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Mikol87
01-12-2010, 12:00 AM
I am looking to buy a new ZT mower this spring. I've narrowed it down to Scag and Kubota. Both look like excellent mowers and both have about the same financing options. I don't mow a ton of yards so I don't need a top of the line commercial mower. I am hoping to get a 54-60in deck in the $6,000-$8,000 range. Any help on who to go with would be great! Thanks!

grassman177
01-12-2010, 12:59 AM
you aint getting a kubota for that price,or a scag. scag is the highest price mower on the market

Scagmower48
01-12-2010, 09:23 AM
My Kubota ZG227 with a 54" deck costs me $7500 new. Excellent machine for the money. A Scag Tiger Cub costs more and you can't even compare the Scag to the Kubota.

hornett22
01-12-2010, 12:19 PM
Kubota had problems with their drive systems for a while.Scag makes the toughest deck around.they have done commercial mowers longer than anyone else.i am still running a Scag Hydro walkbehind that is a 1992 model.i am not the only one.a few other companies around here are still running the older ones as well.i know one guy here that runs a Kubota. Most companies here run Scag.i figure there is a good reason for that.i have lived in several different markets around the country and Scag is in all of them.there must be a reason.

br549oicu8
01-12-2010, 12:23 PM
Scag is a good mower. We have used them as a loaner on a few occasions.
Kubota did have tranny issues a while back but that has been resolved. I have 3 ZD-326's and they cut and run like a dream!
They're not even close to the price range this thread is looking at, though....

doubleedge
01-12-2010, 12:49 PM
The 54" gas kubota has a msrp of 9700.

The Rookie
01-12-2010, 02:17 PM
bad boy mz series 2999

PetesLandscape&Supply
01-12-2010, 02:37 PM
our 60'' Kubota diesel will go places no other mower will go , but our gas 61''Scag will leave the nicest cut we have seen from any mower wet or dry ....pete

SchnabelLawnCare
01-12-2010, 05:25 PM
our 60'' Kubota diesel will go places no other mower will go , but our gas 61''Scag will leave the nicest cut we have seen from any mower wet or dry ....pete

Can you elaborate?

PetesLandscape&Supply
01-12-2010, 06:25 PM
the kubota has great traction and is good on hills etc. but will leave some clumping in damp grass as the scag leaves no clumped grass and makes a more professional cut , we are in a rural area and do not bag any of our accounts .

hornett22
01-13-2010, 10:23 PM
a buddy of mine's FIL has a lawn service and he got a big Kubota recently.i am not sure which model.

i did bid a tree job for one of his customers and i was not impressed with the cut i saw. yard seemed too small to have a rider on though.

then again,i'm a picky bastard,i like the lawns i cut perfect.some guys here only care about time.i mow every lawn like it was my own.better than my own actually.

grassman177
01-13-2010, 11:16 PM
the older kubotas were waaaayy better on traction. the only thing i miss about them though, the lower stature and better grip on hills(less weight too)

Mikol87
01-14-2010, 03:33 PM
you aint getting a kubota for that price,or a scag. scag is the highest price mower on the market

Just priced a new 48in scag tiger cat for $6,250. A new 48in kubota for $7,150. A new 54in Kubota for $8,500.

anotherturfgeek
01-14-2010, 04:59 PM
Scags are awesome!

grassman177
01-14-2010, 09:50 PM
Scags are awesome!

i never thought of the samller mowers, he said 60 in deck for the original post!!! we use them and they are 10-12 grand. therefore, my post

ertb
01-15-2010, 03:11 AM
Does the Scag you are pricing have a B&S or Kaw motor? In my area a Tiger Cat with a Kaw is $7500. I recently was trying to decide between the same mowers and went with the Kubota. I demoed both and could not find any advantage of buying a Scag. The Kubota was $500 cheaper, 3hp more motor,shaft driven, less vibration, and better dealer support for my area. In my opinion if both mower are side by side the Kubota looks built stronger. I am not knocking Scag one bit they are great mowers but the better choice for me was the Kubota ZG222

Bluffman
01-15-2010, 07:24 PM
I have a TC, 48" Kawi and steered a buddy into a 52" Tcat this summer. He paid around $7800.00 for his with the 23 Horse Kohler.

integrityman
01-15-2010, 08:04 PM
Miko- Just as an FYI- and don't mean to muddy the water... A friend of mine has a few 06, 60" Toro Z' with the 23 horse Kubota diesel. Brand new with 2 year warranty- $8800. PM me if your interested.

Mikol87
01-16-2010, 12:35 PM
I went with a 48 inch 29HP B&S Scag Tiger Cat. My trailer won't hold a 60 inch mower and a 54 and 48 are about the same. 6 inch difference and the 48 was much cheaper. ($6,250) I'll let you guys know how I like it once this ice age here in iowa melts!

AdamChrap
01-16-2010, 01:33 PM
Toro - But Scag if not one of those. I will never own another Kubota.