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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lafrance4078, Oct 6, 2004.

  1. lafrance4078

    lafrance4078 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 246

    I considering buying a ZTR and have been looking around. I have looked at all of the norm: Exmark, Gravely, Scag, Great Dane, JD, Ferris, and then I found one that I have never heard of before. Everride. I don't know about buying one that I haven't seen before, but it looked like it was made very well. Is there anyone that has any time with one of these machines. It was a weird orange color 23 hp Kawi on it with a 60 inch deck.
  2. WLLD

    WLLD LawnSite Member
    Posts: 90

    If you do a search - there were a few posts on them when they first showed up. I demoed one this summer. The machine did cut good and the deck did not pack up. Sat too high. It did NOT handle slopes well, had too high of a center of gravity. The deck belt came off 4 times in the 3 hours I put on it. Seemed like it came off whenever I hit a rough stop and the deck bounced. There is potential - but not ready yet.

  3. lafrance4078

    lafrance4078 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 246

    Thankyou for telling me that. THose are the things that I need to hear. Like I said, I am willing to give someone knew a try, But I do like to do research first.
  4. mowhigh

    mowhigh LawnSite Member
    from Dallas
    Posts: 198

    I assume you're talking about the Warrior - - couldn't get over the 169 sq. in. discharge chute and 8" tapered deck, but 23hp is just about borderline for a 60" deck. Ended up going with the Country Clipper Charger - - it was just as impressive, less expensive and a great dealer nearby. Good luck...
  5. moonkat

    moonkat LawnSite Member
    Posts: 48

    2004 Everride Warrior is powered by 25hp Kawasaki air-cooled engine. Only engine option for both 52" and 60" Warriors.

    2005 is now available with 27hp Kohler for 60" deck.
  6. brucec32

    brucec32 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,403

    Looking at torque numbers for the kawi 23 and 25 hp models, they seem pretty darn close, within about 5% if I recall. Am I missing something? I thought torque was what really mattered. They also produce it down low vs. the Kohler 27hp which the specs I saw showed as having LESS torque and peaked higher in the rpm band. What gives?
  7. moonkat

    moonkat LawnSite Member
    Posts: 48

    Kawi is good about providing graphs of their motors on their web site. Kohler, not sure. Do agree that I wouldn't expect too much difference for two hp increase...for me that would mean the Kawi 25 to Kohler 27. The one Kohler motor I have, 20hp Kohler Pro (IIRC) is a gas guzzler in a little 48" Craftsman DLT 2000 (2 gal per hour), and the 25 hp Kawi on the Warrior 60" is reasonable - about 1-1/4 gal per hour for similar mowing. But thats not a fair comparison because the Warrior's large discharge chute is much less drag when mowing. And yes folks it cuts grass at 10mph, 12 in the flats !
  8. Legacy

    Legacy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 160

    The Everride looks like a decent mower but they didn't catch on around here. A couple of dealers tried them and they didn't sell.

    I think the biggest concern is that this is a new company on the market and why take a chance when they are solid established companies with Great ZTR's at comparable prices!!
  9. moonkat

    moonkat LawnSite Member
    Posts: 48

    Where abouts in the NOrtheast ? I'm in Maryland and no one carries it around here. Had to commute to Deleware to pick one up.
  10. Legacy

    Legacy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 160

    Upstate New York...

    There are a few dealers here because the distributor is pretty local..

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