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wb that is a spittin image of exmark.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by RedWingsDet, Sep 27, 2004.

  1. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Posts: 3,556

    well, there is a fellow a few blocks down from me who has been in the business about 30 years, on saturday i was talking to him and he was telling me a bunch of tips.

    anyway, long story short, he said that there is a co who makes machines, and their wb is about 2k cheaper than exmark, and that the person who designed these machines used to work for exmark, and that they are the same machine but with a different name and 2k cheaper.

    my question is, i forgot what he said they're called. does anyone know what im talking about?
  2. Fareway Lawncare

    Fareway Lawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    from Canada
    Posts: 2,222

    you can use the same components but unless your mower has the eXmark Deck & Controls...It Ain't an eXmark !
  3. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Posts: 3,556

    its the same deck, idk about controls. but he said its the EXACT SAME as an eXmark but with different colors and decals.
  4. stevesmowing

    stevesmowing LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 847

    Yes, I belive it is Encore http://www.encoreequipment.com/pages/pages03/about.html
    I have bought a used 48" wb a year ago this fall and its a work horse. Its a 1994 with a 12.5 kawi and its the best. The only complaint I have is the tendency to get windrows of grass opposed to spead out nice, but it does leave a nice cut espically with high lifts. Has anyone else had problems with getting windrows? It seems like the opening on the deck for side discharge is 2 narrow and not wide enough. I think mine is like 9 inches wide or something. Anyone have any ideas for my problem?
  5. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Posts: 3,556

    thanks steve, it was an encore, i just had to hear the name to remember it. thanks again. sorry i cant help ya with the question though.

    anyone else know about encores? if they have em, how are they? and are they truely like an exmark?
  6. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Platinum Member
    from zone 6
    Posts: 4,233

    Encore does not have the same flow control baffle as Exmark, the reason for that nice cut.
  7. stevesmowing

    stevesmowing LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 847

    any time mark
  8. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,569

    Steve, the guy that started and owns Encore started Exmark.
  9. HighGrass

    HighGrass LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Z5 MA
    Posts: 1,237

    So the Encore has the better cut?
  10. rookiemower

    rookiemower LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 766

    mark, if you dont mind me asking why are you selling all you equipment?

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