what is this mower worth?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by stevesmowing, Jul 14, 2006.

  1. stevesmowing

    stevesmowing LawnSite Senior Member
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    what do you think this mower is worth? It is a 48" encore belt drive. Its an older model but everything is tight on it. I've replaced bushings, belts, spindles, and I also re-painted the deck a year + ago. It has a 12.5 hp kaw engine. I am thinking of selling it to help go towards a 61" Ferris Dual Drive. Note the picture was taken right after it was painted, it is not quite as shinny now.

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  2. ThirdDay

    ThirdDay LawnSite Senior Member
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    $300 to $500 tops.

    It's old, it's an Encore and the engine is too small for a 48" deck.

    Good luck!
     
  3. martinfan06

    martinfan06 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Id say 500$ to 800$.
     
  4. Encore Mfg.

    Encore Mfg. LawnSite Member
    Posts: 62

    This unit is about 12 - 15 years old.

    In response to the engine size vs. the deck...at that time, EVERY mfg. used this engine because it was the standard engine. It has always amazed me how horsepower on mowers of this type has gone way up while the grass hasn't changed!
     
  5. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,022

    I dont understand it either. Maybe everyone is just getting lazy and letting it grow until they should really be using a bushhog on it instead... If that 12.5 isnt enough on a 48 then you need to either cut the grass more often or raise the deck up...sheesh.
     

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