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Encore extreme zero turn

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by bob1usa, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. bob1usa

    bob1usa LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    Does anybody have an opinion ENCORE EXTREME ZERO TURN. I have been looking for second ZT and need some input.
    Thank you,
  2. sampler

    sampler LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    I bought a 52 inch with the 23 kaw in February and before that I asked the same questions. Most of the people who slammed them had never had one. Do search on encore on this site(if you haven't yet). You'll learn a lot about Encore. They only make Commercial grade and "Estate grade mowers.

    The founder of Encore was one of the Co-founders of Exmark, who sold to Toro in 1988. He then started encore. It is a privately owned company just like Bad Boys and no shareholders, board of directors and so on to answer to.

    A lot of people on this board think if it a "commercial " grade mower doesn't cost $8000 or more, it is junk.

    Just my opinion.
  3. bob1usa

    bob1usa LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    Thanks Nobody around here owns one. I am leaning towards the same model you have.
  4. kbt7800

    kbt7800 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    Just traded in my 52" ENcore Extreme w/collection system. The mower was not meant for commercial everyday use no matter what Encore says. The metal on the deck is very thin. I had to reinforce the crb edge after a few uses because it bumped against a tree caved in. The pumps are under powered (10cc) compared to the Exmark (12cc). Parking brake never worked and the return to nuetral adjustments needed to be adjusted and I was quoted almost 2 hours labor from a dealer due to the difficult access to pumps. machine always creeped. Had pump issues and difficult time getting parts because of lack of dealers in my area. I now have an Exmark LazerHP and it works circles around the Encore. I saved alot of money buying the Encore but payed w/ headaches in the long run. You get what you pay for!:usflag::usflag::usflag:
  5. Lawn Trooper

    Lawn Trooper LawnSite Member
    from alabama
    Messages: 14

    Was that the highest commercial grade mower you bought from encore? I have been thinking about getting a new exmark but they are so expensive it has made me think about getting a gravely or an encore mower cuz they are so much cheaper out the door. But I need something thats not gonna be a head ache and if it cost 2 grand more I will do it. I hate head aches lol
  6. edsyardco

    edsyardco LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    I have a 52 encore extreem is is the frapping shiznit. i work the crap out of mine it will do it all
  7. encore81

    encore81 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    the mower is great the bagger is no good it clogs way to easy if your going to buy this mower and want to get away with bagging buy the protero grass catcher but over all this is a great mower but the 34 hp scag and exmarks will put this mower in its place
  8. Father&Daughter Lawn care

    Father&Daughter Lawn care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 434

    I bought my first used Encore late last year. I now have 3. I have a 42" 48" 52". I am also looking at a 34" ztr or a 32" walk behind. These are really good mowers for the price and are extremely INEXPENSIVE to repair.

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