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New for 2018: Exmark Updates its Line of Mowers and Turf Management Equipment

Thursday, December 28th, 2017

We’re ringing in 2018 with a host of upgrades and new features to our zero-turns and turf management equipment. Our goal with upgrades is providing commercial cutters with even more dependable and efficient machines providing enhanced operator comfort, even on the longest and roughest days.

Lazer Z Diesel

The all-new Lazer Z Diesel is one of our latest innovations, including a 96-inch flex wing mower. Capable of mowing nearly 10 acres per hour, this is the most productive diesel mower we’ve built, and it will make quick work of even the largest jobs. We also raised the bar on operator comfort, cut quality and fuel efficiency. And, with the wing decks raised, the mower will fit inside most trailers designed for 72” zero-turn mowers. Lazer Z Diesel mowers are also available with 60-and 72-inch UltraCut mower decks.

Redesigned Quest Zero-Turn Mowers

Quest residential zero-turn mowers have been given an overhaul, including a new control panel providing fingertip access to vital operator controls like the throttle, PTO clutch, ignition and more. This redesign helps better protect the engine with an improved engine guard, while delivering increased airflow.  An 18” high-back operator seat on the E-Series, and deluxe 18” seats on the S-Series, help improve operator stability and comfort.

Radius S-Series with Suspended Operator Platform

The new Radius S-Series mowers with suspension platform come with a choice of 48-, 52-, or 60-inch UltraCut Series 3 cutting decks, or a 60-inch rear discharge cutting deck. The Suspension Platform helps minimize operator fatigue, while maintaining productivity, cut quality and mower durability. It also helps reduce the impact of bumps and vibration on the operator. The trailing arm design increases operator stability, while reducing lateral sway. Because the suspended operator platform and the deck travel independently, there is no reduction in cut quality which makes this mower a great choice for acreages with uneven terrain.

The Next-Generation of RED Technology

RED Technology On-Board Mower Intelligence was a game changer, allowing key systems to communicate with each other for improved performance, durability and efficiency. Next-Generation RED Technology features a new LCD monitor screen mounted on the console, where operators can monitor vital mower functions, report on-property and mowing statistics, and receive service reminders and troubleshooting information. Next-Generation RED Technology is available on select Lazer Z and Lazer Z Diesel models.

Smart Controller

Select Lazer Z S-Series models come standard with Smart Controller, an operator interface with a wealth of user data like fuel level, interlock status, PTO and total hours, maintenance reminders and machine health status. The easy-to-use interface is designed to work with mechanically governed Kohler EFI engines.

Exmark 24-Inch Stand-On Aerator

We developed a smaller version of our 30-inch Stand-On Aerator for smaller or gated properties, bringing greater productivity and flexibility to lawncare professionals. If you were previously using a smaller walk-behind aerator on gated properties, the 24-inch Stand-On easily fits through 36” gates, so you can aerate at up to 6.8 mph.  And with a new Aerator Spreader attachment, you can use your aerator to spread seed and fertilizer at the same time.

All of the above products will be available in 2018. See your local Exmark dealer for more details or for a demonstration.

Make More Money with Exmark Stand-On Lawn Care Equipment

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016
Exmark Spreader-Sprayer

New, more productive machines such as this Exmark Stand-On Spreader-Sprayer not only make each worker more productive, they make the work easier to perform day-in and day-out.

According to the 2014 LM150 report from Landscape Management magazine, seven of the country’s top-25 landscape maintenance companies are also in the top-25 lawn care companies. As competition in the maintenance category increases, an increasing number of landscape maintenance professionals are adding lawn care services as a way to deliver increased customer satisfaction while also increasing profitability.

Thanks to recent advances in stand-on lawn care equipment such as aerators and spreader sprayer machines, landscape professionals can deliver high quality lawn care services more profitably than ever. New machines such as the Exmark spreader sprayer offer greater flexibility in the chemicals used for weed and pest control, allowing lawn care professionals to do more with each pass of the machine.

Exmark estimates the switch from a 21-inch walk-behind aerator to a 30-inch stand-on machine can be paid back in 2-3 weeks. Lawn care professional Kent Harlan said he has made enough money to pay for his $9,500 Exmark spreader sprayer in 2-3 days.

In a competitive marketplace, the addition of lawn care services is a competitive advantage for an existing maintenance business. Today more than ever, customers want to hire a lawn care expert that can deliver a beautiful, manicured, weed-free yard. They don’t want to deal with one contractor for maintenance and another contractor for aeration, fertilization or weed control. As such, the opportunity exists to make more money for contractors willing to add the lawn care services customers want and need.

Today, it’s easier than ever to add lawn care services to an existing maintenance business. When deciding which services to add, listen to customer feedback to learn which services have the most demand.


Click the photo above to download the complete Lawn Care Services White Paper in Adobe PDF format.

Employee training is important for the quality delivery of lawn care services. Additionally, certification and licensing are required for landscape professionals looking to add fertilization or chemical application services. In most states, certification and licensing are coordinated by the Department of Agriculture, or Office of State Chemist.

FREE White Paper Download

Learn more about how you can increase customer satisfaction and make more money this season with Exmark stand-on lawn care equipment. We’ve published an informative white paper: “Increasing Profitability and Customer Satisfaction with Lawn Care Services,” available for FREE download at

Exmark Employee Profile: Don Uher

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

Photo Dec 16, 1 20 40 PMDon Uher is a Value Stream Manager in the Exmark manufacturing operation. He’s been an important part of the Exmark team for more than 18 years. Today, we’ll learn a little more about Don and his background.

Where are you from?

I grew up on a farm near Daykin, Nebraska (approx. 30 miles west of Beatrice), and today live on that same property, which is now an acreage.

Tell us about what you do at Exmark?

