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Exmark RED Technology and EFI Mowers

Thursday, August 8th, 2019
Lazer Z S-Series with Red Technology and EFI

As the weather heats up, so does commercial mowing season. With the sun shining and the grass growing taller, it’s important that your crews stay efficient during the busy season.  Staying efficient and keeping costs down isn’t always an easy process. However, two advanced technologies from Exmark are leading the way to save you money and fuel, while improving overall mower performance.

What is RED Technology?

Exmark’s patented RED Technology lets key systems on your mower communicate with each other. This will not only extend the life of your machine, but you will also see enhanced performance, production, and better fuel efficiency while using RED Technology.

LCD display screens give crew members the ability to switch between three defined operating modes in order to maximize fuel efficiency. To start, putting the mower in low mode allows you to operate during wet and damp conditions, along with reducing the possibility of any deck packing to occur.  The mower operates at peak performance in efficient mode, while also reducing fuel consumption and helping protect against machine wear and tear. For tough and demanding conditions, max mode delivers extended power to get you through thick, tall grass and steep grades.

Along with the three defined operating modes, RED Technology also gives you the option to select from six customizable engine speed set points. This easily allows you to switch between different power levels without interrupting the power and pace of the mower.

The RED Technology system also extends your clutch life, while working to reduce RPM. This minimizes stress and wear on parts. As a result, you operate more efficiently, with improved mower durability.

A final benefit of using a mower with RED Technology is its system monitoring functions. This patented technology enables drivers to track their engine temperature, oil levels, overall electrical system, and much more. You can relax while mowing, knowing all systems are continuously analyzed. And if a major problem happens with your RED Technology equipped Exmark mower, simply put it into ‘Safe Transport Mode’ to ensure that the mower can be returned safely for servicing.

Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) Mowers

            Another piece of great technology that Exmark has incorporated into their mowers is EFI. Mowers with EFI virtually eliminate governor droop, so they maintain engine RPM and blade speed. You continue to operate at high performance while using less fuel, regardless of the terrain and grass conditions. Unlike traditional carburetors that approximate the ratio of fuel to air, EFI mowers operate by using pressurized injectors to spray exact amounts of fuel into the air system. As a result, the mower experiences increased performance and efficiency. EFI has been tested and shown to improve efficiency by up to 25% over other traditional carburetors and mowers.

Exmark RED Technology and EFI Mowers

Select Exmark zero-turn mowers that are available with EFI include Lazer Z E-Series, S-Series and X-Series mowers, and Navigator residential mowers. For commercial operations that require a walk behind with EFI, check out the Turf Tracer S-Series and X-Series. RED Technology is available on all Lazer Z Diesel models, and select Lazer Z S-Series and X-Series models. Want to test one for yourself? Find your Exmark dealer.

What to Look for in a Walk-Behind Mower

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019
If you're wondering what to look for in a walk-behind mower, the Commercial 21 X-Series is a good option

Whether you’re a homeowner or a lawn care professional, if you’re shopping for a new walk-behind mower this year, be sure you have the right mower for your needs. Mowers vary in power, width and performance, so take the time to determine which features are best for your lawn size and terrain. Here are some of the most important things to consider.

What is your lawn size and terrain? If you only have half an acre to mow and it’s perfectly flat, your mower needs will vary from someone who has three-quarters of an acre with steep inclines. The larger and hillier your lawn, the more likely you are to want a self-propelled walk-behind with a more powerful engine. Opting for a 30” mower instead of a 21” mower can improve your productivity by up to 40%, reducing the time you spend mowing.

Is it easy to adjust? The height you mow at can change from spring to summer to fall, so look for a lawn mower that adjusts easily. While you’re shopping for a mower, test adjusting the cutting height. And it should be easy to adjust the handle, so that you can mow comfortably without undue stress on your arms and shoulders. This is extra important for lawn care operations where multiple people use the equipment.

Will it mulch? Mulching clippings keeps nutrients in your lawn and reduces your work time while leaving your lawn looking tidy without raking. And even if you bag your clippings, mulching will help keep the bag from filling as quickly. Look for either a built-in or add-on mulching kit.

Single speed or variable speed? If you’ve opted for a self-propelled mower, take the time to decide between single speed or variable speed transmissions. Variable speed makes the mower conform to your pace, rather than you conforming to the mower speed. If multiple people use the mower, a variable speed transmission can allow each of them to mow at a comfortable pace.

Will it last? While you may pay more upfront, a mower that lasts 10 years will cost less over its lifetime than a less expensive mower that needs to be replaced after two years. Look for a commercial-grade walk-behind built for hard usage.

