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New Product Showcase: Exmark Vantage S-Series Propane

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Exmark Vantage S-Series Propane

New 60-inch Vantage S-Series is Exmark’s most productive propane-fueled stand-on riding mower

Exmark has expanded its industry-leading line of propane-fueled commercial mowers to include a 60-inch version of its Vantage S-Series Propane stand-on riding mower.

The machine’s innovative Kohler EFI propane powerplant delivers increased fuel economy and performance combined with reduced emissions, making it one of the most environmentally friendly commercial stand-on mowers available today.

Exmark Director of Marketing, Daryn Walters, said the 60-inch Vantage S-Series Propane is a machine customers have frequently been requesting.

“The reception to the 52-inch model we launched in 2015 was overwhelmingly positive,” Walters said. “That said, one thing we consistently heard from customers is of a need for a model with a larger cutting deck.

“The 60-inch Vantage S-Series Propane will give these customers added width of cut to maximize productivity, combined with the cost-saving advantage of our cutting-edge Kohler EFI propane powerplant. It’s a win-win situation. More productivity combined with lower cost equals greater profit. It’s as simple as that.”

Exmark Vantage S-Series Propane

The state-of-the-art Kohler EFI-propane engine is the industry’s first OEM-engineered propane powerplant for commercial mowers.

The Vantage S-Series Propane is powered by a state-of-the-art Kohler Command Pro PCV740 V-Twin EFI propane engine. The professional-grade design uses automotive-style closed-loop electronic fuel injection to eliminate carburetor-related issues and automatically adjust to load, weather and altitude for better performance every day. The EFI design also offers car-like ease of starting – just turn the key and go. No choke, no priming and no fuel pressure adjustments needed.

The 60-inch UltraCut Series 4 side-discharge cutting deck features Exmark’s patented flow-control baffles to deliver the company’s signature quality of cut. Heavy-duty welded construction and high-strength 7-gauge spindle reinforcements deliver superior strength with increased long-term durability.

Maintenance-reducing features include sealed, no-maintenance spindles and Exmark’s patented spherical bearing design idler arm pivots.

“When combined with the incredibly reliable Kohler powerplant, the maintenance-reducing features help keep the Vantage S-Series Propane out making money more of the time,” Walters added.

The new 60-inch Vantage S-Series Propane mower joins Exmark’s existing EFI propane Lazer Z (zero-turn rider), Turf Tracer (walk-behind) and Vantage (stand-on) models.

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Measuring Mower Productivity

Sunday, May 22nd, 2016
Exmark Pioneer S-Series zero-turn riding mower

Exmark engineers its machines to deliver a better finished quality of cut in less time. Win-win.

The productivity of your mowers and lawn care equipment matters, perhaps more than you think.

Whether you’re a landscape maintenance professional, or an acreage owner looking to spend less time mowing and more time enjoying your lawn, speed and efficiency make a big difference when it comes time to getting big jobs done quickly.

Of course, speed isn’t the only factor to judge when it comes time to select a new mower. Qualities such as cut quality, durability, ergonomics, comfort and dealer support, among others, are important as well. But any business owner will tell it to you straight — time is money, and by choosing your tools wisely, you can save a lot of both with the right mower(s).

How to Determine Mower Productivity

Exmark mower productivity chart

Click the photo to visit the mower & equipment productivity resources at

While there are a lot of variables that can impact the productivity of a mower or piece of lawn care equipment, it’s fairly easy to determine the potential of a machine if you know the cutting/application width and the speed at which it’s designed to run.

At, you can find productivity charts for mowers and turf management equipment that can be useful for determining a machine’s potential, or the gains you can expect from a new mower or piece of equipment.

You’ll find Exmark publishes productivity numbers at two efficiency levels: 100-percent; and 80-percent. That’s because, while 100-percent efficiency numbers may look impressive on paper, in the real world, most landscape professionals operate at closer to 80-percent efficiency. You can’t mow at full speed all the time, and the 80-percent figure more accurately reflects that everyday reality.




How to Mow Like a Pro

Sunday, May 15th, 2016

(StatePoint) You might not earn your living taking care of lawns, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get the same quality of cut as landscape pros.

For a consistently superior cut, experts say average consumers should look for Exmark Lazer Z E-Series commercial zero-turn mowercommercial grade products.

