Exmark 850 Lawn Mower User Manual

For Serial Nos.
850,000 & Higher
Part No. 4500-653 Rev. A
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CONGRATULATIONS on the purchase of your
Exmark Bagger. This product has been carefully
designed and manufactured to give you a maximum
amount of dependability and years of trouble-free
This manual contains operating, maintenance,
adjustment, and safety instructions for your Exmark
By following the operating, maintenance, and safety
instructions, you will prolong the life of your Bagger,
maintain its maximum efficiency, and promote safe
Figure 1
1. Model and serial number location
If additional information is needed, or should you
require trained mechanic service, contact your
authorized Exmark equipment dealer or distributor.
Exmark parts manuals are available online at
Model No.
Serial No.
All Exmark equipment dealers and distributors are
kept informed of the latest methods of servicing
and are equipped to provide prompt and efficient
service in the field or at their service stations. They
carry ample stock of service parts or can secure them
promptly for you from the factory.
All Exmark parts are thoroughly tested and inspected
before leaving the factory, however, attention is
required on your part if you are to obtain the fullest
measure of satisfaction and performance.
Whenever you need service, genuine Exmark parts,
or additional information, contact an Authorized
Service Dealer or Exmark Customer Service and have
the model and serial numbers of your product ready.
Figure 1 identifies the location of the model and serial
numbers on the product. Write the numbers in the
space provided.
Introduction ........................................................... 3
Safety ..................................................................... 5
Safety Alert Symbol ......................................... 5
Safe Operating Practices .................................. 5
Safety and Instructional Decals ....................... 8
Specifications ......................................................... 9
Model Numbers .............................................. 9
Systems ........................................................... 9
Dimensions..................................................... 9
Product Overview ................................................ 10
Operation ............................................................. 10
Emptying the Grass Bags............................... 10
Clearing Obstructions from the
Bagger....................................................... 10
Removing the Bagger .................................... 11
Replacing the Discharge Deflector ................. 12
Installing the Bagger...................................... 12
Operating Tips .............................................. 13
Transporting ................................................. 14
Maintenance ......................................................... 16
Recommended Maintenance Schedule(s) ........... 16
Periodic Maintenance ....................................... 16
Inspecting the Bagger Attachment ................. 16
Cleaning ........................................................... 17
Cleaning the Bagger Attachment.................... 17
Storage ................................................................. 18
Storing the Bagger Attachment ...................... 18
Troubleshooting ................................................... 19
• Never let children or untrained people operate
or service the equipment. Local regulations may
restrict the age of the operator.
Safety Alert Symbol
• Only adults and mature teenagers should operate
a mower, and even mature teenagers should have
adult supervision. Be sure a teenager:
This Safety Alert Symbol (Figure 2) is used both in
this manual and on the machine to identify important
safety messages which must be followed to avoid
1. has read and understands the Operator’s
Manual and recognizes the risks involved;
This symbol means: ATTENTION! BECOME
2. is sufficiently mature to use caution; and
3. is of sufficient size and weight to operate
the controls comfortably and to manage the
mower without taking risks.
Figure 2
• The owner/user can prevent and is responsible
for accidents or injuries occurring to himself or
herself, other people or property.
1. Safety alert symbol
The safety alert symbol appears above information
which alerts you to unsafe actions or situations
and will be followed by the word DANGER,
• Evaluate the terrain to determine what accessories
and attachments are needed to properly and safely
perform the job. Only use on machines approved
by Exmark.
DANGER: White lettering / Red background.
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if
not avoided, Will result in death or serious injury.
• Wear appropriate clothing including safety glasses,
substantial footwear, long trousers, and hearing
protection. Do Not operate when barefoot or
when wearing open sandals.
WARNING: Black lettering / Orange background.
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if
not avoided, Could result in death or serious injury.
• Inspect the area where the equipment is to be
used and remove all rocks, toys, sticks, wires,
bones, and other foreign objects which can be
thrown by the machine and may cause personal
injury to the operator or bystanders.
CAUTION: Black lettering / Yellow background.
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if
not avoided, May result in minor or moderate injury.
This manual uses two other words to highlight
information. Important calls attention to special
mechanical information and Note emphasizes
general information worthy of special attention.
• Operate only in daylight or good artificial light,
keeping away from holes and hidden hazards.
