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Quest E-Series

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For starters, they know if you want a professional cut, you’ll need a professional-grade mower—like an Exmark® Quest, the original premium residential rider. The Quest E-Series offers Exmark® powered engines, backed by a three-year consumer warranty. It delivers pro-like productivity with zero-turn precision, mowing up to 2.8 acres per hour at speeds up to 7 mph. And, as you’d expect from a machine of this caliber, comfort is strictly first class—from the premium, ergonomically designed seat, to the cushioned control levers, right down to the vibration-reducing floor mat.

Superior Handling

New Deck Size

Standard Rear Engine Guard

Simple Adjustment

Automatic Braking System

Exmark Engines

Model Specs


Specifications for model # QTE452CEM42100

Equipment
Blade Spindles No maintenance, sealed and non-greasable spindles; 5.50"-diameter cutter housing with 0.67"-diameter spindle shaft.
Drive Tires 18 x 7.50-8, 2-ply Turf Tech TL
Cup Holder Standard
Tractor Frame Unibody, Riveted 10 ga. Steel
Steering Control Hydraulically dampened twin levers, adjustable both fore and aft. Levers are also adjustable to 2 height positions.
Front Caster Tires 11 x 4-5 ribbed tread, pneumatic
Parking Brake Lever-actuated pawl brake.
Seat High Back foam padded with armrests. Hinged mounting, spring suspension. \nAdjustment: Fore and aft 3 in. by loosening 2 bolts and sliding seat.
Electrical 12-volt battery with 15-amp alternator.
Power Components
Engine Brand Exmark
Engine Model 452
Engine Displacement 452
Engine Series Single
Engine Type Carbureted
Engine Speed 3,300 rpm
Air Filter Standard Engine Manufacturer's air filter
Fuel Type Gas Carbureted
Fuel Capacity High-capacity, 2.9-gallon (11.0-L), single fuel tank with single fill location.
Fuel Indicator Translucent Visual
Drive Hydro-Drive
Drive Description Two Hydro-Gear ZT2100 hydro static transmissions with no hoses, integrated cooling fans, integrated reservoir.
Speed Infinitely variable speed selection from 0–7 mph (11.3 km/h) forward. 0–3.4 mph (5.5 km/h) reverse.
Carb Compliant Yes
Deck Lift Standard; lever lift.
Safety Package Operator Presence Controls (OPC) and drive system interlock.
ROPS None
PTO Engagement MagStop electromagnetic 80-ft-lbs clutch
Drive Wheel Release Allows unit movement without engine running.
Casters .25" thick caster yoke arms
Decks
Width / Cutting Deck 42"
Deck Style Floating Deck
Deck Style Description Exmark Series-1 stamped steel deck. Side discharge standard with the option to bag or mulch.
Deck Construction 10-gauge top that is formed and welded, 12-gauge side skirt and 7-gauge welded bumper.
Blade Tip Speed Approximately 18,500 fpm.
Cutting Heights 1.5" (3.8 cm) to 4.5" (11.4 cm) in 0.5" (1.3 cm) increments, adjustable from operator seat with standard lever lift.
Blades 2 Blades at 21.60" Length
Dimensions
Width 53.8 in. (136.7 cm)
Length 71.8 in. (182.4 cm)
Height 40.7 in. (103.4 cm)
Curb Weight 555

