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    Re: Longevity of Scag Mowers

    2,000+ hours is a reasonable estimate, with replacement of common wear parts of course - tires, belts, pulleys, bushings/bearings etc.
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    Re: Hi lift versus low lift blades

    I run Gator G-5 high lift mulching blades with an open discharge on my machines most of the time. They have enough lift in most conditions to get a good cut and clippings are small to the point of...
  3. Re: Anyone else have poor cut quality with XT1/2 42" mowers?

    I'd be interested to know how the Radius deck stacks up to the Tri-Vantage deck you had on your Lazer. Those tend to clump in wet or lush conditions. My Lazer Z HP with the Tri-Vantage is still in...
  4. Re: Anyone else have poor cut quality with XT1/2 42" mowers?

    Congrats. The Radius is a really nice machine.
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    Re: HydroGear ZT-2800 Oil Change Issue

    Yes, indeed you can do more damage than good servicing your hydros. The only time mine get done is the first recommended service and if I blow a hydro line. Dealers know that most hydro failures...
  6. Re: Anyone else have poor cut quality with XT1/2 42" mowers?

    Situations like this are why I tell anyone buying a mower that finding a good dealer is more important than what color your mower is. The dealer can make or break the whole experience with your...
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    My Idea of a Picnic

    My Memorial Day weekend picnic. Wisteria vine destruction and widow-maker reduction. Damn vines are killing all the trees and creating a hazardous condition over the driveway.
  8. Re: Anyone else have poor cut quality with XT1/2 42" mowers?

    Just imagine how this would go if you weren't knowledgeable about mowers and sticking up for yourself. It's sounds like you're being very diplomatic at this point, but I'm waiting for when you have...
  9. Re: Anyone else have poor cut quality with XT1/2 42" mowers?

    Sounds like it very well have been the delivery driver running over the ratchet clamp while unloading. I'd be sure to mention that and there's bound to be damage on it if it took those chunks out of...
  10. Re: Anyone else have poor cut quality with XT1/2 42" mowers?

    Yeah that definitely isn't right...
  11. Re: Anyone else have poor cut quality with XT1/2 42" mowers?

    Good luck. I think we can all agree that it should cut better and that your expectations are reasonable. Something definitely isn't right.
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    Tall grass Re: Doesn't cut all the tall grass

    As far as less grass being missed cutting shorter, that's because the lower the deck is, the higher the suction lift is. My mowers start loosing suction over 3.75 inches or so, but it depends on the...
  13. Re: Anyone else have poor cut quality with XT1/2 42" mowers?

    Yeah, I would look at how the blades are meeting. Looks like a bend blade or warped deck to me. Someone could have bent a blade uncrating, loading/unloading it or hopping a curb. My bet is a bent...
  14. Sticky: Re: Welcome to the Exmark Forum -- Check in Here First!

    My prime suspect would be the idler assembly that tensions the deck belt. Both the idler pulley and the arm. Things get worn making the pulley run on an angle and causing the belt the climb off the...
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    Tall grass Re: Doesn't cut all the tall grass

    The deck pitch effects the approach angle of the blades to the grass and how the grass moves into/around/out of the deck.

    I just double cut tall grass to both cut any missed blades of grass and...
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    Leaves Re: LEAF SHREDDING ?

    I don't recommend running mowers through piles of leaves. It's pretty hard on them. Better to just shred them where they lie in my opinion. If there's not too many there's no need to bag them.
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    Tall grass Re: Doesn't cut all the tall grass

    That's not uncommon when cutting tall grass. Does the strip fall in line with the left front caster wheel? It's probably laying the grass down as it rolls over and the grass doesn't stand up enough...
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    Re: Scag seat question

    I'd check with your dealer on compatibility. If it's still in "as new" condition they may be willing to swap it out if it's a fit. That's what I did with my Bob-Cat for an extra $250, but before it...
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    Re: Cub Cadet xt1 22HP Throttle not working,

    I don't know about your specific machine but usually there is only that little bend at the engine that holds it on. Insert with the cable loose and the bend holds it in due to the angle it's on.
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    Re: Counterclockwise vs clockwise ??