Safe Operating Practices
• Never remove the discharge tube, bags, bagger
top or discharge deflector while the engine is
• Never do maintenance or repairs while the engine
is running.
• Read the tractor and Bagger Operator’s Manuals
and other training material. If the operator(s) or
mechanic(s) can not read English it is the owner’s
responsibility to explain this material to them.
• Become familiar with the safe operation of the
equipment, operator controls, and safety signs.
• Never mow with the discharge deflector raised,
removed or altered unless there is a grass
collection system or mulch kit in place and
working properly.
• All operators and mechanics should be trained.
The owner is responsible for training the users.
• Stop engine, wait for all moving parts to stop,
remove key and engage parking brake:
– Before checking, cleaning or working on the
– After striking a foreign object or abnormal
vibration occurs (inspect the mower for
damage and make repairs before restarting
and operating the mower).
– Before clearing blockages.
– Whenever you leave the mower.
• Stop the blades, slow down, and use caution when
crossing surfaces other than grass and when
transporting the mower to and from the area to
be mowed.
Figure 3
• Be aware of the mower discharge path and direct
discharge away from others.
1. Safe Zone-Use the mower here on slopes less than 15
2. Danger Zone–Use walk behind mower and/or hand
trimmer on slopes greater than 15 degrees, near
drop-offs and water.
3. Water
Slope Operation
Use Extreme caution when mowing and/or turning
on slopes as loss of traction and/or tip-over could
occur. The operator is responsible for safe operation
on slopes.
• Remove or mark obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc. from the mowing area. Tall grass can
hide obstacles.
• Watch for ditches, holes, rocks, dips and rises that
change the operating angle, as rough terrain could
overturn the machine.
• Avoid sudden starts when mowing uphill because
the mower may tip backwards.
• Be aware that operating on wet grass, across steep
slopes or downhill may cause the mower to lose
traction. Loss of traction to the drive wheels may
result in sliding and a loss of braking and steering.
• Always avoid sudden starting or stopping on a
slope. If tires lose traction, disengage the blades
and proceed slowly off the slope.
• Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for
wheel weights or counter weights to improve
stability. Always install and remove the Bagger,
including counter weights, as instructed. Failure
to do so will cause a reduction in stability or
traction. Do Not operate the mower with only a
portion of the Bagger installed.
• Use extreme care with grass catchers or
attachments. These can change the stability of the
machine and cause loss of control. The stability
and traction of the machine will change as the
Bagger fills with grass clippings. Use progressively
greater care on slopes as the Bagger fills.
Operating on wet grass or steep slopes can
cause sliding and loss of control. Wheels
dropping over edges, ditches, steep banks, or
water can cause rollovers, which may result
in serious injury, death or drowning.
• Do Not mow slopes when grass is wet.
• Do Not mow near drop-offs or near water.
• Do Not mow slopes greater than 15
• Reduce speed and use extreme caution
on slopes.
• Avoid sudden turns or rapid speed
• See inside the back cover to determine the
approximate slope angle of the area to be mowed.
• Use a walk behind mower and/or a hand trimmer
near drop-offs, ditches, steep banks or water.
(Figure 3).
Maintenance and Storage
• Disengage drives, set parking brake, stop engine
and remove key or disconnect spark plug wire.
Wait for all movement to stop before adjusting,
cleaning or repairing.
• Use care when checking blades. Wrap the blade(s)
or wear gloves, and use caution when servicing
them. Only replace damaged blades. Never
straighten or weld them.
• Keep all guards, shields and all safety devices in
place and in safe working condition.
• Check all bolts frequently to maintain proper
• Frequently check for worn or deteriorating
components that could create a hazard.
Removing standard original equipment
parts, or using non-Exmark replacement
parts and accessories may alter the warranty,
traction, and safety of the machine. Failure
to use original Exmark parts could cause
serious injury or death.
Replace all parts including, but not limited
to, tires, belts, and blades with original
Exmark parts.
Safety and Instructional Decals
• Keep all safety signs legible. Remove all grease,
dirt and debris from safety signs and instructional
• Replace all worn, damaged, or missing safety
• When replacement components are installed, be
sure that current safety signs are affixed to the
replaced components.
• If an attachment or accessory has been installed,
make sure current safety signs are visible.
• New safety signs may be obtained from
your authorized Exmark equipment dealer or
distributor or from Exmark Mfg. Co. Inc.
