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Viking

Doesn’t play by the rule of you get what you pay for.
You can look, but you simply won’t find a better value in the Hydro walk-behind category than the fixed-deck Viking. Exmark’s® patented Hydro Quick Track Adjustment allows easy and fast adjustments without tools. Our patented flow control baffles deliver an unsurpassed cut. And you’ll feel the difference our patented Enhanced Control System (ECS) makes after a long, and very productive, day. Simply put, the Viking is the mower of choice for professionals who want Hydro walk-behind performance combined with the value of a fixed deck design.

Available Models

Enhanced Control System

Deck Options

High-Clearance Deck

Operator-Friendly

Model Specs


Specifications for model # VHS481GKA36200

Equipment
Drive Tires 16 x 6.5-8, 4-ply Turf Master®
Drive Wheel Release Allows unit movement without engine running.
Safety Package Operator Presence Controls (OPC). Operator must have speed control lever in neutral and blades disengaged to leave operator’s position without stopping engine
Casters .38" thick caster yoke arms
Steering Control Hydro drive with Enhanced Control System (ECS), forward/reverse, left/right or zero-turn.
Front Caster Tires 9 x 3.5-4, smooth-tread, semi-pneumatic.
Parking Brake Lever-actuated mechanical compression.
Electrical No battery, recoil start.
Cup Holder No
Width 47.0 in. (119.4 cm)
Length 78.0 in. (198.1 cm)
Height 43.2 in. (109.7 cm)
Power Components
Speed Infinitely variable speed selection from 0– 6.2 mph (10 kmph) forward, 0–2.2 mph (3.5 kmph) reverse.
Engine Brand Kawasaki®
Engine Model FS481V
Engine Type Carbureted
Engine Series V-Twin
Engine Speed 3,600 rpm
Engine Displacement 603
Air Filter Standard Engine Manufacturer's air filter
Drive Hydro-Drive
Drive Description Twin Hydro-Gear variable-displacement pumps and twin high-efficiency Parker/Ross wheel-drive motors with 1\\" (2.54 cm) tapered shafts.
PTO Engagement Mechanical blade engagement with blade brake.
Fuel Capacity 5-gallon (18.9-L) fuel tank.
Fuel Indicator None
Deck Lift Manual lift with hairpin from hole to hole for position adjustment.
Carb Compliant No
Fuel Type Gas Carbureted
Decks
Deck Style Description Fixed Ultracut Series 2, side discharge standard, with molded discharge chute and option to bag or mulch.
Deck Construction 10-gauge top that is formed and continuously seam welded, 7-gauge side skirt and 7-gauge welded spindle mounting locations for improved strength.
Deck Style Fixed Deck
Width / Cutting Deck 36"
Cutting Heights 1.0" (2.5 cm) to 4.25" (10.8 cm) in 0.25" (0.54 cm) increments.
Blades 2 Blades at 18.00" Length
Blade Tip Speed Approximately 18,500 fpm.
Blade Spindles No maintenance, sealed and non-greasable spindles; 5.40"-diameter cutter housing and 1.0” diameter spindle tube.
Dimensions
Curb Weight 481

Specifications for model # VHS481GKA48300

Equipment
Drive Tires 16 x 6.5-8, 4-ply Turf Master®
Drive Wheel Release Allows unit movement without engine running.
Safety Package Operator Presence Controls (OPC). Operator must have speed control lever in neutral and blades disengaged to leave operator’s position without stopping engine
Casters .38\\" thick caster yoke arms
Steering Control Hydro drive with Enhanced Control System (ECS), forward/reverse, left/right or zero-turn.
Front Caster Tires 9 x 3.5-4, smooth-tread, semi-pneumatic.
Parking Brake Lever-actuated mechanical compression.
Electrical No battery, recoil start.
Cup Holder No
Width 57.9 in. (147.1 cm)
Length 78.0 in. (198.1 cm)
Height 43.2 in. (109.7 cm)
Power Components
Speed Infinitely variable speed selection from 0– 6.2 mph (10 kmph) forward, 0–2.2 mph (3.5 kmph) reverse.
Engine Brand Kawasaki®
Engine Model FS481V
Engine Type Carbureted
Engine Series V-Twin
Engine Speed 3,600 rpm
Engine Displacement 603
Air Filter Standard Engine Manufacturer's air filter
Drive Hydro-Drive
Drive Description Twin Hydro-Gear variable-displacement pumps and twin high-efficiency Parker/Ross wheel-drive motors with 1\\" (2.54 cm) tapered shafts.
PTO Engagement Mechanical blade engagement with blade brake.
Fuel Capacity 5-gallon (18.9-L) fuel tank.
Fuel Indicator None
Deck Lift Manual lift with hairpin from hole to hole for position adjustment.
Carb Compliant No
Fuel Type Gas Carbureted
Decks
Deck Style Description Fixed UltraCut Series 3, side discharge standard, with molded discharge chute and option to bag or mulch.
Deck Construction 10-gauge top that is formed and continuously seam welded, 7-gauge side skirt and 7-gauge welded spindle mounting locations for improved strength.
Deck Style Fixed Deck
Width / Cutting Deck 48"
Cutting Heights 1.0" (2.5 cm) to 4.25" (10.8 cm) in 0.25" (0.54 cm) increments.
Blades 3 Blades at 16.25" Length
Blade Tip Speed Approximately 18,500 fpm.
Blade Spindles No maintenance, sealed and non-greasable spindles; 5.40"-diameter cutter housing and 1.0” diameter spindle tube.
Dimensions
Curb Weight 531

