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New Exmark Made by Walker?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Ciceros_Day_Job, Apr 5, 2005.

  1. Ciceros_Day_Job

    Ciceros_Day_Job LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    I recently recieved a flyer for the new Exmark Navigator and I am sure it looks like the Walker rider. Does anyone have any info?
  2. SouthernYankee

    SouthernYankee LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 789

    Go the the exmark forum and you can read all about it, no its not made by walker. Also do a search on exmark navigator and you will find a lot of results
  3. Ciceros_Day_Job

    Ciceros_Day_Job LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    Everything matches up to the walker from specs to looks to the same engine types. Was walker bought out?
  4. theturfsurfer

    theturfsurfer LawnSite Member
    from mtka,MN
    Messages: 102

    No. From what I have heard they just copied the Walker as best they could. I looked at the Navigator and upon closer inspection there are some noticeable differences.
  5. lawnrangeralaska

    lawnrangeralaska LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 433

    it looks like a p.o.s to me. they just copied walker. and i am sure this product will be off the market soon just like all the other walker copiers. The only thing walker needs to do is have there own 5.5" turbo force ghs deck.
  6. LB Landscaping

    LB Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 1,309

    Its a little more pricey too!!!
  7. Lawnchoice

    Lawnchoice LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 781

    They are trying again in the dedicated bagging system market. They failed with the Explorer so they figure they can do it again.

    IMO it LOOKS alright. Time will tell though.......
  8. packerbacker

    packerbacker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,433

  9. Lawnchoice

    Lawnchoice LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 781

    It's funny how many Walker discussions there have been recently.

    A Walker is made for tight, contoured heavily landscapes areas that need to be bagged ( GHS )

    I have had em' for a long time and really love the Walker. Would I put them on a rolling field of 3 acres, hell no.
  10. David Grass

    David Grass LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 485

    I would put the one coming out in 2 months, with a 74 on it, on a rolling field of 3 acres, then put a 52 for all my yards(which is what I use now), then a 42 to get thru a few gates. the 31 horse coming out, goes faster too.

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