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Old 01-20-2013, 09:47 AM
sbrogan78 sbrogan78 is offline
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Scag Freedom Z with Briggs 26hp or Kawasaki 19?

I know the Kawasaki has a better reputation but the Briggs they put on this machines seems to be a good engine also. The Kawasaki is a lot smaller engine then most machines this size have on the. Is the 19 enough or should we lean more towards the 26?
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:49 AM
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mine is a 19 and has more than enough power
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:34 AM
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:21 PM
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What deck size are you going to be using?
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:25 PM
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If the price was the same, I would go with the Kawasaki.
I have the Brigs with 2 years of use and have not had an issue. The neighbor is running the Kaw and his is fine also. He doesn't go through the fuel as quick though...
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:14 PM
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They have a 52" with the Briggs for the same price as the 48" Kawasaki
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Old 04-17-2013, 03:50 PM
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How big is your yard?

I am a home owner but wanted a commercial machine and bought a 2009 Scag Wildcat. At the time I was shopping I test drove the Scag 48" Tiger cat but I don't know what engine was in it (that was a few years ago). At that time I had my heart set on the Wildcat but looking back that Tiger Cat would probably have been ideal for my size yard. My yard is a little over an acre (300 X 150).

I have the 26hp kawasaki Liquid cooled but I bet the Briggs would be a good motor too. I think they are making them better now and you never know when you could use a little more HP.


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Old 04-18-2013, 09:46 AM
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I mow about 2.5 acres
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:46 PM
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My lawn is that or maybe a little larger but I would go for a little bigger machine. Mine is the Tiger Cat 52 with the Kawasaki. I've been a Briggs guy on smaller mowers but really like the Kawasaki for more substantial tools. Plus, it's orange. Tn you know.
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