If you have a larger lawn, or mow properties with hills, Exmark’s Commercial 21 and Commercial 30 walk-behinds may fit the bill. These self-propelled lawn mowers are designed for commercial landscaping, so they’re long lasting and deliver a professional quality cut. They’re easy to adjust, can mulch, bag, or do a combination of both, and will make mowing less of a chore. To learn if a Commercial 21 or Commercial 30 is right for your lawn, contact your local Exmark dealer.

The New Commercial 30 X-Series: More Power, More Productivity

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019
The new 2019 Exmark Commercial 30 X-Series mower

Exmark’s new Commercial 30 X-Series gives lawn care pros another choice of self-propelled mowers. The Commercial 30 X-Series builds on the strengths of the Commercial 30. We’ve given it more power, increasing the productivity of the machine and the efficiency on small properties.

The increased power comes from a Kohler Command Pro CV200 engine. Increased displacement gives it 30% more torque than competing engines. Other notable features of the CV200 engine include cast iron cylinder liners, dual splash and pressurized lubrication, and Quad-Clean air filtration for enhanced protection from debris and contaminants. Cast aluminum oil and air filter bases, along with a steel blower housing provide increased durability in tough conditions. The engine is protected by Kohler’s three-year limited commercial warranty.

To make the most of the Kohler engine’s additional power, Exmark upgraded the transmission on the Commercial 30 X-Series. Increased wheel torque helps it power up hills, with easier tracking on side hills. Positive drive design couples both drive wheels, providing maximum traction in all conditions. The heavy-duty wet clutch transmission and self-tensioning belt drive are designed for minimum maintenance and maximum reliability in the most demanding commercial applications.

A 4.6-inch deep, 30-inch wide cutting deck delivers Exmark’s signature cut quality. The 3-in-1 deck design allows landscapers to change from side discharge, to bagging or mulching, without tools or delays.  That 30-inch deck cuts 40% more per acre than the industry-standard 21-inch walk-behind mower, but its compact design enhances maneuverability. And it’s not just width that makes Commercial-30 X-Series more productive. At an infinitely variable ground speed of up to 3.8 miles per hour, you’ll mow up to .97 miles per hour.

In addition to durable and reliable, we built the Exmark Commercial 30 X-Series to be efficient so you can save money on fuel costs. A timed, two-blade cutting system reduces power requirements. A simple timing belt system maintains blade position and isolates the engine from shock load. A high-performance mulch kit optimizes mulching performance, even with wet, heavy grass. Use it with a bagger for fill reduction to reduce time spent emptying and replacing the bag.

With these enhancements, the new Commercial 30 X-Series could become your company’s small property workhorse. Want to check it out? Find your local Exmark dealer.

Quest Zero-Turns: The Professional-Grade Residential Mower

Thursday, July 11th, 2019
Exmark quest Professional-grade residential mower cutting a large lawn

A commercial mower can appealing to homeowners with several acres to mow. Their powerful engines and wider decks cut down mowing times and can handle an overgrown lawn; however, the price tags can be intimidating. And even the largest lawns don’t need a mower designed for all-day, every-day use.  What these homeowners would find a better fit for their lawns is a residential mower designed with professional-grade parts that delivers professional results. What these homeowners need is Exmark’s Quest residential zero-turn.

Quest mowers deliver many commercial-grade features, comfort and durability at the lower price point of a residential mower. Its low center of gravity provides improved handling, and intuitive controls mean that it’s easy to use.  Professional-grade features include V-Twin engines, an ultra-smooth hydro-drive system, and fabricated and welded floating decks. Quest mowers operate at a top forward speed of 7 miles per hour.

The Quest E-Series comes with your choice of 34” or 42” Series 2 cutting decks. Mow over 2 acres an hour with the 42” deck. Quest S-Series is equipped with your choice of a 50” or 60” Series 2 cutting deck. A Quest S-series with a 60” deck can mow up to 4 acres per hour. On both series, the standard side-discharge deck can be rigged for mulching or bagging. Cutting heights are adjustable in half inch increments, from 1.5” to 4.5”.  Optional micro-mulching and turf striping kits help turn your lawn into the lush, perfect lawn of your dreams.

Mowing the lawn is more enjoyable when you’re comfortable. Both the E-Series and S-Series are equipped with high-backed adjustable seats. The premium ergonomic seating system delivers a smooth ride even on rough and uneven ground. The seat on the S-Series is upgraded with a contoured foam back, padded armrests, and spring suspension.

