Exmarks new cutting platform...

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Furg21, May 31, 2006.

  1. Furg21

    Furg21 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    right from the get go my exmark has been leaving streaks of grass uncut... is anyone else having or had this problem?
  2. LawnGuy73

    LawnGuy73 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,946

    If it was me I would'nt be on here talking about it...I'd be at the dealer bitchin'. You pay that kind of money for a new machine and its leaving uncut grass I'd be pissed.
  3. nmez21

    nmez21 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 712

    Right on!!!!!!! The machine, im sure, has a lot a capability, just gotta fine tune it.
  4. Furg21

    Furg21 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    it is at the dealer. they are fine tuning it but i just wanted to know if anyone else was having this problem
  5. kc2006

    kc2006 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,443

    Go read in the exmark forum, I and others have been complaining about the same thing. Mine is going to the dealers tomorrow and I'm getting their demo unit to see if there's a difference in cut or if it's just mine.

    The thing is though, no ones really sure what the problem is because up until now, no one has complained about it. That's what has me worried, there's no game plan for after I find out if it's just mine that is cutting bad or if it's both. It's up in the air as to how to fix it.
  6. Distorted

    Distorted LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,235

    My 66" XS 31hp Vanguard cuts great.
  7. Furg21

    Furg21 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    well i got a 66'' 31hp xs demo today and it did the same thing...so i took it back got last years model with the ultra cut deck and it cut great
  8. grnkeepers

    grnkeepers LawnSite Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 28

    Check the idler pulley in the deck.
    Without proper grease they do not float correctly. This will allow the belt to slip some when under load like heavy grass.

    I had one new one that was binding some and my in-house mechanic loosened up the retaining bolt and it has worked fine since!

    Just an FYI.
  9. Furg21

    Furg21 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    its leaving streaks in all types of grass though, thick , thin, tall, short doesnt matter. dealers baffled and so is the distributor. does it at all speeds
  10. kc2006

    kc2006 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,443

    Blind leading the blind right now and it's pizzing me off. Not at my dealer because like he said, they were never informed or had classes/demo's on the units to be shown what to do in situations like this. I'm pizzed at the fact that they brought out a deck that isn't doing good in all regions of the country and no one has a clue what to do with it. Now I have this even bigger POS demo to use until something is done with my mower, of which no one had any idea what the problem is. (yes I'm disgruntled, everything has been going wrong this week)


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