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greatdane supersurfer

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jc1, Dec 15, 2001.

  1. jc1

    jc1 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,061

    I finally have gotten enough accounts that it is time to upgrade to a commercial mower. My local dane dealer has two 2001 super surfers that are demos one 48" with a 17hp kawasaki with 24 hours on it. The other is a 52" with a 18 hp kohler with 26 hours. Both are priced the same what advantages does one have over the other? He also has a new 48" 17 hp kawasaki for 500 dollars more then the demos, aswell as a 52" with a 22 hp kohler for 700 more then the demos. Would it be a better option for me to buy one of the new machines? Most of my lawns are 15k to 30k square foot and no gates to go through sofar. I appreciate your opinions and help.
  2. Kent Lawns

    Kent Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 870

    Be sure you have a great relationship with your dealer and that he offers loaners while your machine is down. ('cause it will be- a lot.)

    The Super Surfer is a cool machine, but it is by no means trouble-free.

    (Do a search for more information.)
  3. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,485

    Just wondering what this is based on? You run Danes? I do and have never had any problems with them. One of my best friends has 8 Super Surfers and feels the same, loves'em.
  4. Kent Lawns

    Kent Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 870

    I've posted this all before. I'm glad your friend likes them so well.

    He's the exception: Sales are WAY off compared to their predecesor, The Sufer. (Surfer was a good machine.)
  5. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,485

    Thanks but I'll pass on the search, was just wondering the above, a simple yes or no would have sufficed.
  6. Kent Lawns

    Kent Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 870

    Yes, both Surfers and Super Surfers.

    You only run the Z sit-down and that is not even in discussion here.
  7. strickdad

    strickdad LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 544

    stick with the 48" you will find that you can fit the 48"more places than you can a 52" we have 3 chariot jrs. all are 48" we used to run some big mowers (52 and 60 inch exmarks) but we have found out that more in most cases is not better...
  8. danlawnser

    danlawnser LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 258

    I have a 2002 super surfer and that thing is in my opinion better than a toro z that I used. I would rather stand. Strick dad is right about smaller mowers. I like my 52 inch cut on the super surfer but I also like my 48 inch on the scamper. Just get what suits you.

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