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Old 08-13-2013, 10:06 PM
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Here ya go.

http://www.scag.com/cheetah-suspension.html
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Old 08-14-2013, 02:54 AM
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The 2000 deck moves the same way with its 4 wheel independent suspn. Combine the deck movement with suspn. dip and chain deck hangers on a rough hill. The mass of the deck can be felt IMO. I also just found out in another thread the sloppy feel I got was also from the steering on the 2000 which I guess is a common complaint.

Like I said I cant comment on the 3100.
As you know I was very sceptical of this. But from my experience so far, Ive had absolutely no negative results from the deck/susp movement. In fact I am getting an improved more even cut over rough terrain particularly deep ruts, where a non-susp ZTR deck will move with the frame creating a high spot and low cut, the Ferris cuts very level due to suspension, a part where I thought would be worse is actually an improvement. So Im very pleased with this to say the least!

I think youd be impressed, I know you have demoed but Id be surprised if you demoed again and could find any faults on this subject
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Old 08-14-2013, 03:13 AM
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Do you guys all cut grass at WOT all the time?

Only using half throttle for warming up and engage/disengage blades?

I occasionally cut grass at 4/5ths throttle, when the engine is still warming up in morning for a couple minutes. Aside from that Im always cutting at WOT due to the correct cooling of engine/hydros.
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Old 08-14-2013, 03:14 AM
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True. I never thought about fumbling around for the switch when throttling down around beds, cars etc. It would kinda suck.
Ah yes that happens occasionally, so I speak without thinking, what else is knew
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Old 08-14-2013, 09:43 AM
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As you know I was very sceptical of this. But from my experience so far, Ive had absolutely no negative results from the deck/susp movement. In fact I am getting an improved more even cut over rough terrain particularly deep ruts, where a non-susp ZTR deck will move with the frame creating a high spot and low cut, the Ferris cuts very level due to suspension, a part where I thought would be worse is actually an improvement. So Im very pleased with this to say the least!

I think youd be impressed, I know you have demoed but Id be surprised if you demoed again and could find any faults on this subject
I really do need to demo the 3100. Its a bigger, heavier machine than the 2000 I demoed.
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Old 08-14-2013, 10:59 AM
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I really do need to demo the 3100. Its a bigger, heavier machine than the 2000 I demoed.
I can promise, the 2000 is nowhere close, and I mean close to being in the same category of the 3100. The 2000 I operated felt like a toy in comparison, nothing about anything concerning the cut or operation was even close in relationship. You could not pay me to take a 2000, but I would buy a 3100.
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Old 08-14-2013, 11:04 AM
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I can promise, the 2000 is nowhere close, and I mean close to being in the same category of the 3100. The 2000 I operated felt like a toy in comparison, nothing about anything concerning the cut or operation was even close in relationship. You could not pay me to take a 2000, but I would buy a 3100.
The 3100 looks much more stout. I really liked the icd deck on the 2000 which is also on the 3100.
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Old 08-14-2013, 11:13 AM
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The 3100 looks much more stout. I really liked the icd deck on the 2000 which is also on the 3100.
You can believe me when I tell you the difference in a 2000 and 3100 is like the difference in a homeowner box store mower versus a well built commercial grade mower.
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Old 08-14-2013, 12:06 PM
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I've got a 2013 Bobcat Predator pro with the Kaw DFI and I love the engine. It has an amber light and a regular throttle lever. Good enough suspension but I expect the 3100 rides better. I love the way my BC cuts and the deck with G6 blades turns the clippings to bits. I see similarities with the 3100.

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Old 08-14-2013, 01:13 PM
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I've got a 2013 Bobcat Predator pro with the Kaw DFI and I love the engine. It has an amber light and a regular throttle lever. Good enough suspension but I expect the 3100 rides better. I love the way my BC cuts and the deck with G6 blades turns the clippings to bits. I see similarities with the 3100.

This is an excellent machine, extremely powerful, yet fuel efficient, and the Bobcat gives a very good cut. My dealer has sold 350 or possibly more Bobcats this year, I see them on LCO trailers very often, say two new ones this morning.
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