Specifications for model # QTE708GEM50200

Equipment
Blade Spindles No maintenance, sealed and non-greasable spindles; 5.50"-diameter cutter housing with 0.67"-diameter spindle shaft.
Drive Tires 18 x 9.5-8, 2-ply Turf Tech TL
Cup Holder Standard
Tractor Frame Unibody, Riveted 10 ga. Steel
Steering Control Hydraulically dampened twin levers, adjustable both fore and aft. Levers are also adjustable to 2 height positions.
Front Caster Tires 13 x 5-6 ribbed tread, pneumatic
Parking Brake Lever-actuated pawl brake.
Seat ommercial Grade High Back contoured foam padded with armrests. Hinged mounting, spring suspension. Adjustment: Fore and aft from Operators’ Position.
Electrical 12-volt battery with 15-amp alternator.
Power Components
Engine Brand Exmark
Engine Model 708
Engine Displacement 708
Engine Series V-Twin
Engine Type Carbureted
Engine Speed 3,300 rpm
Air Filter Standard Engine Manufacturer's air filter
Fuel Type Gas Carbureted
Fuel Capacity High-capacity, 2.9-gallon (11.0-L), single fuel tank with single fill location.
Fuel Indicator Translucent Visual
Drive Hydro-Drive
Drive Description Two Hydro Gear ZT2800 hydrostatic transmission with charge pumps, no hoses, integrated cooling fans, remote reservoir, spin-on filter and heavy-duty components.
Speed Infinitely variable speed selection from 0–7 mph (11.3 km/h) forward. 0–3.4 mph (5.5 km/h) reverse.
Carb Compliant No
Deck Lift Standard; lever lift.
Safety Package Operator Presence Controls (OPC) and drive system interlock.
ROPS None
PTO Engagement MagStop electromagnetic 105-ft-lbs clutch
Drive Wheel Release Allows unit movement without engine running.
Casters .25" thick caster yoke arms
Decks
Width / Cutting Deck 50"
Deck Style Floating Deck
Deck Style Description Exmark Series-2 fabricated and welded steel deck. Side discharge standard with the option to bag or mulch.
Deck Construction 10-gauge top that is formed and welded, 12-gauge side skirt and 7-gauge welded bumper.
Blade Tip Speed Approximately 18,500 fpm.
Cutting Heights 1.5" (3.8 cm) to 4.5" (11.4 cm) in 0.5" (1.3 cm) increments, adjustable from operator seat with standard lever lift.
Blades 3 Blades at 17.50" Length
Dimensions
Width 61.7 (156.7 cm)
Length 72.9 in. (185.2 cm)
Height 42.9 in. (109.0 cm)
Curb Weight 681

Specifications for model # QTE708GEM42200

Equipment
Blade Spindles No maintenance, sealed and non-greasable spindles; 5.50"-diameter cutter housing with 0.67"-diameter spindle shaft.
Drive Tires 18 x 7.50-8, 2-ply Turf Tech TL
Cup Holder Standard
Tractor Frame Unibody, Riveted 10 ga. Steel
Steering Control Hydraulically dampened twin levers, adjustable both fore and aft. Levers are also adjustable to 2 height positions.
Front Caster Tires 11 x 4-5 ribbed tread, pneumatic
Parking Brake Lever-actuated pawl brake.
Seat Extra High Back foam padded. Hinged mounting, spring suspension. Adjustment: Fore and aft 3 in. by loosening 2 bolts and sliding seat.
Electrical 12-volt battery with 15-amp alternator.
Power Components
Engine Brand Exmark
Engine Model 708
Engine Displacement 708
Engine Series V-Twin
Engine Type Carbureted
Engine Speed 3,300 rpm
Air Filter Standard Engine Manufacturer's air filter
Fuel Type Gas Carbureted
Fuel Capacity High-capacity, 2.9-gallon (11.0-L), single fuel tank with single fill location.
Fuel Indicator Translucent Visual
Drive Hydro-Drive
Drive Description Two Hydro-Gear ZT2100 hydro static transmissions with no hoses, integrated cooling fans, integrated reservoir.
Speed Infinitely variable speed selection from 0–7 mph (11.3 km/h) forward. 0–3.4 mph (5.5 km/h) reverse.
Carb Compliant No
Deck Lift Standard: lever lift.
Safety Package Operator Presence Controls (OPC) and drive system interlock.
ROPS None
PTO Engagement MagStop electromagnetic 80-ft-lbs clutch
Drive Wheel Release Allows unit movement without engine running.
Casters .25" thick caster yoke arms
Decks
Width / Cutting Deck 42"
Deck Style Floating Deck
Deck Style Description Exmark Series-2 fabricated and welded steel deck. Side discharge standard with the option to bag or mulch.
Deck Construction 10-gauge top that is formed and welded, 12-gauge side skirt and 7-gauge welded bumper.
Blade Tip Speed Approximately 18,500 fpm.
Cutting Heights 1.5" (3.8 cm) to 4.5" (11.4 cm) in 0.5" (1.3 cm) increments, adjustable from operator seat with standard lever lift.
Blades 2 Blades at 21.60" Length
Dimensions
Width 54.1 in. (137.4 cm)
Length 71.8 in. (182.4 cm)
Height 40.7 in. (103.4 cm)
Curb Weight 715

