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Benefits of Diesel Mowers for Commercial Lawn Care Operations

Thursday, September 3rd, 2020
The benefits of diesel mowers like the Lazer Z diesel include power to mow large areas quickly

When it’s time to upgrade your company’s mower fleet, your decisions go beyond zero-turn or walk-behind and deck size. You also need to consider fuel options. There are many benefits of diesel mowers for commercial lawn care operations, but what’s right for your business will depend on your priorities and the type of properties you mow.

Diesel Mowers Offer Durability

Diesel mowers are long lasting and durable. They can power larger decks and run at higher ground speeds, making them a good choice for fleets that mow larger properties. Diesel fuel costs are slightly higher than gas; however, diesel engines are more efficient than gasoline engines, reducing fuel consumption.

As an example, Exmark’s Lazer Z diesel mowers feature our patented RED Technology. When paired with cutting-edge EPA Tier 4-certified Yanmar diesel engines, RED increases engine responsiveness and reduces fuel consumption. Which means these efficient diesel mowers have a lower cost of operation than gasoline machines.

For commercial lawn care companies that operate in residential areas, an added benefit of diesel mowers is their construction can reduce noise. Their shrouded, liquid-cooled engines, low-mounted exhaust, and reduced engine RPM mean diesel mowers are typically quieter than other engine types.

A downside to diesel is its higher up-front investment than gas mowers. There’s less choice in size and mower configuration. Typically, diesels are zero turns with large decks; Exmark’s diesel Lazer-Z is available in 60”, 72” and 96” widths. For commercial operations that mow small lawns, gas mowers have more options available.

Could your operation reap the benefits of diesel mowers? That depends on what you mow and your business model.  No matter what mower is the right fit for your business, your local Exmark dealer is the person to talk to.

Exploring Fuel Options for Exmark Mowers

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

One of the most basic decisions you’ll make when purchasing a new mower is fuel type. Today, Exmark offers more fuel options than ever, including gasoline, diesel and propane. So while the decision of which fuel is best for you is one only you can make, Exmark offers industry-leading mowers designed to run on whichever fuel you choose.

Exmark Commercial 30

Gasoline engines are found throughout the Exmark line, on every type of mower we build.

Gasoline-Powered Exmark Mowers

The majority of the mowers Exmark builds are powered by gasoline engines, and they are found throughout the line. Because gasoline is readily available across the country, today it’s the most popular fuel type among homeowners and landscape professionals alike.

Electronic Fuel Injection − EFI

While carbureted engines are still the most popular choice among Exmark mower buyers, today an increasing number of Exmark models are equipped with EFI gasoline engines. EFI replaces the traditional carburetor with a smart fuel system that optimizes settings based on environmental conditions. Performance and productivity are increased, while fuel consumption is reduced by 25-percent or more.

EFI-equipped gasoline engines are available on Exmark walk-behind, stand-on and zero-turn mower models.

Learn more about Exmark EFI-equipped mowers

RED E-Gov governor droop

The increased responsiveness of the E-Gov allows RED-equipped engines to operate at a reduced RPM for increased fuel economy without compromise to performance.

RED Technology

By combining EFI with an electronic governor (E-Gov) and its patented RED Technology, Exmark has further raised the bar on the fuel efficiency, performance and durability of its zero-turn riding mowers. RED enables unprecedented communication among key mower system components, tracking critical engine metrics to prevent critical issues from perpetuating a catastrophic failure.

Exmark offers gasoline engines equipped with RED Technology on its top-of-the-line Lazer Z X-Series zero-turn riding mower.

Learn more about RED Technology-equipped Exmark mowers

Exmark Lazer Z S-Series Propane

State-of-the-art Exmark EFI-propane mowers offer increased fuel economy and performance, with reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

Propane-Powered Exmark Mowers

Today, an ever-increasing number of landscape professionals are turning to propane as their fuel of choice for their mowers and other equipment. The benefits are compelling: including reduced operating costs and an up to 25-percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (compared to gasoline). Additionally, Exmark propane mowers are powered by state-of-the-art EFI engines, which raise the bar on propane mower performance and ease-of-starting, with dramatically reduced fuel consumption.

When it comes to an environmentally friendly fuel, today propane is the leading option. Exmark offers EFI-propane engine options on its commercial walk-behind, stand-on and zero-turn mowers, making it easy to outfit your trailer with a full suite of industry leading propane-powered mowers.

Learn more about Exmark EFI Propane mowers

Exmark Lazer Z DS-Series

With a torquey liquid-cooled Kubota diesel engine, the Lazer Z DS-Series is the perfect partner big, tough mowing jobs.

Diesel-Powered Exmark Mowers

Exmark diesel mowers are popular with landscape professionals, parks crews and others responsible for maintaining large areas of grass. Equipped with a liquid-cooled Kubota twin-cylinder engine with a reputation for extreme durability, the Lazer Z DS cuts big jobs down to size. Choose from Exmark UltraCut cutting decks in side-discharge or rear-discharge configurations, in 60- or 72-inch cutting widths.

Learn more about Exmark diesel-powered mowers