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Etesia and Viking mowers

I'm looking to buy a new mower i have a honda 19" cut and looking at getting a viking or etesia viking for the rear roller and etesia for the collection and honda engine as im a fan or honda engines over briggs and straton any day

 

does anyone know anywhere that sells viking and etesia mowers that have them in there show rooms? id really like to look at them both before buying i had previously looked a john deere but read on here people aren't that impressed buy them.

 

ideally somewhere between melton mowbray and chester

 

many thanks nic

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  • What did you think of the Pro 53 Rowly? Did you get a chance to cut any grass with it? Bought my Pro 46 from Wyvern last year, take it that's where you went to have a look.


    ROWLY HILL said:

    Which Etesia model are you interested in Nic?

     

    I looked at the Pro 53 yesterday ( with the Kawi engine) in Shrewsbury - this was a demonstrator and I should note I was informed that the Kawi engine is no more all 53's will have the Honda engine from now on. If your quick you could get a look at that.

     

    Telford Farm Machinery ( Stableford, nr Bridgnorth) stock Vikings so this could fit nicely into a round trip ( you'd have to check with them though if they have the model in stock that you are interested in).

     

    If your interested in looking I can give you phone numbers etc.

  • thanks colin ive looked at all the pictures brochures etc would really like to see them and have a good look at them last time i went to a etesia dealer near chester as i was near they didn't have any they had john deeres they could sell a etesia too me but couldn't show me one just woundered if anyone around the country knows of a good dealer with stock to look at or demo

     

    etesia id be looking at the pro 51 i think maybe the 53 but its big money.... what did you think of the pro 53 ive heard paul pro gard likes his lol

     

    john,  my girlfriends just been working for a local farm shop that made cracking melton mowbray pork pies :) they sell them all over at county shows think they went to bristol food festival actually

  • it would have still come all the way from the shire otherwise they cant call it a melton mowbray... if your that end of the country id recomend a nice cider if your a cider man healeys scrumpy cyder or there rattler its apparently available in asda cant get it up here!

     

    how do you like your viking is that model roller or not



    john grass roots home and garden said:

    oooh hand bags at dawn lol...was going to recomend asda they come with pickle mmmmmm pickle

    nic johnson said:

    thanks colin ive looked at all the pictures brochures etc would really like to see them and have a good look at them last time i went to a etesia dealer near chester as i was near they didn't have any they had john deeres they could sell a etesia too me but couldn't show me one just woundered if anyone around the country knows of a good dealer with stock to look at or demo

     

    etesia id be looking at the pro 51 i think maybe the 53 but its big money.... what did you think of the pro 53 ive heard paul pro gard likes his lol

     

    john,  my girlfriends just been working for a local farm shop that made cracking melton mowbray pork pies :) they sell them all over at county shows think they went to bristol food festival actually


  • thats why i was looking at viking they seem to get good reviews and also have the roller option as everyone likes striped lawns my mower at the minute isn't a roller and was asked by a client if i could use a roller mower and said that i haven't got one he got a bit funny about it but he had the same mower as me with a roller so i said if you really want it rolling stripes then i could use yours and i did in the end.

     

    i did feel i should have a roller mower though they are good to roll ant hills etc
    Paul Williams said:

    I'm thinking about a Pro 46 at the moment.  Great in the wet but serious money for a mower, I was quoted £783 locally (Forest of Dean).  Masport MSV550 is next on my list of mowers to look at, £470.
  • do you know who are the full stocking dealers are?

    Pro Gard said:

    You need a full stock holding dealer, a number of the apparent  'dealers'  in reality are not full dealers and hold no stock and just order in as required and sell at list price. Not particularly good if you subsequently need parts or want a discount on list!

     

    All the actual full dealers Ive come across have been good but the non stock holding ones are * useless to put it mildly.

    nic johnson said:

    thanks colin ive looked at all the pictures brochures etc would really like to see them and have a good look at them last time i went to a etesia dealer near chester as i was near they didn't have any they had john deeres they could sell a etesia too me but couldn't show me one just woundered if anyone around the country knows of a good dealer with stock to look at or demo

     

    etesia id be looking at the pro 51 i think maybe the 53 but its big money.... what did you think of the pro 53 ive heard paul pro gard likes his lol

     

    john,  my girlfriends just been working for a local farm shop that made cracking melton mowbray pork pies :) they sell them all over at county shows think they went to bristol food festival actually

  • PRO

    Have a PRO51x with Honda GX engine bought in october from these (a good bit away but got a decent deal)  http://www.kmmowers.co.uk/html/etesia_pro/etesia_pro_ped_mowers.htm    they carry some stock.

    Have used only once yet but only reservation have is the weight (50kg) if grass is wet leaves tram lines, picked up wet grass no problem will find out a bit more when grass cutting commences, did demo before we bought & was more than happy with performance.


  • haha dealerships are a nightmare we have a countrywide nwf in melton but its full of people that haven't got a clue and they dont have any etesias. they have a so called garden centre which they get a delivery of well grown nursery plants and they go down hill from the day they get them as they don't water them enough and go dry and they try selling them at top wack then discount them to get rid of them when there past bringing back to life
    Paul Williams said:

    Thanks Paul, that's useful to know.  I don't use Dean mowers much & if what you say is true then I won't bother.  If people are happy enough to sell you the kit, they should follow it up with after sales care.  I'm fortunate to have 2 very good local dealers where I can get most of the kit I need, but can't always view it.