I’m responsible for the safety, quality, delivery, efficiency and morale of the north value stream at Exmark. I do just about anything that needs to be done in order to keep the assembly lines operating efficiently. I have an outstanding group of supervisors and support personnel who really do the hard work to get it all done. I have to name them all, as they really are the ones who, on an hour-by-hour basis, keep it all running smoothly. They include:

  • Manufacturing engineers: Justin Schuck and Brandon King
  • Supervisors: Dave Ullman; Vicki Pearce; Scott Wolbert; Rafael Oman; Chris Riley; Rick Miller; and Ronda Mewes in the Tool Crib.

They are a great group and do their best to build the highest quality product every day.

What’s your favorite part of working at Exmark?

I’ve been fortunate to have formed great friendships with a lot of people over the years. That’s the best thing I’ll take away from my time at Exmark.

What do you like to do in your free time?

My wife and I usually have too large of a garden, but I also hunt and fish, and we cherish every moment we get together with our grandchildren.

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

People are just people. Some have had more success in life, some less, so meeting anyone in particular doesn’t hold a great deal of interest for me. The “person” I would most like to commune with though would be my Lord, Jesus Christ.

What’s the most surprising thing people might not know about you?

The most surprising thing about me people don’t know won’t be revealed today, but something interesting I’m willing to share is that I make a really good batch of peanut brittle. It’s fantastic!


New Product Showcase: Exmark Spreader-Sprayer

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

EX16_Spreader_Sprayer_Left_Front_webThe new Exmark Spreader-Sprayer introduces a number of innovations that make it easier to use and more productive for lawn care professionals, including Lean-to-Steer controls, which give the operator one-handed control of steering and forward or reverse speed.

When combined with the intuitive control layout, the Lean-to-Steer controls free the operator’s other hand to manage spread or spray system controls, or perform spot spraying with the easy-to-access spray wand.

Exmark Spreader Sprayer Lean to Steer controls

Innovative Lean to Steer controls offer one-handed control of direction and forward/reverse speed, freeing the other hand to operate the spread or spray controls.

Exmark Director of Marketing, Daryn Walters, said the Spreader-Sprayer was designed to raise the bar in a number of important areas.

“The innovations the Exmark Spreader-Sprayer introduces to the market were driven by the lawn care professionals using our machines every day. From ergonomics, to control location, to innovations to the spray and spread systems, we listened to the feedback of our customers and evolved our product to the point it’s at today.”

Exmark designed the spray system for maximum versatility, with selectable narrow (up to 5.5 feet) and wide (up to 11 feet) spray nozzles. Dual induction nozzles inside the tank provide aggressive agitation of spray mixtures to keep materials in suspension and deliver maximum spray consistency, even when using wettable powders.

Exmark Spreader Sprayer spray system

Selectable wide- and narrow-spray systems deliver maximum versatility and productivity.

A 20-gallon tank includes graduation marks for easy mixing of materials. Designed to be easy to fill and drain, the tank features a wide-fill mouth. Deeply padded knee bolsters surround the operator on three sides to increase stability, control and comfort.

The Spyker spreader system is well known for consistent performance and ease of use. Fingertip placement of spreader controls makes it easy to change the lateral adjustment of the spread pattern from the operator position, on the go. Exmark developed an innovative controller for the pump and spinner motor that gives the operator control of spinner speed (broadcast width of four to 22 feet) and provides operational alerts for the system. In addition, the operator can lock the spinner speed adjustment to minimize unintended adjustments.

The 175-pound capacity hopper is supplemented by the ability to carry an extra 50-pounds of bagged material on top of the tank. Exmark includes a soft hopper cover to protect material in the hopper from moisture during transport.

Exmark designed its Spreader-Sprayer for long-term durability with a Subaru EX27 commercial engine, corrosion-resistant stainless steel mainframe and powder coated control tower. The stainless steel operator platform includes isolation mounts for a more comfortable ride, and the platform locks in the up position for storage or transport.

Learn more about the Exmark Spreader-Sprayer at, or on the Exmark YouTube channel.

Exmark Spreader Sprayer: Calibration, Controls and Maintenance

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Exmark product manager, Lloyd Von Scheliha, walks through calibration of the spray system. Then, senior test technician, Tom Person, demonstrates spreader calibration. Proper calibration of the Exmark Spreader-Sprayer ensures customer satisfaction and helps you avoid costly mistakes.

Exmark’s Lloyd Von Scheliha walks through the spray system features and controls on the new Exmark Spreader Sprayer.

Lloyd VonScheliha discusses the features and controls of the spreader system on the Exmark Spreader Sprayer.

Exmark’s Tom Person discusses the routine maintenance items that are essential to maximizing the productivity and durability of the Exmark Spreader Sprayer.

View additional Spreader Sprayer videos on the Exmark YouTube channel, or learn more about the Exmark Spreader Sprayer at

Exmark Spreader Sprayer: Safe Operation and Routine Maintenance

Sunday, December 6th, 2015

Kent’s Lawn Service Owner, Kent Harlan, talks through safe operation of the Exmark Spreader-Sprayer, as well as routine maintenance he recommends for the machine.

View additional Spreader Sprayer videos on the Exmark YouTube channel, or learn more about the Exmark Spreader Sprayer at

Exmark Spreader-Sprayer: Spray System Advantages

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Kent Harlan of Kent’s Lawn Service in Beatrice, Nebraska, discusses the advantages of the spray system on his Exmark Spreader-Sprayer. With both narrow- and wide-spray systems, fingertip controls and Exmark’s Lean-to-Steer controls, the machine offers the ability to spray properties with unmatched speed and precision.

View additional Spreader Sprayer videos on the Exmark YouTube channel, or learn more about the Exmark Spreader Sprayer at