Beatrice, Neb. — Exmark will offer a new powered dump system for its 2014 Navigator dedicated bagging riding mower. The new system increases productivity by allowing the operator to dump clippings quickly, from the driver’s seat.
“When we redesigned the Navigator in 2013, one of our goals was to make the machine easier to operate,” says Exmark Director of Marketing, Daryn Walters. “The powered dump option gives Navigator operators the ability to empty a full hopper of clippings at the touch of a finger. Nothing could be easier.”
A large 9.5-bushel collection hopper increases productivity by allowing the operator to spend more time mowing and less time emptying the hopper. To further increase the productivity of the Navigator, Exmark developed an exclusive fill-reduction system, which increases the versatility of the machine by allowing the operator to quickly and easily switch from dedicated bagging to fill-reduction mode (30 percent bagging, 70 percent mulching), or 100 percent mulching.
Exmark offers the Navigator with a choice of 42- or 48-inch cutting decks. The floating design precisely tracks ground contours to virtually eliminate scalping. Patented flow-control baffles and a large-diameter blower allow the Navigator to generate massive airflow for increased vacuuming action and a superior, manicured quality of cut.
The 4 5/8-inch deep cutting deck features a rear-discharge design for superior clipping flow-through, reduced noise and the ability to trim on both sides of the deck. Constructed of high-strength welded steel, the Navigator cutting deck also features heavy-duty gear-driven spindle assemblies to deliver superior reliability and long-term durability.
The Navigator features Exmark’s FeatherTouch controls, which deliver smoother, more precise control for effortless maneuvering, even in tight spaces. Updated for 2013 to reduce control force and provide a more consistent feel throughout lever travel, the FeatherTouch controls are easy-to-operate and offer an increased range of adjustment to precisely fit a wide range of operator sizes.
Two powerful Kohler engine options are available for the 2014 Navigator, including the CH640 Command V-twin, and the ECH730 Command EFI V-twin with Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI). Both engines feature heavy-duty cyclonic air filters and a Lazer Z-style hour meter module and harness for improved on-board diagnostics.
The Navigator features Superior Gear gearbox assemblies with spiral-bevel cut gears for quiet operation. Each gearbox is independently sealed to prevent cross-contamination or loss of lubricant, and Exmark engineers use 3/8-inch hardware to connect all gearboxes and shaft tubes for increased reliability and strength. Additionally, Premium Timken tapered roller bearings are used to ensure superior durability and long life.
In addition to the new powered dump option, the 2014 Exmark Navigator features a long list of productivity and versatility enhancing accessories, which include:
• Custom suspension seat
• 48-inch snow blade
• 44-inch snow blower
• Mulching kit
• Light kit
• Dump Tubs
To learn more about the 2014 Exmark Navigator or find the nearest authorized Exmark dealer, visit Exmark.com, or call (402) 223-6300.