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Need your opinion Before I purchase Two machine

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MadLawn, Jan 26, 2002.


WHich is best U turn machine for large yard

  1. eXmark™

    31 vote(s)
  2. Gravely ™

    13 vote(s)
  3. Scag™

    13 vote(s)
  1. MikeLT1Z28

    MikeLT1Z28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,732

    not even close in my opinion, i guess they are ok if you like suspension on a mower.

    well, if you manage to blow up a motor every other year only doing 40 yards,i can see where you would call it easy to destroy. 9 mph isn't slow to me, seems on par with other 52" Z's.

    cheap? not really.. affordable, but not cheap by any means.

    i wouldn't hold my breath on saying that.. like i said, eXmark has no outstanding design flaws. the few troubles i have heard anyone mention were all isolated events.

    why the hell would i want to put a part on my mower off of a CHEAPER mower???

    that's fine, no one said 40 wasn't enough, they said you should have plenty of time for other things during the rest of the week when you are done.

    It's kinda like chevy,gmc,pontiac,buick. lots of parts available.

    not sure what that has to do with anything, but anyway.
  2. Gary LA

    Gary LA LawnSite Member
    from B.S.Mo.
    Messages: 40

    I dont know what your trying to say the suspension design is the same, -what do you have a floating deck or something -I dont remember that being a x brand feature.

    I have rollers and me making sure I dont cause any problems.

    You keep saying I blow mower eng..

    what I said was I change them out every other year.
    When I sell them they still run or I would have to literally "Bury them in the back 40."

    you should pay more attention to what is written before opening up your can of wup-ars.

    I can say that I run up there with the riders- at least most.

    I never said I didnt have time,what I said was"I would rather be drinking or smoking than sitting on my hands and knees servicing mowers.

    thats were that alcoholic thing came in.

    Parts that are readily available by design are always cheaper.

    they also fail more often.

    thats what I ment by the truck ,car same brand thing.
  3. MikeLT1Z28

    MikeLT1Z28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,732

    ok, first off, i haven't begun to open a can of wup arse as you say. we are all hear to learn from each other and help each other. opinions are fine but slamming one of the most commonly used (not to mention reliable) products is a bit absurd.

    go here... http://www.exmark.com/TurfTracer.htm look down a few paragraphs where it says in bold letters the best mowing system on the market today. that should clear up and doubt about the type of decks they offer.

    i mentioned the suspension thinking you had a ztr, my mistake.

    ok, so you don't blow up motors, you have already said you don't maintain them. if they aren't bad after 2 seasons then why are you selling them? sounds like you'd spend less money just changing the oil to me. who wants to buy a non maintained piece of equipment. out to screw the brother LCO?

    if you drink and smoke that is fine, that is your choice. there are many great support programs out there to help with both.

    gotcha on the parts quality thing.
  4. Go to www.exmark.com

    Dude you haven't seen an Exmark in at least 10 years then.


    Minus the "ECS" thease models have been out for over 10 years.

    What is that thing in front of the engine platform? Could that be a floating deck?

    Now it really goes to show that your info about Exmark is completely and totaly useless.

    Now can you see why we are picking at you?

    Your info on exmark is as outdated as you.
  5. MikeLT1Z28

    MikeLT1Z28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,732

    for that matter you don't even have to get that big of a mower, the metro 36 HP offers the floating deck too.

  6. Gary LA

    Gary LA LawnSite Member
    from B.S.Mo.
    Messages: 40

    Thats a real nice pic,but you cant take a fence post at 9mph without doing major repairs to it, let alone a curb.
    if your going 6.5mph thats all fine and well but you truly have to pay more attention to what your doing for safety purposes.

    If you have novice emp. your going to be doing alot of extra repair to your equip. and lawns..
    those are High maint. units and I dont want to devote the time to them.

    I did not realize that they had floaters these days though ,you got me there.

    nice intake/muffler setup , I can give em that.

    ztr yes by the way my ferris is just that.

    did someone say something about suspension?
  7. Did you know that Ferris also sells floating deck too?

    More useless info. Without ever trying one, your humble opinion does not count.

    HELL yes they can take running in to stuff. But we don't run into to stuff since none of my employees drink on the job. What are all your employees drunk on the job with you? Don't they have eyes?
    Don't you think if your employees were paying attention in the first place they wouldn't run into fence posts and curbs?

    Tell you the truth the Ferris I used to have got torn up real easy after I sold them.

    BTW from someone who has tried much of the selection of mowers, the exmarks have had the least maintenace I have had to do. The Ferris had the most, but then again you don't do any at all any ways.

    BTW I said my Exmarks went aprox. as MFG claimed when I bought them, but no way do they do 9mph nor do I belive yours do also. Maby closer to 7.5mph to 8mph.

    OK my waders are at kneck level now, please don't make me drown.
  8. Gary LA

    Gary LA LawnSite Member
    from B.S.Mo.
    Messages: 40

    you dont read very well, or pay attention anyway. You replied to great dane thread so then you know it was me that ran into the fence post!!!!

    however you are the one affraid to go fasssstttt..

    once again you are putting words in my mouth, my employees don't drink on the job, they may be hungover but not legal over the limit for operating a lawnmower.

    You got rid of your ferriss's, and your production fell....

    MFG stats will always be lower than what is capable.
    They are not going to tell you to get more productivey out of your engine

    they have spec. for there engines due to warrenty concerns...


    oh yeah about the waders lay off the cabbage and the beans...

  9. Gary LA

    Gary LA LawnSite Member
    from B.S.Mo.
    Messages: 40


    While your up praying I'll be laughing at your insulence,your cander and lack there of.

    you seen the site it speaks for itself.
    I may not have a floating deck, but I'm a skilled operator so its not necessary for me to have it.

    Hey keep your chin up ,some day you will get a ferris(again).

    Besides its fun when a client pisses you off -to scalp their yard because you have the skill to do so.(i.e. no floating deck).
  10. customcut

    customcut LawnSite Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 19

    This arguement is gettin old. You guys really need to get some new material in order to maintain your level of cheap entertainment.And just one question What the heck does a farris have to do with a poll that names ex-mark,gravley and scags......oh and one more thing you guys feel free to say a prayer for me anytime. Lord knows my family and I could sure use it..........Have a great day ,Kenny:cool:

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