“Homeowners can also benefit from the performance and reliability a true commercial mower offers,” says Lloyd von Scheliha, product manager at Exmark, a leading manufacturer of lawn care equipment. “You’ll get lawn care done faster and it will look better in the end. Your mower will also last longer and require less maintenance.”

Homeowners should be advised however that the term “commercial grade” is thrown around a lot these days in advertising. If you’re in the market for a new mower, you should understand what commercial grade really means before making a purchase.

“Take a look at the equipment your local landscape professionals are using and you`ll get a good feel for what commercial mowers look like,” says von Scheliha.

He says homeowners should consider the following:

  • Your mower should offer superior durability to stand the test of time. Look for fabricated cutting decks, which are stiffer, stronger and more durable than stamped decks — even reinforced models. The durability advantage should extend to the components as well.
  • Productivity and maneuverability in a mower offer average consumers time-savings, reducing the time that’s needed to cut a lawn, and then do trim work. Consider a zero-turn mower, which delivers a finished appearance more quickly than other mower types.
  • Even a commercial mower will deliver superior results longer if you perform routine maintenance. Always consult your owner’s manual to determine what specific maintenance is necessary for your machine. Cleaning, sharpening or replacing blades as they dull, replacing belts as they become worn, oil and filter changes, and other specific maintenance as outlined in your owner’s manual, will improve equipment performance and longevity.

More information about lawn care and commercial grade lawn equipment can be found at

This season, take steps to be informed so you can mow like a pro.

Exmark Advantage: Lazer Z Suspended Operator Platform

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Exmark Lazer Z Suspended Operator Platform

Exmark has added suspended operator platform-equipped 52-inch Lazer Z E-Series and 72-inch Lazer Z X-Series options to the existing 60-inch options in both models for the 2016 model year.

The suspended operator platform uses three coil-over hydraulic dampers to significantly reduce the impact of bumps and vibration. It provides 3.6-inches of travel in vertical and fore-aft directions, with trailing arms to limit lateral travel and increase operator stability.

Exmark Lazer Z X-Series Suspended Operator Platform

Make long days in the seat a lot less taxing with the suspended operator platform.

“We initially launched the suspended operator platform on 60-inch versions of our Lazer Z E-Series and Lazer Z X-Series mowers, as it’s our most popular cutting deck size,” said Exmark Director of Marketing, Daryn Walters. “Almost immediately we began to receive calls, emails and social media messages inquiring about the platform’s availability with other cutting deck widths.

“These new models are the direct result of the feedback we received.”

Exmark Iso-Mount system

Exmark patented Iso-Mount isolation system

The suspended operator platform preserves the performance advantages of that have made the Lazer Z the most popular commercial zero-turn mower on the market, and it significantly reduces the negative effects of mowing rough terrain on the operator. The design is easily adjustable for operator weight and ride quality preference without tools, making it easy to achieve the desired ride quality for any operator. There’s no harsh bottoming, regardless of operator weight, and the design eases access to hydrostatic drive system components, making routine maintenance easier to perform.

Suspended operator platform-equipped Lazer Z models are equipped with a new seat design that uses patented Elastomeric Vibration Control (EVC) stretch fabric and plush foam padding for maximum comfort. In addition, Exmark’s patented Iso-Mount isolation system provides a controlled .75-inch of lateral and .5-inch of vertical isolation to further insulate the operator from bumps and vibration.

Learn more about the advantages of Exmark’s suspended operator platform-equipped Lazer Z models and locate your local Exmark dealer at

How to Get a Great Lawn in Less Time

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

(StatePoint) A stunning lawn is the trademark of most proud homeowners. After all, the front yard is the first thing visitors and passersby see. But achieving and maintaining the perfect landscape can be time consuming without the right tools.

Exmark Lazer Z X-Series commercial zero-turn mowerWant more of your weekends back? Experts say achieving professional-level results in less time starts with the equipment you use to do the job. Take stock of the tools in your garage or shed. Are they up to the task? If you’re spending too much time on the yard, it may be time to make some key upgrades.

The right lawnmower, for example, “is not just an investment in the beauty of your property, it’s an investment in your quality of life,” says Judy Altmaier, general manager of Exmark, a leading manufacturer of mowers and other lawn care equipment. “A faster mower means more free time, plain and simple.”

