I ended up with a Lesco z-two. The cub is a better machine than the Lesco because of the suspension seat that comes factory; however, the Lesco is older than the cubs I have seen with factory suspension seats so this could be due to its age.
The cub compared to the Scag well the Scag is a superior machine but that doesn't mean the Cub/Lesco is bad. I don't have any problems with my 25hp 60" I have owned a Turf tiger. I can't see a difference in decks cutting the type of grass around here maybe in your area that would be different. I can see a considerable price difference between a cub and scag though and I would buy the Cub over the Scag just for that reason alone.