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Quest S-Series Front Steer

No one gives you more pro-grade features in a residential zero-turn with a steering wheel.
It's a simple concept, really: if you want professional-grade cut quality and performance in a residential mower, then use what the pros use. Step up to Exmark and our premium residential zero-turn riders. Exmark Quest mowers feature more professional-grade features. More comfort. And, more value. Giving you a perfectly mowed lawn in no time. Every time. Time after time.

Available Models

Easy-to-Operate

Smart Park

Key Choice

Controllability

Tilt Steering

Exmark Engines

Comfort Comes Standard

Model Specs


Specifications for model # QSS708GEM42200

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, 4-ply Turf Tech TL
Cup Holder Standard
Tractor Frame Unibody, Riveted 10 ga. Steel
Steering Control Steering wheel controls direction of front casters and independent hydraulic transaxles in a turn for maximum control. Steering column is adjustable to operator preference.
Front Caster Tires 11 x 4-5 ribbed tread, pneumatic
Parking Brake Automatic-actuated pawl brake.
Seat Commercial 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 ZT2200 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. Foot-assist lifts the deck to maneuver around obstacles.
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 foot operated assist.
Blades 2 Blades at 21.60" Length
Dimensions
Width 54.1 in. (137.4 cm)
Length 81.7 in. (207.5 cm)
Height 40.7 in. (103.4 cm)

Specifications for model # QSS708GEM50200

Equipment
Blade Spindles No maintenance, sealed and non-greasable spindles; 5.50"-diameter cutter housing with 0.67"-diameter spindle shaft.
Drive Tires 20 x 8.0-10, 4-ply Super Turf®
Cup Holder Standard
Tractor Frame Unibody, Riveted 10 ga. Steel
Steering Control Steering wheel controls direction of front casters and independent hydraulic transaxles in a turn for maximum control. Steering column is adjustable to operator preference.
Front Caster Tires 13 x 5-6 ribbed tread, pneumatic
Parking Brake Automatic-actuated pawl brake.
Seat Commercial 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. Foot-assist lifts the deck to maneuver around obstacles.
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 foot operated assist.
Blades 3 Blades at 17.50" Length
Dimensions
Width 61.7 (156.7 cm)
Length 81.7 in. (207.5 cm)
Height 42.9 in. (109.0 cm)

Accessories


Exmark Floor Mats

Part# 79020

These durable, heavy-duty mats are designed to keep your mower clean. Size: 32in, 42

Quest Sun Shade

Part# 79011

Mounts and detaches quickly behind the operator's position. Made of heavy-duty, water- repellent canvas for maximum durability. Easily removable for transport. Fits all Quest models.

Cargo Carrier

Part# 79040

Cargo Carrier

Bagging Enhancement Kit

Part# 121-5698

In certain conditions deck blowout can occur. Maximize bagging efficiency and air flow into your collection system hopper with this enhancement kit.

Exmark Turf Striper

Part# 121-5702

Fits 42" FAB. Customize your property with consistent and professional striping using a smooth operating roller design. Installs quickly, using existing mounting points, and easily adjusts for varying cutting height settings. Does not affect your ability to get up and over curbs.

2-BAGGER COLLECTION SYSTEM

Part# 126-6340

Replaced by 126-7509. New kit contains both mount kit and weight kit.

Mounting Kit

Part# 131-3966

Mounting Kit - Residential Z Attachment

Micro-Mulch System

Part# 131-7709

The aerodynamically designed deck, baffles and blades create airflow patterns that circulate leaves and grass for repeated cuttings and even dispersal deep into the turf. Mulching baffles also keep the underside clean, which reduces grass buildup and clumping. Fits 422 decks (MY2015 up).

ULTRA VAC, RESIDENTIAL Z 42" FAB

Part# 126-7509

Replace 126-6340. This kit contains both mount kit and weight kit as standard

Exmark Engine V-Twin Maintenance Kit

Part# 126-9287

Kit includes Air Filter, Oil Filter, Fuel Filter, Spark Plugs, Fuel Treatment, and Engine Oil.

