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Weights for front of eXmark?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lotsagrass, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. STL Cuts

    STL Cuts LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 493

    An exmark walk behind I picked up a couple years ago had some of these weights mounted on the front; I believe they weighed like 9 pounds each. I asked my dealer about them one time and he told me that he had not sold a set for walk behinds in years. He also commented that Exmark must be hiding gold inside of the weights because a pair of these 9 pound weights cost $120! :laugh:
  2. greengiant9963

    greengiant9963 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 762

    I have 2 sets of them for the full size lazer Z. They came with the bagging systems.Never used them. For sale cheap if you want them.
  3. lotsagrass

    lotsagrass LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 783

    I have the full size Lazer Z AS. I'll shoot you a message...thanks!
  4. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    Wow, I ddn't realize they WEIGHED that much. That is kind of surprising. Well? Atleast now we know! :dancing::)
  5. brucec32

    brucec32 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,403

    I'd be wary of adding a lot of weight to the front, as it will affect the way the mower turns (inertia) requiring more force at the rear tires to overcome turn resistance, and may mash down the grass even more than midmounts already do. Pivoting the front wheels (as when going from forward to reverse) will then tend to tear turf a little if they are super loaded. The mower is designed to not wheelie in normal operation, perhaps you can avoid the steep hill you're going over instead? You might want to try moving the seat forward a few inches.
  6. lotsagrass

    lotsagrass LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 783

    Good point. I may just wait and see how it goes this spring. This is my first year with it. It does pop up fairly easy, but most of these areas I'd be going sideways anyway....so maybe in normal operation, it isn't going to affect me as much as I think it might.
  7. GCAN

    GCAN LawnSite Member
    Messages: 43

    greengiant - PM sent

    my yard has hills and isn't perfect and the front tires come off the ground often

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