• Safety signs may be affixed by peeling off the
backing to expose the adhesive surface. Apply
only to a clean, dry surface. Smooth to remove
any air bubbles.
• Familiarize yourself with the following safety signs
and instruction labels. They are critical to the safe
operation of your Exmark commercial mower.
1. Crushing hazard of hand—Do Not remove the whole bagger from the machine; open the bagger top and then remove the
bag(s) from the bagger. Do Not remove the bagger top when it is closed; open the bagger top and then remove it.
Model Numbers
Serial Nos: 850,000 and Higher
Recommended High Lift Blades:
Part Number
Bagging System
• Collection Bins:
– Commercial grade, cloth mesh bags with
reinforced bottoms.
– Capacity: 6 bushels (2 bags and hood)
• Dump Mechanism: Manual lift off
• Blower Tube: Fixed, abrasion resistant molded
Overall Width:
53.0 inches (135 cm)
48 inch Deck
57.0 inches (145 cm)
52 inch Deck
60.0 inches (152 cm)
Overall Length:
42 inch Deck
95 inches (241 cm)
48 inch Deck
95 inches (241 cm)
52 inch Deck
95 inches (241 cm)
Overall Height:
42 inch Deck
44.5 inches (113 cm)
48 inch Deck
44.5 inches (113 cm)
52 inch Deck
44.5 inches (113 cm)
48 inch Deck
52 inch Deck
These blades are recommended to obtain maximum
air flow to the bag.
42 inch Deck
42 inch Deck
Curb Weight:
125 lb (57 kg) including front weight.
Product Overview
Note: Determine the left and right sides of the
machine from the normal operating position.
Emptying the Grass Bags
Be careful when lifting or handling a grass bag that is
full. To empty the grass bags:
1. Move the motion control levers outward to
neutral position, disengage the power take off
(PTO), engage parking brake, stop the engine,
remove the key, and wait for all moving parts to
stop before leaving the operating position.
2. Open (raise) the hood.
3. Compress debris into the bags. With both hands,
lift up on the bag and unhook it from the retaining
bracket. Empty the bag. Repeat the procedure
for the other bag.
4. Install the bags by sliding the bag frame hook
onto the retaining bracket (Figure 5).
Figure 4
1. Hood
2. Bag
3. Upper flexible tube
4. Lower tube
Figure 5
1. Bag frame hook
2. Retaining bracket
5. Lower the hood onto the bags.
Clearing Obstructions from
the Bagger
1. Move the motion control levers outward to
neutral position, disengage the power take off
(PTO), engage parking brake, stop the engine,
remove the key, and wait for all moving parts to
stop before leaving the operating position.
2. Check the grass bags and empty them if they are
3. Remove and separate the discharge tube and
chute from the bagger hood and mower. Using a
stick or similar object, carefully remove and clear
the obstruction from the mower, discharge tube,
chute, and the hood.
4. After you remove the obstruction, install the
complete bagger system and resume operation.
Removing the Bagger
An uncovered discharge opening will
allow objects to be thrown in operator’s or
bystander’s direction. Also, contact with
blade could occur. Thrown objects or blade
contact can cause serious injury or kill you
or bystanders.
Figure 6
Never operate mower unless discharge
deflector, or entire grass collection system, or
mulch kit is installed.
Upper flexible tube
Lower tube
Boot mount bracket
Mount bracket
1. Move the motion control levers outward to
neutral position, disengage the power take off
(PTO), engage parking brake, stop the engine,
remove the key, and wait for all moving parts to
stop before leaving the operating position.
If you remove the spring-loaded hood when
it is closed (in the down position), the hood
may suddenly fly open and you or someone
else may be bruised, pinched, or injured in
another way.
2. Remove the upper flexible tube from the hood
junction tube.
Always open (raise) the hood before you
remove or install it on the quick-attach
4. Open the hood and remove the two bags from
the bag frame hooks (Figure 5).
Operating the mower with the bagger
installed and the front weight removed may
cause loss of traction and steering control or
an unstable condition which could result in
injury or death.
5. Lift the bagger mount assembly and hood off the
bagger hitch.
Note: The bagger hitch does not have to be
removed from the unit.
Install the bagger only when the front weight
is installed.
Note: The removable weight is heavy. Use care
when lifting it. Make sure that you can hold
it securely before lifting it. Use caution when
positioning your hands so that you Do Not set it
down on your hands or fingers.