Because Quest is professional grade, it is designed to be low maintenance and durable. A standard rear engine guard helps protect critical engine components. The transmission is built with heavy-duty components to reduce wear. Blade spindles are sealed and maintenance free. Welded wear strips and 10-gauge steel provide solid, long lasting construction.

If it’s time to stop envying the pros’ mowers and make your lawn the envy of the neighborhood, it’s time for a Quest mower. Find your local Exmark dealer and demo a Quest today.

Meet the 44-Inch Radius E-Series

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019
Mowing a lawn with the 44-inch Radius E-Series zero turn mower

Exmark Radius® E-Series is now available with a 44-inch deck. This is great news whether you’re a homeowner with a medium-sized yard or you run a commercial landscape business serving medium-sized properties. You’ll get the commercial-grade features and value package of Radius in a smaller footprint.

A 44-inch zero-turn mower is ideal for medium-sized yards, or an acre to an acre and a half. It would also be suitable for larger lawns in tough terrain, or large yards with a lot of obstacles. Wider mowers may scalp areas on uneven ground, and make maneuvering around and between things more difficult. Mowers with a more powerful engine and a smaller deck can mow faster, without sacrificing cut-quality and precision, on large hilly yards. If you aren’t sure what size mower is right for your lawn, check out our guide.

The Radius E-Series with a 44” deck can mow up to 3.11 acres per hour, while delivering the cut-quality you expect from an Exmark. It features a 24.5 HP Exmark V-Twin engine, and has a top forward speed of 7 mph. The full-floating UltraCut® Series 3 deck can be adjusted from 1.5” to 5.0” from the operator’s seat.   Side discharge is standard, and can be rigged to bag or mulch. Like all UltraCut decks, it features our exclusive maintenance-free, sealed-bearing spindle assemblies for increased durability and reduced downtime.

Large front caster tires provide better clearance and reduced turf compaction. The heavy-duty unibody frame design arranges components for a lower center of gravity. And the zero-turn design combined with the smaller footprint makes it easy to maneuver around obstacles and in and out of tight corners.

Radius E-Series commercial zero-turns provide the best of both worlds: Commercial-grade performance and an attractive price tag.  Find your local Exmark dealer to see if it’s the right mower for your property.

Meet the 44-Inch Radius E-Series

Thursday, April 25th, 2019
Exmark new 44-inch Radius E-Series in action

Exmark Radius® E-Series is now available with a 44-inch deck. This is great news whether you’re a homeowner with a medium-sized yard or you run a commercial landscape business serving medium-sized properties. You’ll get the commercial-grade features and value package of Radius in a smaller footprint.

A 44-inch zero-turn mower is ideal for medium-sized yards, or an acre to an acre and a half. It would also be suitable for larger lawns in tough terrain, or large yards with a lot of obstacles. Wider mowers may scalp areas on uneven ground, and make maneuvering around and between things more difficult. Mowers with a more powerful engine and a smaller deck can mow faster, without sacrificing cut-quality and precision, on large hilly yards. If you aren’t sure what size mower is right for your lawn, check out our guide.

The Radius E-Series with a 44” deck can mow up to 3.11 acres per hour, while delivering the cut-quality you expect from an Exmark. It features a 24.5 HP Exmark V-Twin engine, and has a top forward speed of 7 mph. The full-floating UltraCut® Series 3 deck can be adjusted from 1.5” to 5.0” from the operator’s seat.   Side discharge is standard, and can be rigged to bag or mulch. Like all UltraCut decks, it features our exclusive maintenance-free, sealed-bearing spindle assemblies for increased durability and reduced downtime.

Large front caster tires provide better clearance and reduced turf compaction. The heavy-duty unibody frame design arranges components for a lower center of gravity. And the zero-turn design combined with the smaller footprint makes it easy to maneuver around obstacles and in and out of tight corners.

Radius E-Series commercial zero-turns provide the best of both worlds: Commercial-grade performance and an attractive price tag.  Find your local Exmark dealer to see if it’s the right mower for your property.

Exmark Navigator: A Dedicated Bagging System Designed for Lawn Care Pros

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

One big concern for professional mowing operations is what to do with all the grass clippings? If you give your customers the choice of bagging or mulching, you end up needing to do both, which means you have to clear them away and deal with them later. If you only bag and remove clippings, you could end up dealing with hundreds of pounds of waste at the end of every day. A mower like the Exmark Navigator with its dedicated bagging system and patented fill reduction can help solve the clippings problem.

