I recently inquired to my dealership about a great dane surfer 52 series 2. The company everride purchased great dane from deere last fall. They now make their own version of the surfer- the scorpion. In a nutshell it is the same mower only a different color. It is also built in nebraska, (my home state) and my dealer has informed me the quality control here at the everride factory in nebraska is much better than from the old deere factory in North carolina, where the sufer he has in stock was made. He is giving me a good deal on the surfer, but an even better one on the scorpion. He wants me to buy the scorpion, which will come in in a couple of days. I guess my questions are what have others experienced with everride? I am not to concerned with the money savings on the scorpion vs the surfer, but being that they are 99% the same mower, is the quality control of these different factories that big of a factor, or is the dealer trying to push me in a certain direction?