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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.

New for 2018: Exmark Radius S-Series Zero-Turn Mower with Suspension Platform

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

Exmark’s Radius S-Series zero-turn mower is now available with a fully suspended platform, giving commercial operators a smoother ride that minimizes the effects of bumps and vibration. For commercial mowers, the suspension platform system means maximum productivity while preserving Radius’s cut quality and performance.

The suspended platform uses three independent coil-over dampers, which isolates the operator platform from the mower’s chassis. The suspended platform has three inches of vertical travel, making bumpy and rough terrain much more comfortable to mow. The trailing arm design minimizes lateral movement, too, so there’s less swaying. The cast aluminum platform and coil over hydraulic dampers are designed to last, and Exmark mowers are all built to last.

Because the travel of the operator platform is completely isolated from the cutting deck, there is no drop-off in cut quality. Operator comfort is further enhanced by a 20-inch high back operator seat featuring plush foam padding and an Elastomeric Vibration Control (EVC) stretch fabric base. And the suspension platform is easy to adjust for operator weight and preferences, without tools – something large landscaping and mowing operations will appreciate. And because the platform is virtually maintenance free, there is no additional upkeep or downtime, something company owners will appreciate.

The Radius S-Series with suspension platform is available with a choice of 48-, 52- or 60-inch UltraCut Series 3 cutting decks or a 60-inch rear-discharge deck. An air-cooled 708 cc Exmark twin-cylinder engine provides the power, and is capable of drive speeds up to 9 mph. Radius mowers were designed to be easy to maintain, so there’s tool-free belt access, maintenance-free sealed bearding blade spindle assemblies, and an integrated oil drain hose for fast and mess free oil changes.

The Radius S-Series with suspension platform may be the right addition to your fleet of mowers. It delivers superior operator comfort, commercial durability, reliability and cut quality at a lower total cost of ownership than other machines. Talk to your local dealer to arrange a demo.

Quest Residential Zero-Turn Mowers: Redesigned for 2018

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Everyone wants to have a beautiful lawn, but achieving one takes time. Especially, time spent mowing. For homeowners who want a professional quality of cut, Exmark has redesigned our Quest residential zero-turn mowers. With speeds of up to 7 mph and the ability to mow up to 2.8 acres per hour, the Quest can tame even the largest lawn in short order.

On 2018 Quest models, operators have fingertip access to critical systems and controls, including the throttle, PTO clutch, ignition switch and more. The control panel makes mowing with a Quest simple and intuitive, making it easier for homeowners to get professional results. We also redesigned the seat, providing 18” high seat backs on both models, providing more support and comfort. Additionally, the S-Series has a deluxe bolstered seat with a distinctive, tri-color seat cover.

No matter how large your lawn, there’s a Quest model to handle it. The 2018 Quest E-Series gives homeowners the choice between a 34- or 42-inch deck, while the Quest S-Series is available with either a 50- or 60-inch deck. Quest Series 2 decks feature side-discharge chutes and have commercial-grade features like anti-scalp rollers and sealed blade spindle housings.

The Exmark 708-cc V-Twin engine was designed specifically as a zero-turn mower engine. It delivers more power exactly when it’s needed, like on hills or when you hit a rough patch of grass. The engines were developed for easier maintenance, like a standard quick-drain oil hose, letting homeowners drain engine oil without tools or mess. The air box cover was designed to help prevent incorrect installation of air filters, which could impact performance and lessen engine life. And our engineers designed carburetors and air intakes that reduce dust and debris build up inside the engine.

Homeowners who care about their lawns can rest assured that an investment in an Exmark Quest is a good one, as they’re built for durability and long-lasting performance. Exmark mowers are trusted 2-to-1 over the next best-selling brand by landscape professionals. To see if a Quest residential zero-turn mower is right for you property, arrange a demo at your local Exmark dealer.

Exmark Stand-On Aerator: New 24” Model for 2018

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

Exmark’s Stand-On Aerator delivers industry-leading performance and maneuverability. Now, we’re adding a compact machine for lawn care professionals aerating smaller properties. The 24” Stand-On Aerator makes quick work of smaller lawns with less effort than a 21” walk-behind aerator.

With its simple, intuitive controls, all Exmark Stand-On Aerators are easy to operate and maneuver. Ergonomic handles relieve operator stress, allowing crew members to work comfortably over longer periods. Isolation bumpers on the operator platform reduce bumps and vibration, helping keep operators comfortable.  Intuitive controls mean less time training your crew, and more time working.

The core depth can easily be adjusted, without tools, from 0.5” to 5” in half inch increments, allowing for consistent core depth across the entire property. Tines are engaged and disengaged through a foot-activated hydraulic line, leaving the operator’s hands clear to maneuver the aerator. And the aerator’s zero-turning radius provides extreme maneuverability around trees, shrubs and other obstacles.

With its hydro drive system, the 24” Stand-On Aerator reduces horsepower requirements and improves operating efficiency. A Smart Controller provides in-depth and real-time intelligence, including machine hours, machine health, and maintenance reminders, on a LCD screen. It also allows the operator to control tine depth electronically, rather than stopping and manually adjusting the tines.

The 24” model will easily fit through 36” gates, providing crews access to areas that previously needed to be aerated with a 21” walk-behind aerator. On smaller lots, you’ll maintain maneuverability while increasing productivity over a walk behind. With speeds of up to 6.8 mph, your landscape crews will make short work of aerating tasks.

