View Full Version : Anyone have an Exmark Viking?

south jerz
05-11-2005, 01:02 PM
Any reviews on this mower?

05-11-2005, 01:45 PM
Any reviews on this mower?

I have one, 36" and it is a pretty good mower. Fast and gives a good cut.

05-11-2005, 03:23 PM
Yes, my friend has one, it's about....oh.....15 years old. Second motor, still cuts like it did on day one.

05-11-2005, 07:40 PM
I have one. They are good belt driven mowers

05-11-2005, 08:51 PM
i have a 48 viking,its the best cuttin mower i ever used,i have a 52 ztr toro, and for jobs, i would rather use the 48, bc it cuts so nice and even!

05-11-2005, 08:57 PM
I have a Viking 36" and Kaw. 15hp, great mower, cuts fast, low maintenance, and worth the extra buck. What size are you looking for?

Fareway Lawncare
05-11-2005, 08:58 PM
I have 2 Viking 32"'s which are Now Discontinued....One w/15hp Kohler...One w/15hp Kaw....Prefer the 36" Tracers.....eXmark Should have Made a 32" Tracerhp instead of the 26" Metro.

Mo Green
05-11-2005, 09:41 PM
I have one. They are good belt driven mowers
My Viking is a hydro, as I thought all Vikings were. The Metro is the belt driven version.

As far as the quality, I am very pleased with it so far. Maneuvers easy, and leaves a very nice cut. The ECS controls are very easy to use.

05-11-2005, 09:49 PM
The belt was called the Viking Posi drive. Nice set up for a belt drive. eXmark was nuts to stop making this mower. They said sales dropped off though.

05-11-2005, 09:58 PM
I have a 48" and I love it. It cuts great, I have a mulching kit on it and it works great.

05-11-2005, 10:27 PM
I have a 32" w/sulky and wouldn't trade for anything, only wish the tires were wider (but then it wouldn't be a 32").

05-11-2005, 11:47 PM
I bought my 36" Exmark Viking 8 seasons ago, using it about 800 hours per season. It has a 15hp Kohler Pro Command engine. I replaced the first engine at about 3,500 hours, and am intending to reach the end of 2005 season with this one - but not beyond. For all those hours, the only thing that has failed is spindle bearings. I am not complaining, only observing. I got four seaons from the greasable ones, and get about one season from the non-greasable ones. So, I know to expect a replacement after 600-900 hours. No problem -- 2-3 hours in an evening, or weekend, and I'm good to go again. I keep a spare set in the shop.

But, NOTHING ELSE has failed. I have not lost a single hour of work because of failure or problem with the machine (yes - a clogged fuel filter one time, my fault for not replacing before the season started, but I carry a spare so was going again in a few minutes).

Some of these days I'm generating more than eight service hours on the machine each day, most of them pulling a Bull Rider. So, it gets heavy use.

I consider the hydro pumps and wheel motors as the most vulnerable for a machine with high hours. But, I rarely read any posts on LS about failures of these two components.

05-12-2005, 01:40 AM
what do you want to know about the Viking?
i have one and it's a good solid hydro wb.

05-12-2005, 11:08 PM
I have an OLD viking 48" walk behind. This thing is so old it has the chain drive. The mower has never giving me trouble except for routine maintenance