3. Remove the bagger mount bracket from the deck
and retain all hardware see Figure 6.
Note: The boot mount bracket does not have to
be removed from the deck.
6. Remove the weight on the front of the mower.
Note: The weight support assembly can stay
mounted to the unit when the bagger and weight
are removed.
7. Store all hardware in a convenient location.
Note: On the 42 and 52 inch decks, the discharge
baffle does not have to be removed from the deck;
you may notice better discharge with it installed.
If removed, replace the original hardware in the
deck holes.
deflector up to test that it snaps to the full
down position.
Installing the Bagger
1. Move the motion control levers outward to
neutral position, disengage the power take off
(PTO), engage parking brake, stop the engine,
remove the key, and wait for all moving parts to
stop before leaving the operating position.
Replacing the Discharge
1. Locate items shown in Figure 7.
2. Slide the rod out of the short stand-off, spring,
and discharge deflector. Remove the discharge
deflector (see Figure 7).
3. Install the hood assembly onto the hitch.
4. Install the bags by sliding the bag frame hook
onto the retaining bracket (see Figure 8).
Figure 8
1. Bag frame hook
2. Retaining bracket
Figure 7
1. Rod
2. Spring
3. Discharge deflector
4. Mower deck
5. Discharge deflector
6. Assembled view
5. Lower the hood onto the bags.
6. Insert the mount bracket tab on the lower tube
assembly into the boot mount bracket as shown
in Figure 6.
2. Place the discharge deflector on the deck.
3. Orient the spring so that the short leg points
towards the discharge deflector and the longer
leg points towards the deck as shown in Figure 7.
Place spring on rod and slide rod, straight end,
through the front discharge deflector bracket,
discharge deflector, and rear deflector bracket.
4. Make sure that the spring and rod are installed so
that the rod is retained from sliding out by the
front bracket and the spring holds the discharge
deflector in the down position. Refer to (Figure 7)
for proper orientation.
7. Use the latch on the lower tube assembly to lock
the bracket to the deck. Adjust the tension on
the latch to hold the bracket up to the deck, yet
allow for release by hand.
8. Slip the upper flexible tube into junction tube of
the hood opening.
9. Install the front weight. The lock rod has a key
on one end. Slide the lock rod through the weight
support assembly, notch in the weight and the
oval hole in the frame bracket.
10. Rotate the lock rod to secure it into place.
Important: The discharge deflector must be
spring loaded in the down position. Lift the
Cutting Height
The front weight installed without the bagger
may cause loss of traction and steering
control or an unstable condition which could
result in injury or death.
Do Not set the mower cutting height too low because
long grass surrounding the mower can prevent air
from getting under the mower and entering the
bagging system. If enough air doesn’t get under the
mower, the bagging system will plug.
Install the front weight only when the bagger
is installed.
Cutting Frequency
Cut the grass often, especially when it grows rapidly.
You will have to cut your grass twice if it gets
excessively long.
Note: The removable weight is heavy. Use care
when lifting it. Make sure that you can hold
it securely before lifting it. Use caution when
positioning your hands so that you Do Not set it
down on your hands or fingers.
11. Install the bagger blades. Refer to the mower
operator’s manual for blade installation.
Cutting Technique
For best lawn appearance, be sure to slightly overlap
the mower into the previously cut area. This helps
reduce the load on the engine and reduces the chance
of plugging the chute and discharge tube.
Note: Original equipment blades can be used;
however high lift blades are recommended for
best performance.
Using Bag Liners
Although not required, bag liners may be inserted
into each grass bag to collect clippings and make
disposal more convenient (Figure 9). If you use a bag
liner, remove the filled grass bag and close the top of
the liner. Then pull the liner out of the grass bag or
turn the bag upside down while holding the handle
on the bottom of the grass bag, allowing the liner to
slide out.
Incorrect installation of the blade or
components used to retain the blade cause
the blade to come loose and could seriously
injure or kill you or bystanders.
Always install the original Exmark blades,
washers and blade bolts as shown in the
mower Operator’s manual.
Operating Tips
Larger Machine with Bagger
Remember that the mower is longer and wider with
this attachment installed. By turning too sharply in
confined places you may damage the attachment.
Figure 9
For best cut quality, be sure to check the deck leveling
and blade slope (rake). See the tractor Operator’s
1. Cloth grass bag
2. Bag liner
Bagging Speed
Always trim with the left side of the mower. Do Not
trim with the right side of the mower because you
could damage the bagger’s chute and discharge tube.
