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Report: Two weeks with the new Lazer

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Keith, Mar 26, 2003.

  1. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,977

    Well after using my new EPS Lazer for two weeks I am ready to give an early report on it :)

    It is almost everything I expected. No surprises or complaints so far.

    Speed: It's faster than my Y/K ZTMax, by quite a bit. Seems to handle the speed quite well in grass.

    Power: I did not realize how much I actually have to slow down for heavy grass with the ZTMax. It became noticeable the other day when using the Y/K. The 26 EFI is quite a bit stronger than the 25 Kohler.

    The seat: It's going to take some getting used to, but I think I like it :)

    The cut: Not a night and day difference here. I wasn't expecting one either. Afterall, I wouldn't have used the Y/K for 4 years if I thought it cut bad :p The Kees seems to be a bit "edgey" sometimes. In other words on uneven ground there may be a slight line or two where it might have cut a little lower. The Lazer hasn't seemed to do that, I think the extra tire size, front and rear really help.

    One thing I noticed right from the beginning though, the cutting heights are different on these two mowers. One the Y/K you can cut at about 4" (according to the trusty numbers on the height adjuster) during the spring. Come summer, you have to jack it up to 4 1/2 in St. Augustine or you are going to make a mess. By mid-summer some of these yards are so thick, you gotta cut them at 5"...and that's it, there is no where else to put the deck :eek: With the Exmark, right now we are cutting at 3 1/4 to 3 3/4" . I put it on 4" in my yard and barely touched the grass :D Nice to know there is a little more adjustment when things get thick.

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