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Old 11-16-2012, 08:51 PM
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i have a scag cheetah i bought in june and it has 162hrs on it with the kohler 34hp air cooled motor and i have no issues to report. great machine very productive, especially with a bagger in the fall time.
I have 107 hrs on my engine and really like this motor also so far. Lots of power. Its 999cc basically a de-tuned 38hp.
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:33 PM
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Be glad you got the Vanguard, it is the best gasoline engine in the zero turn market, and yes I am saying that after just buying a new 72" Hustler Super Z with the Kawasaki FX1000V 35 hp engine.
I liked that the Vanguard had the best warranty out of the 3 engines.
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:07 PM
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What are you not liking about the Ferris mowers?
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:21 PM
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What are you not liking about the Ferris mowers?
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:15 AM
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PLS, he went from Dixie Choppers to Ferris last year I think it was.
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:30 AM
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It's been two years since changing from Dixie Chopper to Ferris.

The problem is not Ferris it's the dealer. I would love nothing more than to buy another is3100 with a Big Block.

The first year the dealer took good care of us the second year has been a nightmare.

The mechanic that was there quit and the guys son took over. He is never there, this week he never showed up Mon, tues or Wed, then finally showed up Thursday afternoon. This is how it's been for the past several months.

Most of what he has worked on for us had to be taken back several times to be fixed right.

I have let Ferris know about the problem.

Not really wanting to change but I don't think we have a choice.
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:36 AM
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It looks like the 850 is a 27hp and the 921 is 31hp. Does this sound right?
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:59 AM
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Ok I'm with ya. Sorry to hear that. Why do you want a Kawi instead of a Vanguard?
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:43 AM
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Ok I'm with ya. Sorry to hear that. Why do you want a Kawi instead of a Vanguard?
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I figured someone would ask that.

The Scag dealer that we would buy the Cheetah's from, if we go that route, is certified for Kawi. but not Vanguard.

That and the fact we have had lots of problems with our 32hp BB on the is3100. It's at the dealer now waiting for a short block to come in and be put on.

I still think the problem is the mechanic and not the Vanguard, the 30hp on our is2000 has 600 problem free hours.

I may call Ferris or Vanguard on Monday and tell them I want a new engine and not a short block. I don't trust this kid to do it right.
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:57 AM
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I figured someone would ask that.

The Scag dealer that we would buy the Cheetah's from, if we go that route, is certified for Kawi. but not Vanguard.

That and the fact we have had lots of problems with our 32hp BB on the is3100. It's at the dealer now waiting for a short block to come in and be put on.

I still think the problem is the mechanic and not the Vanguard, the 30hp on our is2000 has 600 problem free hours.

I may call Ferris or Vanguard on Monday and tell them I want a new engine and not a short block. I don't trust this kid to do it right.
I gotcha.

Man that just stinks, I agree you definitely need to talk them into a new engine.

Has the dealer given you a loaner to use while the 3100 is down?
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