Most often you will bag with the mower throttle in
the Fast position and drive at a normal ground speed.
However, in extremely dry and dusty grass, you may
want to slightly reduce the throttle speed and increase
the ground speed of the mower. The bagging system
may plug if you drive too fast and the engine speed
gets too slow. On hills it may be necessary to slow the
mower ground speed. This helps maintain the engine
speed and bagging efficiency.
Transporting a Unit
Use a heavy-duty trailer or truck to transport the
machine. Lock brake and block wheels. Securely
fasten the machine to the trailer or truck with straps,
chains, cable, or ropes. Be sure that the trailer or truck
has all necessary lighting and marking as required by
law. Secure a trailer with a safety chain.
As the bagger fills, extra weight is added to
the back of the machine. If you stop and
start suddenly on hills, you may lose steering
control or the machine may tip.
This unit does not have proper turn
signals, lights, reflective markings, or a
slow moving vehicle emblem. Driving on a
street or roadway without such equipment
is dangerous and can lead to accidents
causing personal injury. Driving on a street
or roadway without such equipment may also
be a violation of State laws and the operator
may be subject to traffic tickets and/or fines.
• Do Not start or stop suddenly when going
uphill or downhill. Avoid uphill starts.
• If you do stop the machine when going
uphill, disengage the blade control
switch. Then back down the hill using a
slow speed.
• Do Not change speeds or stop on slopes.
Do Not drive a unit on a public street or
Bagging Long Grass
Excessively long grass is heavy and may not be
propelled completely into the grass bags. If this
happens, the discharge tube and chute may plug. To
avoid plugging the bagging system, mow the grass at
a high height of cut, then lower the mower to your
normal cutting height and repeat the bagging process.
Bagging Wet Grass
Always try to cut grass when it is dry because your
lawn will have a neat appearance. If you must cut wet
grass, use the conventional side discharge feature of
the mower. Several hours later, when the clippings
are dry, install the complete bagger attachment and
vacuum up the grass clippings.
Signs of Plugging
As you are bagging, a small amount of grass clippings
normally blow out the front of the mower. An
excessive amount of clippings blowing out indicates
that the bags are full or the system is plugged.
ramp angle. The trailer or truck should be as level
as possible.
Loading a unit on a trailer or truck increases
the possibility of backward tip-over.
Backward tip-over could cause serious injury
or death.
Important: Do Not attempt to turn the unit
while on the ramp, you may lose control and
drive off the side.
• Use extreme caution when operating a
unit on a ramp.
Avoid sudden acceleration when driving up a ramp
and sudden deceleration when backing down a ramp.
Both maneuvers can cause the unit to tip backward.
• Use only a single, full width ramp; Do
Not use individual ramps for each side
of the unit.
• If individual ramps must be used, use
enough ramps to create an unbroken
ramp surface wider than the unit.
• Do Not exceed a 15° angle between ramp
and ground or between ramp and trailer
or truck.
• Avoid sudden acceleration while driving
unit up a ramp to avoid tipping backward.
• Avoid sudden deceleration while backing
unit down a ramp to avoid tipping
Loading a Unit
Empty grass bags before attempting to load
unit on trailer or truck. Use extreme caution when
loading units on trailers or trucks. One full width
ramp that is wide enough to extend beyond the rear
tires is recommended instead of individual ramps for
each side of the unit. The lower rear section of the
tractor frame extends back between the rear wheels
and serves as a stop for tipping backward. Having
a full width ramp provides a surface for the frame
members to contact if the unit starts to tip backward.
If it is not possible to use one full width ramp, use
enough individual ramps to simulate a full width
continuous ramp.
Ramp should be long enough so that the angles
between the ramp and the ground and the ramp and
the trailer or truck do not exceed 15°. A steeper angle
may cause mower deck components to get caught as
the unit moves from ramp to trailer or truck. Steeper
angles may also cause the unit to tip backward. If
loading on or near a slope, position the trailer or
truck so it is on the down side of the slope and the
ramp extends up the slope. This will minimize the
Note: Determine the left and right sides of the machine from the normal operating position.
While maintenance or adjustments are being
made, someone could start the engine.
Accidental starting of the engine could
seriously injure you or other bystanders.
