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Old 03-17-2013, 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by rootytalbot View Post
Got to get the mower next week.
Choices are narrowed to these --
48 Scag SWZ 48/velke2x --- 6369 out the door

48 V Ride --- 6610 out the door

48 Exmark TTS elec start/FS600 --- 7840 out the door

Its hilly where I live and this will be my mower for this season. I will be doing residential. One of them is 1.4 and another is 1.8 acres. The rest are 1/2 acre. I have a Honda 21" commercial to help with the steeper parts of the properties that I have.

I'm 190 pounds, 5 10, 50 years old and in pretty good shape.

I'd like to have good cutting mower for this year and build some accounts. I think the Exmark is overpriced, but I have seen some beautiful work from them.

I will use this mower and then keep it as a backup when I grow my business.

The V Ride is at this price because of the "buy one V Ride and get fleet pricing" that has been extended to the end of March.

I'm kinda worried that the dealer will not give the V Ride discount at the time of purchase and will expect me to jump through hoops and meet deadlines to get the 700+ fleet discount as a rebate check. I'm not going to do that.

Am I on the right track?

Which would be the best for me?

Scag dealer is huge and has a lot of mechanics. Service has been pretty good on other equipment I have had.
Exmark dealer is small, but they are good people.
50 yrs old and you want to buy a stand on mower.
Your knees and back wont like them standon mowers very long
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Old 03-17-2013, 12:31 PM
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You could buy a nice ferris ztr for those prices and be lot more easy on your body.
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Old 03-17-2013, 03:42 PM
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Personally I would go for the 48" v-ride. They have made some changes to them this year and I like what they have done. I currently run all scags, but I think the exmark has a nicer cut most of the time. The v ride will def be the fastest and I think is a great machine for residential work because of the agility and speed of it.
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:09 PM
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The standers are easier on knees and back versus walkbehind and are in my opinion
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:41 PM
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Went to get the v ride today - stupid dealer wanted 200 dollars more money - I said, how could the price change in two days - we figured it wrong the first time. I'm Not doing business with them.
There is another dealer that quoted same price I got two days ago over the phone - its a longer drive, but there is another closer place that I can count on for service.

Buying a new mower is a brutal experience where I live. Hyenas, all of them (dealers).
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