New Exmark Metro 26 inch and Stihl FS 250 R

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by HLM HustlerZ, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. HLM HustlerZ

    HLM HustlerZ LawnSite Member
    Messages: 101

    On Tuesday, we picked up our new Exmark Metro 26 inch mower from the dealer and also grabbed a Stihl FS 250 R trimmer.

    I'll post pictures tomorrow of the two, and give my review of each one as the week continues. Haven't cut with the Exmark mower yet, seems built like a tank. We already have an Exmark 21 X-series walkbehind with the Kawi- love it. We bought the 26 Metro for small manicured Bermuda yards in a Retirement community.

    The FS 250 R by Stihl seems really powerful, been running the FS 80s and 90s for years doing lawns but we've picked up some properties lately with dams and retention ponds that require some "meaty" weedeating so hopefully it works out!
  2. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    Good luck with the Metro 26 on Bermuda.
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  3. Scagguy

    Scagguy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yep, he will need it. I wonder what the stores return policy is?
  4. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    For a Metro 26? The return policy is void if you buy it. ;)

    But if you are like me you can keep it 1/2 season and unload it for less than 1/2 of what you paid for it.
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  5. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
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    Let me know how you like the metro. I have been looking at them
  6. S. Scapes

    S. Scapes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 46

    What's wrong with the metro on Bermuda? I have a 21'' Toro personal pace and it cuts very well.
  7. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    Because your 21" mower has the same size engine as the much larger 26" mower. The engine is too small so it's way underpowered. It also has to propel its heavy self.

    If its possible to return it, do it now. You will regret your purchase next spring when grass is thick...and wet.

    There are plenty of threads on the metro 26 on LS...I advise you to look at them.
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  8. Church2224

    Church2224 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 565

    The Metro 26 is an awesome mower. They are popular for guys who do a lot of small yards in the city. I might pick one up for my yards with back gates that are less than 30 inches.

    How are you liking the Commercial 21 so far? Those are great mowers as well.

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