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Great Dane -VS- Exmark... which should I buy???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jimsny, Feb 14, 2001.

  1. jimsny

    jimsny LawnSite Member
    Messages: 33

    Help!!! I am in need of a mower!!!
    I am interested and test drove the new Exmark Turf Tracer HP 52" hydro 17hp Kaw with that New ECS grip system for $4,600. I also tested the Great Dane Scamper 52" 17hp Kaw for $4,000.
    I had 2 prior exmarks (36" and a 48" both belt drive) and loved them. I went to a Snapper hydro which was a Lemon and Snaper just bought it back.

    I can't decide which to pick. I have had positive experiences with the expark but I like some of the features of the Great Dane.

    Which would you pick and why??? I need to get the mower in the next week as the dealers have promotional prices at their open houses.
  2. RYAN

    RYAN LawnSite Member
    Messages: 211

    If you have had great success with the Exmarks then why would you change. Stick with what you know works. I run exmarks and they are great machines and would never change. I have heard good things about Great Danes but I would never change. You say you have had great success with Exmark then stay with Exmark
  3. dan35

    dan35 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 23

    Hey It’s apples to oranges but I think I’m going to get me a new 72” Exmark In a couple weeks.
  4. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,485

    I bought the Scamper, liked the design, solid construction, and handles. No more NUMB hands!
  5. rdh

    rdh LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 394

    im in your area. i have a 61"chariot dealers are fading out
    (not selling)and hard to get parts.i have only seen a couple danes in use around here most lco have exmark &toro i wanted to get exmark but my dane was only $4995.00 had 25
    hrs and full warrenty so i went with it .
    jim clermont county equpment is the biggest and the best in our area that i know of they are great dirk marder the manager there is a good guy and they know what they the are talking about if you ask them ???s im glad i found them.

  6. npalomba

    npalomba LawnSite Member
    Messages: 108

    Exmark seams to have a better overall package but don't forget dealer support! I don't have a local Exmark dealer and that's what I have do decide. If I am willing to make the trip for service and repair.
  7. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    I'm an eXmark guy, but the Dane's are great machines. The dealer here is to far and hard to deal with.
  8. lawman

    lawman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 199

    Let me say that I do love my Ex-mark equipment.
  9. syzer

    syzer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,272

    I tested both and thought they were both great machines. However there were a couple of tings I liked better about the Dane like the low height and controls so opted to go with it. Awesome machine I love it. Its really an opinion I think, but def. check them out.

    Chris Pasko
    Precision Landscaping
  10. Shack

    Shack LawnSite Member
    Messages: 119


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