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My review of the 30" exmark

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by CollegeMowers, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. FinishingTouch

    FinishingTouch LawnSite Member
    Messages: 22

    I bought a eXmark 30 in September and am very pleased with it. I find myself using it more and more on the smaller lawns I used to do with the ZTR. It worked very well with leaves also. The only issue that I had with it was clogging the chute when in lawns with a lot of pine needles.

    As far as hillsides, I have one that I used to do with a string trimmer and have since started doing with the 30. I have to go side to side and start at the bottom and work my way up the hill. I do have to help it a little on the turns, but a lot easier to handle than going from the top down. It will try to drag you down the hill!!
  2. bradtf

    bradtf LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    When you guys say hillsides, how steep are you talking about when it can't pull itself up?
  3. WarriorLandscaping

    WarriorLandscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 76

    Hey guys thinking of getting two of these for some commercial sub-divison work,

    How do you guys still like the ex-marks??
  4. Jsig864

    Jsig864 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    Used daily. Good mower, pricey, saves time, not good on steep inclines. Castor front wheels would be sweet.
  5. Turf Tracer

    Turf Tracer LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,690

    Used to be a 30" on almost Every Trailer here when they first came out. I bought one year one. Very rarely see them anymore and Never in the Spring.

    Guys soon discovered 21"s faster on our real small lots that are all turns and reverse and on bigger stuff there were much better options.

    A couple years ago dealership always had several sitting in the floor and they Moved fast. No longer.

    Must be regional.
  6. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Fanatic
    from zone 6
    Messages: 6,118

    Lots of them here, they pull backwards as easy as the HRX217 VYA and because they are heavy actually stay on the ground on bumpy yards at speed unlike the Honda . ( I guerilla taped a 2.5 lb weight to the honda which helps some) Does not leave stragglers like Honda in lush tall grass either. Honda leaves Hay on top of grass when mulching tall grass also. 30"s don't.
  7. WarriorLandscaping

    WarriorLandscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 76

    Getting one tomorrow, apparently, the 2017 models have fixed all of the bugs.
  8. Turf Tracer

    Turf Tracer LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,690

    didnt you post you only put 60hrs s year on that 30".

    That's almost Homeowner Use.
  9. LittleJohnny1

    LittleJohnny1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 28

    I have a 2017 turfmaster myself and love it after I fixed the issue with the spindle. Stripes great and has great power for normal yards plus the large fuel tank lasts quite a while. I ended up replacing the left side spindle and shaft after chasing a low howling noise and vibration, come to find out the shaft had a very low spot on it causing a loose fit on the bearings and beating itself up.
  10. kabrac

    kabrac LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 234

    I use to own the Exmark 30. I liked it but didn't handle the morning dew too well and when you stopped the blades and re- engaged them, you would get a clump. No big deal. I wish the front wheels were as easy to adjust as the rear. It is still pretty easy though.

    Does anyone have one with a mulch kit on it?
    I should have tried that on mine
    hort101 likes this.

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