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How About Encore???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by The Lawn Boy Pro, Mar 25, 2003.

  1. The Lawn Boy Pro

    The Lawn Boy Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,217

    I have an Encore Pro Line 52" 20HP Liquid Cooled Kaw. ZTR. I think its a 93'. I just bought it. Encore's any good?

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  2. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    Since you just bought it, you may not really want to know that answer.

    But if you do, do a search. Many of us have posted some info on them.
  3. baddboygeorge

    baddboygeorge LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,249

    encore is junk dealer here went outta business cause they are overpriced an underconstructed on the lines of a landscaper supply model!!
  4. The Lawn Boy Pro

    The Lawn Boy Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,217

    65hoss, whats so bad about them? I have no problem agreeing the new ones are s**t, but The '93 Pro Line I've got runs and operates like a dream. What do you hate about them? I don't care what you say, I just want to know the most I can about this machine.
  5. brucec32

    brucec32 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,403

    Even a dealer who sold them kinda shrugged and gave a "nuh uh" shake of the head when I asked about an Encore sitting on their floor. I suspect dealers carry them as price-leader products for those on a tight budget. But I have no personal experience with them.
  6. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
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  7. bruces

    bruces LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 648

    I know a lot of people have bad things to say about them, but I've got a 48" walk behind hydro that I bought used and have had no problems with it.

    It isn't my front line mower, but it seems to be ok.

    In my area there are a lot of Encores in use.

    Would I buy another one if I was buying new? Probably not, there are others that are probably better for the same money, but I wouldn't have a problem looking at other used Encores if the price was right.

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