Adding additional lawn care services can be a great way to grow your business and profitability, especially when the equipment drives increased productivity and efficiency on the part of your crews. If you’re interested in adding either the 30” or the 24” Stand-On Aerator to your equipment fleet, talk to your local Exmark dealer.

Lazer Z S-Series Now Features a Smart Controller

Monday, January 29th, 2018

At Exmark, we know machine downtime causes real problems for commercial lawn operations. Our new Lazer Z S-Series mowers, equipped with a Smart Controller, provide critical systems information in real-time, reducing downtime by alerting you to any issues with the machine and upcoming maintenance.

The Smart Controller is a large display with a LED status light that notifies the operator if a malfunction has occurred. When the machine is operating normally, the light is green; a red light indicates an active error. An alternating green/orange light indicates a clutch reset is necessary. Other on-screen alerts provide information on fuel level, engine temperature, oil pressure, and charging system status. The Smart Controller also includes a Limp Mode feature, disabling the cutting system and preventing damage to the mower in the event of a critical system error.

The Smart Controller replaces the traditional hour meter, integrating maintenance reminders with run time, so that you know when oil changes, transmission service and other engine maintenance are due. As regular maintenance is crucial to keeping mowers running, maintenance reminders are displayed on a large, easy-to-read digital screen.

In addition to reducing downtime and preventing machine damage due to malfunctions, the Smart Controller can make tracking mower maintenance much easier than manually tracking each machine’s hours against the recommended maintenance schedule. Much like the service reminders on your vehicle, you’re warned of upcoming maintenance needs and can plan for them in advance, rather than waiting until after you’ve hit the hour mark.

Since we know you mow no matter the weather conditions, the Smart Controller is weatherproof to provide dependable operation in rain and extreme temperatures. The ignition key switch is sealed, as is the non-contact PTO switch.

The Smart Controller is available on Lazer Z S-Series models with Kohler EFI gasoline engines and your choice of a 52-, 60- or 72-inch UltraCut Series 4 deck, and on the propane Lazer Z S-Series models, with a 60- or 72-inch UltraCut Series 4 deck. The EFI engines deliver efficient and steady performance, and the propane option will help reduce fuel cost. And, of course, Smart Controller-equipped Lazer Z models provide unmatched operator comfort and Exmark’s signature quality of cut.

To demo a Lazer Z S-Series with Smart Controller, contact your local Exmark dealer. You’ll soon learn why Exmark’s are trusted 2-to-1 by landscape professionals over the next best-selling brand of zero-turn lawn mowers*.

*Based on U.S. Data study by Wiese Research Associates Inc. Market Share and Additional Equipment Study (February 2016).

Introducing the 2018 Lazer Z Diesel Zero-Turn Mower with 96” Flex Wing Deck

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

We know lawn care professionals need three things from their equipment: performance, productivity and durability. We’ve raised the bar on all three with the new 2018 Lazer Z Diesel mowers. And we didn’t forget about operator comfort, either.

Lazer Z Diesel mowers make quick work of the largest, toughest jobs, and are a great choice for those who need a versatile, durable and highly efficient mower to maintain vast expanses of turf, or who mow under difficult conditions. Despite high mowing speeds, the Lazer Z Diesel with a 96” Flex Wing deck is the most productive mower Exmark has built, yet retains the signature cut quality of the Lazer Z line.

Exmark engineers designed the Lazer Z Diesel mowers with the engine and the radiator set low in the chassis, creating a lower center of gravity for improved stability. Another design decision was to couple the engine to the transmission, doing away with drive belts. As a result, Lazer Z Diesel mowers have a more robust and efficient powertrain that helps reduce the need for service schedules. For owners, this means maximum uptime and a lower total cost of ownership when compared to similar mowers.

RED Technology-equipped, liquid-cooled Yanmar diesel engines provide the power while operating at reduced levels. A 1.6-liter common rail direct-injection engine is an option on all three models, delivering maximum power and torque. There’s also a 1.3 liter option for delivering responsive power and maximum fuel efficiency. RED Technology works with electronic governors to increase responsiveness and virtually eliminates governor droop. RED Technology also monitors machine health, provides on-screen service alerts, and helps deliver the reduced exhaust emissions necessary to achieve EPA Tier 4 compliance.

The all-new UltraCut Flex Wing deck is available only on the Lazer Z Diesel mowers. A 48” rear discharge center deck with two 24” wing decks uses four matching blades to deliver uncompromising cut quality across the entire 8-foot-wide cut. With the optional mulch kit attached, you won’t have to rake or vacuum, making the mower even more productive. The wing decks flex up and down on uneven terrain to minimize scalping, and with both decks raised, the 96” wide mower can fit in a trailer designed to accommodate 72-inch zero turn mowers. (72-inch or 60-inch UltraCut deck, in side or rear-discharge configurations, are also available.)

We believe operator comfort goes a long way to keeping a mowing team productive, and the 2018 Lazer Z Diesel mowers include a number of technologies designed to increase your comfort and reduce exposure to bumps and vibrations. Isolation mounts provide three-dimensional isolation from vibration in the frame, and the full-suspension operator seat features a scissor-link ball-bearing suspension system, Elastomeric Vibration Control (EVC) stretch fabric base, and custom seat cushion foam for all-day comfort.

Ready for Exmark’s most productive diesel zero-turn mower? Contact your local dealer for pricing and a demonstration, and see why Exmark mowers are trusted 2-to-1 over the next best-selling brand by landscape professionals.