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Great Dane or Not

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Phishook, Dec 4, 2001.

  1. Phishook

    Phishook LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,143

    Looking to buy New new for next season.

    My Great Dane has been good so far(900hrs). But they don't offer a grass catcher or mulching kit that I'm aware of yet. Are they owned by J.D.?

    How do they compair to the lazers or scag. How do the new spindal driven catchers work on the lazers and scags?
    :dizzy:
     
  2. scagman

    scagman LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 270

    Are you talking about a wb or z-turn rider
     
  3. Phishook

    Phishook LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,143

    z-turn, probably will stick arround 61"
     
  4. scagman

    scagman LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 270

    I dont know if you like scag, but they do have a z-turn rider called the turf tiger 52',61',72' comes with floating deck optional 27hp kawasaki liqiud cooled engine also optional 44 gallon grass catcher is powered by 6hp kohler auxiliary engine after initial installation catcher can be quickly removed and reinstalled in minutes without tools look up www.scag.com have them mail you a catolog
     
  5. strickdad

    strickdad LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 544

    stick with the danes while the exmark is a very fine piece of equipment (we use to have 6 of them ) they have gotten real pricey, they are on top now and they know it (sales that is) we switched over to the danes a couple of years ago because the quality was there with the exmarks but they were alot less expensive... yes it is true that deere now owns dane .. ps. we are taking delevery of to new 48" chariot jrs the first week after christmas
     
  6. PaulJ

    PaulJ LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,776

    Another LCO here uses Accelerator aluminum mesh catchers on both his great danes. I think he has a Surfer and a Chariot. The Accelerators hang on the side of the deck like the Grass gobblers only they'er lighter. He seems to have been very happy with the catchers performance so you might give it a try.
     
  7. 1stclasslawns

    1stclasslawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 565

    I don't know for sure but dosn't PECO make a catcher for the Danes?

    Jim
     
  8. Martino

    Martino LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 1,766

    Peco does make collection system for Chariot. I thought that mulch kits were available, as well?

    BTW, does anyone else but me think that Dane should have named his stand on mower "Chariot"? I never did see a sit-down chariot in Ben-Hur.
     
  9. 1stclasslawns

    1stclasslawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 565

    Martino, I have thought the same thing myself!
     

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