Encore Z-34 Owners Only

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Strawbridge Lawn, Feb 4, 2003.

  1. Strawbridge Lawn

    Strawbridge Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    If you own or have owned this machine please provide any and all feedback you can regarding:
    use
    maintenance
    cut quality and any other tidbits.

    Please, if you didis-like Encore Walk Behinds that is fine, but I am specifically interested in this machine for it was developed differently with a specific purpose.

    Thank You
     
  2. Strawbridge Lawn

    Strawbridge Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    Got 1 e-mail reply from old search threads. Anyone out there got one of these?
     
  3. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    Nope. I know you don't want any opinions from unhappy w/b owners, but most of us learned the lesson and applied it to their riders as well. If you can't handle something as simple as a w/b then you really can't build a good rider. My opinion anyway.
     
  4. Strawbridge Lawn

    Strawbridge Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 660

    I am well aware of your views of Encore from your experiences.
    I own a ZHP-52 because I listened to the pro's on this board.
    I have not purchased a Z-34 yet because of all the negative here.

    As a solo operator, It is not cost efficient for me to purchase a Walk-Behind because I can and need to do more with a rider to save time/energy whether it is aerating, fertilizing or mulch installs.

    Unfortunately, the only piece of equipment suited almost exactly for my needs is their Z-34. Would love a stander, but hate fixed decks.. Not a lot of good to be said here about the 36" Dane Surfers either and a learning curve would be ahead in the towing department. I don't have 9K for a Walker (yet).

    So my options are few 34-36" Heavu duty quality cutting machine that can tow attachments. I have a Simplicity Coronet 34" hydro 14 Kohler, that stripes, has a front dde-thatch attachment , bagger, and tows. I just need a commercial varient and there seems to be few if any.



    The Walk Behind
     
  5. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
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    What about the little Dixie Chopper? They have one for gated areas.
     
  6. Strawbridge Lawn

    Strawbridge Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 660

    The smallest Dixie is a 42" which is no good on 36" gates
    EM's need to realize there is a need.
     

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