Navigator’s Dedicated Bagger

Whether you choose the 42” or the 48” Navigator, it comes with a 76-gallon capacity bagger – and an optional powered dump attachment system, so you can empty faster, with less effort, and get back to bagging. We used an exclusive baffle design to fill the bag evenly from front to back, so you can mow more efficiently on large lawns, and may not need to empty the bag between small lawns.

Navigator delivers manicured lawns that satisfy the sort of person who would pick up a stray clipping with tweezers. That’s because the larger diameter blower generates more airflow, allowing Navigator to collect more clippings and debris.

Thorough clipping collection and bagging is especially important if the lawns you mow have fungal diseases like red thread, rust diseases, or brown patch. Mulching may spread the fungal infection to health areas of the lawn.

Sometimes You Bag, Sometimes You Mulch

When you mulch, the higher blade tip speed slices grass clippings into finer particles, for better distribution. With Navigator, clippings blend into the lawn rather than leaving unsightly clumps of drying grass. The patented fill reduction system lets you adjust how much of the clippings get bagged. You can easily adjust to mulch none, 67%, or 100% of clippings. Partial mulching will help maintain the manicured lawn look customers demand, while delivering nutrients to the lawn; it will also reduce the volume of clippings you deal with at the end of the day, especially during high growth seasons like spring and fall.

Targeted Center Discharge During Mulching

Navigator’s center discharge deck with dual-sided trimming means precise clipping control, so that flower beds, sidewalks and driveways don’t end up covered with clippings.  Navigator saves you time over side-discharge mowers, where you may end up have to blow or sweep clippings off pavements and sidewalks.  When bagging 100% of clippings, that larger diameter blower means you won’t have to tidy up what the bagger didn’t catch.

The Exmark Navigator

Navigator’s dedicated bagging system benefits can be enhanced with a range of accessories, including dump tubs, powered dump, an automated door opener kit, and a micro-mulch system.  With mowing speeds of up to 7 mile per hour, it will be no surprise if you find your operation mowing more productively and neatly than before.

Ready to find out if Navigator is the mower your business needs? Talk to your Exmark dealer.

Rear-Discharge Mowers vs. Side-Discharge Mowers

Tuesday, March 26th, 2019
Red Exmark 96" Flex Wing Mower Deck

If you’re buying a new mower, one of your first decisions is between a side-discharge or rear-discharge deck. UltraCut rear-discharge decks are viable solutions for professionals who want increased clipping control and the ability to trim on both sides. If you’re looking for a new residential mower, here are some reasons for choosing a rear discharge deck.

Increased Clipping Control

Rear-discharge mowers send clippings out the back of the deck in a wide pattern for increased clipping and debris management. Because of this, they reduce the likelihood of rocks, debris and foreign objects being discharged at high speed, a big plus in residential neighborhoods and high population areas.

No Need to Plan Your Pattern

With a side-discharge mower, you need to plan your mowing path so you trim against obstacles, plantings and sidewalks with the discharge chute pointed away from it. With a rear-discharge mower, you can take the most efficient path, and trim on both sides of the deck.

More Efficient Mowing with Reduced Noise

Exmark’s UltraCut Rear-Discharge decks use a counter-rotating blade design and patented Flow Control baffles to reduce clipping over-processing. Because clippings are cut once and discharged, our rear discharge decks are more efficient than equivalent side-discharge decks that pass clippings from blade to blade before discharging them. As an added benefit, discharging clippings behind the deck and under the mower reduces the noise level of the cutting deck for both the operator and people nearby.

Rear-Discharge Mowers and Bagging

If you’re a homeowner who prefers to bag their clippings, you may be reluctant to consider a rear-discharge mower. The wide distribution of clippings reduces unsightly clumps, improving the overall look. Micro mulching kits that chop clippings into small particles remove the need for bagging and help feed your lawn.

However, with the Exmark Navigator, you get the best of both worlds. The center-discharge cutting deck with patented fill reduction baffles funnels clippings to a large containment system. Navigator lets you choose to bag 100% of the clippings or mulch 100% of the clippings. You also have the option to utilize its fill reduction system, which greatly reduces the amount of clipping collected while the rest are mulched into the ground. Either way, your lawn is neat and tidy, just the way you like it.

If you’re interested in an Exmark rear-discharge mower, you can test the Radius S-Series Rear-Discharge or a Lazer-Z Rear-Discharge at your local Exmark dealer.

Stand-On vs. Walk-Behind Aerators

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019
24" Exmark Stand-on Aerator in use

If you’re looking to add an aerator to your equipment fleet, there’s one question you need to answer: should you buy a stand-on or a walk-behind aerator? The answer will depend on your business needs, the types of property you maintain and your terrain, but we have some basics that can help you choose the right configuration.

