A few new toys

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by OnMyOwn, Jan 31, 2006.

  1. OnMyOwn

    OnMyOwn LawnSite Senior Member
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    Used surfer....spent about 10 hours cleaning it up. It has about 400 hours.
     
  2. OnMyOwn

    OnMyOwn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 372

    Let's try this again...

    Deere surfer with 400 hours
    Deere 36" gear with about 50 hours

    Both cleaned up well and should help me in the coming season.

    John Deere Surfer a.jpg

    John Deere 36.jpg
     
  3. Birdjr

    Birdjr LawnSite Senior Member
    from nnj
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    what size deck did u get
     
  4. OnMyOwn

    OnMyOwn LawnSite Senior Member
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    The surfer is a 54" with a 23hp kaw
    The 36" has (I think) a 13 hp kaw (LIKE NEW)

    I'm not real big on gear drives, but it will be perfect for those gated back yards.
     
  5. Birdjr

    Birdjr LawnSite Senior Member
    from nnj
    Posts: 451

    lemme know how u like the surfer good luck wit both machines
     
  6. OnMyOwn

    OnMyOwn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 372

    Will do....

    Everyone is telling me that the JD surfer will not hold hills as well as the Wright Stander. I have never been on either, so there is no way to tell, yet. My properties are mostly flat, so I am hoping for good things. In addition, I have been told the cut is about a B- on overall satisfaction. Does anyone have any additional comments on quality of cut, or hill hugging capability of the surfer?
     
  7. beautifullawns

    beautifullawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 313

    A friend of mine has one and loves it. He can't speak good enough about it. If i didn't have to collect so much grass i would have bought one.
     
  8. jtkplc

    jtkplc LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,646

    I've used a Great Dane Super Surfer which is the same thing and the only positive thing I have to say about them is the suspension foot-plate makes a big difference on rough lawns. In my opinion, the Wright Stander is in a league of it's own. They are not very good at holding hills, they will really test your driving abilities if you mow any hills.
     
  9. MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC

    MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 841

    Your right the Deere Quik Traks are in a higher class! :waving:
    2nd Danes and Deeres are not the same mower. Similar but not the same.

    I Like mi

    Twins.jpg
     
  10. zim bob the landscaper

    zim bob the landscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,707

    looks guys those surfers must get lawns done fast the look so uncomterble though.
     

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