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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.

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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

Fuel for Your Mower: What’s Best For You?

Sunday, April 5th, 2015

When it comes to the purchase of a new mower, you have more choices than ever before. Instead of merely the choice between a push mower and a riding lawn mower, today we have walk-behind mowers, stand-on mowers and zero-turn mowers to choose from.

Once you’ve decided which mower type you want, it makes sense to consider which fuel is your best option. Gasoline isn’t the only choice anymore. There are also a wide variety of propane lawn mowers to choose from. But which one is better, gasoline or propane?

Advantages of Propane

There are several advantages to propane as a mower fuel. For example, propane stores longer than gasoline. You don’t have to worry about fuel quality degradation over the winter, so you can store the mower in the garage and from a fuel standpoint, it’ll be ready to go when it’s time to mow again in the spring.

Propane is typically less expensive than gasoline. You’ll also find that propane prices don’t fluctuate as much as the price of gasoline. Since propane prices are often lower in the summer, propane-powered lawn mowers are becoming more popular with landscape professionals, too.

In addition to paying less per gallon, using propane also eliminates the possibility of a hazardous and costly spill. Propane also reduces the likelihood of fuel being stolen for use in other vehicles. Last but not least, propane is environmentally friendly. Propane-fueled mowers produce fewer greenhouse gasses than gasoline mowers, making them a good choice in areas where air quality is an issue.

When it comes to using propane-powered lawn mowers, it’s important to remember to fill the propane tank (or keep an alternate) before you start mowing. But propane’s growing popularity as an alternative fuel means you shouldn’t have trouble finding a filling station nearby.

Advantages of Gasoline

Gasoline-powered lawn mowers continue to be popular for a number of reasons, but universal fuel availability is a big one. If your mower runs out of gas, it’s easy to get it refilled. You can purchase gasoline at any gas station, virtually any time of day. Plus, it’s relatively easy to carry a small gas canister to and from the filling station.

Gasoline engines are available in a wide variety of sizes and configurations, so chances are you’ll be able to find a mower type and size to suit your needs. As a result, today, gasoline engines power the majority of our mowers.

Gasoline can for lawn mowerWhen Gasoline-Powered Mowers Make Sense

We recommend gasoline-powered lawn mowers to most homeowners. For a small or medium-sized property, you’ll find a wider variety of gasoline-fueled mower options suited to the task. While you may still like to take one of our zero-turn lawn mowers for a ride, you might be better served with a smaller self-propelled walk-behind for your property. And nine times out of ten, those mowers will be gasoline-powered.

For a smaller property, you’re not going to be mowing the yard for several hours. This means you probably aren’t going to use enough fuel each year to be able to realize a significant cost benefit using propane. Of course, that doesn’t mean you can’t purchase a propane-powered mower to maintain a small- to medium-sized property. But the difference in fuel cost really pays off for commercial and professional users.

When You Should Choose Propane

Propane-powered lawn mowers, whether they are zero-turn mowers or not, are most useful for commercial and professional users and large properties. Propane mowers give these users the opportunity to reduce fuel expenditures by up to 25 percent, which is a big deal. If you’re running your lawn mower for eight hours a day or more, you’re probably spending a lot of money on fuel.

When it comes to mowing the lawn professionally, it’s also a good idea to consider the environment. After all, switching to a propane-powered lawn mower is really noticeable when you cut grass for a living. Fortunately, you don’t have to trade energy efficiency for power. Thanks to state-of-the-art Kohler EFI-propane powerplants, our propane mowers offer exceptional performance while being easier on the planet.

If you are a landscape contractor, you may also want to look into grants or rebate programs from the Propane Education and Research Council (PERC), or other agencies to help you defray the initial cost of the propane mower. That said, even without financial assistance, your business would benefit from the cost benefits a propane mower will deliver over time.