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desert rose gardening
02-03-2005, 10:14 AM
I heard some of you talking about a new 26 inch mower, maybe X mark? Anybody have some new info? I would appreciate it. For some of you out there, I did a search and I have a license, so theres no need to answer like that.

PMLAWN
02-03-2005, 10:17 AM
Are you saying that we need a license to ask a question now? :p

PMLAWN
02-03-2005, 10:21 AM
The latest I saw was a thread by TMlawncare-- "Finally some Exmark News!!!!" Check that out

proenterprises
02-03-2005, 10:24 AM
im not sure about the exmark 26" mower. i have one which was made by mtd. 6.5hp and 26" cut. in my opinion, its a great machine for occasional use.

beransfixitinc
02-03-2005, 10:42 AM
i have one which was made by mtd. 6.5hp and 26" cut. in my opinion, its a great machine for occasional use.

Which is exactly what a homeowner brand mower is intended for .... unless it's some commercial type of unit.

khutch
02-04-2005, 08:45 AM
Exmark has introduced a new 26" mower. It will be in addition to the current line of Metro's. Honda + Kawi engine choices, 6 HP or 6.5 HP. They were selling them at a local "Pro-Day" this week for $1250. They had them on display but you would not be able to take delivery until about April. Then the cost goes up to $1500!

beransfixitinc
02-04-2005, 12:09 PM
Exmark has introduced a new 26" mower. It will be in addition to the current line of Metro's. Honda + Kawi engine choices, 6 HP or 6.5 HP. They were selling them at a local "Pro-Day" this week for $1250. They had them on display but you would not be able to take delivery until about April. Then the cost goes up to $1500!


Man, we have not even gotten to see this darn thing yet. From what I hear, it looks maybe like an old Dayton, with a low deck in the front, and the engine at the back over the rear wheels.

Weight looks to be about 160-170lbs. [ 26" 6.0 HP (3600 RPM) Kawasaki Self-Propelled BBC (Blade Brake Clutch) w/Bag and Mulching System ]

Available April 2005.

I do not see an option here for the Honda engine.. looks like the 6 hp Kawi is the only one.

And yes, $1500 is right at the retail price.

TMlawncare
02-04-2005, 12:22 PM
On the 26" Exmark the motor sit back off the deck. The deck is powered by a belt from the motor, similiar to a larger walkbehind.

Jeff@SGLC.ca
02-04-2005, 12:38 PM
Encore Classic 26"


Self-Propelled Drive
26" Cutting Deck
Commercial Built Welded Steel Deck
Ergonomic Handle and Controls
1" to 3.5" Cutting Height
Operator Presence Controls
8.5 HP Briggs IC Engine

Additional features - Replaceable, precision sealed ball bearings on the drive wheels, a blade brake stop, high lift blade, 2.3 qt. fuel capacity, 20" drive tires.

http://www.encoreequipment.com/graphics/equipmen/classic/classic_04.jpghttp://www.encoreequipment.com/graphics/equipmen/classic/classic_05.jpg

*That picture took some work to post...it's to seperate images on their site lol*

proenterprises
02-04-2005, 01:03 PM
Exmark has introduced a new 26" mower. It will be in addition to the current line of Metro's. Honda + Kawi engine choices, 6 HP or 6.5 HP. They were selling them at a local "Pro-Day" this week for $1250. They had them on display but you would not be able to take delivery until about April. Then the cost goes up to $1500!


$1,500.00 for a 26" mower. Unless this will be seing 35+ hours of use per week, why would you spend this much on that small of a machine. Granted, mine is an MTD, and is a "homeowner" machine, the only problem I have had with it in the 2 seaons I ran it was the blade engagement cable. I paid about $350.00 for it online and it was my primary machines until I got my walkbehind this past season. Its paid for itself many times over.

TClawn
02-04-2005, 02:32 PM
why would anyone spend 1500 when you could get a 32 inch belt for $500 more?

dishboy
02-04-2005, 03:03 PM
why would anyone spend 1500 when you could get a 32 inch belt for $500 more?

Because many landcapes have turf where the end result LOOKs better with a smaller lighter machine, and if the machine is designed right, it will probably be just as fast to complete the job on small landscapes. I have never seen a 32 IN REAR BAGGER which the new 26 is supposed to be. I have a hydro 36 why would I want a 32 when a 26 will allow me to park the 21's.

crawdad
02-05-2005, 06:02 AM
Encore Classic 26"


Self-Propelled Drive
26" Cutting Deck
Commercial Built Welded Steel Deck
Ergonomic Handle and Controls
1" to 3.5" Cutting Height
Operator Presence Controls
8.5 HP Briggs IC Engine
.......
........

I went to their website, the closest dealer from here is Bakersville, NC, an hour and a half. I wouldn't mind going over the mountain to get it, but a three hour round trip for warranty work, or parts, would be a pain. It's an Ace hardware, so they may not even do any repair work.
Crawdad

crawdad
02-05-2005, 06:13 AM
Here's the owners manual...
http://www.encoreequipment.com/encoreservice/httpdocs/images/PDF/classic/26%20Classic%20Operators%20Manual%20%26%20IPL.pdf

Any idea on the price??

desert rose gardening
02-13-2005, 09:27 AM
Thanx for all the help!!! I know what im getting come April!!!