A: The size of the mower and number of features increases as you step up in the product line. The Wrangler is smaller than the Edge, which is smaller than the Charger, and so on. See the table below for a comparison of features on each model.
|Engine||20 Kohler Courage
21.5 hp Kawasaki FR651V
|21.5 hp Kawasaki FR651V
24 hp Kawasaki FR730V
|30 HP Briggs and Stratton, 24 HP Kawasaki, or 27 HP Kohler||25.5 hp Kawasaki FX801
27 hp Kohler Command
|25.5 Hp Kawasaki FX801
27 hp Kohler Command
35 Hp Kawasaki FX1000
|Transmission||Twin Hydrogear transaxles||Twin HydroGear ZT-2800||Twin Hydro-Gear ZT-3400||HydroGear Pump & Wheel motors||Dual HydroGear ZT5400 tansaxles|
|Hydro Cooler||Fan on pulley||Fan on pulley||Fan on pulley||Separate Hydro fluid radiator|
|Fuel Capacity||4 gal||4 gal||7 gal||7 gal||11 gal|
|Speed Fwd/Rev||7.5 mph / 5 mph||8mph / 5 mph||9mph/5mph||10 mph / 5 mph||12.5 mph / 7.5 mph|
|Acers Per Hour||3.9||4.8||5.4||6||8|
|Steering Control||Joystick or Dual Lever||Joystick or Dual Lever||Joystick or Dual Lever||Joystick or Dual Lever||Joystick or Dual Lever|
|Tires Rear||18 x 8.50 - 8||20 x 12.00 - 10||22 x 11-10||24 x 12.00 -12||26 x 14-12|
|Tires Front||4.10 x 3.5 - 4||13.50 x 6.00 - 5||13 x 5-6||13 x 6.50 - 6||15 x 6-6|
|Height: to top of seat back||42"||43"||45"||41"||49"|
|Seat||High back||High back||Deluxe High back||Vibration Damping||Full Suspension Standard|
|Cut Width||48"||52", 60"||52", 60"||52", 60"||60", 72"|
|Cut Height||1" - 4"||1.5" - 4.5"||1"-4"||1.5" - 5"|
|Roll Over Protection System||N/A||N/A||N/A||Standard||Standard|
A: The deck is rather heavy - and you want it to be. The deck on Country Clipper
mowers is heavy enough to mow in the toughest conditions and still give a nice clean cut and last for years.
Even with a heavy duty commercial grade deck, it's not that hard to flip up for most people in good health. To make it even easier, a variety of jacks are available (See the Accessories page)
There is even an optional power lift, which lets you lift the biggest decks with the touch of a finger!
Just how does the deck flip up? We have a step-by-step illustrated guide and video on how the deck flips up.
Country Clipper has been manufacturing zero turn lawn mowers for over 20 years. Country Clipper started out manufacturing zero turn mowers for Snapper for 15 years before developing their own Country Clipper line in 1996. For more information on the history of the company, see the "About Country Clipper" Page.
For the long answer, see our list of 100+ Reasons to buy a Country Clipper lawnmower from DeMott Enterprises.
To sum it up:
The Joystick control on Country Clipper mowers is a mechanical control system. On the bottom of the joystick are two control arms. One of them goes directly to the right hydrostat, and the other is connected to a rod the goes to the other side of the mower and moves another control arm that is connected to the other hydrostat. When you move the joystick, you are moving steel arms that directly control the hydrostats, just like on a twin stick system, providing a true zero turn control system. The difference is the patented way the joystick moves the control arms that let you go where you point the joystick, providing a much more intuitive way to steer the mower than trying to remember which stick to push which direction to turn the way you want to turn.
The joystick is located on the right side of the mower, so this may be a concern for some. The owner here at DeMott Enterprises is left handed, and he is able to operate all of the mowers without any problems. The joystick control system is very easy to use, stop by and try it out for yourself. Also, the JaZee Pro is available with a joystick on the left hand side.
Country Clipper zero-turn mowers are made right here in the United States of America. Specifically, they are made in Corydon, Iowa. (Country Clipper is a division of Shivvers Manufacturing, see the About Country Clipper page for more details.)
Country Clipper is continually improving the product line. As part of this, sometimes a new model will replace an older model. See the "About Country Clipper" page for a timeline of when different models were released and replaced.