Exmark has redesigned one of its most popular wide-area walk-behind mowers, the Turf Tracer S-Series. The new 2015 model incorporates a number of improvements designed to deliver increased overall durability, serviceability, maneuverability, ergonomics and overall and ease-of-use.
Still has ECS. One feature that customers asked Exmark not to change was the company’s patented Enhanced Control System (ECS). ECS delivers reduced operator fatigue with improved ergonomics and precise, fingertip control.
New electric clutch. Exmark incorporated an electric clutch on the 2015 Turf Tracer S-Series mower, which simplifies the deck drive system and increases its durability. The system not only eliminates dozens of parts, but also increases the reliability of the system and provides easier access for service.
The new electric clutch allows Exmark engineers to simplify the overall design of the 2015 Turf Tracer S-Series model, eliminating nearly 250 component parts compared to its predecessors, with no sacrifice in performance. The simplified design reduces maintenance and increases reliability, with easier belt changes courtesy of a revised belt shield design. The company also rerouted hydraulic hoses on the model to maximize cooling and keep the mower cleaner overall.
Other key features include:
- New structure for the engine deck and tank support to lower the machine’s center of gravity
- New materials in a number of areas, including a more robust, durable discharge chute and more abrasion-resistant metal in the front deck height adjusters
- Hour meter is standard to help landscape maintenance professionals more accurately track maintenance intervals
- 36-, 48- or 52-inch UltraCut Series 3 cutting decks; this 5-inch-deep, fully welded deck design delivers Exmark’s signature cut quality, combined with the durability of the company’s sealed, greaseless spindles and heavy-duty 7-gauge steel deck reinforcements
- A number of engine options include the innovative Kohler PCV680 EFI-Propane powerplant, which reportedly gives landscape maintenance professionals the opportunity to save more than 40% on fuel expenditures, with reduced emissions that allow the model to be sold and operated in California. In addition, the Turf Tracer S-Series is available with a variety of Kawasaki engine options, two of which are CARB-compliant.