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Early season specials

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by dmk395, Jan 18, 2001.

  1. dmk395

    dmk395 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Messages: 1,006

    Since its early season a myriad of dealers offer early season specials. I am thinking of purchasing either a 48" Encore or 48" Exmark, both belt drive mowers. The Encore is about 200bucks cheaper, which one would u buy?
  2. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    If the encore was $1500 cheaper, I wouldn't buy it. I have both types and encore will never happen again. Young, stupid mistake.

    Will only buy exmark in the future.
  3. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,662

    We have been exclusive users of Exmark since we traded in our Scag's the first winter after we entered into the Landscape Management business five years ago.

    Heck we outlasted our dealer ,,, LOL. Seriously though, I think for the money in belt drives that Exmark is the best bang for the buck.

  4. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    Has anyone noticed the interest in encore mowers lately? I know we talk about other mowers often, but encore just didn't come up much until lately.

    Just a thought.
  5. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,662

    I think that the sticker price is obviously raising some eyebrows about a potentially inexpensive way to get your foot thru the door until you can afford to upgrade.

    Personally, if I was just starting out again I would start out with High-End Residential clients and run a 36" wb until I could afford or justify a larger deck mower.

    I would also limit my choice for units to a Bobcat or Exmark machine for weight purposes and save the expense of larger units to use as operating capital.

    Just my .04
  6. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,662

    Landscaper Supply

    This outfit also has an introductory offer to new contractors. You can purchase a 36/48/52 wb,line trimmer,and bp blower starting from about $2400.


  7. Eric Green

    Eric Green LawnSite Member
    Messages: 40

    Hey Kris, are they national or just in your area?
  8. Scape Sculptor

    Scape Sculptor LawnSite Member
    Messages: 147

    ExMark all the way...get a 48", don't bother with the 36"...unless you really need it. They are only $100 diff.
  9. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,662

  10. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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