Walk-Behind Aerators

If your budget is limited, walk-behind aerators typically have a lower price-point than stand-ons. They are well-suited for small areas, so if you primarily maintain residential properties with small to medium lot sizes, a walk-behind should meet your needs. They’re self-propelled, but an operator may still experience fatigue after a day of steering one around properties, especially if they aren’t designed with ergonomic features or the operator’s comfort in mind.

Exmark’s 21-inch walk-behind aerator has a top speed of 4 mph, and can cover almost one acre per hour. It has straight-forward controls, ergonomic handles, and features heavy-duty, self-cleaning tines. It operates in both forward and reverse, and pulls 4.6 plugs per square feet.

Stand-On Aerators

Stand-on aerators are more comfortable for the operator, and can result in less fatigue. They’re typically larger and operate at higher speeds than walk-behind aerators, resulting in better efficiency for your operation. They are ideal for larger lots, parks and athletic fields, and allow you to aerate more acres in less time — which can mean more profits for your business. When you figure in the increased productivity, a stand-on may be a better purchase in the long run. Stand-ons provide improved traction  and maneuverability, allowing you to negotiate tight spaces with zero-turning radius.

Exmark makes stand-on aerators in a 24-inch and a 30-inch model. With the ability to easily set tine depth between 0.5 inches and 5 inches, the Electronic Depth Control allows operators to maintain consistent core quality around a property—allowing operators to cover more ground, more efficiently. The 24-inch model will fit through a standard 36-inch residential gate, making it ideal for residential property maintenance. It can reach speeds of up to 6.8 miles per hour and aerates almost 1.4 acres per hour. The 30-inch stand-on model reaches speeds up to 7 miles per hour and aerates more than 1.8 acres per hour. Both Exmark stand-on models include a unique platform suspension that provides an extra-smooth ride for the operator, which increases their comfort and may help reduce fatigue.

Choose Exmark

Whether you choose an Exmark stand-on or walk-behind aerator, they feature commercial grade engines and are built to be durable and easily maintained. To schedule a demo, see your local Exmark dealer.

New for 2019: Exmark Staris Stand-On Zero-Turn

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

It’s never to early to begin planning for next year’s mowing season when you’re a landscape professional. If this year is the year to trade up on an existing mower, or add to your fleet, take a look at our revolutionary new Staris stand-on zero-turn mower.

Exmark Staris delivers increased stability and traction, and with zero-turn steering, it can make tight turns and maneuver around obstacles. The optimized design places heavier components, like the engine, low on the machine to improve balance and lower the center of gravity.  The optimized design and compact size of all models means they take up less space on your trailer, and are easier to load and unload.

A large, open platform design allows operators to mount and dismount quickly.  The adjustable isolators of the operator platform suspension system let operators customize the ride quality, enhancing comfort and productivity. The suspended operator platform folds for more compact storage and trailering (S-Series only).  No-slip rubber matting and the large platform allows operators to change stance or position for maximum comfort throughout the day (S-Series only).

The ergonomically designed steering system makes operating the Staris easy, and the innovative Smart Controller (S-Series only) reduces downtime with maintenance reminders and on-screen machine health diagnostics. We also improved the layout of key operator controls like the key, choke and throttle for improved accessibility. The height-of-cut system (S-Series only) was developed for operators to quickly change cut height by raising or lowering the deck.

Staris E-Series models feature Kawasaki V-twin commercial engines and come in three UltraCut Series 3 deck sizes from 32-, 36- and 44-inches. The 32-inch model will fit through a standard 36-inch gate.  Staris S-Series models offer either carbureted Kawasaki or Kohler EFI V-twin engines. The full-size S-Series models are available with 48-, 52- or 60-inch UltraCut Series 4 cutting decks. Exmark optimizes frame design and caster wheel positions for each deck width, providing superior cut quality and easy maintenance. Staris offers the ability to mulch or bag clippings with the appropriate deck accessories.

Because maintenance shouldn’t make your job more difficult, all Staris models feature a flip-up front cover that provides you with tool-free access for mower maintenance and cleaning.  The rear cover lifts and locks into place, allowing easy access to fill and change engine oil or hydro fluid.

With the range of deck sizes, commercial-grade power, and optimized design for commercial mowers, there’s a Staris that’s right for your needs. Staris stand-on mowers will be available from Exmark dealers in early spring 2019. Find your dealer.