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Lazer Z Demo Tomorrow

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by GravelyGuy, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. GravelyGuy

    GravelyGuy LawnSite Silver Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 2,548

    I'm picking up an 09 "next" Lazer Z in the morning for demo. I'm pretty excited. I know all the usual things to look out for like cut quality (clipping spread), handling hills, comfort, etc. Anything I should look out for specifically with this new machine? I've yet to see anyone running one around town yet. It's all JD and Scag around here.
  2. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,426

    Run it in some saturated overgrown Spring growth and give us a report on cut, clumping, build up, etc. How do the integrated hydraulics feel?
  3. ALC-GregH

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

    Demo a Scag too and you'll probably change your mind. :)
  4. Linder'sLawnCare

    Linder'sLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 292

    Save your back and go with FERRIS:clapping::clapping::clapping: Exmark is good, but look at preventable mainence, such as greasable spindle. Ferris and Exmark use Kaw and hydrogear products. I am in awe of my Ferris. Scag is good too. Read my review of scag vs ferris http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=269114&page=6

    SMALLTIME22 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 114

    Run ferris in the spring north of TN/KY. Just too much for that deck. But at least the ride would be smooth while laying clumps!!!!
  6. mhussey

    mhussey LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 523

    I thought the new Series 6 Ultracut has greasable spindles. However, I just looked at the website and found this isn't true. Hmm, could have swore I read somewhere that the spindles were greaseable.
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2009
  7. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,426

    It's been a long time since Exmark had grease-able spindles. Anyway the new video shows non grease-able. Even my 05 had non grease-able
  8. bryansong

    bryansong LawnSite Member
    Messages: 180

    Is that a bad thing? I think I woud rather be able to greese spindle since there is so much energy in there. I think the eXmark guy says that kind of the way the industry is going. Looking at the Tiger's greeseable spindles yesterday, I think their way is better on that one.
    I am probably saying that because I just bought a new greese gun from Sears. Maybe my inner-self longs to use it.

  9. puppypaws

    puppypaws LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,169

    I think you will like everything about the mower, the new "isolation" seat is suppose to give an extremely good ride. This is an 11.5 mph mower which would put you into a high productivity range. This is a totally new designed mower except for the UltraCut deck, the only change made to the deck was the spindle assembly on the Triton deck was installed. This means the cutting housing on the series 6 has a 7.75"-diameter, whereas the series 4 housing was 5.40" in diameter.

    There could possibly be a few bugs to work out on a totally new designed mower, but you would never know this until they are run in the field for a period of time.

    I don't know which one they will bring you to demo but if I were buying one, it would be with the 34 hp Kawasaki, that would be a cutting machine.
  10. blake2727

    blake2727 LawnSite Member
    from MS
    Messages: 88

    I looked at the ferris before I bought my grasshopper and didn't care for them very much. There were probably three or four other mowers besides my grasshopper that I would have bought before the ferris. They just look kind of cheap made and look to have to many unnecessary parts that could tear up. Let me know when that ferris goes down cause I want to see if the scags, exmarks, and grasshoppers are still running strong (I bet they are).

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