With that principle in mind, here are a few insights about what to look for when replacing an older mower with a new, more efficient model.

  • Maneuverability: Between trees, flower beds and other landscape features, a mower should be easy to maneuver, so you can mow closer and spend less time with the trimmer.
  • Quality of cut: Not all mowers offer the same quality of cut. When choosing a new mower, take this factor into consideration, as well as the type of lawn and grass you have.
  • Durability: A durable mower will include features such as welded, fabricated cutting decks, commercial engines and heavy-duty welded, tubular steel unibody frames.

For quick guidance, consider taking a cue from those who make a living by being more efficient in the yard – landscape professionals.

“These days, it’s safe to say that zero-turn riding mowers have become the tool of choice among landscape professionals,” says Altmaier.

Those from Exmark, for example, are available at various price points and offer great mower productivity, power and durability. For more information, visit

This season, give yourself more time and energy to enjoy the yard you so painstakingly maintain.

Exmark Employee Profile: Manalle Armstrong

Sunday, April 24th, 2016
Manalle Armstrong

Exmark Inside Sales Representative, Manalle Armstrong

When did you start working at Exmark?

January 2007

Where are you from?

Beatrice, Nebraska

Tell us about what you do at Exmark.

My primary responsibility is shipping Exmark products to our distributors and dealers. For this to happen, there are many details that need to be managed. Plus, shipments are dependent on many factors that may or may not be within our ability to control.

What’s been a good, challenging experience for you at Exmark?

Evolving with the times is always a challenge! A number of our programs and processes are highly specialized and customized, so there’s no textbook or training class to help us advance our processes. Instead, we take initiative on changes we feel are important, brainstorm to determine the best solutions, and then implement them. We’re constantly evolving.

What’s your favorite thing about working with Exmark?

My favorite thing about working at Exmark is most definitely the people, including my co-workers, and Exmark distributors, dealers and end-user customers that contact us directly for assistance. It’s very rewarding working with such a diverse and talented group.

What do you like to do in your free time?

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two sons, fishing, visiting with family, watching my sister-in-law play on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Cornhusker softball team, gardening, working out, hanging out with friends, and watching ‘Husker football games.

If you could have lunch with any person, who would it be?

Exmark General Manager, Judy Altmaier. She is a great mentor. She leads by example and is a woman I admire and respect that’s in an influential position. I aspire to be in a similar position to her someday.

What’s something surprising about you that not many people know?

I have a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship and Economic Development! Another surprising fact that not many people may know is that my husband and I formed our first corporation together when we were teenagers. Today, we are the proud owner operators of five corporations (including a successful full-service landscape maintenance and snow removal company), which collectively employ up to 50 people in peak seasons.

Is there anything else you’d like to share?

The Exmark culture is something I’ve longed to be part of since my early youth! My father has been with Exmark for 30 years and the company is one I grew up hearing about and intrinsically loving from an early age.

The most important thing I want our customers to remember is that it takes a village to deliver Exmark products to our end users. Every single person and step in the process is important and it takes the entire Exmark family to, in essence, create the potential quality of life for the distributors, dealers and end-user customers we serve!

Exmark products are preferred two-to-one by landscape professionals because our machines are durable and their cut is phenomenal. We’re successful because we listen to our customers, and the quality of our customer service is unmatched!

Exmark Advantage: Enhanced Control System (ECS)

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Enhanced Control System ECS

One feature that sets Exmark commercial-grade walk-behind and stand-on mowers apart from the pack is our patented Enhanced Control System (ECS). ECS makes mower control easier, more ergonomic and ultimately, more sustainable day after day.

Exmark ECS controls

ECS places the controls at the operator’s fingertips for maximum ease of use.

The comfort of the operator’s hands might not be the first thing you think of when you think of commercial mowers. But we couldn’t forget about the hands, because in this case, they do just as much work as the operator’s legs and feet. And from an ergonomic standpoint, traditional control layouts leave a lot to be desired.

ECS in-use

Visit your local Exmark dealer to experience the advantages of ECS for yourself.

