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Old 04-08-2013, 11:57 AM
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As for ground speed, there is no speed difference between them - they both run at 12mph. I don't know if that's something they changed for the 2013 models or not. The Scag website shows the 29 Kohler as 10.5mph but at the dealership they have brochures / literature advertising the Kohler 29hp at 12mph. I clocked both the 35 and the 29 with gps and they both run between 11.5 and 12.

Honestly, Scag needs to keep their website more current. I mean, there are engine options listed there that are no longer even available. Plus, there are several other inconsistency's.
They sure do need to keep their site updated.

Someone else on here mentioned the 29 Kohler being a 12 mph machine and that's what sealed my decision to go with it over the 52 Cheetah/Kawi @10.5 mph.
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Old 04-08-2013, 11:59 AM
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Did you get these to replace three existing TT, or to replace different mower brands
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Old 04-08-2013, 07:09 PM
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Dang. Very nice
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Old 04-08-2013, 07:39 PM
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Did you get these to replace three existing TT, or to replace different mower brands
They are replacing 2 Toro Z-Masters 60" and 1 Exmark Lazer Z 60". This will be my first experience with Scag Turf Tigers. I'm looking to increase speed and productivity. I'm hoping the Velocity Plus will allow me to cut with moisture on the grass and it'll be nice to not have to run over everything twice because of clumping.
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Old 04-08-2013, 07:53 PM
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Well I was looking at toro but now you make me question that
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:53 PM
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They are replacing 2 Toro Z-Masters 60" and 1 Exmark Lazer Z 60". This will be my first experience with Scag Turf Tigers. I'm looking to increase speed and productivity. I'm hoping the Velocity Plus will allow me to cut with moisture on the grass and it'll be nice to not have to run over everything twice because of clumping.
V+ decks are very good in those situations and still leave a very nice cut. Our V-Ride has never thrown a clump of grass using Gator G5s (thinner ones).

If you look at the difference between and Exmark deck and a Scag deck you will see the Scag is made to get the clippings out of the deck by the most direct route (i.e. each blade cuts then discharges towards the chute). An Exmark deck has baffles directing the clippings from the inner blades into the blade next to it as the clippings travel towards the discharge chute. This is probably why Exmarks chop the clippings finer than the Scag deck. Add Gators to the V+ and it chops and discharges very well.
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:12 PM
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Well I was looking at toro but now you make me question that
Honestly, I have nothing against Exmark or Toro. They are solid machines. I just need to try something different to see if I can get a little more productivity. Obviously if I'm investing in three Turf Tigers, you know I believe they will give me that. I still own and favor the Exmark walk behinds and I'm seriously looking at the Exmark Commercial 30 or the Toro Turf Master. But when it comes to riders, I've never been thrilled with the Exmarks or Toros when the grass is damp or thick.
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:14 PM
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That briggs is going to burn 2 tanks for every one in the 29efi. A extra 30-40 bucks a day adds up real fast. Then when you hit about 500 hrs it will start to cut back and break in.
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:16 PM
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O man! lovin the turf tigers bro i have one myself.. best mower around hands down gonna buy another this year hopefully!
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:21 PM
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V+ decks are very good in those situations and still leave a very nice cut. Our V-Ride has never thrown a clump of grass using Gator G5s (thinner ones).
This is was I've heard repeatedly. That's why I'm all in.

Scag owners in general are hardcore in their backing of Scag. There has to be a reason for that. They can't all be crazy radical Scag guys.

I've always run Toro and Exmark and I've never been anywhere near that staunch in backing Toro or Exmark.
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