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appfan88
03-21-2009, 10:16 PM
I'm considering purchasing a used everride hornet 52" 23HP Kaw.
and I was wondering if anyone had any experience with them ?
The unit has very low hours and is being sold due to a loss of
business. I have also considered the Great Dane Chariot 48"
with 23hp and a Bunton 52" but the 20HP Briggs Intek has me
concerned although the $4500.00 price is right.

Any advice would be great..

coxslawncare
03-21-2009, 10:38 PM
I have a 52 inch hornet with the 23 kawasaki. It has 450 hours, have had for 2 years. When I first got the mower it broke 4 pump belt in 117 hours. The dealer finally found an update kit for it and have not had any issues with it since then. The dealer said the factory told them they had only distibuted 16 update kits at that time so it doesn't seem like a common problem. Lat year around 300 hrs or so I went to turn the blades on and theidler pulley CAME OFF landing in the middle of the street 3 houses down. Also last year about 3 weeks later I had a spindle start to show signs of wear and replaced it. Overall I have had some issues with mine and know there are better mowers out there but for the price I paid (5200, it was a demo unit with 11.2 hours on it when I bought it). It has been good to me. I have only had one day when it was not able to work(idler pulley) and the dealer has been good to me. Make sure you have a good dealer for them(Ariens bought them out) becuase parts are hard to find online.

coxslawncare
03-21-2009, 10:45 PM
also there is a guy close to here selling a 52 inch everride scorpion stander for 4000 with 23 hp kohler. I saw it on craigslist the other day I see your in NC I am in Richmond

appfan88
03-21-2009, 11:07 PM
thanks for the info.. this unit only has 25 hours but I don't know much about these mowers There are a few local shops selling everrides but I think they got a good deal on some closeouts.

coxslawncare
03-22-2009, 11:52 PM
no problem, hope it helps, by 25 hrs I had already broken a pump belt (16 hrs the first one broke) but like I said it doesn't seem to be a common problem