Difference between Exmark Metro and Viking walk-behinds

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by sweetland, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. sweetland

    sweetland LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Hey everyone I was wondering what the main differences are between the Exmark Metro and Viking walk-behinds are besides wheels and air filters. Any imput is great, thanks in advance..
     
  2. BINKY1902

    BINKY1902 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from South
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    I think the Metro's are gear and the Viking's are hydro drive.
     
  3. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Platinum Member
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    There are 2 major differences, the gear drive or hydro drive and the size of the drive tires. I do believe they share the series 2 and 3 decks.
     
  4. sweetland

    sweetland LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The compare option on the exmark website finally worked so I checked them out. The main differences are the hydro vs gear, air filter, and tire size. I have a Metro now and Im trying to decide what to get next. Anyone use a viking or metro? or Both?
     
  5. JRS Landscaping

    JRS Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    get a hydro...esp if your the main user. your body will thank you
     
  6. JRS Landscaping

    JRS Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    btw i own both....hydro has instant fwd to reverse. and it has true reverse not reverse assist. but its at least 1k more for a hydro new
     
  7. BINKY1902

    BINKY1902 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from South
    Posts: 1,123

    Yeah hydro is the way to go, well worth the extra cash.
     

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