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Old 06-17-2013, 10:29 PM
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Sounds like the Ferris may well have been operating at the 10mph speed in this case. But as you say the Ferris gives a better ride, that's not going to change by adding an extra 3mph. Its a no brainer!

Im sure one day youll demo a Cheetah & Im sure you will notice an increase in comfort over your SZ, you may not agree but I agree, hahaha :> (not that youd be concerned tho,as a rough ride is not an issue for you so SZ suits you very well!) Anyhow Im looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the Gravelys ride in due course.

Racing mowers side by side on a patch of lawn here or there imo is a little irrelevent. A correct way of testing productivity would be to cut a few individual properties entirely, twice (on the correct cutting schedule, ie; weekly or fortnightly) with variations, ie some with a lot of obstacles to negotiate & some with rougher ground & compare this time. For eg a 4 acre lot may be cut on average 1.15hrs on ZTR A & 1.2hrs on machine B. & not just big open football fields.
How does the Cheetah ride? How does it cut at high speeds? I have the Tiger cat and pleased, but I would love a little smoother ride and faster mower in time. I mowed two properties owned by the same owner today side by side totaling 10 acres of wide open field....10mph with a 52'' deck seemed like I was crawling. Plus the imperfections or ruts threw me around a bit. Does the 8psi in the front tires do well or feel great?
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:33 PM
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The super must take off quicker because I watched a you tube video and the super jumped the lead but the cheetah was gaining ground quickly by the end. Of corse they stopped the race before the cheetah passed and claimed the super the fastest.
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Go figure....must have been a super z owner or hustler guy. How do you demo machines anyways?
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:36 PM
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I agree 110%. And the 460 goes 13 mph!!
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13 still beats the turf tiger by 1mph and my tiger cat by 3mph . If you don't mind me asking, how much do the 400 series run? Can you get them in 52'' or at least under 54''?
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:52 PM
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GMLC has the 452, which is a 52" deck.

Ya know, my Deere is supposed to be a 12 mph machine, but I kinda have my doubts. It felt that way last year when I bought it after running a 10 MPH previously, but I had it in for some warranty work late last year, and ever since then it has felt slower. They say they didn't adjust anything, but I believe they did, and at Deere's behest. Why, I can't say, but it is definitely slower than it used to be.
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Old 06-17-2013, 11:02 PM
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13 still beats the turf tiger by 1mph and my tiger cat by 3mph . If you don't mind me asking, how much do the 400 series run? Can you get them in 52'' or at least under 54''?
I paid $10600 for my 452 with a bagger, fleet pricing(basically got the bagger for free). The last two digits of the 400 series is the deck size. 452, 460 and 472.
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Old 06-17-2013, 11:05 PM
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GMLC has the 452, which is a 52" deck.

Ya know, my Deere is supposed to be a 12 mph machine, but I kinda have my doubts. It felt that way last year when I bought it after running a 10 MPH previously, but I had it in for some warranty work late last year, and ever since then it has felt slower. They say they didn't adjust anything, but I believe they did, and at Deere's behest. Why, I can't say, but it is definitely slower than it used to be.
Thats strange!! You really think they did something to her? You can always grab your GPS to check the speed. Just dont tell puppy because its not accurate enough
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Old 06-17-2013, 11:06 PM
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Thats strange!! You really think they did something to her? You can always grab your GPS to check the speed. Just dont tell puppy because its not accurate enough
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This made me lol
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Old 06-17-2013, 11:10 PM
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This made me lol
Me too, but then I got sad again because I don't have a GPS. I guess I'm still in the dark ages.
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Old 06-17-2013, 11:12 PM
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Thats strange!! You really think they did something to her? You can always grab your GPS to check the speed. Just dont tell puppy because its not accurate enough
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Yea, I really do! I could tell the 950 was a bit faster than the 720 before it having gone right from one to the other, but after they did the warranty work (which had nothing to do with the drive system at all, it was to replace an armrest that had come apart at the seams- literallly), it has never felt the same, and it is easy to detect.
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Old 06-17-2013, 11:23 PM
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Me too, but then I got sad again because I don't have a GPS. I guess I'm still in the dark ages.
Never thought about that gmlc. I have a 3 year old Garmin needing updates still, but I just bough the Garmin app with free updates on my phone so that is a great idea I check ground speed. I will give it a try tomorrow.
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