Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-23-2001, 11:28 PM
Jim Feder Jim Feder is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: OMAHA NE
Posts: 87
scag cougar

all i read is bad about this unit i am buying one with 900hrs 2 years old for 2500.00 can i go wrong
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-23-2001, 11:38 PM
odin odin is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: PRETTY SOON BETWEEN PALERMO AND AYRSHIRE BUT RIGHT NOW SWEET HOME CHICAGO
Posts: 1,783
jim i owned the turfrunner it was a forerunner of the couger .the machine was a bad one no good at all .BUT i cant say if the cougar is good or not but id be careful. 2500 seams like a good price .Is it from a dealer or a individual?at least from a dealer you could get some warrenty
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-24-2001, 01:04 AM
MuskTurfKing's Avatar
MuskTurfKing MuskTurfKing is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 338
Just remember, you get what you pay for.

Hank
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-24-2001, 01:40 AM
odin odin is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: PRETTY SOON BETWEEN PALERMO AND AYRSHIRE BUT RIGHT NOW SWEET HOME CHICAGO
Posts: 1,783
Quote:
Originally posted by MuskTurfKing
Just remember, you get what you pay for.

Hank
Amen to that muskturfking
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-24-2001, 12:39 PM
Jim Feder Jim Feder is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: OMAHA NE
Posts: 87
Re: scag cougar

Quote:
Originally posted by JIM FEDER
all i read is bad about this unit i am buying one with 900hrs 2 years old for 2500.00 can i go wrong
FORM A DEALER AND GET 30DAY WARRENTY
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-24-2001, 01:06 PM
Eric ELM Eric ELM is offline
Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Chicago, IL USA
Posts: 4,831
Is this a ZTR? If it is, there has to be something wrong with it if a dealer is selling that for $2500. I sold a ZTR with 3 times those hours for a lot more money and the new owner has only had to replace a belt after 3 years of using it.

If you do buy this now, you won't get to use it until spring and your warranty will be up by Christmas.
__________________
<img src="http://www.elmlawnsite.com/images/bannerpic.jpg" border="0" alt="ELMLawnsite">
^One of the lawns we mow
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-24-2001, 01:13 PM
Runner's Avatar
Runner Runner is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Flint, Michigan
Posts: 13,494
I think this is one of those things that look like the Walker, if I'm not mistaken. They were taken out of production, as they didn't go over so well. Toro and Exmark had a unit out like this, also. I think the Exmark was called the Explorer, or something like that.
__________________
Joe

Thank you, Dad - for always being the dad that you were. You truly are my hero. You always were.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-24-2001, 02:43 PM
CommercialCuts CommercialCuts is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Mo
Posts: 37
Jim, I have one right now and i wouldnt give you a nickel for a truck load of the D!@N things. First 10 hours burnt the clutch and the thing has nickel and dimed me ever since. Wont climb a hill i think thats what burnt clutch up. I bought this to do leaf pick ups with or just to have a extra toy beacause i like my toys and have not been satisfied since. Its not a machine that you know you can go out on and not have problems with. Very high maintenance also. Only have about 70 hrs on the thing and i hate to take it out because i know something is going to break. Oh yeah hopper dont hold enough product either spend more time dumping than picking up leaves. Hope I have helped!!!!!!!!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-24-2001, 03:05 PM
williamslawn williamslawn is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: SC
Posts: 202
We have a Cougar and a Turf Runner. They are high maintainence, but if you maintain them you will get good service out of them both. We have 800 hrs on the Runner and 600 on the Cougar. Have not had any major problems with the Cougar but these are used on the nicer properties.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-24-2001, 11:31 PM
gene gls's Avatar
gene gls gene gls is offline
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Granville, Ma. 01034
Posts: 3,051
My helper and I looked at one a few weeks ago. Its big, bulky, and heavy. Sounds like the dealer took it in trade and wants to move it out the door. The part I liked on the machine was that it has 3 blades and a deep deck.

Gene
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:08 PM.

Page generated in 0.09388 seconds with 7 queries