Today, Exmark unveiled a new rear discharge deck option for its Lazer Z DS-Series zero-turn riding mower. The new deck gives operators a number of important benefits, including increased clipping control, the ability to trim on both sides of the deck with superior finished cut quality, and quieter operation.

“While our traditional side discharge cutting decks have proven extremely popular, a number of our customers have specific needs that only a rear discharge deck will accommodate,” said Exmark Director of Marketing, Daryn Walters. “The new Exmark rear discharge deck meets the needs of these customers with an unmatched cut quality, even in heavy, tall grass and the ability to trim on both sides of the cutting deck.”

Exmark designed the new rear discharge deck with baffles and a counter-rotating blade design, which provides uniform, controlled clipping discharge and a superior quality of cut. The rear discharge design also reduces clipping over-processing, which reduces power requirements and allows the deck to easily handle tall grass conditions. In addition, the design of the baffle and blades contributes to a quieter system, compared to other deck designs.

The heavy-duty fabricated, welded deck construction features durable molded bumpers and Exmark’s Series 6 spindles to provide years of commercial durability in tough mowing conditions. An accessory Finish Cut baffle kit is available to reduce visible clippings on highly-manicured properties. The kit offers performance similar to a dedicated mulching deck, but with lower power requirements and sound output.

The new rear discharge deck is available on the 2013 Lazer Z DS diesel-powered zero-turn riding mower, in 60- and 72-inch cutting widths. The Lazer Z DS-Series is part of the Lazer Z family, Exmark’s premier line of commercial zero-turn riding mowers. Learn more about each of the models in the Lazer Z line at, or call (402) 223-6300.