View Full Version : Scag or Snapper

09-22-2007, 12:37 AM
Howdy guys I am at the point of needing to buying a good used 48 inch walk behind and was wonder if any of you have had better luck with the SCAG 48 walk behind or the Snapper 48 walk behind. I have a local dealer who sells used equipment and is selling both for $1,500 each and he said he prefers the Snapper.

09-22-2007, 09:04 AM
try them both out and see whhich one you like

09-22-2007, 01:52 PM
Is there any real reason anyone would only shop for a walk behind? I have both and found that the walk behind is not nearly as fast, takes a lot longer to adjust the mowing height, harder on the physical body, and harder to use on hills that you could use a rider on.
What other differences are there other then price?

09-22-2007, 09:09 PM
If everything is equal, I would go with Scag.

09-25-2007, 08:19 AM
I own a Toro T2 and like it, but when I was looking I did take a look at the Snapper and liked the controls alot, I ended up going with Toro because I had a local dealer that had one in stock and the quality of the machine is second to none.

10-01-2007, 07:41 PM
Have you ever looked at Kubota, it's a really solid machine, and has all the features that many don't. I have one and it's great. Go with a dealer that's close to your place and will help you out when you have problems. Questions, let me know

10-01-2007, 07:55 PM
If everything is equal, I would go with Scag.

+1 here


10-01-2007, 08:31 PM
demo demo demo.

10-01-2007, 10:21 PM
I think the Scag will probably be a little tougher than the snapper. Scags are built from some of the thickest steel of any mower. I have a Scag 36 wb that is bombproof (there will always be a place for it on my trailer) and incredibly versatile. I am also in the process of buying a Scag 48 wb. so I guess I am biased.

10-01-2007, 10:26 PM
I wish you were closer, I have a good 48WB Snapper for sale 919-625-7892

10-01-2007, 11:00 PM
I would be careful about buying a belt drive Snapper. We had 2 36" units and neither one would drive very well, we got rid of both of them. We have both Scag and Snapper Hydro and like both. Be sure you like the Snapper controls on hydro they are difficult to deal with if you have small hands.