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Old 08-15-2011, 03:00 PM
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Scag Freedom Z 36"

Just found out that a local dealer is selling this mower for $4399.00 brand new and still in the crate. I have 12 residential lawns. Is this a good price? And is it a good product even though it is a residential grade mower. Scag's website says "The Freedom Z is designed for commercial and large estate use".
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Old 08-15-2011, 03:16 PM
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Probably a decent mower but I think it might be worth it to spend another grand to get a Gravely 34 Pro.
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Old 08-15-2011, 03:31 PM
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That is the one I want. (Gravely Pro). After taxes, and mulch kit the Scag comes out to $4853.92 The best price I have found on the Gravely is $5599.00, then ad tax and mulching kit. I was looking at the Gravely ZT for $2299.00 Just don't know what to do. Wish money was no object.
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Old 08-15-2011, 03:40 PM
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I have the 48" freedomz i bought it as a starter lawnmower and also use it to cut my own 1 1/2 acres. In about 2 yrs i'll retire it and just use it on my own lawn. It has 375 hrs and all i've done is routine maintenance have not had one problem with it. What engine are you looking at on the 36?
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Old 08-15-2011, 03:56 PM
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The 36" has the 17hp Kawasaki. This would be my first zero turn. Some of my lawns are cut every two weeks. I am in South Louisiana and it's all St. Aug mixed with some weeds. How is the cut?
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Old 08-15-2011, 04:03 PM
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I know where your at i grew up there lol. For being the bottom of the line Scag it cuts great. As with any when it starts missing grass its time to sharpen the blades. My biggest lawn is 4acres and it does fine, i'm in south Mississippi now. My next mower will be another Scag just an upgrade model. You can't go wrong with the Kawasaki.
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Old 08-15-2011, 07:38 PM
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That's not a bad price. The cut is good. It doesn't have the V+ deck but still cuts good.
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Old 08-15-2011, 08:21 PM
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my scag belt drive WB has a 17 kawi


so i would demo that mower on some thick grass first


but honestly i would buy a scag over any gravely any day of the week





but i will say the 17 kawi is far more than enough power for my WB
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Old 08-15-2011, 08:37 PM
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I've been told that mower has aluminum spindles, might be ok for a home owner but not commercial.
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Old 08-16-2011, 01:50 PM
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It looks like I am leaning towards the Gravely 34" compact pro. For an extra $800 it seems like a no brainer. I will be financing it, so over the term of the contract I think it was around an additional $20 a month. One extra lawn easily covers that
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