View Full Version : Scag Freedom Z- B&S or Kawasaki

05-24-2010, 06:20 PM
$4500 +tax for the 48" with the Briggs 26hp ELS.

$4900 +tax for the 52" with a Kawasaki 19. He said this was last years model at a discounted price.

My lot is 1 acre of just grass and a few pines. Also plan on cutting my elderly neighbors yard also and maybe his 2 acres in the country.

I know this mower is overkill for what I have, but I'm tired of my $800 mower and want to move up to something nice.

jay albers
05-24-2010, 06:35 PM
I got the freedom z with the briggs 48. i love it .I have about 25 lawns and it works well for me. I only have about 250hrs on it tho.

that being said i would go with the kawi 52. Kawi is way superior and the extra 4 inches will help, thats what she said

05-24-2010, 06:36 PM
Kawasaki 19 hp

Engine Type Forced Air-Cooled V-twin 4-cycle Vertical Shaft OHV Gasoline Engine
Number of Cylinders 2
Bore x Stroke 2.91 x 2.68 in. (74 x 68mm)
Displacement 585cc (35.7 cu. in.)
Compression Ratio 8.5:1
Maximum Power 19.0hp (14.2 kW) / 3600 rpm
Maximum Torque 36.6 ft. lbs. (49.6 N•m) / 2000 rpm
Oil Capacity 1.9 U.S. qt. (1.8 liter) w/Filter
Dry Weight (without muffler) 71.2 lbs. (33.2kg)

26HP Air-Cooled Briggs & Stratton Intek ELS

90 Degree V-Twin
Displacement 724 cc
Maximum Torque 33 ft. lbs. @ 2600 RPM M
Fuel Requirement Unleaded Gasoline (87 Octane or higher)
Fuel Filter Replaceable Automotive Type
Cooling System Forced Air-Cooled
Ignition Electronic
Starter 12 Volt
Charging System 16 amp

05-24-2010, 09:14 PM
MS is singing the same tune I've been forever, TORQUE is the only true engine spec to compare. Dump an extra 9-10 percent on the Kawi and you'll never suffer "buyers remorse". A lot of people are happy with their Briggs 26 but there is no comparison in quality to the Kawis. Good luck.

05-24-2010, 10:30 PM
There is a reason the Kaw costs more. They really are a better built engine than the Briggs. If it was a Kohler or Kawi I'd take the higher HP Kohler.