Encore mowers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by eslawns, Sep 26, 2000.

  1. eslawns

    eslawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 712

    I have a 36" WB that has been a good machine, but it will be 6 next June and I'll probably retire it. Every mfg has had nasty things posted here, but Encore seems to be a unanimous "unfavorite." I got it because it was cheaper than the competition, but that is no longer the case. If I get another WB, I'm leaning toward the Exmark or the Snapper. I don't see much difference from mfg to mfg.
  2. Turf Kutter

    Turf Kutter LawnSite Member
    Messages: 125

    I was looking at the Snapper too but people say the snapper breaks easy.All agree that exmark is the best.I have not used the Snapper or Exmark.
  3. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    I've got a 48" hydro wb. It's a fair machine. I think its a decent machine for a lower grade hydro (my opinion). I have put 2 sets of spindle bearings in it this year already. No matter what I do, they still don't last. The OPC switch on the speed control is a poor design. Finally got tired of that $10 piece breaking every 30 hrs and put a toggle switch in it.

    It's a mower I will keep as a back up and use it for very bad clean up (junk yards). Kinda like a bushhog!!

  4. landscaper3

    landscaper3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,354

    Go with either Exmark with floating deck or try the Toro full floating deck with the T-Bar stearing we have a toro and love it. The best thing with Exmark and Toro you buy one now!!! for 0 down 0 payments till April 2001 and 0 intrest till April good deal
  5. TGCummings

    TGCummings LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 773

    I got the Exmark 36" Hydro in June, and have nothing but good things to say about it. Highly recommended...

  6. Turf Kutter

    Turf Kutter LawnSite Member
    Messages: 125

    Tg what hp is it, and is it the viking hydro?

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