$4995 For A EverRide Scorpion FX

John Gamba

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Yes the decks are the same on all three units. I so not have an actual photo of the underside of the deck but have this image that is the same thing.

Thank you for the pic:cool2: :cool2: it looks inviting to say the least:cool2: Do you have the blade speed??


Thanks again:waving:
 

John Gamba

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The blade speed on the Scorpion and the Scorpion FX is 18600 feet per minute. The maximum allowed in the industry is 19000 feet per minute.


Thank you. we all know what happens in my area when we run a slower blade speed:cry:

It looks like a nice deck and it looks like it will be a winner around here.
 

topsites

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We currently have a $1500 dollar instant rebate off MSRP on all Hornet Models, 23hp Kohler 52" Scorpion and the 27hp Kohler 54" Warrior
I paid 8.5k last year for a Warrior with the Kawa :cry:
I so like the Kohlers better, kawas just don't revvv like Kohlers and they consume fuel like the space shuttle, what's the trick to turn them up, anyone know?

Oh yeah, suggestions: I so like how the rubber chute is NOT spring-loaded (toro wb's rubber chutes are, I've always removed that stupid spring), but is there something that could be done to keep them UP? They usually stay down (and if they don't it's easy to pop it), but it is annoying they tend to fall down during certain turns / bumps and I have to disengage blades and seat belt just to pull it back up). I might hook a string to it one day :laugh:

I still think 4 small shock absorbers or springs to help keep the deck DOWN during high speed mowing might be helpful... Once I get going full stick on most yards, the numerous bumps literally start the deck to 'floating,' (as in, once it starts floating it doesn't settle down anymore) part of the reason why I feel it streaks at top speed.

A slightly longer blade bolt to fit some washers so one can adjust blade height by bringing the blade down from up under the deck could be helpful for those of us who don't care for recessed blades.

Last but not least, Z's are hydraulic... Why is there not a single Z that is equipped to handle attachments such as a shovel or a backhoe, so it could act as a mini tractor? Understood, the front casters might have some issues with weight support, but hydraulic attachments and added function would be so super.

Very pleased, great machine.
 
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EverRide

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I paid 8.5k last year for a Warrior with the Kawa :cry:
I so like the Kohlers better, kawas just don't revvv like Kohlers and they consume fuel like the space shuttle, what's the trick to turn them up, anyone know?

Oh yeah, suggestions: I so like how the rubber chute is NOT spring-loaded (toro wb's rubber chutes are, I've always removed that stupid spring), but is there something that could be done to keep them UP? They usually stay down (and if they don't it's easy to pop it), but it is annoying they tend to fall down during certain turns / bumps and I have to disengage blades and seat belt just to pull it back up). I might hook a string to it one day :laugh:

I still think 4 small shock absorbers or springs to help keep the deck DOWN during high speed mowing might be helpful... Once I get going full stick on most yards, the numerous bumps literally start the deck to 'floating,' (as in, once it starts floating it doesn't settle down anymore) part of the reason why I feel it streaks at top speed.

A slightly longer blade bolt to fit some washers so one can adjust blade height by bringing the blade down from up under the deck could be helpful for those of us who don't care for recessed blades.

Last but not least, Z's are hydraulic... Why is there not a single Z that is equipped to handle attachments such as a shovel or a backhoe, so it could act as a mini tractor? Understood, the front casters might have some issues with weight support, but hydraulic attachments and added function would be so super.

Very pleased, great machine.

On a Warrior there is a lift assist spring that makes it easier to lift the deck with the foot lift. If it is set to tight it can cause the deck to float at high speeds. The below picture shows the lift assist spring. To have it adjusted properly, put the deck in the transport position loosen the eye bolt until spring just becomes slack then tighten it up 2 full turns. At this time the spring will be adjusted properly and the deck should not float at high speeds.

lift spring.png
 

thebeans

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SW, VA
Hey EverRide, You said there was a $1500 rebate on the 23hp Kohler 52" Scorpion. What is the MSRP on that machine? Thanks!!
 

thebeans

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SW, VA
Thanks for your quick reply EverRide, So that would be about $5100 for the Scorpion and I was quoted $4495 for a Scorpion FX at a dealer a few days ago. He said something about a rebate on that one as well. So the big question is...is the Scorpion worth $600 more than the FX? Are there any differences between the two other than the fixed VS adjustable deck?
 
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