Verticle shaft on Lazer?

Discussion in 'eXmark' started by accuratelawn, Mar 21, 2002.

  1. accuratelawn

    accuratelawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 922

    Will Exmark be putting verticle shaft engines on Full size Lazers in the near future?
    What are the + and - of verticle vs horizontal?
  2. eXmark

    eXmark Manufacturer / Sponsor
    Messages: 4,258


    Not at this time that I am aware of. The + and - of this style can almost be like Ford vs Chevy.

    The biggest reason we used horizontal is because of the HP available in that style of engine on the full size units. The smaller decks don't require as many ponies, on the other hand a 72" deck with a mulch kit in thick tall Bluegrass will bring most engines to there knees. Most of the common engine manufactures didn't have the HP our customers wanted.

    Here is my official unofficial on this. The vertical 23HP on a 52" deck is an awesome performer. A 72" will need at least 26HP for any commercial application.

    Thanks, Fred.
  3. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,354

    ive owned a pile o mowers . the one thing that u can count on is fairly regular belt replacement.not so with this mule drive
    so i got no complaints with this system. hope they keep it.
  4. Kent Lawns

    Kent Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 870

    I STILL cannot believe those things are as trouble-free as they are!
  5. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

    Hi Fred
    Ultracut Yeah! :D

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