Exmark has redesigned its Turf Tracer X-Series walk-behind mower for 2015. The improved mower now includes a host of innovations and improvements designed to deliver increased performance and durability for professionals. Daryn Walters, Exmark's director of marketing, says the improvements are the result of extensive testing and development, both in the Exmark test lab and at the hands of landscape professionals across the country.
One key improvement is the more efficient deck drive system. A new single-belt system replaces the two-belt system. When combined with a heavy-duty electromagnetic PTO clutch, the single-belt system improves serviceability and reduces part count. In fact, Exmark says it eliminated up to 250 parts on the 2015 Turf Tracer X-Series machine with no sacrifice to performance or durability.
Other features/improvements of the new Turf Tracer X-Series include:
- New, Lazer Z-style belt shields provide quicker, tools-free access to the deck drive system
- High-strength steel lynch pins (instead of plastic knobs) on the center deck cover increase durability and accessibility for routine deck maintenance
- Increased durability of the front deck height-adjustment system with a switch to abrasion-resistant steel
- Exmark’s patented Enhanced Control System (ECS), which ergonomically places all vital controls at the operator’s fingertips
The Turf Tracer X-Series is available with a selection of Kawasaki and Kohler engines in carbureted gasoline, EFI gasoline and EFI propane configurations, and a choice of 52- or 60-inch UltraCut Series 4 cutting decks. At 5.5-inches deep, the UltraCut Series 4 cutting deck has the capacity to handle tough cutting conditions, Exmark assures. Welded 7-gauge deck reinforcements provide added strength and wear resistance, and new, large-flange Lazer Z-style cutter housings deliver increased long-term durability.