Exmark Floor Mats

Part# 79021

These durable, heavy-duty mats are designed to keep your mower clean. Size: 50in.

Quest Sun Shade

Part# 79011

Mounts and detaches quickly behind the operator's position. Made of heavy-duty, water- repellent canvas for maximum durability. Easily removable for transport. Fits all Quest models.

Cargo Carrier

Part# 79040

Cargo Carrier

Micro-Mulch System

Part# 116-6514

Fits 50" models. The aerodynamically designed deck, baffles and blades create airflow patterns that circulate leaves and grass for repeated cuttings and even dispersal deep into the turf. Mulching baffles also keep the underside clean, which reduces grass buildup and clumping.

Bagging Enhancement Kit

Part# 121-5692

In certain conditions deck blowout can occur. Maximize bagging efficiency and air flow into your collection system hopper with this enhancement kit.

Turf Striping Kit

Part# 121-5706

For a nicely-striped, ballpark look, this Quest drag striper improves your manicured cut quality with a clearly defined stripe.

2-BAGGER COLLECTION SYSTEM

Part# 126-6342

Replaced by 126-7510. New kit contains both mount kit and weight kit.

Mounting Kit

Part# 131-3966

Mounting Kit - Residential Z Attachment

ULTRA VAC, RESIDENTIAL Z 50" FAB

Part# 126-7510

Will replace 126-6342. This kit contains both mount kit and weight kit as standard.

Exmark Engine V-Twin Maintenance Kit

Part# 126-9287

Kit includes Air Filter, Oil Filter, Fuel Filter, Spark Plugs, Fuel Treatment, and Engine Oil.

Warranty


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Reviews


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ExmarkQuest S-Series Front Steer
 
4.4

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Steering / controllability (17)
  • Zero-turning radius (17)
  • Ease of use (14)
  • Comfort & ergonomics (13)
  • Speed (13)

Cons

  • Poor cut quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Residential mowing (11)
  • Medium lawns (1-2 acres) (10)
  • Large lawns (2+ acres) (9)
  • Side discharge (4)
  • Small lawns (less than 1 acre) (4)
    • Engine Brand?:
    • Exmark (15)
    • Deck Size?:
    • 50" (6), 42" (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Homeowner (14), Acreage owner (4)
    • Personal or Professional Use?:
    • Personal (16)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A BETTER ZERO TURN MOWER

Even though this started out slow as I had a faulty switch on mine (brake) that required replacement, I think this is the best zeroturn mower setup you can have. This mower hugs...Read complete review

Even though this started out slow as I had a faulty switch on mine (brake) that required replacement, I think this is the best zeroturn mower setup you can have. This mower hugs hill sides without slipping. Even with dew on the grass. Cuts around shrubs on hills without spinning a tire and digging up grass as the front wheels turn in direction you are going giving stability. Great idea and easy to use. If you can steer a car, you can drive this mower. I highly recommend you try it. I only have 12 hours on it so far but it has been impressive. Will follow up later with more comments.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great mower if you're not mulching

If it weren't for the mulching capabilities, this is an awesome mower. The mulching kit accessory I purchased needs another deck mounting point or it will sag, and it doesn't mulch very well...Read complete review

If it weren't for the mulching capabilities, this is an awesome mower. The mulching kit accessory I purchased needs another deck mounting point or it will sag, and it doesn't mulch very well on my Zeon Zoysia lawn. I'm taking less than a half inch off the top of dry grass. I purchased an aftermarket mulching blade and that has helped a little. I usually double cut the grass in hopes that the mulch will be re-mulched, but end up spending more time blowing grass clippings off the lawn than I do mowing it. Yes, I do have the blades installed correctly.

