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26 inch mower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by desert rose gardening, Feb 3, 2005.

  1. desert rose gardening

    desert rose gardening LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 387

    I heard some of you talking about a new 26 inch mower, maybe X mark? Anybody have some new info? I would appreciate it. For some of you out there, I did a search and I have a license, so theres no need to answer like that.
     
  2. PMLAWN

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,534

    Are you saying that we need a license to ask a question now? :p
     
  3. PMLAWN

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,534

    The latest I saw was a thread by TMlawncare-- "Finally some Exmark News!!!!" Check that out
     
  4. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,296

    im not sure about the exmark 26" mower. i have one which was made by mtd. 6.5hp and 26" cut. in my opinion, its a great machine for occasional use.
     
  5. beransfixitinc

    beransfixitinc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 592

    Which is exactly what a homeowner brand mower is intended for .... unless it's some commercial type of unit.
     
  6. khutch

    khutch LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 495

    Exmark has introduced a new 26" mower. It will be in addition to the current line of Metro's. Honda + Kawi engine choices, 6 HP or 6.5 HP. They were selling them at a local "Pro-Day" this week for $1250. They had them on display but you would not be able to take delivery until about April. Then the cost goes up to $1500!
     
  7. beransfixitinc

    beransfixitinc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 592


    Man, we have not even gotten to see this darn thing yet. From what I hear, it looks maybe like an old Dayton, with a low deck in the front, and the engine at the back over the rear wheels.

    Weight looks to be about 160-170lbs. [ 26" 6.0 HP (3600 RPM) Kawasaki Self-Propelled BBC (Blade Brake Clutch) w/Bag and Mulching System ]

    Available April 2005.

    I do not see an option here for the Honda engine.. looks like the 6 hp Kawi is the only one.

    And yes, $1500 is right at the retail price.
     
  8. TMlawncare

    TMlawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,199

    On the 26" Exmark the motor sit back off the deck. The deck is powered by a belt from the motor, similiar to a larger walkbehind.
     
  9. Jeff@SGLC.ca

    Jeff@SGLC.ca LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 576

    Encore Classic 26"


    Self-Propelled Drive
    26" Cutting Deck
    Commercial Built Welded Steel Deck
    Ergonomic Handle and Controls
    1" to 3.5" Cutting Height
    Operator Presence Controls
    8.5 HP Briggs IC Engine

    Additional features - Replaceable, precision sealed ball bearings on the drive wheels, a blade brake stop, high lift blade, 2.3 qt. fuel capacity, 20" drive tires.

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    *That picture took some work to post...it's to seperate images on their site lol*
     
  10. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,296


    $1,500.00 for a 26" mower. Unless this will be seing 35+ hours of use per week, why would you spend this much on that small of a machine. Granted, mine is an MTD, and is a "homeowner" machine, the only problem I have had with it in the 2 seaons I ran it was the blade engagement cable. I paid about $350.00 for it online and it was my primary machines until I got my walkbehind this past season. Its paid for itself many times over.
     

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