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Pulled the trigger/ New Exmark 30 for me...

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by rbljack, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. SSantor

    SSantor LawnSite Member
    Messages: 204

    I bought 3 exmark 30's on Friday. I used one all day Sunday. Here is what I found: Cuts great, cuts leaves up well, It did bog in some thick leaves and had to slow down, Very easy to turn, it bagged really well, I wish the bag was larger. It was real easy to dump. It was easy to switch from mulching to bagging. It discharged well and was easy to switch to. Going up and down real steep hills it did get away from me a bit. I cut a lawn 15,000 sq ft. in 20 minutes. It goes really fast. Very few maintenace issues, with very little to go wrong. Easy for EMPLOYEE's to learn and operate. This means you can take a good guy that may not be a lawn expert and teach him in ten minutes how to operate it. Can't do that with walkbehinds. The lawns were very wet and I did not have any rutting. I like when you turn, the wheels continue moving not hurting the grass. Even when your good with a walkbehind or rider you still divot the grass in some area's. I'am very impressed with the Emark 30, so far I think it's a very good mower. We plan on running a crew for lawns 18,00 square feet and down. So Far I think they came out with a winner. I will keep updating my opinions on this machine.
  2. Vanderhoff Landscaping

    Vanderhoff Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    This is the specs from Toros website regarding the Turf Master 30".

    Engine Kawasaki® FJ180V 179cc Commercial
    Fuel Capacity 1 Gallon (3.8 L)
    Starter Recoil
    Blade Stop System Standard
    Cutting Width 30"
    Frame Material Cast Aluminum
    Deck Material 13 Gauge Steel
    Height of Cut 1½" to 5" in ½" Increments
    (38 to 127 mm in 13 mm increments)
    Ground Speed Variable up to 4.1 mph (6.56 kmh)
    Bag Capacity 2.5 Bushels
    Transmission Variable Speed, Rear Wheel Drive
    Deck Skid Plates Standard
    Certification ANSI, CARB, EPA
    Toro Performance
    1-Year Limited Commercial Use
    2-Year Limited Commercial Use Engine
  3. b121774

    b121774 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 207

    Really loving this mower. My second crew got their first day with it. They loved it. Great cut and tracks straighter than the toro 21 commercial's. Leaves some nice stripes. Can't figure out why both my mower's making a knocking noise with the mulch plug in. Anyone notice that?
  4. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,925

    Mine does that. I identified it as the left pully/spring knocking from the belt bouncing. Pull out the plug and it diminishes, but I think the extra stress of mulching gets the belt bouncing, thus making the noise. Annoying but we will see if things start breaking. Maybe Toro or Exmark will chime in and give us a way to keep this from happening.

    NEW CITY LAWN CARE LLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,271

    I mulched today as well with my exmark and I didnt notice any noise at all, it ran very smooth :)
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  6. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,925

    I have talked to several exmark owners and toro owners and I am thinking it is the way the controls are set up. Will have to do some more investigating.
  7. Vanderhoff Landscaping

    Vanderhoff Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    I'm confused! Which was making the knocking noises? The Toro or the Exmark?
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  8. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,925

  9. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,378


    Any feedback on the commercial vs the Toro TimeMaster 30 as of yet...?
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  10. b121774

    b121774 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 207

    Actually I am getting the knocking noise on my Exmark 30's.....................

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