Exmark Metro vs. Viking... ?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by topsites, Jul 22, 2006.

  1. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    Does anyone here know the difference between the 48" metro and the 48" viking, both exmarks...?
    They look the same to me, but that's from a catalog...
    Is it just the metro is gear drive and the viking is hydro?
  2. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
    Posts: 6,074

    and the viking is a fixed deck.
  3. jazak

    jazak LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 843

    Metro is fixed too, floating deck is an optoin. Yes the difference is the hydro/belt drives.
  4. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    Depending on the age of the Viking, they were at one time belt drives.
  5. jazak

    jazak LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 843

    He's talking about the new ones but you're right.
  6. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,164

    another difference would be about $1k and bigger tires on the viking as well, but other than that the only major difference is gear vs. hydro.
  7. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,937

    I got the impression he was looking used, but consulting a catalog for the differences.
  8. Rhett

    Rhett LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,071

    I have both. If you are considering purchasing one, spend the extra and get the viking. With the stand on attachment it is one quick little machine. The Metro now is on loan to another LCO. When it returns it will sit in the shop.

    HOOLIE LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,981

    Like someone said the older Vikings were belt-drives (not sure what years) but the current models are fixed-deck hydros.

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