Everride Scorpion and Great Dane Super Surfer: Brand Review

The Everride Scorpion and Great Dane Super Surfer are essentially the same machine except for the color. Everride was supposedly planning on installing its own deck, but that hasn’t happened yet. Therefore, they will be rated as one against the other stander mowers in the following categories...

 

Stander Mower Cut Durability Handling Maintenance
  Quality   & Balance & Ingenuity
Exmark Vantage A B+ A- A+
Everride Scorpion B+ B+ B+ A
Great Dane Super Surfer B+ B+ B+ A
John Deere Quik-Trak A B+ B+ A
Scag V-Ride A A- B+ A-
Toro GrandStand A B+ A- A+
Wright Stander B+ A A B
Wright Stander X A A- A A-
Wright Stander ZK B+ A- A- A-



Cut: Rating B+

The original Super Surfer’s deck was just ok. However, the new deck on the second-generation mower cuts very well. Great vacuum. Very little blowout in front due to built-in anti-blowout baffles.

Durability: Rating B+

A tough solid design. These machines are simple, practical and easy to work on. I’ve seen some of these machines take a real beating, but they just keep on mowing. An interesting fact is the company, Great Dane, was founded by Dane Scag. He is the same person behind Scag mowers, another very tough machine.

Handling and Balance: Rating B+

Handles the same as the John Deere Quik-Trak. Handles very well on level ground as well as hills. Surprisingly, these units are pretty gentle on the turf when turning. The spring-loaded operator platform does a nice job smoothing out the ride. This is something Wright really needs to mimic.

Maintenance and Ingenuity: Rating A

Ingenious design. Very well thought out. The floating-deck is a huge advantage over fixed-decks, especially with cuts over 52”. A great design and overall unit.

Note: If you are going to buy a Great Dane, be weary of dealer support. The company has switched hands 2 times in a short time period. Great Dane was first purchased by John Deere, then sold again to Auburn Consolidates (maker of Everride). My advice is only to buy it if you have a good dealer in your area.



Everride & Great Dane Standers on Ebay

Here are the Everride & Great Dane mowers that are currently listed for sale on Ebay. I’ve found some great deals there. And I've sold a ton of old equipment through it.

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