New Exmark Vantage

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by lawnguy27, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. lawnguy27

    lawnguy27 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 181

    I've only tried it on one hill but it worked pretty good.
  2. Exmarkboy13

    Exmarkboy13 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 501

    since your only 13 how do you tow around the trailer. Post pics of your setup please!
  3. lawnguy27

    lawnguy27 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 181

    My parents drive me. I will post pics of my setup soon.
  4. Jmitche23

    Jmitche23 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    Nice mower man, what made you decide to get the vantage instead of a turf tracer or something?
  5. bc3xx0

    bc3xx0 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 304

    Them the lowes utility racks? I have the same set. I modified mine though. At first I took a 2x2 deck spindle and some pipe insulation and gorilla taped it to the back of the rack. It fit perfectly.

    Over the winter I relocated the holes and cut off the xtra useless material. I also cut them off just above the middle spot since I didn't need three spaces. I used the piece I cut off to make a holder for my handheld blower. I also added a trimmer line spool holder.

    Those weren't really designed exclusively for trimmers, but with a little modification, they can work really well. Plus for 60 bucks, you can't beat it!!
  6. Mikegyver

    Mikegyver LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,803

    Question, what are deck in mower deck spindles or something else?

    BTW I ran the Toro counterpart of that mower yesterday...WOW those things are awesome. I was dumbfounded at how precise the hydros are.

  7. lawnguy27

    lawnguy27 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 181

    The Vantage was cheaper then the turf tracer because it was on sale for $5999! I just liked the Vantage better.
  8. bc3xx0

    bc3xx0 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 304

    I meant deck spindles as wooden spindles on a deck that would be on a deck that hangs off a house for the hand rail. I just built my deck when I did that so its what I had. It is just as easy to take a drill and put a new hole for the pin then cut off the extra material with a metabo or portaband. It looks a whole lot cleaner too. Pm me if you want some pics. I don't want to completely hijack this thread with it!!!
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  9. f50lvr2

    f50lvr2 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 277

    Nice mower and a good buy at <$6k. It will really save you time and energy, and from my experience it does great on hills as long as you stay on the platform. They're traction limited when you use them as a wb.
  10. flynnlandscaping

    flynnlandscaping LawnSite Member
    from nj
    Messages: 46

    when r u uploading to the tube

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