View Full Version : FS: 48" Great Dane Scamper HG - Very good condition

09-25-2008, 04:39 PM
I have a Great Dane 48" walk-behind to sell. It is built like a tank. It has a 15HP Kawasaki twin-cylinder engine, which runs excellent. I have been using Rotella SAE-30 oil in it. The hydros are very strong, and are equally powerful. The previous owner sped it up, so it now goes about 8 MPH full speed (VERY fast for a walk-behind). I have replaced the hydro belt, engine-to-deck belt, idler pulley, and spark plugs. I repainted it as it needed it fairly badly. It is a pull start with key. Electric PTO engagement. It has pistol grips, which are very precise. It has a turf striper installed, and makes a very beautiful striped cut. The tires are fairly bald, especially the right one, but are inexpensive to replace. The front tires are flat, and don't seem to inflate, but I have always used it this condition. Included will be an air pre-cleaner, oil filter, and 3 deck belts. In case you are wondering, it does not have a sulky included. I don't have pictures right now, but will post them soon. I am asking $1250. Located near Peoria, IL. I would trade for a Great Dane Super Surfer, John Deere 647 or 657, Wright Stander, or a Walker mower. Let me know what you have.

09-29-2008, 02:05 PM
Here are the long-awaited pictures:

09-29-2008, 02:10 PM
Anyone interested? Is my price too high or what? I would really like to see it sold, as I have people waiting on it's sale so I can buy their mower. Make an offer. It is sooo much easier and more pleasant to use than a belt drive.

09-29-2008, 09:35 PM
i would be willing to pay that if it had sulky and flat free tires

10-01-2008, 12:57 PM
Hmmm. Anybody going to respond? I have had it for sale for two months with only one response. Anybody have any idea why? If I replaced the tires would someone buy it? It is a very high quality mower, and it was designed by SCAG, which is about the most solid, heavy-duty mower made. It is manufactured by John Deere to Scag specifications. ANY response would be greatly appreciated. Don't be afraid to ask questions.

10-01-2008, 08:16 PM
Bump... Bump...

10-02-2008, 01:56 PM
Still waiting for my first reply... I would also trade for a Scag hydro walk-behind.

10-02-2008, 09:32 PM
Mower is still here.

10-03-2008, 12:20 PM
I would deliver up to 5 hours if buyer would pay for gas.

10-03-2008, 12:20 PM
... and be certain to buy it.

10-03-2008, 03:19 PM
How old is the mower? Approximately how many hours does it have?

10-03-2008, 06:30 PM
Thanks for the reply! It is around a 2000-2002 model. It has no hour meter, so I do not know hours. Any more questions?

10-03-2008, 06:36 PM
I have the serial number if that would enable you to figure out what year it is. It is #420088.

10-03-2008, 06:38 PM
Also the front tires DO inflate after all. I tried it earlier today, and they haven't gone flat yet. You may just need to air them up every morning before use.

10-08-2008, 10:30 PM
Still here... Still waiting...

10-09-2008, 06:26 PM
Since you don't seem to be getting rid of it very fast I will give you $50 for it.

10-10-2008, 09:06 AM
mayb this is jsut a newbie question but cant you jsut get new tires for it?

10-10-2008, 10:15 AM
It really doesn't need new tires.

10-10-2008, 10:18 AM
I have priced it as-is. I would be asking $1600 if it had a sulky and new tires.

10-10-2008, 10:21 AM
The tires are a very common size, and VERY cheap.

10-10-2008, 10:22 AM
18-750-8 on the rear.

10-10-2008, 10:24 AM
It mows absolutely perfectly level without any improvments. It was used with flat front tires for a long time before I had it. I looked in the J. Thomas catalog and the rear tires have about the same amount of tread as the new ones do, so they are not an issue at all.

10-10-2008, 10:33 AM
If you look around it is very hard to find a 48" hydro walk-behind in any condition with a v-twin Kawasaki on it for less than $2000. I am pricing it at the price of a belt drive mower with a single-cylinder engine. My price is very fair. It is ready to take home and go cut. It cuts circles around the belt drive mowers in terms of productivity and ease of use.

10-10-2008, 11:10 AM
Why is it that you keep posting and posting and posting about this mower. I dont want to sound bad but dont you think that you are being just a LITTLE pushy. All the post "still for sale" "what is the matter with everyone" come on man. Dont you think that people would of already gotten in touch with you about this. Maybe if you just let it take its course you would sell this fine looking machine. And after all you did get a $50 offer so be happy. Good luck with it......

10-10-2008, 11:40 AM
I would have to agree, if you want to sell it fast then lower the price. Simple supply and demand. I would also try and sell it on something other than this site, or even in the Spring when there will be more demand. Good luck

10-17-2008, 09:33 PM
Would anyone buy it for $1200? I am not in a hurry to sell it, but am suprised by their being no response except attacks. Sorry to be honest.

12-11-2008, 09:16 PM
I bought a Bobcat 48" hydro w/a 15 Kohler about 5 years ago and only paid $800. I don't doubt that it is a sound machine.. but just the fact that you had to repaint it says a lot about it's age and wear. The engine "looks" tired. You want to sell this thing this time of year, it's time to "limbo"...

12-11-2008, 11:28 PM
I had a 52 inch mower just like this it was a great mower best striping mower I have ever owned great cut too. I sold mine for 1800. Never had to clean the deck I just got lazy bought ZTR

12-19-2008, 03:22 PM
Price lowered to $1150.

01-20-2010, 11:04 PM
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Hydros on Great Dane Scamper
I just bought a Great Dane walk-behind, and it has what are called "integrated hydros". The hydro and wheel motor are in one unit. Are these really troublesome? Poorly made? Should I sell the mower right away to avoid problems? Anyway, I thought I had heard about these being very bad. If anyone has knowledge or experience with these, any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
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01-25-2010, 11:18 PM
I think that the problems with these hydros were casued because Great Dane recommended not changing the hydro fluid. So the hours would rack up, and the hydros would go out due to broken-down and unprotective hydro oil. The hydro fluid was changed on my mower just before I got it, and that probably saved it. I will say that I miss the Scamper. It went so fast, and I was much more productive due to the very sensitive pistol-grip steering. Zero-turns were lightning fast. I would like to get another one because I liked it so much better than the Exmark Turf Tracer HP I replaced it with. Not that I don't like the Exmark, and I do think the Exmark is more reliable, but it was just a lot faster mower, and I loved the 15HP Kawasaki recoil-start engine on it. 2 pulls, and would run all day without any trouble. No smoke, didn't use any oil. I don't like the 26HP Kohler electric-start on my Exmark at all compared to the old Kawasaki.