The engine is strong and the speed is fast. I bought a steering wheel model because I thought my wife might want to mow the lawn in a pinch and this would make it easier. I was wrong on two accounts:

1. She isn't ever going to mow the lawn, ever.
2. Steering it can require a bit of strength in some turning situations that I don't think she would be into that. It doesn't bother me, but something to know.

Everything about the mower's construction screams quality. It looks good, starts good and it's easy to maintain.

It's a bummer that the mulching isn't very good.

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4.0

Great, efficient mower

By 

from Walton, KY

About Me Homeowner

Pros

  • Steering / Controllability
  • Zero-Turning Radius

Cons

  • Poor Fuel Efficiency

Best Uses

  • Medium Lawns (1-2 acres)

Comments about Exmark Quest S-Series Front Steer:

Great mower, easy to use, does well on hills, not very noisy considering size. This mower doesn't stripe like other exmark mowers. Minimal, if any, striping. I thought it would stripe better. Might have to consider a striping kit. Now it takes longer to do trimming than mowing.

 
5.0

Now its fun cutting my over 1 acre yard

By 

from Dunwoody, Georgia

About Me Acreage Owner, Homeowner

Pros

  • Comfort & Ergonomics
  • Cut Quality
  • Ease of Maintenance
  • Ease of Use
  • Engine Performance / Brand
  • Heavy Duty Construction
  • I like the beer holder.. nice and deep
  • Speed
  • Steering / Controllability
  • Styling / Appearance
  • Zero-Turning Radius

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Exmark Quest S-Series Front Steer:

      Love it... what else is there to say plus a few beers and my grass looks perfect... happy camper

      Service and delivery comments:

      haven't needed service yet

      (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Great mower if you're not mulching

      By 

      from Atlanta, GA

      About Me Homeowner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Availability & Performance of Accessories
      • Comfort & Ergonomics
      • Ease of Maintenance
      • Ease of Use
      • Engine Performance / Brand
      • Heavy Duty Construction
      • Steering / Controllability
      • Zero-Turning Radius

      Cons

      • Poor Cut Quality

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Exmark Quest S-Series Front Steer:

      If it weren't for the mulching capabilities, this is an awesome mower. The mulching kit accessory I purchased needs another deck mounting point or it will sag, and it doesn't mulch very well on my Zeon Zoysia lawn. I'm taking less than a half inch off the top of dry grass. I purchased an aftermarket mulching blade and that has helped a little. I usually double cut the grass in hopes that the mulch will be re-mulched, but end up spending more time blowing grass clippings off the lawn than I do mowing it. Yes, I do have the blades installed correctly.

      The engine is strong and the speed is fast. I bought a steering wheel model because I thought my wife might want to mow the lawn in a pinch and this would make it easier. I was wrong on two accounts:

      1. She isn't ever going to mow the lawn, ever.
      2. Steering it can require a bit of strength in some turning situations that I don't think she would be into that. It doesn't bother me, but something to know.

      Everything about the mower's construction screams quality. It looks good, starts good and it's easy to maintain.

      It's a bummer that the mulching isn't very good.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Wonderful machine!

      By 

      from Russell, MA

      About Me Homeowner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Expensive parts
      • Limited Availability & Performance of Accessories

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Exmark Quest S-Series Front Steer:

      Maneuvering around flower beds & trees are breeze now!
      The 50" fabricated mowing deck is sturdy. I nicked the rock wall and it took it well.
      Options such as bagger, mulching etc...are very very over priced from the dealer[:(?
      $16 oil filter, really?? That is why I'm giving 4 not 5 stars on this review.
      Dollar for dollar this is the right chose, versus the big box junk mowers.
      My motto is pay now (for well built mowers) or pay later (for big box junk mowers).

