ExMark Quest 2008

by Stan Parks
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I bought this mower exactly a year ago. For the price, I am not satisfied. It does not cut grass very well REGARDLESS of how high it is. If it is taller grass, YOU WILL HAVE TO GO OVER IT THREE OR FOUR TIMES.


I have put new "Gator" blades on it and even tried going back to factory blades. It still leaves grass behind, even if I cut it very slow.

Build quality is pretty good. Mine has 108 hours on it. I have had to put a new spindle on it, and the muffler just fell off one day. The bolts didn't come loose---it just broke off close to the weld. It couldn't have been hit by anything because of where it's mounted. Just bad quality metal. This was covered under warranty however.

Although the deck doesn't cut very well, it is built like a tank. The welded deck is why I opted for this machine to begin with.

I have to say I would rather have my old piece of junk MTD back. It cut much better than the ExMark, and was far less than the $4800 I spent for this mower.

In conclusion, I would advise anybody buying a mower in this price range to "Demo" it first and see if it works for you. I am going to and remedy my problem. Maybe I'm doing somthing wrong. If so, I will write a follow up.

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Jul 06, 2015
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exmarks quest 50" welded deck NEW
by: Anonymous

I bough this mower 3 yrs ago.I love the way it manovers over the tractor style mower,but!!! it does not cut the grass like it should for 4000$. it wil leave grass standing mowing fast or slow, deck all the way up or all the way down. sharpened blades or new blades doesn't help!I have complained to my dealer about this and it goes nowhere! THE FIRST AND LAST EXMARK FOR ME!

Apr 17, 2013
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quest NEW
by: paul tipton

biggest peice of junk out there

Apr 17, 2013
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quest NEW
by: paul tipton

biggest peice of junk out there

Sep 20, 2011
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Problem with Quest Mower
by: Jeff from PA

I bought a new Quest mower and have had to have it back twice now for the same issue and the is that when you pull the drive handles in to go the motor dies. The shop has filed open the brake switched but that has resulted in the mower not tracking straight.

Also I wonder how many folks out there are charged $55.00 for an oil change.... helium

Apr 27, 2011
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Love...love...love my Quest!!
by: Brett Kahla

Having owned Craftsman and Husqvarna previously, my 2008 Exmark Quest is far and beyond the best mower with the cleanest cut I've ever achieved. I always make sure the pressure in the rear tires is 14 psi. I live in southeast Texas and have a very lush San Augustine lawn and mow about every 6 days in growing season. I never see uncut grass reamaining in a cut path. I keep the deck at 2.5" or 3".

My only beef with Exmark is their apprehensiveness to confidently recommend replacement fluids and the like.

Jun 20, 2010
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Quest
by: Nick

I have problems with my Exmark Quest also. Every time I mow my deck clogs to the point it misses all kinds of grass. Every few passes I have to dig out half a garbage bag of grass from the deck. I've had it back to the dealer and they say nothing is wrong. I want to love my exmark but this makes it hard. My grass is not wet and although I know it has clover in it, there's no way it should clog the way it does. Someone said try gator blades, but I hate to throw money at a $5000 mower just to get it to cut grass.

Apr 27, 2010
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exmark quest
by: Anonymous

I don't know about a 2008 exmark quest BUT I bought a 2010 exmark quest 48 inch cut with the 22 horse engine and it's by far the best mower I've ever seen or used...

Apr 07, 2010
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i like exmark
by: Anonymous

exmark is 1 of the best commercial mowers out there, i think you might have stake in another company.

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