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Old 01-26-2013, 01:44 PM
Prestige Landscaping Prestige Landscaping is offline
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exmark or scag?

We are about to purchase new equipment? What manufacture do you think is the best? We have been running exmark but have thought about switching.... Also we run echo handhelds what do you think about these?
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:54 AM
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personally I love Scag I have two walkbehinds a 36 & 48. No problems what so ever and they're built like a tank. I'm not sure about echo since I use sthil. If you are still considering Exmark I would also look at toro since toro wons Exmark and they're the exact same machine.
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Old 04-26-2013, 01:21 AM
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If you are still considering Exmark I would also look at toro since toro wons Exmark and they're the exact same machine.
Toro may own ExMark, but they are independent of each other for the most part. Their Z and WB and stander mower decks are different from each other...as are many other features/controls.
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:01 PM
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I have ran exmark for last couple of years and just bought a new Scag last week TT 72 w/ 35 vanguard. The Scag will cut circles around the exmark. Exmark is xseries 60" but just doesn't cut like the Scag.
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Old 04-26-2013, 05:29 PM
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I have ran exmark for last couple of years and just bought a new Scag last week TT 72 w/ 35 vanguard. The Scag will cut circles around the exmark. Exmark is xseries 60" but just doesn't cut like the Scag.
It's true. For years I ran Exmark Lazers and Toro Z Masters but this year I bought some Scag Turf Tigers. It's early in the season and I can already see I made the right choice. The Scag Turf Tiger is a better machine.

Somewhere down the road, later in the year, I thought I might do a detailed comparison between the machines and post it on here. The pros and cons of Exmark, Toro, and Scag riders.
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Old 05-31-2013, 01:37 PM
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I have ran exmark for last couple of years and just bought a new Scag last week TT 72 w/ 35 vanguard. The Scag will cut circles around the exmark. Exmark is xseries 60" but just doesn't cut like the Scag.
You've got one of the ultimate cutting machines. The only mower that will cut more grass per hour is a 35 hp, 72" Hustler HyperDrive Super Z. The only reason the Hustler is more productive is due to its faster cutting speed, the ride on the Hustler is also much better, allowing the extra speed to be utilized. Take my word, if you think the Scag cuts circles around the Exmark, pull into a large area with a HyperDrive Super Z and you will see it cut circles around the TT.
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Old 06-01-2013, 01:01 AM
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Don't want to high jack the thread but can anyone give feedback on clipping size and discharge quality of a Velocity compared to a Hustler VX4? Battling clippings from my Hustlers and considering a Scag.
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Old 06-04-2013, 08:59 AM
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Don't want to high jack the thread but can anyone give feedback on clipping size and discharge quality of a Velocity compared to a Hustler VX4? Battling clippings from my Hustlers and considering a Scag.
As you know I ran Scags for about 15 years and am a huge Velocity fan. After seeing the VX4 cut in person(you saw the pics) I can safely say the two decks have nothing in common. I couldnt make a Velocity clump like the VX4 if I wanted it too. You will get some carpeting with the Velocity in tall grass but no clumping.
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:35 PM
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As you know I ran Scags for about 15 years and am a huge Velocity fan. After seeing the VX4 cut in person(you saw the pics) I can safely say the two decks have nothing in common. I couldnt make a Velocity clump like the VX4 if I wanted it too. You will get some carpeting with the Velocity in tall grass but no clumping.
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When you say carpeting gmlc, do you mean the clippings that hang out up top like dirt usually stays above on a plush carpet?
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:31 PM
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Go all orange... Scag and husqvarna handhelds
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