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Why I buy Exmark 30 inch lawn mowers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by SSantor, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. LawnMan19

    LawnMan19 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,280

    No they don't spin fast enough, or have enough power to keep it going. They stay turning but very slowly...
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  2. ducnut

    ducnut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,566

    My wheels simply don't rotate. The engine is running at WOT (~3600rpm-tach verified), my drive handle is fully down, and the wheels don't pull the mower.

    I received a recall for something with the left blade and a washer. When I take it in, I'm going to have it looked at, as the lack of drive is ridiculous.

    Side discharge, for me. Mulching just sends all the clippings to the right side and windrows them. There's no baffle on the front wall, so the blades aren't compartmentalized. I don't bag anything.

    I'll experiment more, in 2014, as I just got the mower at the end of the season.
  3. lawnsaspire

    lawnsaspire LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,652

    I sold my toro turfmaster because I found it terribly cumbersome and unbalanced to use. I still own two timemasters. I'm trying to debate if I should stick with the timemasters as a main tiny yard mower, go with y bravo, or perhaps go with an exmark 30. I realize it is as heavy as the timemaster but I've heard the controls and overall balance are way better. Any thoughts on those that have used both? I have a friend who said I could use his for a day so I won't be going into it blindly. Also, are the transmissions on the commercial machines the same design as what's on the timemaster? Thank you!
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  4. Ready to Mow

    Ready to Mow LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,609

    Yes they're the same.
  5. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Knoxville, Tn
    Messages: 3,898

    The new Toro's have the same bail system as Exmark now. I own a Timemaster and Exmark 30". I will look again but I think the commercial transmission is different. PartsTree might have a breakdown with numbers if you want to check.
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  6. Kaioh

    Kaioh LawnSite Member
    Messages: 73

    Timemaster, turfmaster, and exmark commerical 30" are same mower size, idlers and pulleys so they all will have same issues..... Only different is motors and transmission that it.... Timemaster is residential cause motor, briggs and stratton arent that great while turfmaster and exmark commerical 30 are commercially they use good motor Kawasaki fj180v kai that work daily with mirror issue that it.
  7. Kaioh

    Kaioh LawnSite Member
    Messages: 73

    And briggs and Stratton 875 is worse than Kawasaki fj180v kai but briggs stratton 1000 have more torques

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