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Old 07-07-2014, 03:45 PM
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What flavor is this Encore 36WB?

Hi guys! I'm back after a few years off.

I sold my 34" Gravely WB when I moved from the Midwest two years back. I moved back in April and yesterday I picked up this used 36" belt-drive Encore WB to use as a residential mower. It seems there are not many Encore fans here, but I hope a few of you will be able to assist me.

I haven't been able to locate a serial number on the mower and can't figure out this unit's model number or year of manufacture. Engine is a KAW FC420V-AS15. I've trolled the internet but haven't found another Encore like this one without the angled fuel tank.

What model is this mower and what year was it made?

Bonus points for links to owners manuals for the mower and/or engine.

Thanks for the help!

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Old 07-08-2014, 08:04 AM
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Can't help you out a lot, but here is what I think. That mower is about ten years old. When I started mowing in 2002 with two partners we had a Encore just like that including the gas tank and it was brand new. It had the 14 horse kawasaki single cylinder engine with ACR-automatic compression release. The main thing I recall is it was hard to start when cold. It cut pretty well but the pistol grips were stiff. Encore is not popular in Wichita where I am at, but I see a lot of them in the Kansas City area where I have family. I would try to contact Encore directly. If I remember right the model was Proline, which I thought was odd since Toro also calls some mowers Proline as well.
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Old 07-08-2014, 08:26 AM
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We used them and still do. Their walk behind is well built. Can't remember the model # but, they were called the PRO-Line. I would say it was built in the late 90's, by the look of the tank.
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Old 07-09-2014, 11:16 AM
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Found it. This one is a 36K200. No idea on date of manufacture.
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