Debris built up in the engine compartment,
if not removed, could be ignited by a hot
engine. A fire in the engine compartment
can burn you and others and can damage
Remove the key from the ignition switch,
engage parking brake, and pull the wire(s)
off the spark plug(s) before you do any
maintenance. Also push the wire(s) aside
so it does not accidentally contact the spark
• Before using and while the engine is
cool, check for debris in the engine
• Keep the machine free of grass, leaves, or
other debris build-up.
• Clean up oil or fuel spillage and fuel
soaked debris.
• Allow the machine to cool before storing.
Recommended Maintenance Schedule(s)
Maintenance Service
Maintenance Procedure
After the first 10 hours
• Check the bagger attachment.
Before each use or daily
• Clean the bagger attachment.
• Check the bagger attachment.
Yearly or before storage
• Clean the bagger attachment.
Periodic Maintenance
You or bystanders could be severely injured
by flying debris or thrown objects that may
pass through torn, worn or deteriorated grass
Inspecting the Bagger
Service Interval: After the first 10 hours
• Frequently check the grass bags for holes,
rips, wear, and other deterioration.
Monthly thereafter.
• Do not wash the grass bags.
1. Check the chute, discharge tube, and the bagger
top. Replace these parts if they are cracked or
• If the bag has deteriorated, install new
grass bags supplied by the manufacturer
of this bagger attachment.
2. Tighten all nuts, bolts, and screws.
3. Under normal use the bags will deteriorate and
wear. Inspect the grass bags for deterioration.
Inspecting the Mower Blades
Service Interval: As required
Cleaning the Bagger
Refer to your mower Operator’s Manual for complete
blade maintenance.
Service Interval: Before each use or daily
Caring for the Grass Bags
1. After each use, remove and wash the inside
and outside of the bagger top, discharge tube,
chute, and the underside of the mower, using
water sprayed from a garden hose. Use a mild
automotive detergent to remove stubborn dirt.
Service Interval: As required
Washing the grass bags is not recommended.
Under normal use the bags will deteriorate and wear.
To prevent rapid deterioration of the bag material,
store the bags where they will dry completely after
each use.
2. Make sure you remove matted grass from all parts
3. After washing, let all of the parts dry thoroughly.
Do Not wash the grass bags.
Storing the Bagger
1. Clean the bagger attachment; refer to Cleaning
the Bagger Attachment in Maintenance.
2. Inspect the bagger attachment for damage; refer
to Inspecting the Bagger Attachment in
3. Make sure the grass bags are empty and
thoroughly dry.
4. Store the bagger in a clean, dry place, out of
direct sunlight. This protects the plastic parts and
extends the life of the bagger. If you must store
the bagger outside, cover it with a weatherproof
Important: It is essential that all operator safety mechanisms be connected and in proper operating
condition prior to mower use.
When a problem occurs, do not overlook the simple causes. For example: starting problems could be caused
by an empty fuel tank.
The following table lists some of the common causes of trouble. Do Not attempt to service or replace major
items or any items that call for special timing or adjustment procedures (such as valves, governor, etc.). Have
this work done by your Engine Service Dealer.
Note: When disconnecting electrical connectors Do Not pull on the wires to separate the connectors.
Excessive grass blowout from the deck.
Possible Cause
1. Bags are full.
1. Dump more frequently.
2. Plugged screen in bagger hood.
2. Remove debris, leaves or grass clippings
from the screen.
3. Drive slower at full throttle.
4. Locate and remove plugged debris.
5. Use lower lift blade or reduce engine
3. Ground speed is too fast.
4. Plugged tube.
5. Conditions are dry.
Tubes plug too frequently.
Corrective Action
1. Bags are too full.
1. Dump more frequently
2. Ground speed is too fast.
3. Grass is too wet.
4. Grass is too long.
2. Drive slower at full throttle.
3. Cut grass when it is dry.
4. Cut grass more frequently or at higher cut
5. Remove debris, leaves, or grass clippings
from the screen.
6. Use recommended high lift blades.
5. Plugged screen in bagger hood.
6. Plugged tube.
Exmark Quest Attachments and Accessories
1-Year Limited Consumer Warranty
(30-Day Limited Commercial Warranty)
If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the Service Dealer’s
analysis or with the assistance provided, contact us at:
Consumer Warranty Conditions and Products Covered
Exmark Mfg. Co. Inc. and its affiliate, Exmark Warranty Company,
pursuant to an agreement between them, jointly warrant on the terms
and conditions herein, that we will repair, replace or adjust any part
on these products and found by us (in the exercise of our reasonable
discretion) to be defective in factory materials or workmanship for a
period of one year for residential usage of Exmark Quest attachments
and accessories.
