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Old 09-08-2010, 04:29 PM
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ok so I'm still considering the bad boy pup, but here are my two new options on the scags.

60hr demo, 60'', 25 kohler, tiger cub for $6720 OTD

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brand new, 61'', 27 kohler, suspension seat, tiger cat for $7740 OTD

opinions on these two quotes
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This is a very good price, and you may, or may not care about this. Scag mowers hold their resale value better than any mower on the market.
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Old 09-08-2010, 09:59 PM
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That was actually one of the initial reasons I was drawn to scag. Also, because of the reputation of the cut quality. And during the demo, even with around 9-12in of wet grass the quality of cut was upheld. This is definitely the most important feature, as I pride myself on the way my clients yards look when I'm done. I believe I'll be taking the dealer up on the demo model, as I can just use the extra grand I'd be spending elsewhere....unless anyone thinks the suspension seat and 27hp Kohler would be worth it?
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Old 09-05-2011, 05:50 PM
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Bad boy mowers dont even come close to a scag. Bad boy's are ok mowers, but they are not a scag. You dont see any of the large lawn maintenace companies in the US running bad boys. I know the the manager of the Ohio's Brickman group and they have tried them all and they only run, scag,walker,toro, and exmark. I look at what the big boys are running, they mow more lawns then anyone and beat the crap out of there mowers, everyday.
Maybe if bad boy sticks around as long as the big boys, they will earn respect.

I know everyone who owns a bad boy is going to jump on the soap box. Go for it. I love it.
Im one owner that wont be jumping on the soap box. THEY SUCK! Ours didnt even make it through the break in period before it fell apart, and it never cut good from the start. Thats why you wont see them on any Big landscape maintenance companies trucks. They have a lot of work to do if they want to say they can compete with the big boys in "real" commercial mowers.
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Old 09-05-2011, 09:01 PM
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That was actually one of the initial reasons I was drawn to scag. Also, because of the reputation of the cut quality. And during the demo, even with around 9-12in of wet grass the quality of cut was upheld. This is definitely the most important feature, as I pride myself on the way my clients yards look when I'm done. I believe I'll be taking the dealer up on the demo model, as I can just use the extra grand I'd be spending elsewhere....unless anyone thinks the suspension seat and 27hp Kohler would be worth it?
I demoed, and used a scag cheetah with the suspended operators area and a 61" deck and its makes my tiger cub seat feel like im sitting on 2x4 when I cut. the seat is so comfortable, the mower is quick, still fuel efficient. its like mowing on a lazy boy sofa, and the cut quality is great, they are durable machines, reasonably priced, and I have 2 dealers for scag 5 miles from my house, both of which I go by on a weekly basis. I would get a cheetah if I was you but they are around 9500 with a 61" deck. little bit more then the tiger cat.
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Old 09-05-2011, 09:43 PM
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As a mechanic I am surprised you say they are decent. I am an industrial mechanical specialist and the BadBoy is mechanically far superior to any other mower in it's price. You guys compare a $7000 BadBoy to a $11000-$14000 machine and the BadBoy still matches up well. BadBoy prices are not cheap they are just more correctly priced. For $14000 you can buy a 5500 pound tractor. The price on some of these big name mowers is out of hand.
I've learned that a big part of the "Bad Boy haters" can only make very vague negative remarks. Never any specifics....because when you compare "apples to apples" there are no shortcomings in the way the commercial BB machines are designed, or the components used.

One say's "they're not as heavy as other mowers and that's bad"....while the next says "they're too big and too heavy, and that's bad"!! Obviously they can't be both, so you realize it's just a matter of (sometimes a very biased and uninformed) opinion.

I just smile and shake my head and go on to some credible, useful info from people that know what they're talking about.
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