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How long will one of these babies last?

Discussion in 'eXmark' started by FIRESCOOBY, Mar 21, 2006.


    FIRESCOOBY LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 986

    Granted alot depends on use, maintenance, LUCK, etc. I maintain EVERYTHING I own like crazy. I am very anal about maintenance.

    I'm looking at the the LAZER Z HP 56" with 23 Kaw aand Lazer Z 60/27 Kohler, among other manufacturers.

    I am BRAND NEW in this, actually haven't even started yet. Just shopping. Don't know how many accounts I'll end up with, so don't know how many hours I'll be putting on it per week/month/year.

    Is there a "benchmark" like 1000 hours, 1500, etc that people heve been obtaining?
  2. chesterlawn

    chesterlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 704

    i got 2500 hrs. out of my 27 hp kohler
  3. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,095

    My dad and I had a BOBCAT Z Rider with a 22hp Kohler and a 52" deck that we got 3,524.8 hours out of before we traded it in. Always greased daily and the oil changed weekly. It was a year 2000 machine with 5 seasons of usage on it.
  4. Larry1

    Larry1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 22

    Easy on the grease. Check with your local shop or owners manual before overgreasing. If you don't have release ports (I don't believe eXmark does) you will burn out your bearings.
  5. lakewood2

    lakewood2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    If you become convinced that the engine choice is a toss-up go USA but regardless of which one you buy - most importantly make certain it has a Heavy Duty (Large Canister) Air Cleaner on it.
  6. David Grass

    David Grass LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 485

    I have 3000 on my Walker and it is running great (original engine). People just get scared and trade way too early in my opinion. I plan to get 5000 hours, and yes, it might take a new engine and 2 new Hydros to do it, but that is cheaper than 11,000 DOLLARS!!!

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