Anyone using Encore belt-drive walkbehinds?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mowingman, Dec 11, 2003.

  1. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 4,662

    Is anyone here using Encore belt-drive, 36" or 48" walkbehinds. If so, what do you think of them? I know Encore ZTR's are not well thought of on this forum, but I have not heard much about their walkbehinds. A dealer in a nearby town seems to be selling a good many of them, and the price is pretty attractive. :)
  2. Cut This!

    Cut This! LawnSite Member
    Posts: 48

    How much is he asking for a 48" with 15Hp?
  3. Phishook

    Phishook LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,143

    I got one. I like the cut.

  4. Turf Cutters

    Turf Cutters LawnSite Member
    Posts: 121

    I have a 48" hydro. I run doubles on it and it leaves a good strip. It is also easy to work on.
  5. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 4,662

    Cut This,
    I will check tomorrow and let you know. I have it written down at my shop.:)
  6. glad you guys had good luck...we had a 36 inch belt drive encore was good to tie my dog to
  7. Black Water

    Black Water LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 250

    What went wrong? Did you buy it new?:confused:
  8. Yes it was bought brand new....what went wrong ..well tons of things.

    low blade tip speed
    crummy cut i tryed everything on this mower ...raised the rpm's tryed a million different deck pitch adjustment s.

    THe mower deck cracked they did replace the deck shell and it started getting hair line cracks .
    It did make a good bushhogg and something to tie my dogs to.
    If i could pinpoint the worse biz mistakes we made that encore would be on the top of the list.
  9. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    Worst mower I ever bought was a 48" encore. Still own it.
    Those mowers eat spindle bearings for lunch. Opc switches are real cheap on them. Anyway, do a search, you will find most people hate their encores. I would never buy another one.
  10. for a few more $$ get a Scag...

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