     

    Nic - I had a look at the Viking range recently in Hay-on-Wye, not in your neck-of-the-woods I appreciate.  I'm starting to get used to the look & feel of them & I think the prices are reasonable compared to the competition.  I just need to see them in the wet.  A couple of Countrywide stores I know have them on display.  Maybe it's worth a try if you have any local, if you just want to have a butchers.
    Pro Gard said:

    I bought mine from Dean Mowers, at the time they were stock holding dealer but they no longer are and Russel couldnt now give a stuff about getting spares in, despite hapilly selling a £2000 mower. I orderd a set of sprung wheel lifters in June and despite chaseing four times they have as yet never got back to me apart from excuses, good job I dont actually need them aside from wanting them by me in stock. I got them From LM Young in the end.

     

    As a result I would never use Dean Mowers for anything.

     

    LM Young at Langstone might be worth a try, he is straightforward albeit Pricey, he does stock the Pro46 and 51 but not the 53.

     

    Having met them at the Royal Welsh show, Tooby & Williams (Camarthenshire) is spot on and will now be getting any future custom from me.

    http://www.toobyandwilliams.co.uk/

    Paul Williams said:

    Where did you get yours from Paul?

    Pro Gard said:

    You need a full stock holding dealer, a number of the apparent  'dealers'  in reality are not full dealers and hold no stock and just order in as required and sell at list price. Not particularly good if you subsequently need parts or want a discount on list!

     

    All the actual full dealers Ive come across have been good but the non stock holding ones are * useless to put it mildly.

    nic johnson said:

    thanks colin ive looked at all the pictures brochures etc would really like to see them and have a good look at them last time i went to a etesia dealer near chester as i was near they didn't have any they had john deeres they could sell a etesia too me but couldn't show me one just woundered if anyone around the country knows of a good dealer with stock to look at or demo

     

    etesia id be looking at the pro 51 i think maybe the 53 but its big money.... what did you think of the pro 53 ive heard paul pro gard likes his lol

     

    john,  my girlfriends just been working for a local farm shop that made cracking melton mowbray pork pies :) they sell them all over at county shows think they went to bristol food festival actually

  • what viking do you have might have to take you up on the offer would be worth a trip over peterborough not too far away

    colin said:
    if anyones out near peterborough anytime and want a demo with a viking just give me a bell, will get mine out the shed

  • ideal just what im interested in looking at
    colin said:

    ive got a 650 and 655 both rear roller versions



    nic johnson said:

    what viking do you have might have to take you up on the offer would be worth a trip over peterborough not too far away

    colin said:
    if anyones out near peterborough anytime and want a demo with a viking just give me a bell, will get mine out the shed
  • no dont have viking just an odd mower now and again non branded cheap stuff they sell stihl chainsaws only have a couple on show

    Paul Williams said:
    Yeah they aren't good I know & I wouldn't buy any kit from them.  Try talking to them about herbicides on the phone, it's a nightmare.  I did try them when I first went self employed, not for long!  Don't they have any Viking mowers in store to look at though?  Maybe it's just around here they sell them.

    nic johnson said:

    haha dealerships are a nightmare we have a countrywide nwf in melton but its full of people that haven't got a clue and they dont have any etesias. they have a so called garden centre which they get a delivery of well grown nursery plants and they go down hill from the day they get them as they don't water them enough and go dry and they try selling them at top wack then discount them to get rid of them when there past bringing back to life
    Paul Williams said:

    Thanks Paul, that's useful to know.  I don't use Dean mowers much & if what you say is true then I won't bother.  If people are happy enough to sell you the kit, they should follow it up with after sales care.  I'm fortunate to have 2 very good local dealers where I can get most of the kit I need, but can't always view it.

     

    Nic - I had a look at the Viking range recently in Hay-on-Wye, not in your neck-of-the-woods I appreciate.  I'm starting to get used to the look & feel of them & I think the prices are reasonable compared to the competition.  I just need to see them in the wet.  A couple of Countrywide stores I know have them on display.  Maybe it's worth a try if you have any local, if you just want to have a butchers.
    Pro Gard said:

    I bought mine from Dean Mowers, at the time they were stock holding dealer but they no longer are and Russel couldnt now give a stuff about getting spares in, despite hapilly selling a £2000 mower. I orderd a set of sprung wheel lifters in June and despite chaseing four times they have as yet never got back to me apart from excuses, good job I dont actually need them aside from wanting them by me in stock. I got them From LM Young in the end.

     

    As a result I would never use Dean Mowers for anything.

     

    LM Young at Langstone might be worth a try, he is straightforward albeit Pricey, he does stock the Pro46 and 51 but not the 53.

     

    Having met them at the Royal Welsh show, Tooby & Williams (Camarthenshire) is spot on and will now be getting any future custom from me.

    http://www.toobyandwilliams.co.uk/

    Paul Williams said:

    Where did you get yours from Paul?

    Pro Gard said:

    You need a full stock holding dealer, a number of the apparent  'dealers'  in reality are not full dealers and hold no stock and just order in as required and sell at list price. Not particularly good if you subsequently need parts or want a discount on list!

     

    All the actual full dealers Ive come across have been good but the non stock holding ones are * useless to put it mildly.

    nic johnson said:

    thanks colin ive looked at all the pictures brochures etc would really like to see them and have a good look at them last time i went to a etesia dealer near chester as i was near they didn't have any they had john deeres they could sell a etesia too me but couldn't show me one just woundered if anyone around the country knows of a good dealer with stock to look at or demo

     

    etesia id be looking at the pro 51 i think maybe the 53 but its big money.... what did you think of the pro 53 ive heard paul pro gard likes his lol

     

    john,  my girlfriends just been working for a local farm shop that made cracking melton mowbray pork pies :) they sell them all over at county shows think they went to bristol food festival actually

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