      Service and delivery comments:

      Delivery was excellent, service I can't comment at this time.
      Oil change is a breeze for the DIY'ers.
      Love the air filter access!
      I use a backpack leaf blower to clean my mower.
      I pull out the filter for a quick cleaning, done!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love it

      By 

      from Harrisburg, PA

      About Me Homeowner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfort & Ergonomics
      • Cut Quality
      • Ease of Use
      • Steering / Controllability
      • Zero-Turning Radius

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Exmark Quest S-Series Front Steer:

        The Quest is a huge upgrade over our old Craftsman lawn tractor. I get the job done faster, and am not nearly as tired. It does use a little more gas, but that is outweighed by its ability to maneuver and handle slopes. The cut is much better and the amount of grass that is under the deck is much less. Clean up takes some time, but part of that is because I am inspired to keep the Quest in pristine condition.

        Service and delivery comments:

        It took little while for the unit to be available, but once it arrived it has worked beautifully.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I couldn't be happier. Cutting time is way down.

        By 

        from Boyertown, PA

        About Me Homeowner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Large Lawns (2+ acres)
          • Medium Lawns (1-2 acres)
          • Residential Mowing

          Comments about Exmark Quest S-Series Front Steer:

          I cut my 3 acre lawn with this Exmark tractor. It handles really well and the zero turn is perfect for my challenging yard.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          I'm still undecided.

          By 

          from Mechanicsburg, Pa.

          About Me Homeowner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Ease of Maintenance
          • Ease of Use
          • Speed
          • Steering / Controllability
          • Zero-Turning Radius

          Cons

          • Poor Cut Quality

          Best Uses

          • Medium Lawns (1-2 acres)

          Comments about Exmark Quest S-Series Front Steer:

          steering is great, cut quality is poor.

          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I'm very happy with my purchase!

          By 

          from Waynesville, NC

          About Me First time riding lawnmower owner, Homeowner

          Pros

          • Comfort & Ergonomics
          • Cut Quality
          • Ease of Maintenance
          • Ease of Use
          • Heavy Duty Construction
          • Hydraulic Drive units are serviceable
          • Steering / Controllability
          • Zero-Turning Radius

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • lawns with hills

            Comments about Exmark Quest S-Series Front Steer:

            I went with 50" because I wanted Maintainable Hydraulic Drive Units...
            I'm happy with my purchase.

            Service and delivery comments:

            No matter which MFG I would have bought, each Sales location is >20 miles away. I do not own a trailer. Therefore I don't have an 'local' dealers of any MFG close by, so, I wanted a unit that would run, and run. I'm not adverse to doing maintenance, and engine oil/filter change was a breeze!

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love to mow!

            By 

            from Faribault, MN

            About Me Homeowner

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfort & Ergonomics
            • Cut Quality
            • Ease of Use
            • Heavy Duty Construction
            • Speed
            • Steering / Controllability
            • Zero-Turning Radius

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Medium Lawns (1-2 acres)
              • Mulching
              • Residential Mowing

              Comments about Exmark Quest S-Series Front Steer:

              My husband brought the Exmark home for me because I love to mow fast. My old mower did a poor job when I went too fast but the Exmark leaves a beautiful lawn. We have a fairly steep slope by the lake and the Exmark handles it nicely where I felt 'tippy' with our last mower. I questioned switching but now I wouldn't give up my Exmark! I love it.

              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Its a fantastic product. Very easy to use and lots of power

              By 

              from Crete Nebraska

              About Me Acreage Owner, Grounds Manager

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Availability & Performance of Accessories
              • 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

                Best Uses

                • Large Lawns (2+ acres)
                • Medium Lawns (1-2 acres)
                • Professional / Commercial Mowing

                Comments about Exmark Quest S-Series Front Steer:

                I wanted a zero turn that I was sure my wife would be able to use as she does most of our mowing. The steering wheel does exactly that. I'm very happy with my purchase. I also like the welded deck. Just feels like high quality stuff.

                Service and delivery comments:

                Purchased from our local True Value store at the end of the season last year. He had in stock. There were some great incentives for end of season purchase

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