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Quest Residential Zero-Turns

Thursday, August 27th, 2020
Quest residential zero-turn mower on a freshly mowed lawn

If you’ve got several acres (or more) to mow, you may have commercial mower envy. Mowers that professional landscapers use typically have larger decks and more powerful engines. They can trim mowing time as easily as they trim along borders, but the prices can carry some serious sticker shock.  Residential zero-turns designed with professional parts, so they deliver professional results, are a great fit for homeowners who mow their own acreage.

Exmark Quest residential zero-turns deliver professional cut quality at the lower price point than commercial mowers. However, it still has professional-grade features and provides the comfort and durability pros demand of their machines. The intuitive controls and improved stability of Quest mowers make them easy to use. Professional-grade features include a smooth hydro-drive system, V-twin engines, and fabricated and welded floating steel decks. And with a top forward speed of 7 miles per hour, Quest machines can mow at a professional rate.

No matter how much you love your lawn, you don’t want to spend hours keeping it in shape. (Let’s face it, there are better ways to spend time in your backyard.) Quest mowers are outfitted with decks ranging from 34” to 60”. An E-Series with a 42” deck can mow up to 2.37 acres per hour. With a 60” deck, the Quest S-Series can cut up to 3.39 acres in an hour. This means more time enjoying your yard with friends and family.

To help you get the lush, perfect lawn of your dreams with less effort, Quest’s standard side-discharge decks can be rigged for mulching or bagging. It’s easy to adjust the deck height in half-inch increments, from 1.5” to 4.5”, allowing you to cut areas close to the house shorter, but leave others slightly longer. With optional micro-mulching and turf striping kits, you can achieve the look of professional lawn maintenance.

Even if you’re spending less time, mowing is more enjoyable when you’re comfortable. Quest mowers feature improved ergonomics that help reduce stress on shoulders and arms. 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.

Professional grade parts and engineering mean Quest is low maintenance and durable.  A few of these features are standard: A rear engine guard protects 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 deck construction.

See how homeowners rely on Exmark mowers to maintain their dream yards.

If you’re ready to stop envying the pros’ mowers, it’s time for a Quest residential zero-turn. To test one out, find your local Exmark dealer.

Performance Mowers with RED Technology and EFI

Thursday, July 30th, 2020
Exmark Navigator, a performance mower with RED technology and EFI, mowing an office campus

Lawn care companies demand a lot more of their mowers than the average homeowner. Professionals’ mowers must be reliable, efficient and profitable to operate.  They must be flexible enough to mow lawns large and small, office parks or municipal properties on any given day. Performance mowers with electronic fuel injection (EFI) and RED Technology can answer that demand, by making mowers more fuel efficient, reliable, and profitable to run.

RED Technology On-Board Intelligence System

With Exmark’s patented RED Technology, the mower’s key systems communicate with each other. In addition to extending mower life, RED Technology improves performance, production, and fuel efficiency. Defined operating modes maximize fuel efficiency.

Running the mower in low mode allows you to operate during wet or damp conditions, and reduces the occurrence of deck packing.  The mower operates at peak performance in efficient mode, with reduced fuel usage and protection against wear and tear. Max mode delivers extended power for difficult conditions like thick, tall grass and steep grades.

RED Technology also has six customizable engine speed set points. Operators can easily switch between different power levels without interrupting the power and pace of the mower. Should a major problem happen, “Safe Transport Mode” allows for safe return for servicing.

Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)

A mower with EFI maintains engine RPM and blade speed, so you continue to operate at top performance and efficiency, no matter how tough the terrain and grass conditions. Traditional carburetors 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.

Performance Mowers

Two of Exmark’s performance mowers with EFI are the 48” zero-turn Navigator and the wide area walk-behind Turf Tracer. These mowers were designed for two different types of commercial operations.

Navigator is the mower you need for high-end properties. It delivers manicured lawns with no stray clippings, thanks to its dedicated collection system with a large diameter blower to improve hopper fill. A center-discharge deck with two-sided trimming increases clipping control, so flower beds and walkways remain free of debris. But with its efficient EFI engine, it reduces fuel consumption, saving operators up to 25%.

Turf Tracer X-Series and S-Series are engineered for speed, efficiency and durability, while providing a quality of cut that’s second to none. Full floating decks between 36” and 50” mean these workhorses are applicable to a wide variety of property sizes and types. Turf Tracer delivers unmatched operator comfort, keeping your crew productive all day long. Enhanced fuel efficiency and reliability help keep you profitable.

Want to see if any of the Exmark EFI mowers are right for your business? Contact your local dealer.

Wide Area Mowers: The Right Choice for Your Operation?

Wednesday, May 20th, 2020
Exmark wide area mower on a fenced lawn

For many lawn care operations, a simple formula of mow more lawns, faster, yields financial success. A key component of that formula is the mowers you use. Larger, more powerful equipment can increase the number of properties you mow on any given day. Success of your business hinges on mowing more lawns, faster, without increasing staff. The trick is deciding which size wide-area mower is right for your business, so that you aren’t paying for too much mower.

How Wide are Wide Area Mowers?

Typically, wide area mowers have cutting decks larger than 48 inches and come in walk-behind and zero-turn models. They cut more with every pass and are designed for efficiency at higher speeds. A propane or diesel engine can increase fuel efficiency, reducing your operating costs. And because they’re designed for professional use, they’re built for reliability and daily use.

But before you replace your entire fleet of mowers with a couple of 96” flex wing zero-turns, review the properties you currently mow. Wide area mowers tend to perform best in open, flat terrain. Think parks, athletic fields and acreage lawns. If your current portfolio includes large commercial properties, or residences with 3-acre lots in the Great Plains, that 96” mower could be just the ticket. However, if you mainly mow on rolling terrain or uneven ground, a smaller sized walk behind mower might be better, as too wide of a mower will scalp areas. Additionally, if most of your properties have trees, shrubs and other obstacles, the largest deck sizes will make mowing around them more difficult.

Deck Size by Property Size

A good rule of thumb is to look at lot size. On lots the size of a football field (1.63 acres) or larger, deck sizes of 48” and up may be a good fit.  If you routinely mow areas larger than 2 acres, consider 52” or 60” decks; 72” and 96” decks could be the right choice for companies with municipal or cemetery contracts. If your business specializes in residential lots smaller than an acre and a half, you may be better served by a smaller mower with a deck between 36 and 42 inches with a bigger engine and faster mowing speeds.

Consider Wide-Area Walk Behinds  

While zero-turns are great choices for commercial mowing operations, advances in technology have made wide area walk-behinds more comfortable to operate and require less effort. Exmark makes walk-behind mowers with hydrostatic drives, more efficient engines, Enhanced Control Systems (ECS), and improved ergonomics that reduce operator fatigue worth taking for a test mow. Pair a wide-area walk behind like the Turf Tracer X-Series with a sulky and transform it to a stand-on mower for extra-large properties. And a wide deck on a walk-behind may help reduce scalping on hilly terrain better than a ride-on with a similar size deck.  In addition to hilly terrain, walk-behind mowers are also recommended near or around potential hazards like water features or steep drop-offs.

Transport

You’ve got to get the mowers to your job sites, so be sure to take your existing trailer size into consideration when making your decision. If a larger mower won’t fit on your trailers, factor additional trailers into your cost-benefit analysis. You’ll need a full width ramp for trailering many wide area mowers.

New for 2020

If, after running the numbers, you find that your business could support the additional expense of a wide-area mower, and you have the terrain that would make the widest zero-turn mower feasible, consider the new gasoline powered Lazer Z.

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.