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Old 08-14-2013, 05:03 PM
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Old 08-14-2013, 05:21 PM
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The Cheetah suspension can't come anywhere close to rivaling the suspension of your 3100, not even close.
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Old 08-14-2013, 05:25 PM
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The Cheetah suspension can't come anywhere close to rivaling the suspension of your 3100, not even close.
Have you tried the cheetah?
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Old 08-14-2013, 05:55 PM
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I bet it's a real good ride... A toss up if you ask me... But never demoed either..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HsgbwrWqBM
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Old 08-14-2013, 05:57 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.

Man that's a good looking mower... I really like them and the 36 in z controlled walk behinds they have...
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Old 08-14-2013, 06:25 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.

hmm, the only similarity I can see are the 4 wheels and a cutting deck?
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Old 08-14-2013, 06:32 PM
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I bet it's a real good ride... A toss up if you ask me... But never demoed either..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HsgbwrWqBM
Not a toss up if you are cutting rough properties day in day out, the difference is quite dramatic. Which is not just something you would experience if you demoed the both on the same rough terrain, jumping from one machine to the next. It proves itself in theory as well, just look at the 4 shocks on each wheel.

Try imagine driving your truck or car over a series of ruts. Then imagine taking out the shocks and fixing the wheels to the car like a non-susp ZTR. Maybe give your car or truck a susp seat for shits and giggles.

If you can imagine the difference between those scenarios, then that's almost the same as the difference between a non susp ZTR and a Ferris.
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Old 08-14-2013, 06:52 PM
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Not a toss up if you are cutting rough properties day in day out, the difference is quite dramatic. Which is not just something you would experience if you demoed the both on the same rough terrain, jumping from one machine to the next. It proves itself in theory as well, just look at the 4 shocks on each wheel.

Try imagine driving your truck or car over a series of ruts. Then imagine taking out the shocks and fixing the wheels to the car like a non-susp ZTR. Maybe give your car or truck a susp seat for shits and giggles.

If you can imagine the difference between those scenarios, then that's almost the same as the difference between a non susp ZTR and a Ferris.
I was referring a toss up to the 3100 & the Cheetah... I understand that the 4 corner suspension is awesome but that seat platform on the Scag is no slouch..
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Old 08-14-2013, 09:33 PM
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Have you tried the cheetah?
I've never run the Cheetah, but common sense will tell you there is no mower suspension that can compare with 4-wheel independent suspension, it just can't happen.

You could put the Cheetah cutting the row-crop fields that are now grassed lawns "greenology" has showed video of mowing, and you would have a hard time staying in the seat of the Cheetah, especially at the speed he was cutting with the Ferris.
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Old 08-15-2013, 12:16 AM
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I was referring a toss up to the 3100 & the Cheetah... I understand that the 4 corner suspension is awesome but that seat platform on the Scag is no slouch..
Yea that's what I thought you were referring too...

I can say from experience that its not a toss up, theres a dramatic difference
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