Yeah Id say go for it, encores are bullet-proof, I dont have a hour meter on either of my encores but I would guess my 32" has 2,000-3,000 hours.
Freshman at Pittsburg State University
Encore Walkbehinds, Great Dane Surfer
Stihl Trimmers, Blower, Chainsaws
98 Toyota 4-runner
85 Ford F350 Diesel, 10'x 7.5' Dump Bed
94 Bobcat 7753