wears you out from bouncing around all day on that piss poor design of a seat and having the bull horn ripped from your hands when you hit a rut with the drive tires
John i like the hydro lift alot better than the foot lift going to start mowing on tuesday so i cant really say much about the exmark right now. i did play with it in my yard it leaves a sweet cut and has plenty of power i do think the gravely is a more comfortable mower though