Accessories


Accessories for model # QTE452CEM42100

SUNSHADE-CONSUMER Z

RESIDENTIAL Z CARGO CARRIER

KIT - ASSIST BAR AND STEP

KIT-BLOWOUT RING, 42

COVER, EXMARK SMALL RIDER

KIT,HOUR METER

KIT-STRIPING

KIT-JACK MOUNT

2-BAGGER COLLECTION SYSTEM

KIT-FLOOR MAT

RESIDENTIAL Z ATTACHMENT

RESIDENTIAL Z WEIGHT KIT

KIT-MULCHING, 42IN

KIT,JACK

KIT-TRASH CONTAINER

KIT-ENGINE MAINT EXMARK SINGLE

KIT-ARMREST (MILSCO)

Accessories for model # QTE708GEM50200

SUNSHADE-CONSUMER Z

RESIDENTIAL Z CARGO CARRIER

KIT - ASSIST BAR AND STEP

COVER, EXMARK SMALL RIDER

KIT,HOUR METER

MULCHING KIT- 50 IN FAB

BAGGING ENHANCEMENT KIT-5

STRIPING KIT-50IN

KIT-JACK MOUNT

2-BAGGER COLLECTION SYSTEM

KIT-FLOOR MAT

RESIDENTIAL Z ATTACHMENT

RESIDENTIAL Z WEIGHT KIT

KIT,JACK

KIT-TRASH CONTAINER

KIT-ENGINE MAINT EXMARK V-TWIN

ULTRA VAC, RESIDENTIAL Z 50" FAB

KIT-ARMREST (MILSCO)

Accessories for model # QTE708GEM42200

SUNSHADE-CONSUMER Z

RESIDENTIAL Z CARGO CARRIER

KIT - ASSIST BAR AND STEP

KIT-BLOWOUT RING, 42

COVER, EXMARK SMALL RIDER

KIT,HOUR METER

KIT-STRIPING

KIT-JACK MOUNT

KIT-FLOOR MAT

RESIDENTIAL Z ATTACHMENT

RESIDENTIAL Z WEIGHT KIT

KIT,JACK

BAGGING ENHANCEMENT KIT-4

STRIPING KIT-42" FAB

KIT-MULCHING 422

KIT-TRASH CONTAINER

KIT-ENGINE MAINT EXMARK V-TWIN

KIT-ARMREST (MILSCO)

ULTRA VAC, RESIDENTIAL Z 42" FAB

Warranty


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Reviews


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ExmarkQuest E-Series
 
4.2

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Cut quality (24)
  • Zero-turning radius (24)
  • Ease of use (21)
  • Steering / controllability (21)
  • Speed (19)

Cons

  • Poor comfort & ergonomics (4)
  • Difficult maintenance (3)
  • Limited availability & performance of accessories (3)
  • Poor engine performance / brand (3)
  • Poor fuel efficiency (3)

Best Uses

  • Residential mowing (19)
  • Medium lawns (1-2 acres) (16)
  • Side discharge (9)
  • Small lawns (less than 1 acre) (9)
  • Large lawns (2+ acres) (5)
    • Engine Brand?:
    • Exmark (14), Kawasaki (8)
    • Deck Size?:
    • 42" (11), 50" (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Homeowner (25), Acreage owner (3)
    • Personal or Professional Use?:
    • Personal (26)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Super Mower

Thank you Exmark for making a great mower, first time in years I got on a mower in spring and I didn't have to work on it. Thank you Kawasaki for making a great...Read complete review

Thank you Exmark for making a great mower, first time in years I got on a mower in spring and I didn't have to work on it. Thank you Kawasaki for making a great motor, motor fired and ran on the first stroke of the motor after setting in a cold garage all winter!! I won't own another mower!! Thanks again!!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Do not buy

After 179hrs and 6years my quest sits unusable for the 5th time. Yes another cutter assembly seized up. This is the second assembly, not to mention 3 blown pulley assembly's to date. The...Read complete review

After 179hrs and 6years my quest sits unusable for the 5th time. Yes another cutter assembly seized up. This is the second assembly, not to mention 3 blown pulley assembly's to date. The rep for wi came to look at my quest last year and said if you was your lawn mower after use the water gets into the bearings causing failure, don't believe it. So this year I quit using water and still I sit with failures. Funny they put a was system on the deck but water is not good for the bearings. He did give me a set of blades for my troubles though, that was great! I'm fed up with this unit and will be returning to my dealer to trade it in on another brand, maybe a Murray. I am very disappointed in this product that was supposed to be the last mower I would ever need to buy, according to the sales rep, that it drove me to actually write a review for the first time in my life. I have already been asked by three friends over the years and told them to not buy an exmark based on my troubles. I will continue to make it a point to turn people away from this inferior product when asked, as it is not fair to spen between 3-4k $ and have these type of problems and get lame excuses from the local sales rep.