Our ECS-equipped walk-behind and stand-on mowers place the control handles in the location and angle your hands naturally fall. This also helps protect hands from hitting objects that stick out. The shorter grip distance and drive levers relieve fatigue while the cushioned handles reduce vibration. It’s total comfort for hard-working hands.

Learn more about the Exmark Advantage at

What to Know When Repairing Your Lawn Mower

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

(StatePoint) Every lawn mower requires routine maintenance to keep it running with efficiency and maximum performance. If a breakdown occurs or parts wear out, it’s much more cost-efficient to simply replace the worn parts than it is to buy a whole new mower.

EX16_Pioneer_S-Series_InUse_6_web72To keep your mower functioning optimally, consider the following:

Regular Maintenance

Follow your manufacturer’s suggested maintenance schedule. Check your owner’s manual or your mower brand’s website for information on when and how to maintain your  machine, including checking and changing engine oil and filters, hydraulic filters, belts, air cleaners, spark plugs and more. This upkeep on your mower can prevent unscheduled downtime and costly repairs.

Replace Parts Wisely

“Modern mowers are designed to function as a system; they aren’t just a collection of parts,” says David Martin, customer service manager at Exmark, a leading mower manufacturer.

While virtually any company can sell parts that are almost right for your machine, Martin advises using original parts from the mower manufacturer. Brands such as Exmark, for example, extensively test every part and accessory for hundreds of hours to ensure they won’t compromise the safety, productivity or durability of the mower, or the quality of cut it provides.

“There is great value in using genuine Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts, as opposed to cheaper “will fit” alternatives, when replacing belts, blades, filters, lubricants and other mower parts,” says Martin.

To learn more about the differences between using generic replacements from an aftermarket company and OEM parts, visit

Whether you mow your lawn often or just a few times a season, be sure to take good care of your mower, paying attention to the suggested maintenance routine. It’s always better to prevent a problem before it becomes an issue. And doing so will improve the quality of each cut and extend the life of the machine.

New Product Showcase: Quest E-Series and S-Series

Sunday, March 27th, 2016
Series 2 cutting deck

The Exmark Series 2 fabricated cutting deck delivers increased strength, stiffness and durability compared to stamped deck designs.

Exmark has upgraded the cutting decks available on the 2016 Quest E-Series zero-turn riding mower. Customers can choose from 42- or 50-inch Series 2 welded, fabricated cutting decks, in addition to the 42-inch Series 1 cutting deck that was standard in 2015.

“We’re always looking for ways to increase the performance and value of our mowers,” said Exmark Director of Marketing, Daryn Walters. “We want even our most affordable model to offer commercial features such as a fabricated deck.

Exmark Engines

The Exmark engines that power Quest mowers are designed to be strong-running, durable and easy to service.

“Look at the mowers the pros are using, and they’re all running welded, fabricated decks. It’s because they’re stronger, stiffer and more durable long-term.” In addition to welded, fabricated construction, the Series 2 cutting decks feature durable, zero-maintenance sealed spindles designed to deliver a lifetime of reliable performance. The single-point height adjustment system makes cutting height easy to set or adjust, and the full-floating deck design ensures scalp-free mowing.

The Quest E-Series mowers feature Exmark power – the 708cc twin-cylinder engine on 50-inch models, and the 452cc single-cylinder powerplant on 42-inch machines. Designed from the ground up as zero-turn mower engines, both engines offer responsive, reliable power, with quicker governor response to deliver more power precisely when it’s needed.

Enhanced safety is provided by an automatic braking system, which applies the parking brake automatically whenever the controls are positioned outward. The standard 18-inch extra-tall back seat features suspension for a smoother ride.

Exmark Quest S-Series Front Steer

The Quest S-Series is available with a choice of a steering wheel (shown), or traditional twin-stick controls.

In addition to the Quest E-Series, Exmark offers the Quest S-Series mower in 34-, 42-, and 50-inch models. The Quest S-Series features a number of drive system upgrades, as well as an upgraded 18-inch Deluxe seat with a bolstered design and suspension system for increased operator comfort. Available with a choice of traditional stick-based controls, or in a steering wheel-equipped Front Steer model, the Exmark Quest S-Series delivers more professional grade features in a residential riding mower.

Learn more about Exmark’s 2016 family of Quest zero-turn riding mowers, or locate your local Exmark dealer at