How Easy to Service?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by kubotafan, May 28, 2011.

  1. kubotafan

    kubotafan LawnSite Member
    Messages: 210

    Are any of the commercial zero turns easier to service than others? I am mainly thinking about changing blades for sharpening and keeping the underside of the deck clean. It looks as if the Walker Mowers with the flip up deck would be the easiest, but do any of the mid mounts come close?
  2. Skidpad

    Skidpad LawnSite Member
    Messages: 65

    You could always get one of these: and base your mower purchase decision on other factors that may be more important to you if you eliminate the deck serviceability factor
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  3. Hoy landscaping

    Hoy landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 836

    Get mojack. it makes any mower easy to service
  4. alanauer

    alanauer LawnSite Member
    Messages: 241

    I don't know how the Walker deck flips but the main reason I got a front-deck G'hopper is that it tilts the deck way up at the touch of a switch.
  5. jsslawncare

    jsslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,673

    The walker's are $12,000. Buy a jack and a $5,000 zero turn.
  6. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    I just fininsed servicing one of the exmarks. with a helper it's Quite simple but by myself I use a floor jack and a jack stand, impact wrench. the oil is quite simple. and so are the greese fittings.

    total time about 20 minutes....

    there are hoist and lifts. But with a helper he can just put his feet on the rear engine area and pull on the roll bars to lift the machine....
  7. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,510

    I can change the blades on my Exmark ZTR in a few minutes. Lift the front up, slide a jack under one side. lift it a bit high and slide a jack under the other side. Zip zip zip with the electric impact and im all done.
  8. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 7,051

    I hate you. J/K :D

    I kick myself for not going with a GH front mount. I could easily justify having it. Especially with all the attachments they offer.
  9. Golfpro21

    Golfpro21 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 563

    the wright is harder than the walker....walker is way too easy
  10. Sammy

    Sammy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,734

    Makes it nice, don't it ! :drinkup:

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