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Old 08-29-2004, 09:52 PM
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48" Viking

Hi All,

I just found this site and have been VERY impressed with the content and information contained herein during my tour.

I was looking for some feedback and model info on a used 48" Viking hydro and wanted to see your thoughts. My experience with zero turn w/b is nill as I have only used regular Toro, Craftman and MTD mowers/riders.

The Viking would be used for residential use for now and in a few year's for my childs small scale landscaping business that I plan to start. (I had my own landscape business for 10 years in HS and College, a great intro to business)

- 48" Viking Hydro - V48 14K0H - Ser # 127006
- Kohler Commander 14 HP ProSeries (CV14T)
- Bagger

Does anyone use this model? Any idea on the age? What should I look out for? Is this way overkill?

The owner is looking for $1300.

Thanks for your assistance.
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Old 08-29-2004, 11:32 PM
Fareway Lawncare Fareway Lawncare is offline
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In a 48" I prefer a floater...Viking fiXed is fine in 36" & 32" Decks....

14 Kohler is Older...Mabe Pre 2000 ?!?!?
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Old 08-30-2004, 05:37 AM
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good intro mower,the year would be around 1999. could tell you more with a ser#
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Old 08-30-2004, 08:27 AM
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What is the difference between a floater and fixed? Are all Vikings fixed? My lawn is fairly flat but who knows what ype of lawns we will encounter down the road.

The ser# is 127006. If it is around a 1999, do they hold up well?
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Old 08-30-2004, 08:13 PM
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from the serial# you gave me i think that unit may have been sold in 98 but i will do a number check at work. for the life of me
i cant remember my pass word.
this unit should hold up well just check it out good.
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Old 08-30-2004, 09:39 PM
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floating deck is suspended from the mower frame and will float with the terrain. a fixed deck permanently fixed to the frame and does not adjust with the terrain. Yes all vikings are fixed decks, to get a hydro exmark in a floater you have to go with the Turf Tracer
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