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Great Dane super surfer mower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Dominicano, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. Dominicano

    Dominicano LawnSite Member
    Messages: 45

    Does any one know anything about the Great Dane lawn mower brand??
    Specifically a 36" Great Dane Super surfer mower (stand on mower)? Any input will be greatly appreciate it!
  2. hackitdown

    hackitdown LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,612

    I have a 48" super surfer. Great Dane is now part of Ariens, and the same mower is sold as a red Gravely (an Ariens brand). John Deere has or had a green machine made by the same factory, using a JD deck. There are a couple of machine by other brands also. So ask your dealer about parts and warranty.

    I like my machine, but it doesn't do too well in tight turns. Other than that, it is fast and productive.
  3. corey4671

    corey4671 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,931

    correct me if I'm wrong but I believe it is a 34" unit. I know it is a fixed deck and I believe comes with a 17hp Kawasaki. I priced the Everride version of this mower last summer at around 4995 I think but that was before the BK and Ariens Acquistion.
  4. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,268

    I got a price for the 34" Great Dane a couple of weeks back and I was given the price of $5499. It seems to be a little more expensive than others. I think that many years ago Great Dane offered a Super Surfer 36" but that had to be over 5 years ago.
  5. Lawn Enforcer

    Lawn Enforcer LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,381

    I priced a Everride Scorpion FX 34", $4,650
  6. DCE

    DCE LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 311

    Great Dane did have a 36" Super Surfer at one point in time but it has since been discontinued.
  7. Dominicano

    Dominicano LawnSite Member
    Messages: 45

    You're right. This is an older model being sold by private owner. It has about 160+ hours and has an oil leak. He said he took it to get it serviced last season and that's when it developed the oil leak. He asking $2000 for it (which I would never pay that amount for it) but he said he is conscience that it needs some work done to it so he is willing to negotiate. He estimated $500 worth of repairs. I'm on a budget and in need of a small machine like this one. What do you all think? Should I be looking into something else for the price I mentioned?
  8. Bunton Guy

    Bunton Guy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,902

    Great dane surfers is mainly all we run on residentials right now. I do like the wright stander a bit better (the older models) but the danes are more affordable to keep running than our wright standers. IMO you can't beat a surfer on a residential yard.
  9. freshprince94

    freshprince94 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,449

    I would go with a Wright Stander over a Super Surfer. If you really wanted to save money, why not get a 36 walk behind with a Velke?

    BTW, Gravely's Stand-On, the Super Surfer, and Everride's Scorpion are all the same machine. The co. that produced these used to make John Deere's Quik Trak but I am not sure if this is the case now.
  10. SoloSulkySurfer

    SoloSulkySurfer LawnSite Member
    Messages: 224

    Wouldnt a hydro WB with a sulky be just the same and alot cheaper?

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