View Full Version : Scag or Dixon 36wb?

06-05-2007, 12:42 PM
Should I go with a Scag 36wb or a Dixon? The Scag's look tougher to me and I see many more folks using them than dixon. I was also wondering if I should go with a belt drive for like $2,000 or with a hydro for around $3,000? I have a very limited budjet and will have to finance most of either purchase if I can get approved that is, so I need to know what is the best way to go.
It looks like the hydros are much easier to change speeds. What do u guys say?

06-05-2007, 02:04 PM
hydro is way easier if you have tight areas and they are certainly easier to change speeds. Scag hands down over the dixon. I would look into a toro or exmark with something other than pistol grips.

The Q36 you were looking at before would be a good step up from your 21 and it won't brake the bank. They cut very well and are very manuverable.


Bill S
06-05-2007, 02:20 PM
Exmark does make a nice machine. Try and swing the extra grand today, it will pay dividends in the future. Whatever machine you decide on, make sure this is a local dealer that can service your machine for warrantee work and that they will be able to provide YOU service in a timely manner. Nothing will hurt more than to have a machine down for an extended period of time.

06-05-2007, 02:33 PM
Neither-get the Quick 36

06-05-2007, 03:52 PM
The Quick 36 is money better spent!

06-05-2007, 04:48 PM
I like my Scag. However, I've never used anybody elses WB, so my opinion is only valid if you are looking for somebody who has either pushed or had a lawn tractor for reference.

06-05-2007, 05:22 PM
The scag 36 will run around low 4ks,get the hydro if you buy.

06-05-2007, 05:50 PM
scag hydro

06-05-2007, 06:04 PM
I still buy pistol grip belt Dr WB'S..there usually about $1,500-$2,000 less than hydros. I have Scags, Xmarks and Snappers and they all run great.

Matts lawn care
06-05-2007, 08:53 PM
The Quick36 will give you the most bang for you buck.

06-05-2007, 09:31 PM
My vote goes for a scag or exmark dual hydro. Edge to the turf tracer with the ECS controls.

06-06-2007, 02:07 PM
I've heard that the belt driven ones can slip in the wet or rain. Is this only in heavy rain or very wet conditions? And how hard is it to adjust or put back on if this does occur? I have no credit left and the little money I have in the savings will mostly have to go to an attorney for issues I'd rather not discuss concerning my ex ( aka betraying witch). So I'm hoping a belt drive will be good for a few years or at least 'til I can afford a hydro ( which seems to be about a grand more). I may not even be able to get the money for a 36 'til next year. The attorney situation is priority 1 or else I could loose big time.