Fed back re : Encore power equipment

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by rrr, Feb 25, 2006.

  1. rrr

    rrr LawnSite Member
    from ottawa
    Messages: 6

    Has anybody heard of Encore power equipment ?

    I'm from Ontario and Encore is advertising WB & Zero turns for a decent price
    for somebody just starting out like myself.


  2. PGA

    PGA LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 710

    We run a ton of Encore down here. Thats all I have right now. Well priced and very easy to work on. They have made huge strides in the last 2 or 3 years on them and they are pretty good mowers. You will get a ton of use out them. Lots of commercial guys run them here in the midwest where Im at.
  3. old dog 80

    old dog 80 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 204

    I am from mid Atlantic and say they are a good mower but we have a terrible
    distributor and dealer network.I had a horrible time even trying to get parts!
    Stay away as far as possible!!!!
  4. PGA

    PGA LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 710

    that sucks. My dealer bends over backwards for me. If I drop something off its fixed within within 24 hours AND he gives me a loaner.
  5. old dog 80

    old dog 80 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 204

    They got a new distributor in my area and the dealer dropped the line like a hot potato.The distr. did not care.The company said it was up to the distr. So there
    I was out in the cold with 2 36" wb,1 48" wb ,and a 52" Proline rider.
    No parts,no service,no warrenty work.It lets a bitter taste in one's mouth!
  6. PGA

    PGA LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 710

    I cant blame you at all.

    I have 3 dealers within 25 mins, 1 is within 15 and the other is about 5 blocks from me.

    I had that problem with Bunton a few years back and I stopped buying them.
  7. deereman

    deereman LawnSite Senior Member
    from USA
    Messages: 518

    Just wondering if anybody knows if Exmark and Encore are one in the same company, Encore being a spinoff from Exmark? They look close together. :confused: I think that they are both even made in Beatrice Neb. But not for sure.
  8. PGA

    PGA LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 710

    No. But I believe Toro owns Exmark. I may be wrong.
  9. Green King

    Green King LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 539

    Here in the area that I am in Encore is getting stronger and stronger. Dealer is the reason but reguardless encore is a good product.
  10. extoro

    extoro LawnSite Member
    Messages: 96

    Encore use to be a player in the walk behind market - not real sure about that any more.

    I know you don't see much Encore equipment on trailers. We demoed one of their Prowler outfront units, not bad but we weren't blown away by it. Haven't tried one of their midmounts.

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