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brian'slawncare
04-24-2011, 09:17 PM
So, since I gave up facebook for lent. I spent my time on craigslist looking at mowers. After many different people wanting to to sell me their used one, I settled on a 52" Exmark Turf Tracer. Got it with the Exmark Stand-On for 3000. 20HP Kohler Engine. This guy took real good care of it, when I asked how soon I could have it he said he didn't grease it this week to he would want to do that. (he currently cuts 2 lawns) I wish this rain would just go away so I can use the thing. Ill need some practice with the ECS Controls. This guy even said he would come back next weekend to show me all the maintenance this requires and some operating tips.

Anyone else have experience with the Turf Tracers?

I'll try to post a picture...

Steve
04-25-2011, 11:28 AM
I look forwards to seeing your pictures and hearing your review of the mower.

brian'slawncare
04-27-2011, 11:53 AM
I love it! :D:D:D:D:D:DI can mow a lawn in 25 mins now! :eek::eek:since I don't have a truck/trailer, I use to have to tie my trimmer and blower on to my 33" deck. Now, I bungee cord them on to the handles used to adjust the deck height. With speeds up to 6.5mph, I cruise down the street to each job (I get a lot of looks)

The only two things I don't like are weight and my sulky

WEIGHT

with how heavy this thing is, it gets stuck really easily especially when it has rained the past 6 days..

I was mowing a clients lawn on Monday afternoon. Little did I know, there was a mud/sinkhole in the back corner of his yard! My mower wheels were halfway under mud when he decided to call up his neighbor who was a lot more help than the client was. (the guy meant well but...) His neighbor and him pulled on the front casters while I put it in 6th gear and drove it out. Alleluia!

Check out the pic: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=168597006531166&set=a.114962058561328.8591.100001426040481&type=1

My Sulky

The mower cam with Exmark's Stand On Sulky. Sure it will probably last forever but since it only has one wheel, it leaves a squiggly stripe down the center which is highly unattractive. It looks ok when my sulky is pined up however it is so much easier to ride behind it .

Does anyone know of a nice sulky that is compatible with the Turf Tracers?:confused:

one more pic: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=168596966531170&set=a.114962058561328.8591.100001426040481&type=1&pid=402026&id=100001426040481

brian'slawncare
04-27-2011, 12:02 PM
heres the link,

sinkhole: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=402027&l=b5b104cba6&id=100001426040481

stripes: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=402026&l=fb8b9f252f&id=100001426040481

let me know if this works:)

Steve
04-27-2011, 01:42 PM
Those are some good pics!

brian'slawncare
04-27-2011, 04:21 PM
I'm loving the stripes this mower leaves!

I go from this:http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=105048&l=d5f4fa8602&id=100001426040481


to this:http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=402414&l=5389a5d0ab&id=100001426040481

Striping kits for my mower run about 275 at my local dealer....think its worth it?

CHEESE2009
04-27-2011, 06:15 PM
Yeah the weight can be a bastard.

I'd stay off of sod if I were you. It'll getcha!!!

brian'slawncare
04-27-2011, 07:23 PM
thanks for the warning scott. If it weren't for you I'd prolly be stuck again in bout a week when I sod part of my yard LOL

IM just lucky Im not this guy

http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/attachments/owning-operating/127428d1240269454-everyone-enjoys-good-stuck-story-stuck-tn65.jpg

the other thing I have to watch out for is how fast I go. the guy I bought it from said he never mowed above 4 even at commercial properties. Again, I hope I dont end up like this

http://images.thecarconnection.com/med/audi-electricity-untamed**runaway-lawn-mower_100227739_m.jpg

brian'slawncare
04-27-2011, 07:24 PM
dang the pic wont upload. it was a tractor 4 feet under the mud

Steve
04-28-2011, 12:08 PM
Try making the image size a little smaller and re-upload it.

brian'slawncare
04-28-2011, 12:21 PM
I think I am going to buy this

http://www.stonewelltradingcompany.com/Mower_Accessories-42-066_-_Oregon_Sulkey_two_wheel.html

this way it does not leave a stripe down the center.

It will use the existing mount and pin as the exmark stand-on

anyone ever gotten one?

CHEESE2009
04-28-2011, 05:20 PM
Everyone has forgotten about "Dixie Chopper" mowers.
Probably because they advertise speed, but have poor quality.


Anyway, you could probably find a sulky made for their machine which you can use on yours.

They have floating sulkies!!!!!!!!!!

a.k.a, they don't need tires - you are supported by the weight of the machine.

brian'slawncare
04-28-2011, 06:00 PM
what?

you think a turf tracer can support it?

CHEESE2009
04-28-2011, 09:07 PM
I think so
I'll have to check it out

brian'slawncare
04-29-2011, 09:45 AM
I like writing in bigger font now LOL

I am building a homemade striper for my TT. I am going to attach it to the parking brake bar that runs under the mower. I jacked up the mower last night using two old car emergency jacks. ( crap I should better go look at it to make sure it didnt fall off overnight :(( ) Anyway, I am going to drill two holes into the bar that is about the width of the inside of each tire and zip tie it on. Ill let you know how it goes...

brian'slawncare
04-29-2011, 03:14 PM
well, I just got back from doing a landscaping job at a neighbors. time to try installing my home made striper

Steve
04-30-2011, 01:24 PM
Take some pictures of the installation, I'd love to see it. Also, I look forwards to your review of the product.

brian'slawncare
04-30-2011, 09:04 PM
well, I got it all measured out until I went to drill two holes in the metal bar and I couldn't find my drill bit for metal :mad: :mad:

Although, this morning I took off the blades and sharpened them (they were in horrible condition) and now it cuts beautifully!

Also, I got a grease gun and greased all the fricken grease points on that mower.

Also, I think I fixed the hour meter (it wasnt pugged in all the way?)

So far, I love the mower and would recommend it to anyone!