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Thoughts on the Exmark 26"?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by adaptivehomeservices, Nov 11, 2006.

  1. adaptivehomeservices

    adaptivehomeservices LawnSite Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 59

    Seems like this may be a better purchase than a toro 21"? Except for the price difference, what is the better mower for residential? I will be buying a small one for back yards and trimming.
  2. MattsMowing3535

    MattsMowing3535 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 385

    IT IS BAD! I have not heard 1 good thing about it!!!!! Get the toro 21" or a used 32"!!!!
  3. adaptivehomeservices

    adaptivehomeservices LawnSite Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 59

    Yeah....since I posted that I have located all bad press on it. It just looked like a great idea but all I read says I can't afford to make that mistake. Thanks.

    Yeah, should have researched it more before I posted.
  4. MartinsMowing

    MartinsMowing LawnSite Member
    Messages: 134

    i dont understand why it is such a bad machine. I would think the deck design would be similar to a 21 just enlarged. also if you hit something big it will be less likely to damage the engine being belt drivin
  5. thesargent

    thesargent LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 400

    from what ive read its because it has the same size engine as a 21 inch, just way to underpowered, amongst other things. maybe someone that owns or owned one can help us out.
  6. MartinsMowing

    MartinsMowing LawnSite Member
    Messages: 134

    encore makes a 26 with 8.5 hp b&s
  7. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,297

    The unit is very heavy....makes a Honda seem very light. I would try to get a used 32" Belt driven Scag.
  8. indy2tall

    indy2tall LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 417

    Apart from all it's prior problems it still will not mulch worth a crap and that is coming straight from an Exmark rep that I talked with at the Louisville expo this year.
  9. JRS Landscaping

    JRS Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 817

    buy an exmark 32 they are great or if u want a smaller go with a snapper i got an old one that i beat the hell out if it day in day out and its great

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