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5.0

I feel guilty because I stole this thing

By 

from Huntsville Alabama

About Me Anal about my yard appearance, Homeowner

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Comfort & Ergonomics
  • Cut Quality
  • Ease of Maintenance
  • Ease of Use
  • Engine Performance / Brand
  • Speed
  • Zero-Turning Radius

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bagging
    • Medium Lawns (1-2 acres)
    • Mulching
    • Side Discharge

    Comments about Exmark Quest E-Series:

    I used this mower for an entire season so I have had time to form a valid opinion. I went to my local dealers and started kicking tires. I bounced between 3 different brands with Exmark obviously being one of them. The local dealer had models with the new Exmark engine on it but I told them I would like to have a Kawasaki if possible. Nothing against the Exmark engine but it was new to market and I wanted something that has been proven. This is where I stole the mower I have.... The dealer found a brand new, unused 2014 model Quest with the Kawasaki FR651V 21.5 HP engine on it. The mower was one state up and the dealer had it sent down to me for no charge. I paid about $2,800 and I have a beast of a machine.

    The cut quality is PHENOMENAL. I have extremely thick Bermuda grass and the Quest gobbles it up.I actually have strangers knock on my door and ask me what I do to my yard to make it look pristine. I have people pull into my driveway and stop me while I'm mowing to look at my mower because of the cut it leaves.

    I do all my own maintenance and the Quest is simple to work on. I change oil and rotate blades with ease. I also have the bagging system that I rarely use because the mulch blades pulverize the grass so fine that bagging isn't necessary. I have a cart that I hook to the Quest with the Exmark trailer attachment and I use this to haul mulch. Be careful though, you don't want to overload the weight capacity and damage your transmission.

    I actually ENJOY mowing my yard now thanks to my Quest. Buy this machine, you won't regret it.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great mower with a great price

    By 

    from Texarkana, TX

    About Me Acreage Owner, Homeowner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Cut Quality
    • Ease of Maintenance
    • Ease of Use
    • Heavy Duty Construction
    • Speed
    • Steering / Controllability
    • Styling / Appearance
    • Zero-Turning Radius

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bagging
      • Mulching
      • Residential Mowing
      • Side Discharge
      • Small Lawns (Less than 1 acre)

      Comments about Exmark Quest E-Series:

      We just bought a new house with a large yard and this is exactly what we needed.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Great sales team. They told me everything I needed to know and gave me a great deal.

       
      5.0

      I would buy this mower again and I highly recommend it.

      By 

      from Dayton, OH

      About Me Homeowner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Cut Quality
      • Ease of Maintenance
      • Heavy Duty Construction
      • Speed
      • Steering / Controllability
      • Zero-Turning Radius

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Residential Mowing
        • Small Lawns (Less than 1 acre)

        Comments about Exmark Quest E-Series:

        New user. Very satisfied with purchase. Great hassle free warranty and excellent service from my local dealer.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Delivery was prompt. Service is excellent.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I would buy this again

        By 

        from Monrovia, Md

        About Me Homeowner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfort & Ergonomics
        • Cut Quality
        • Ease of Use
        • Engine Performance / Brand
        • Fuel Efficiency
        • Heavy Duty Construction
        • Speed
        • Steering / Controllability
        • Styling / Appearance
        • Zero-Turning Radius

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Medium Lawns (1-2 acres)
          • Residential Mowing
          • Side Discharge

          Comments about Exmark Quest E-Series:

          I mow about 1.33 acres and this unit works great on that. Any larger and I would have gone to the 48" cut though. The steering takes a little getting used to but once you master the control it is excellent.

