Exmark Unveils New Mowers at GIE+EXPO

New Pioneer Series, expanded Vantage™ line-up and fuel-efficient mowers introduced for 2011

LouisvilleKY (October 28, 2010) — Exmark, a leading manufacturer of commercial-grade mowers, is introducing several new units at this year’s GIE+EXPO. The 2011 additions include the introduction of the Exmark Pioneer Series, a new 36” Vantage™ stand-on unit, and several new units equipped with Electronic Fuel Injected (EFI) engines.

The newest addition to the Exmark collection, the Pioneer Series, includes E-Series and S-Series units. The Pioneer S-Series is equipped with full-floating 44”, 48” or 52” UltraCut Series 3 deck cutting technology and 20, 22 or 24 hp Kawasaki® V Twin engines for speeds of up to 8 mph forward and 5 mph reverse. The mower’s hydraulically dampened steering system offers true zero-turn radius maneuverability and its unibody, heavy-duty tubular steel frame provides a solid platform. The Pioneer S-Series also includes 22 x 9.5 – 12 Turf Master® drive tires for optimum traction.

The Pioneer E-Series is built on a full-floating 48” or 52” UltraCut Series 2 cutting deck. Power comes from 22 or 24 hp Kawasaki V Twin engines for drive speeds of up to 7 mph forward and 5 mph reverse and includes 20 x 8.0 - 10.0 Turf Master tires.

The new Vantage adds a 36” UltraCut™ option to the line’s existing 48” and 52” cutting decks. The Vantage series is powered by 18, 20 or 24 hp Kawasaki V Twin, or 25 hp Kohler® EFI engines, and its ergonomically designed steering system includes an adjustable front reference bar to control the mower’s top-end speed. A large stand-on platform and self-compensating suspension make standing easier for professional contractors. And Turf Master drive tires provide optimum traction while tough 1.5” x 3.0” steel-frame blades ensure maximum durability.

This year, Exmark is also introducing a new line of units with EFI engines. New units now available with an EFI option are the TurfTracer® X-Series, Lazer Z® S-Series, the Vantage and the Navigator®. In addition, Exmark will continue to carry the EFI option on the Lazer Z® X-Series.

The TurfTracer X-Series will have a 21 hp Kohler EFI engine; the Navigator will have a 27 hp Kohler EFI engine; the Lazer Z S-Series will have a 25 and 29 hp Kohler EFI engine option; and the Lazer Z X-Series will have a 29 hp Kohler EFI engine.

This entire fleet of EFI units features a state-of-the-art Kohler Command PRO EFI engine, which is the industry’s first closed loop fuel injection system. These new engines can allow the units to consume up to 25 percent less fuel than a standard carburetor-powered mower for savings that really add up over time.

For more information visit the Exmark Manufacturing booth at GIE+EXPO, indoor booth number 7094 and outdoor booth number 7444 D. In addition, stop by the Exmark press conference, Thursday October 28 at 3 p.m. EST for a look at what’s next for Exmark in 2011.

Full product specifications are available at https://www.exmark.com/Exmark-Advantage/News. You can also find Exmark at www.exmarkpride.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/exmarkmowers and on Twitter atwww.twitter.com/exmarkmowers.

About Exmark
Exmark Manufacturing was incorporated in May 1982 as an independent manufacturer of professional turf care equipment. Today, it is the leading manufacturer of commercial mowers for the landscape professional. In addition to designing, building and marketing quality turf care equipment, Exmark’s goal is total customer satisfaction. All Exmark mowers, from walk-behinds to zero-turn riders and out-fronts, are designed to help our customers increase productivity while delivering unmatched cut quality. Products are sold to distributors and dealers who share our commitment to customer service and quality products.

* The gross horsepower of this engine was laboratory rated by the engine manufacturer in accordance with SAE J1940. As configured to safety, emission and operating requirements, the actual engine horsepower on this class of lawn mower will be significantly lower.

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Note to Editors: All media inquiries, image or interview requests should be directed to Matt Gersib at (402) 314-2150 or mattgersib@gmail.com. For other inquiries, please contact Exmark Mfg. Co., Inc., P.O. Box 808, Beatrice, NE 68310-0808; (402) 223-6300.