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perkinscl
06-02-2011, 12:21 AM
Can anyone identify this Exmark model? It's a 48" with a 12.5 HP Kawasaki. I would think either a Metro or Viking, but the white stripes are throwing me off (haven't seen them before).

For sale locally for $1050 including the sulky,seems like a great deal unless it's vintage. Ultimately, I'm trying to see if it's a good deal.

http://images.craigslist.org/3n13o83l95V05O45W4b5v925143c1cb56156b.jpghttp://images.craigslist.org/3kd3m93l25V65Z65U3b5v97817de575771bfc.jpg

knox gsl
06-02-2011, 12:27 AM
I would say mid 90's at best.

topsites
06-02-2011, 01:38 AM
Yeah something ain't right with that machine, sorry and I could be wrong but it just looks too good for a thousand dollar mower,
I would honestly prefer to see some of the wear and tear, this thing I have no idea why or what they're covering up and there's no
way it's a newer model or it wouldn't be no thousand bucks, I dare say the only reason it looks so good is because it's been painted?

Like I said I could be wrong, but my opinion is the only way it might be all right if it belonged to a homeowner all these years,
and then you still can't be too sure but otherwise I'd likely keep looking and a steal it probably isn't.

soloscaperman
06-02-2011, 01:57 AM
That's pretty old. I like how there are covers over the belt driven wheels. That has to be like a 1989 to 1995

cuttinscott
06-02-2011, 12:43 PM
Can anyone identify this Exmark model? It's a 48" with a 12.5 HP Kawasaki. I would think either a Metro or Viking, but the white stripes are throwing me off (haven't seen them before).

For sale locally for $1050 including the sulky,seems like a great deal unless it's vintage. Ultimately, I'm trying to see if it's a good deal.

http://images.craigslist.org/3n13o83l95V05O45W4b5v925143c1cb56156b.jpghttp://images.craigslist.org/3kd3m93l25V65Z65U3b5v97817de575771bfc.jpg

The Stripe thing makes me believe its NOT a EXMARK but actually a ENCORE


Scott

MOHUSTLER
06-02-2011, 02:48 PM
Im pretty sure thats an encore.

And anything over $700 for that mower is a rip off.

I MOW ALONE
06-02-2011, 02:53 PM
that is an exmark late 80's early early 90's. used to have one just like it i agree $6-700 tops for the mower. does look very clean and maintained from pics so someone took good care of it.

SoloSulkySurfer
06-02-2011, 03:37 PM
It's an older Encore and for that price with only a 12.5hp engine on a 48" deck i would pass.

clydebusa
06-02-2011, 04:36 PM
It's an older Encore and for that price with only a 12.5hp engine on a 48" deck i would pass.

My thoughts completely, wayyyyy under powered.
:walking:

Johnagain
06-02-2011, 10:34 PM
You young guys sure don't know much about older mowers. That's an Exmark gear drive mower. These mowers were the best walk behinds available and actually had 2 pulleys to tighten the drive belts so the belts didn't slip at all. They even worked well when wet. the reverse wasn't an assist model but it would actually push you and sulky in reverse. I don't understand why they quit making this drive design it was way better than today's gear drives.

12.5 hp was a stong engine and it was the most you could get on a gear drive back then. Hydo walk behinds were just coming out and they were offering only a 14hp. I had both a 36 and 48 exmark back then and they both pulled single wheel velkes easily. I think it might have had to do with the way the belt drive was designed but not sure.

That mower is very good condition for as old as it is. I'd give a grand for it, if everything was tight.

clydebusa
06-03-2011, 09:16 AM
You young guys sure don't know much about older mowers. That's an Exmark gear drive mower. These mowers were the best walk behinds available and actually had 2 pulleys to tighten the drive belts so the belts didn't slip at all. They even worked well when wet. the reverse wasn't an assist model but it would actually push you and sulky in reverse. I don't understand why they quit making this drive design it was way better than today's gear drives.

12.5 hp was a stong engine and it was the most you could get on a gear drive back then. Hydo walk behinds were just coming out and they were offering only a 14hp. I had both a 36 and 48 exmark back then and they both pulled single wheel velkes easily. I think it might have had to do with the way the belt drive was designed but not sure.

That mower is very good condition for as old as it is. I'd give a grand for it, if everything was tight.

All you say is true, also the model t was a great car for its time!

perkinscl
06-03-2011, 09:52 AM
Thanks for all the replies guys, good to learn from everyone. Given the age, I'm going to pass (and won't have to drive an hour to find out it was 20 yrs old).

TMlawncare
06-03-2011, 11:33 PM
That is a 90's model Encore walk behind. There factory is located across the street from Exmarks. Both are built in Beatrice, NE.