Accessories


Accessories for model # VHS481GKA36200

3-Bushel Bagger

Equipment Cover

Walk-Behind Weight Set

Exmark StandOn

Operator-Controlled Discharge (Hand)

Micro-Mulch System

Accessories for model # VHS481GKA48300

3-Bushel Bagger

Equipment Cover

Walk-Behind Weight Set

Exmark StandOn

Operator-Controlled Discharge (Hand)

Micro-Mulch System

Warranty


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5.0

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5.0

Exmark Viking 32" Walkbehind Mower

By tcamp61

from Charlottesville, VA

About Me Homeowner

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Availability & Performance of Accessories
  • Cut Quality
  • Heavy Duty Construction
  • Steering / Controllability
  • Styling / Appearance

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mulching
    • Professional / Commercial Mowing
    • Residential Mowing
    • Side Discharge
    • Small Lawns (Less than 1 acre)

    Comments about Exmark Viking:

    Purchased my Viking in 2003 for personal use. It has performed flawlessly for the last 12 years. I've used it on a couple of properties that I own as well as my own home. There were many manufacturers to choose from and many different types of mowers that were less money. But in the long run I have been happy that I spent a little more and invested in the Exmark brand. The mulching capabilities and quality of cut have been superior. I get compliments on all the time from people on how nice my yard looks. And I don't spend a lot of money on fertilization and watering either. The deck design allows me to cut the grass higher which is much better for the grass while making the lawn look great. The Viking has never failed to give a superior and professional looking cut.

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    5.0

    2013 Viking 36

    By The homemower

    from Longmont, Colorado

    About Me Ground And Turf Care

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Cut Quality
    • Ease of Maintenance
    • Engine Performance / Brand
    • Heavy Duty Construction
    • Speed
    • Steering / Controllability

    Cons

    • Limited Availability & Performance of Accessories

    Best Uses

    • Large Lawns (2+ acres)
    • Medium Lawns (1-2 acres)
    • Professional / Commercial Mowing
    • Side Discharge
    • Small Lawns (Less than 1 acre)

    Comments about Exmark Viking:

    I really like using my Viking. My company specializes in residential mowing so I bought the 36" as it will fit thru most gates. I have had it for a little less then one mowing season and Im yet to find something that is a challenge to get through, power wise. The engine is plenty big, the hydro drive is great, and the cut is the best of all my other exmark mowers. The only complaint (and its not a big issue) is the bag. I bought the eXmark fabric bag and its not the best system out there... In fact, its clumsy compaired to others. You need to mount a large plate to the deck (about 2X3) using a large pin,
    and the bag hooks on to that. Now it does make it easy to empty, (esp. Wet sticky grass) but I think a little too easy. Because the side of the bag is completely open, as soon as you detach the bag from the plate that hooks on the mower deck, about 3-5 good handfulls of grass fall out of the bag and onto the grass that you just mowed. I chose to also try a Accelerator aluminum collector and I like it much better. No big mounting plates, and because it comes off, and then you remove the back, it doesnt spill grass everywhere. I mostly discharge and it does a good job of spreading the clippings, and getting them cut small enough that it gives the same results as mulching. I use this on small and large using a sulky and it does very well with both. There is a little more trimming to do because of the distance from the casters to the blades, but because of the speed and maneuverability, it is a hudge time saver.

    I mostly worked alone last year with help on a few days and when I bought this it would cut out about 3 hrs of my day. And before this I used my Commercial 30 for nearly all yards I cut (35 in 2-3 days depending on the time of the year and if I have anyone working with me). If you are looking at a hydro walk behind, this is the one to get. Its way better than the metro, and way cheeper than the turf tracer, but it is a fixed deck so if you need to change height alot, go for the floating deck on the Turf Tracer. The way the blades are set up, they can go 1" up or down total (2-3" for example) without changing the axle position, but if you need to change the axle position, its about a 30 min. job. I cut all my lawns the same height except for 2 and I just use my Commercial 30 for them... Another sweet mower that deserves a good look.

    Hope this helps make your decition easier!

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