    Even when you're mulching you're still throwing grass to the right side of the mower. Mowing counter-clockwise means you're "throwing" towards the part of the lawn that has already been cut so you...
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    Re: MZ 48 high frequency vibration

    I balance my new blades - I've had some that were pretty far out of balance. A blade could have gotten bent uncrating the machine or hopping a curb too. Also, you don't need to have a death grip on...
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    Re: woodworker40

    I see. Still doesn't sound like a fatal flaw. It makes it easier to transition to sitting on the fender for those really steep slopes. :laughing:
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    Re: woodworker40

    With all due respect, I doubt that they're going to do anything about their seat being slippery...
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    Re: Engine oil change on Apex/Kohler

    Filters don't really get tightened...not even fully hand tight.
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    Re: woodworker40

    Yeah, that should smooth out the ride considerably.
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    Re: woodworker40

    Have you checked your tire pressures? They may still be at shipping pressure rather than the recommended operating pressure.
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    Re: Grass Chute for Liberty Z 48"?

    I find that I can keep most grass out of places I don't want it by running 2 to 3 laps around perimeters going clockwise. Of course, there are exceptions. I believe the Grass Gobbler is a plastic...
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    Re: Murray Bagger Question

    I run Gator mulching blades on my mowers most of the time, especially in the fall. I discharge with them. My favorites are the G5 blades which have a high lift and good discharge velocity. They...
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    Re: X570

    For 5 acres, personally I'd go for the 54 inch. Yes the engine should handle it fine.
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    Re: MZ 48 high frequency vibration

    Do you balance your blades and if so how?
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    Re: Will This Oil Work in My Lawn Edger?

    Wrong! My oil threads start out better and they last longer too!!! :laughing:
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    Re: Oversizing Snow Blower Engines?

    Doesn't Ariens already do this with their SHO line?
  33. Re: What should I be looking for with the Z42?

    Never even seen one of those. Seems like an oddball mower and my primary concern would be replacement parts availability, being both old(er) and uncommon.
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    Re: Will This Oil Work in My Lawn Edger?

    Stems117: Yes, it indeed has been debated here before, and every other power equipment site on the planet I suspect. Nobody here is going to fault you for asking though. The issue often comes down...
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    Re: Will This Oil Work in My Lawn Edger?

    Here we go again...
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    Re: Our spring so far....

    Lol, I have a PB-8010 as well and you do have to be careful not to "excavate" with it. Taking the end tube off helps a bit. I've got 142 hours on mine and just bought in mid October last year. Do...
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    Re: Our spring so far....

    Yeah same situation here in Connecticut. It was a similar situation in the fall so 2 of my accounts have back lawn areas that I couldn't do fall cleanups on and now their spring cleanups and mowing...
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    Re: JD Lt 155 trans issue (maybe)??

    Tuff-Torq K51a transmission
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    Re: Ballard Super Jack Pro

    Looks similar in operation to the Jungle Jack which I'm familiar with but with 2 arms instead of one. There is a little bit of technique involved but it's easy to master.
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    Re: Standing Water in Backyard

    Hard to say without seeing it but if the pile is acting as a dam then it's contributing to the issue. I don't see how removing it would cause a problem unless it's slowing the water flow and...
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    Re: Engine oil change on Apex/Kohler

    How different is the ZT HD from the ZT X?

    There's a YT video for the ZT X oil change. It does look like a bit of a pain but not horrendous. https://youtu.be/ZAf3pMRjNy8
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    Re: Bush Hog ZT22 won't start, need to move

    Yeah it's a bolt, usually with a hole in it as ILENGINE said, not a nut. Usually you can just side a Phillips head screw driver through to loosen. And when you tighten it back up don't go crazy on...
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    Re: Bush Hog ZT22 won't start, need to move

    Don't know your hydro system whether it's individual pumps and wheel motors or integrated transaxles, but if pump wheel motor usually a large bolt (not nut as I originally said - corrected) on back...
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    Re: Ballard Super Jack Pro

    I see that you're not alone.

    https://www.amazon.com/MoJack-45001-MAX-Residential-Riding-Lifting/product-reviews/B00IKCLGVW/ref=cm_cr_getr_mb_paging_btm_2?pageNumber=2&filterByStar=one_star
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    Re: Ballard Super Jack Pro

    Can't just repair the Mojack? Something wrong with the safety lock mechanism?
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    Re: The Daily Yardman Thread

    https://www.dictionary.com/e/is-irregardless-a-word/
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    Re: Cracked spark plug

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    Re: Scag Liberty Z opinions?

    Just to point out that the new Quest is a much better machine than the older models.

    I love my Exmark machines but I found their older Quests to be disappointing considering their experience...
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    Re: Planting Norway Spruce

    I assumed they were 5 foot NOW.
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    Re: Planting Norway Spruce

    About 15 feet apart. They get big pretty quickly.
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