Exmark Quest 2009 Zero Turn Mower Review
(ElDorado, AR U. S. )
The Exmark Quest mower is just too cheaply designed in my opinion!
The rear muffler started rattling and the welds came loose from the muffler chamber. Luckily, my brother had a Miller matic wire welder and was able to beef up the welds that came loose.
Also, the idler pulleys that power the hydraulic motors are made on Nylon plastic and they just can't take the friction and heat of the belt during operation. Am having to replace the second idler pully because it has failed! However I am trying to locate metal idler pullies to fix this sorry design flaw! The plastic flat belt pullies are sorry sorry sorry and will keep you broke down coming back to the parts place over and over again!
Just not enough grease alimites. They should have at least made greasable blade spindles because they will more than likely be the next problem with this mower. I am not sure if one could take them apart and replace the bearings and pop out inner seals and install an alimite so that the bearing hubs could be filled with grease and thus lubricating the blade bearings.
Cheap hydraulic reservoir is so small that it only holds very little fluid. I suppose they were banking on the pumps failing quickly.