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Precision Mowing
04-11-2005, 03:05 PM
I will be chosing between these 2 ZTR's, with a 72" deck. I'm leaning towards the SCAG, but I would like to hear the opinions of those who have used either or both of these machines.

The Kubota has a standard 28HP 3-cyl Diesel, whereas I would have to chose between the 31HP gas or Diesel on the SCAG.

What do you guys think?

NEAL ANDREWS
04-11-2005, 03:48 PM
I Have A Zd25 60pro Deck Excelant Machine ,but It Is Low Hours

Grass Man
04-11-2005, 04:24 PM
.... I have used both and I prefer the Kubota. Once you try it you'll love it. Just the ride along should settle the question. Not to mention all the other features :).

.... Good luck on your choice.


I will be chosing between these 2 ZTR's, with a 72" deck. I'm leaning towards the SCAG, but I would like to hear the opinions of those who have used either or both of these machines.

The Kubota has a standard 28HP 3-cyl Diesel, whereas I would have to chose between the 31HP gas or Diesel on the SCAG.

What do you guys think?

iluvscag
04-11-2005, 04:44 PM
Scag will hold up longer.

John Gamba
04-11-2005, 04:49 PM
Go with the Big Cat. Its the only scag i like. Lots of power with a better bagger.
John

Try the 31 TURBO diesel you will be amazed!!!!

rgjlawn
04-11-2005, 06:21 PM
Scag will hold up longer.
no way no way in he## will the scag hold up longer than the ZD. :sleeping:

green acres lawns
04-12-2005, 12:58 AM
I demoed both and bought the 31hp turbo diesel tiger. The kubota was cheaper but sets higher like my exmark( which gets loose on hills), Its body rattled and its noticably slower. The Scag is made in America which is important to Me, uses a simple, common sense design that I can fix, You don't have to stop to raise the deck,
and my dealer is 10 minutes away.

slicksilverado01
04-12-2005, 07:39 PM
get the scag you cant go wrong.

specialtylc
04-12-2005, 10:49 PM
The Kubotas are made right here in the USA. Gorgia. And you dont have to stop to raise the deck on a Kubota. The Kubota has alot more features than the Scag that will give a better cut...........

joshetal
04-14-2005, 08:08 PM
The bota! Hydro deck is really easy to raise on the fly. We have one 3 cyl Kubota with more than 4500 hours. No engine maint....PERIOD. We're using the zd28pro with a 72" deck. You just cannot imagine how efficient and productive this monster is. Got off it about an hour ago. 7 hours ONE tank of fuel. GO with the Kubota.

CELS
04-14-2005, 09:22 PM
Ummmm... Kubota.

Precision Mowing
04-14-2005, 11:13 PM
I ordered the Kubota with 28HP Diesel and 72" Deck. I liked the SCAG ZTR better, but I wanted a Diesel. Unfortunately, I just couldn't justify spending another $5,000 on top of the $11,500 Kubota for the 31HP Turbo Diesel SCAG.

Regardless, the Kubota is quieter than a 3 HP 4 Stroke with 4 mufflers. That alone is pretty sweet.

Grass Man
04-15-2005, 12:09 AM
.... Your going to like it :).
.
I ordered the Kubota with 28HP Diesel and 72" Deck. I liked the SCAG ZTR better, but I wanted a Diesel. Unfortunately, I just couldn't justify spending another $5,000 on top of the $11,500 Kubota for the 31HP Turbo Diesel SCAG.

Regardless, the Kubota is quieter than a 3 HP 4 Stroke with 4 mufflers. That alone is pretty sweet.

Envy Lawn Service
04-15-2005, 12:48 AM
NEITHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I would go with the 428D Grasshopper mid-mount. (28hp Kubota diesel)

http://www.grasshoppermower.com/03/images/products/mower_pics/400b_Series-opener.jpg

Mickhippy
04-15-2005, 12:28 PM
Man thats funny you came in then Envy! Im trying to line up a demo on the 428 at the moment!

Ha, thats cracked me up!

Travis Followell
04-15-2005, 06:45 PM
NEITHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I would go with the 428D Grasshopper mid-mount. (28hp Kubota diesel)

http://www.grasshoppermower.com/03/images/products/mower_pics/400b_Series-opener.jpg
No Envy, your wrong. An IS5000 Ferris is better.


Just kidding :p