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Old 09-20-2013, 09:53 AM
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Great Dane 52" surfer

Hey guys, just picked up a Great Dane Surfer 52" with a 19hp Kawasaki. The mower was bought new by the owner and the unit has 50 only 50 hrs. Engine oil and pump oil were recently changed. No damage other than a few nicks and scrapes. Tires hold air and front tires are foam filled. Picked the mower up for $2250. Excited to get out and use it......and use it we shall! It rained all day and night yesterday and is still raining. At 5pm yesterday, we had received 1.9" of rain, breaking the previous daily record.

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Old 09-20-2013, 10:29 AM
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Great Dane 52" surfer

Wow that's a great deal!
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Old 09-21-2013, 11:28 PM
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Does anyone have a grass catcher for their Great Dane surfer? Found some online and wondering if one is better than another. Also, what blades do you Great Dane guys run? Thanks!
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Old 09-22-2013, 07:16 AM
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I've ran gator blades on my 61" fixed deck surfer for years. I get them from Pat's Small Engines online. Be careful when you buy blades. Some of them are 203 thousands thick. I buy the ones that are 250 thousands thick.
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Old 09-22-2013, 05:03 PM
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Good to know! Thanks for the info!
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Old 09-24-2013, 11:44 PM
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Well I got to cut with the mower for the first time today. I cut a 1.16 acre property , a .5 acre property, and then another .5 acre property that has a very steep grade over the whole backyard. The mower did great!
Plenty of power, even through some stuff that was knee high. The cut was nice, even with blades that need to be sharpened/changed. The mower did great on the .5 acre properties, however my feet started getting tired on the acre property. Part of that is due to me having to double cut everything, so I technically mowed 2 acres there.
All in all, I am very happy with my purchase. I also just ordered a Jungle Jim's grass catcher for it.
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Old 09-25-2013, 04:55 AM
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Glad the mower is working for you. Nothing like having the right tools for the right job. A stander will spoil you rotten. There is no way I can do without one now. Operator fatigue is definitely an issue for me if I have to use one all day. My Stander compliments my zero turn really well. Out of 65 lawns, because of my Stander, I only have to use a walk-behind on three lawns.
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Old 09-25-2013, 10:43 AM
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Doesn't this Great Dane have a tunnel deck design? Correct me if I'm wrong...
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:20 AM
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I don't know about that.
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Old 09-26-2013, 12:15 AM
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I don't know what a tunnel deck is.
The deck has a V in the middle like the scag decks, but does not have the same angle, just straight up and down. It's got what look like baffles or something to kind of isolate the blades. There's only about an 8" or so opening between the three blades. I noticed today that the mower has gator blades on it.
As far as fatigue, I cut a piece of the rubberized pad that is on the floor at Oreilleys behind the counter and zip tied it on the operator's platform. Seemed to help today. I didn't mow as much as I did yesterday but I figured if it's good enough for those guys at Oreilleys to stand on all day, I could stand on if for 8 hrs or so.
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