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Old 03-02-2010, 07:15 PM
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Scag all the way.
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Old 03-02-2010, 07:22 PM
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Well depends upon the size of the yards you are doing but it sounds like some pretty good size lawns if you are looking at 52" or 60". You will be happy with Scag and if dealer is not around Exmark would be next.
Look at a Turf Tiger too if you are looking at a 61". Great cut quality and a good frame too.
Dont know too much about Kubota mowers.
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Old 03-02-2010, 07:31 PM
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I would go with Exmark or Scag. Both great mowers and proven performers.
One memeber mentioned the Tank. I tried a demo for one week. Not impressed at all. Could be that it just has a terrible bagger, I bag most of my properties so, collection systems are very important to me.
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Old 03-03-2010, 12:41 PM
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I really appreciate all the feedback. I am going to test drive the exmark and scags sometime this week. I will let you know what I think and decide to buy. Thanks again for all the feedback.
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Old 03-03-2010, 12:53 PM
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I run all Scags and there the best mowers for me. The Turf Tiger is a beast. I also have Wildcats and Cubs. You can't go wrong with a Scag.
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Old 03-03-2010, 04:08 PM
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I tell my customers running a Scag is like running a Cat bulldozer. There is not much that is going to get in thier way!!
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Old 03-03-2010, 04:15 PM
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Alright I have made the decision to go with a Scag. I am going to buy a 52" Wildcat but I have one question. I can get the 25hp Kawasaki air cooled or the 26hp Kawasaki liquid cooled. I am leaning toward the liquid cooled and it's going to be about a $150 more than the air cooled. Also, would you purchase a stripe kit or mulching blade for this mower. stripe kit:$399 mulch kit: about $200.

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Old 03-03-2010, 04:22 PM
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exmark!Just my 2 cents
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Old 03-03-2010, 05:35 PM
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go liquid cooled, i ran one on a demo and was very impressed and $150 is chump change. we have 4 25 air cooled and they are nice, but really not that impresive. the liquid will give better life, performance and less issues
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Old 03-04-2010, 09:44 AM
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Alright I have made the decision to go with a Scag. I am going to buy a 52" Wildcat but I have one question. I can get the 25hp Kawasaki air cooled or the 26hp Kawasaki liquid cooled. I am leaning toward the liquid cooled and it's going to be about a $150 more than the air cooled. Also, would you purchase a stripe kit or mulching blade for this mower. stripe kit:$399 mulch kit: about $200.

Thanks again
Hard to say on those engines. I have several 25hp's. They all work great. Have one 26hp LC, worked great, until my men let it overheat and it seized. Cost me over $600 to repair. I blame it on my men but, if you are going to use a bagging system, be aware that the radiator being on top of the motor collects alot of dust. It would need to be cleaned once or twice a day.
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