Exmark Customer Service Department
The Exmark Warranty Company
2101 Ashland Avenue
Beatrice, NE 68310
402-223-6375 or
Residential usage means use of the product on the same lot as your
home. Use at more than one location is considered commercial use,
and the commercial use warranty detailed below would apply.
Owner’s Responsibilities
If your product requires warranty service it must be returned to an
authorized Exmark service dealer within the warranty period. This
warranty extends only to Quest attachments and accessories operated
under normal conditions. You must read the operator’s manual. You
must also properly service and maintain your Exmark product as
described in the operator’s manual or other operational instructions
provided by Exmark. Such routine maintenance, whether performed
by a dealer or by you, is at your expense.
This warranty applies to Exmark Quest attachments and accessories
sold in the U.S. or Canada. This warranty may only be assigned or
transferred to a second (or third) owner by an authorized Exmark
dealer. The warranty period commences upon the date of the original
retail purchase.
Warranty Exceptions
• Bags, Belts and Tires
Warranty Period
90 days
General Conditions
The sole liability of Exmark and Exmark Warranty Company with
respect to this warranty shall be repair or replacement of defective
components as set forth herein. Neither Exmark nor Exmark
Warranty Company shall be liable for any incidental or
consequential loss or damage.
This warranty only includes the cost of parts and labor.
Limited Warranty for Commercial Use
Exmark Quest attachments and accessories used for commercial,
institutional, or rental use are warranted against defects in materials
or workmanship for a period of 30 days from the date of original
Such damages include but are not limited to:
• Expenses related to gasoline, oil or lubricants.
• Travel time, overtime, after hours time or other extraordinary
repair charges or charges relating to repairs or replacements
outside of normal business hours at the place of business of the
authorized Exmark Service Dealer.
• Rental of like or similar replacement equipment during the period
of any warranty, repair or replacement work.
• Any telephone or telegram charges or travel charges.
• Loss or damage to person or property other than that covered by
the terms of this warranty.
• Any claims for lost revenue, lost profit or additional cost as a result
of a claim of breach of warranty.
• Attorney's fees.
Items and Conditions Not Covered
This warranty does not cover the following:
• Pickup and delivery charges to and from any authorized Exmark
Service Dealer.
• Any damage or deterioration due to normal use, wear and tear, or
• Cost of regular maintenance service or parts, such as filters, fuel,
lubricants, tune-up parts, and adjustments.
• Any product or part which has been altered or misused or required
replacement or repair due to normal wear, accidents, or lack of
proper maintenance.
• Any repairs necessary due to use of parts, accessories or supplies,
including gasoline, oil or lubricants, incompatible with the
attachments and accessories or other than as recommended in the
operator's manual or other operational instructions provided by
No Claim of breach of warranty shall be cause for cancellation or
rescission of the contract of sale of any Exmark mower.
All warranty work must be performed by an authorized Exmark
Service Dealer using Exmark approved replacement parts.
All implied warranties of merchantability (that the product is fit
for ordinary use) and fitness for use (that the product is fit for a
particular purpose) are limited to the duration of the express
Instructions for Obtaining Warranty Service
The product must be registered with original proof of purchase by an
Exmark Service Dealer before obtaining any warranty service.
Some states do not allow exclusions of incidental or consequential
damages, or limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so
the above exclusions and limitations may not apply to you.
Contact any Exmark Service Dealer to arrange service at their
dealership. To locate a dealer convenient to you, access our website at
www.exmark.com. U.S. or Canada customers may also call
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have
other rights which vary from state to state.
Service Record
Description of Work Done:
Service Done By:
Figure 10
This page may be copied for personal use.
1. The maximum slope you can safely operate the machine on is 15 degrees. Use the slope indicator to determine the
degree of slope of hills before operating. Do Not operate this machine on a slope greater than 15 degrees. Fold
along the appropriate line to match the recommended slope.
2. Align this edge with a vertical surface, a tree, building, fence pole, etc.
3. Example of how to compare slope with folded edge.
Place Model No. and Serial No.
Label Here (Included in the Literature
Pack) or Fill in Below
Date Purchased
Model No.
Serial No.
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