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Expanding Your Mowing Operation with an Exmark Stand-On Spreader-Sprayer

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

If you’re considering adding services like this to your operations, you’ll want to invest in equipment that is easy to operate and makes getting started a snap. Exmark’s commercial stand-on spreader-sprayer checks all these boxes and more. It features intuitive controls and advanced lean-to-steer technology with outstanding stability. The spreader-sprayer operates at up to 5.5 mph, making it well suited to a variety of property sizes and terrains.

For small commercial mowers looking to expand services and improve profitability, moving into fertilizing, weed prevention, over-seeding and other non-mowing tasks can be a great first stop. These are services that can either be offered as a stand-alone service or added to seasonal contracts at an additional cost. These are services that many homeowners will find valuable, even if they mow their own lawns, and they are generally affordable. 

We know improved productivity is one way small businesses maximize productivity. The spreader-sprayer was designed with productivity in mind.  It has an adjustable spray width between five and 11 feet. An agitation system lets you mix chemicals in the 20-gallon tank, or stir solutions that may have separated overnight, saving time and minimizing contact with pesticides. Spray rate is also adjustable, ensuring you get full coverage when operating at top speed.  If your client portfolio includes commercial properties with landscaped features, optional spray hoses allow you to fertilize or weed plantings, beds, tiered landscapes, and hard to reach areas without additional trips or hand-held equipment.

The seed hopper holds up to 175 pounds. Because a carrier above the spray tank will accommodate an additional 50-pound bag, even large areas can be covered without having to return to refill. The spread width can be adjusted from four feet up to 22 feet, ensuring you get the right coverage with seeds or fertilizer.

Like all our mowers and turf management equipment, the stand-on spreader-sprayer is built to last. We designed it with an eye to minimizing downtime and maintenance. A compact design makes it easy to trailer and transport.

Whether used alone or in conjunction with a core aerator, our commercial lawn spreader-sprayer allows small mowing operations to quickly expand their list of services and improve both productivity and profitability. To get a demo or learn about special offers, see your local Exmark dealer.

Lean-to-Steer Lawn Care Equipment

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

When it comes to stand-on lawn care equipment, one of the top concerns for most professionals is the ability to control the machine easily and efficiently. Lawn care would be great if every landscaping job was done on a perfectly cultivated rectangle. Unfortunately, no two grounds are created equally. From various slopes and curved angles to hard-to-reach spots you have to access on foot, every piece of terrain has something different to offer.

Stand-on lean-to-steer equipment gives you and your lawn care team more maneuverability out there—a must-have for stand-on equipment when you want to get the job done well and you want to get it done quickly. Here’s how.

One-Hand Operations: Thanks to the lean-to-steer technology, most movement operations (forward/reverse and left/right steering) can be done with one hand, which leaves your other hand free to operate the controls with ease.

Exmark commercial-grade lawn sprayer

This versatile, easy-to-operate, easy-to-maneuver machine offers our most advanced lean-to-steer technology and outstanding stability.

Intuitive Controls: It might sound tricky to be performing two separate functions with two separate hands, but most lean-to-steer controls are very intuitive. Operators are able to use the equipment in a way that feels natural, making the learning curve very quick and easy.

Greater Precision: Most lean-to-steer lawn equipment provides greater precision while you’re working. Because you can rely on a combination of traditional steering and your own body’s movements, you have more flexibility to get in tight spaces and follow curves.

Better Productivity: Productivity: Because they allow precision, most lean-to-steer machines provide great productivity. You’ll experience less switching to smaller machines for finishing or to fit in tight spots, and precise turns can eliminate covering the same space twice.

Compact Size: The compact design of lean-to-steer machines makes it easier to squeeze into tight spaces, and there are also loading/transport benefits: The small footprint means you’ll have more room on your truck overall.

Although lean-to-steer equipment isn’t right for every lawn or type of terrain, it works great in medium-range commercial and residential settings. You’ll get more versatility than you’d find with a traditional stand-on machine.

Exmark’s Stand-On Spreader Sprayer is one of the best and most up-to-date examples of lean-to-steer technology. For functionality, ease of use, and uniform results, you can’t do better than this!

Exmark Spreader Sprayer Video Series

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016


Spray System Advantages

Safe Operation and Routine Maintenance

Spray and Spread System Calibration

Spray System Operation

Spreader Operation


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Exmark Advantage: Hydro Drive System

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

Exmark Pioneer S-Series zero-turn mower

Exmark hydro drive systems deliver increased reliability, durability and ease of use for landscape professionals and homeowners alike.

The heart of any zero-turn mower is the hydro drive system. It’s the system responsible for controllably putting the power to the ground — undoubtedly an important job.

That’s why Exmark has worked hard to develop innovations that make its hydro drive systems function better, more reliably, with increased long-term durability. Working in partnership with Parker, we designed a unitized pump and motor unit that eliminates all hoses, fittings and potential leak points.

In testing, the Exmark UHT drive system in combination with Exmark Premium Hydraulic Oil has been proven to operate in the toughest commercial conditions while maintaining cooler system temperatures than the “off the shelf” hydro drive systems used by other manufacturers.

Exmark UHT hydro drive system

The UHT hydro drive system on Lazer Z zero-turn riders is designed to work harder, stay cooler and last longer than other hydro drive systems.

With no hoses and fewer parts to wear out, Exmark drive systems are more durable and easier to maintain than traditional drive systems. In fact, with proper preventative maintenance and care, the UHT hydro drive system on an Exmark Lazer Z can deliver 3,000 hours or more of productive mowing. That’s durability you can count on for years to-come!

Features of the Lazer Z UHT hydro drive system include:

UHT Hydro – 16cc

  • Used on Lazer Z X-Series with 60″ and 72″ Cutting Decks
  • Pump: Parker 16cc
  • Type: Axial piston
  • Displacement: 16.0 cc/rev
  • Motor: Parker
  • Type: Gerotor
  • Displacement: 280 cc/rev
  • Peak Torque: 684
  • Reservoir: 2 quart integral

UHT Hydro – 12cc

  • Used on Lazer Z E-Series, Lazer Z S-Series and Lazer Z X-Series with 48″ and 52″ Cutting Decks
  • Pump: Parker 12cc
  • Type: Axial piston
  • Displacement: 11.4 cc/rev
  • Motor: Parker
  • Type: Gerotor
  • Displacement: 240 cc/rev
  • Peak Torque: 684
  • Reservoir: 2 quart integral

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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

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.

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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.

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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.

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