48" Viking

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by QTwo, Aug 29, 2004.

  1. QTwo

    QTwo LawnSite Member
    from NH
    Messages: 6

    Hi All,

    I just found this site and have been VERY impressed with the content and information contained herein during my tour.

    I was looking for some feedback and model info on a used 48" Viking hydro and wanted to see your thoughts. My experience with zero turn w/b is nill as I have only used regular Toro, Craftman and MTD mowers/riders.

    The Viking would be used for residential use for now and in a few year's for my childs small scale landscaping business that I plan to start. (I had my own landscape business for 10 years in HS and College, a great intro to business)

    - 48" Viking Hydro - V48 14K0H - Ser # 127006
    - Kohler Commander 14 HP ProSeries (CV14T)
    - Bagger

    Does anyone use this model? Any idea on the age? What should I look out for? Is this way overkill?

    The owner is looking for $1300.

    Thanks for your assistance.
  2. Fareway Lawncare

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

    In a 48" I prefer a floater...Viking fiXed is fine in 36" & 32" Decks....

    14 Kohler is Older...Mabe Pre 2000 ?!?!?
  3. sawman65

    sawman65 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 754

    good intro mower,the year would be around 1999. could tell you more with a ser#
  4. QTwo

    QTwo LawnSite Member
    from NH
    Messages: 6

    What is the difference between a floater and fixed? Are all Vikings fixed? My lawn is fairly flat but who knows what ype of lawns we will encounter down the road.

    The ser# is 127006. If it is around a 1999, do they hold up well?
  5. sawman65

    sawman65 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 754

    from the serial# you gave me i think that unit may have been sold in 98 but i will do a number check at work. for the life of me
    i cant remember my pass word.
    this unit should hold up well just check it out good.
  6. CookTractor

    CookTractor LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    floating deck is suspended from the mower frame and will float with the terrain. a fixed deck permanently fixed to the frame and does not adjust with the terrain. Yes all vikings are fixed decks, to get a hydro exmark in a floater you have to go with the Turf Tracer

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