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EverRide Warrior or Country Clipper Brat?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by willmfg, Jan 9, 2007.

  1. willmfg

    willmfg LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3


    Looking at a leftover (still new) Country Clipper Brat for $4995 (19 hp/48" deck, joystick, heavy pumps, full warranty, good dealer) or a 2005 Everride Warrior for $4500 (25 hp Kawi, 60" deck, 359 hours, good shape, decent dealer). Will mow my place (3-4 acres) & family's place (4-5 acres). I know that these are both bigger than I need, but I am going to work for the RR (will be gone a lot) and want to spend my offtime mowing, not working on the mower. I will have to pay sales tax on either machine, and both are for sale by dealer that handles the brand. What do you fellas suggest?


  2. HenryB

    HenryB LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,844

    I'd go with the Everride w/out a doubt. I'd offer $4000.
  3. corey4671

    corey4671 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,931

    definitely WARRIOR...you will NOT be disappointed!
  4. willmfg

    willmfg LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    Thanks - you are confirming what I'd rather do. I found out who the previous owner of the EverRide was, and I know the people real well - they are downsizing and needed only their bagger machine (a Walker). My only concern was that they said they would occasionally lose a front deck anti-scalp wheel once in a while. I'm a former fab-shop owner, so I was wondering - should I weld another bracket on the other side of the front anti-scalp wheels (so they are supported/sandwiched on both sides, rather than the wheel just sticking out, hanging off of the spindle)? I could do this myself (and make it look nice), but is it worth it? Would it help or hinder the purpose of the anti-scalp wheels?

    Thanks again!
  5. Willofalltrades

    Willofalltrades LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,000

    I don't have experience with the Everide but all the positive feed back I hear makes me want to investigate them more closely. I won't lie, you have quite a bit of acreage for a homeowner. Go for the 60" deck. A friend has a similar amount of land and he slays it with a Scag Turf Tiger (yet, he doesn't want to cut grass like you do) . I don't seeing a problem fabing up a support to keep the wheel on. Why not get a lock nut (the ones with the Nylon on the end) and fasten it that way. Locktite works too, heck, combine the two Ideas.

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