Exmark Laser Z Mower Review

The Exmark Laser Z was compared to the other top zero turn riders in the following categories...

Rider Mower Cut Durability Handling Available Maintenance
      & Balance Accessories & Ingenuity
Bad Boy Outlaw B+ A- B+ A B+
Bobcat Predator Pro B+ B+ B+ B A
Dixie Chopper A- B+ B A B
Exmark Lazer Z B+ B+ A- A B+
Exmark Next Lazer Z A B+ A A A-
Ferris ZTR A- B+ A B+ A
Gravely Pro-Ride B+ B+ B+ B B
Gravely Pro-Turn A- A- B+ B+ B+
Hustler SuperZ A- A- A- B+ A
John Deere ZTR A B+ B+ B B+
Lesco/Cub Cadet B B+ B B- B
Scag Cheetah A A- A- A A-
Scag Turf Tiger A A B A B+
Scag Wildcat A A B A B+
Walker ZTR A B B+ A B

Cut Quality: Rating B+

The Triton deck was introduced in 2006. It has gotten mixed reviews. It cuts very well in thick, lush grass. However, in weedy, sparse grass, the cut is mediocre. In 2007, Exmark raised the blade tip speed from 16,500 to 18,500. Most complaints on the Triton have been in the Northeast.

The Ultra Cut deck is still available on the AS Model. This deck delivers an excellent clean cut and superb mulching job.

Durability: Rating B+

It is a little lighter than the others, but still tough. Rarely breaks down. There are no issues to mention. All bugs seemed to have been worked out.

Handling and Balance: Rating A-

The hydraulics are very smooth, responsive, and consistent. Balances very well. Turns are smooth. Tearing turf is not a problem with experienced operators.

Exmark has since upgraded their hydro pumps from 10cc to 12cc, which gives a slightly faster ground speed.

The Laser Z with the Triton deck is a couple inches longer, which doesn't affect manuverablility. This is something to keep in mind for trailer space.

Available Accessories: Rating A

Exmark makes a wide variety of accessories from mulch kits (Micromulch) to vacuums systems (Ultra Vac). Their accessories are well thought out and quite durable.

Maintenance and Ingenuity: Rating B+

Exmark’s improvements are constant, but subtle. Daily grease fittings are minimized with sealed bearings. Exmark didn’t invent the wheel, but they do improve upon it. The only drawback with the Exmark Laser Z is that it can be pricey.

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