Encore mower?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by LuxuryLawns, May 7, 2004.

  1. LuxuryLawns

    LuxuryLawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    Is this a good deal?
    a Encore 36" WB 12 HP B/S IC Engine for 1,900.
    Is this a good deal?
    Oh and it is brand new and comes with a 2 year warranty.
  2. EastProLawn

    EastProLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,110

    Don't really care for the Encores ( their o.k. ) but sounds good for the money & warranty.
  3. stevesmowing

    stevesmowing LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 847

    I bought a encore 48k100 last fall. I think its a 1994 the guy only used it on his own yard. I am guessing it had 500 hours on it. So far I love it. It has a 12.5 hp kawasaki on it. For most of the time its enough hp but sometimes more would be nice. If you are putting lots of hours on it i would question the brigs engine. Some people say they are fine while others have problems after a few years but it can always be rebuilt. Anyways i paid $1000 for mine which was a 48" with kawasaki but it was 10 years old. Hope this helps.
  4. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,177

    I helped a friend out when he was 14 years old. I was 15 at the time. He loved my mower, so he wanted one. Well the best deal he could find was a 36" encore 12 hp brigg. I loaned him $1999 (no tax since he got it in NH) so he could buy it. He paided me back in 3 months. For the money, it probably the best bang for the buck, in cheaper lighter equipment. The guy who ones encore, used to work for ferris. I think you got your self a good deal.
  5. Jim Noyes

    Jim Noyes LawnSite Member
    from 20105
    Messages: 1

    I have a 2 yr old 36" Encore WB w/ 12HP B/S belt drive for sale. It has only about 50 hrs on it and used only on my property. It's in perfect shape. I just moved into a new house with much larger property and need to upgrade to a larger WB. I live in Northern Virginia.
  6. TheKingNJ

    TheKingNJ LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 781

    I'd stay away from the Encore. You get what you pay for.
  7. Advance Lawncare

    Advance Lawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 21

    we've had good luck with our 36" encore dual hydro.

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