          Service and delivery comments:

          The delivery took about 2 & 1/2 weeks from time of purchase. The lift gate service is a must unless you have a forklift or 3-4 strong folks to help lift it down. Well worth the $ 75 charge. No issues with damage or instruction

           
          4.0

          Exmark Quest 42"

          By 

          from North Louisiana

          About Me Homeowner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfort & Ergonomics
          • Cut Quality
          • Ease of Maintenance
          • Ease of Use
          • Fuel Efficiency
          • Speed
          • Styling / Appearance
          • Zero-Turning Radius

          Cons

          • Difficult maneuverability at low speeds
          • Underpowered 452cc Engine

          Best Uses

          • Large Lawns (2+ acres)
          • Medium Lawns (1-2 acres)
          • Residential Mowing
          • Side Discharge
          • Small Lawns (Less than 1 acre)

          Comments about Exmark Quest E-Series:

          The Quest E 42" is a really good mower overall. I'm somewhat disappointed with the performance of the 452cc engine though. It's just not enough power to run a 42" ZTR in my opinion--especially if the grass is even a little moist (e.g. morning dew bogs it down). Also, the steering is very touchy. At low speeds, it is difficult to maneuver around gardens, fences, etc. because of the jumpy acceleration. This mower excels in dry, flat, open spaces. It provides an even, professional-looking cut that would please any homeowner.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome mower, great value

          By 

          from Carriere, ms

          About Me Homeowner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfort & Ergonomics
          • Cut Quality
          • Ease of Maintenance
          • Ease of Use
          • Engine Performance / Brand
          • Fuel Efficiency
          • Speed
          • Steering / Controllability
          • Styling / Appearance
          • Zero-Turning Radius

          Cons

          • Limited Availability & Performance of Accessories

          Best Uses

          • Residential Mowing
          • Small Lawns (Less than 1 acre)

          Comments about Exmark Quest E-Series:

          I use it to mow around the house, I went from an hour of just mowing down to 20 min and the cut quality Is excellent as well

           
          5.0

          Really happy with my new Exmark

          By 

          from Hanover, MN

          About Me Homeowner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Cut Quality
          • Ease of Maintenance
          • Ease of Use
          • Engine Performance / Brand
          • Fuel Efficiency
          • Speed
          • Steering / Controllability
          • Styling / Appearance
          • Zero-Turning Radius

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Medium Lawns (1-2 acres)
            • Mulching
            • Residential Mowing
            • Small Lawns (Less than 1 acre)
            • Striping

            Comments about Exmark Quest E-Series:

            We purchased this mower for our new home. It works very well and we are able to quickly cut our lawn saving valuable time. The mower cuts great, is easy to use and we have the best looking lawn in the neighborhood.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Delivery was prompt. Our dealer was professional and friendly. Very easy to work with and we will definitely be back for any service or future purchases.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            will not buy another quest

            By 

            from Gordo Al

            About Me Homeowner

            Pros

            • Cut Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Exmark Quest E-Series:

                Very poor cut quality leaves grass standing after cut. tried going slow,fast,new blade and even tried slowing engine down still same results. I have cut this yard for 19 yrs and never had to cut twice to get all the grass cut.missing my Murray pretty bad

                 
                5.0

                Exmark builds a quality machine, will buy again

                By 

                from Flint, MI

                About Me Homeowner

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfort & Ergonomics
                • Cut Quality
                • Ease of Maintenance
                • Ease of Use
                • Engine Performance / Brand
                • Fuel Efficiency
                • Heavy Duty Construction
                • Speed
                • Steering / Controllability
                • Styling / Appearance
                • Zero-Turning Radius

                Cons

                • Tires-Not enough traction

                Best Uses

                • Medium Lawns (1-2 acres)
                • Residential Mowing
                • Side Discharge
                • Striping

                Comments about Exmark Quest E-Series:

                Use residential, like the speed, the cut, pretty easy to get used to, as this was my first zero turn.
                only Con is tires slip on inclines, so the traction is not good

                Service and delivery comments:

                Delivery was made when promised, the delivery man took his time to show me how to operate, and asked for questions, very helpful!

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Exmark's the spot!

                By 

                from Canton, Ohio

                About Me Homeowner

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Availability & Performance of Accessories
                • Cut Quality
                • Ease of Use
                • Engine Performance / Brand
                • Heavy Duty Construction
                • Speed
                • Steering / Controllability
                • Zero-Turning Radius

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Medium Lawns (1-2 acres)
                  • Residential Mowing
                  • Side Discharge
                  • Striping

                  Comments about Exmark Quest E-Series:

                  quality and performance is superior to the Cub Cadet mower I owned prior to purchasing the Exmark.

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