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Warthog Lawn Care
10-26-2003, 10:33 PM
im starting up my own business for 2004 and i was wondering about mowers. im looking for a 52in walk behind and the only dealers local are cub cadet, scag, john deere, toro, great dane, and snapper. im wanting a new hydro looking for some good advice from you guys.
thanks.

CTservices
10-27-2003, 12:00 AM
where exactly are you in east tn? I am just north of chattanooga.

Warthog Lawn Care
10-27-2003, 09:36 AM
im in kingsport, its right up in the point.

Sauls1686
10-27-2003, 03:22 PM
Scag.

Warthog Lawn Care
10-27-2003, 04:40 PM
scag is mostly what people use around here, my only question was are they the best or just easy to find.

geogunn
10-27-2003, 04:44 PM
wart--check for a LESCO store in your area. they have a great 52 hydro for the money. probably around $3500 on off season sale. 17 kawi power and made by mtd/cub cadet.

GEO

matth
10-27-2003, 07:52 PM
scag

maple city
10-27-2003, 08:14 PM
Scag.

CTservices
10-27-2003, 08:15 PM
Nice to see another Tennessenan on here. I will have to go with the others suggestions also. Go with SCAG. I own a 36" belt WB and a Tiger Cub Z. Both are built like tanks. Good Luck.

Blades of Steel
10-27-2003, 08:38 PM
Ferris is making a big impact here in west Tennessee

chief5139
11-10-2003, 04:09 PM
I would go with the snapper 52" gear drive for 3,175.99 or the hydo with the wonderful loop handles for 4,599.99 its one of the better investments you can make.

matth
11-10-2003, 05:19 PM
SCAG

GTLC
11-10-2003, 07:28 PM
There must be an eXmark dealer in your area somewhere. it is worth the longer drive for the eXmark. you won't regret it.

precisioncut
11-10-2003, 08:01 PM
Scag

Davo
11-10-2003, 08:03 PM
Scag

rob1325
11-10-2003, 09:24 PM
SCAG, Simply the BEST!

lawnman_scott
11-10-2003, 09:29 PM
anything but dane. Parts are a nightmare to get, evan something as basic as a belt.

mag360
11-10-2003, 09:41 PM
I would expect scag to outlast the others on your list. Pay a little more up front and achieve much better results.

chariot
11-11-2003, 02:31 PM
eXmark, go to Greeneville. Tristate Tractor and Turf Equipment sales them. How far are you from them? They are on E. A.J. highway in Greeneville. I have not dealt with them but they bought out the place where I bought my eXmark.

dobehap
11-11-2003, 05:24 PM
65Hoss will be shocked with this "SCAG" fan thread as well.

I do have a hydro scag as well. When they say its a tank, they mean it.

rodfather
11-11-2003, 05:57 PM
If those are your only choices, then I personally would go with Scag (even though I don't own any btw). Scag makes a decent machine, especially their WB's.

cnflawn
11-11-2003, 06:45 PM
scag definitely scag

boonescreek outdoor power

the tri cities largest scag dealer

summergrove
11-12-2003, 11:17 AM
Its nice to see so many boys from TN. I'm from cleveland but made my way down here. I would try exmark if they are close remember even the best machines end up in the shop sometime. Whenever I've had probs with an exmark they have loaned me another machine till they get me going again.

floridalawncare
11-18-2003, 01:01 PM
i started with scag, tried others, went back to them. most bang for the buck for sure. 48" wb gear drive is about 3100 or so out the door round here. 500 less for a 36". tiger cub has a world of options not found on ANY other mower except the turf tiger. tiger cubs are in the 7000 range depending on what you want. it's like i've said before. find me another machine with adjustable baffles, tapered rollers in the front wheels and spindles, and a heavier built deck. scag mowers are easy to service also. oh yeah, they have a bolt that goes through the center of the spindle, with a nut on top. so if you hit something and break the bolt, just go to a hardware store and get another bolt. no taping, drilling, or replacing the spindle shaft. compare these options and prices to other machines and your decision will get pretty easy. but don't let anyone make feel dumb for buying another machine like grasshopper, exmark, dixie, or whatever, cause these are good machines. just watch and make sure your spindles are greasable. i personally wouldn't trust the longivity of a non-greasable spindle.