Honda GXV340....the ideal engine for the eXmark Metro 26?

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  1. tb8100

    tb8100 LawnSite Bronze Member
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  2. tb8100

    tb8100 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    this thread needs more love...
     
  3. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    Looks like the answer to the Metro 26" power problem...I thought if it had 8hp it would be the jam. How much?
     
  4. grouselab

    grouselab LawnSite Member
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    How you like the Exmark metro 26" mower? are they to heavy to turn? Please let me know.... Thanks
     
  5. joed

    joed LawnSite Bronze Member
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    That would be an ideal engine but it won't work on the Metro 26. I was one of the first buyers of the Metro 26 in 2005. While my dealer and I tried to work out the many problems on this unit with Exmark, I dealt with some of their design engineers who put the Metro 26 together. I told them about the lack of power from the 6 hp engine, especially when mulching. They told me that they had initially intended to put on an 8 or 9 hp engine but found that such an engine would cause the unit to weigh for too much, thus making it too difficult to manuever. So, they stuck with the 6 hp unit. What they need is a different deck design, a stronger transmission and a more powerful 8 or 9 hp engine.
     
  6. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    And a brake for the left and right rear wheels so that you can steer the thing with turning.
     
  7. tb8100

    tb8100 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Did it weigh too much to turn it manually or what? Obviously, it wouldn't weigh anything close to what a 32" or 36" or would weigh. May need to make it a belt drive. That would be cool.
     
  8. tb8100

    tb8100 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yeah, after looking at the tech specs, the GXV340 weighs 40# more than the FJ180V.
     

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