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Old 11-14-2011, 05:32 PM
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Scag SWZ or PRO-V ???

Buying a new machine next year. Getting either a Pro-V or Swz with a 48 inch deck. The Swz is slightly more in price than the Pro-v and im wondering how the pro v is gonna hold up with the more complex hydro system. With sulkys, would these units be able to cut 1 acre properties at a reasonable rate. Most of my accounts are small, with the exception of three which are 1 acre large. This would be the most affordable thing right now.

SO... SWZ OR PRO-V
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Old 11-14-2011, 06:12 PM
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someone please??
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Old 11-14-2011, 06:47 PM
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I have 3 Turf Tigers and have demoed the Pro-v. I don't like the control on the Pro-v. I have demoed a v-ride and thought the controls where a big improvement. If you want a Scag I would get the v-ride. We have two Toro t-2 hydro walkbehinds that are 48/ 19 Kawasaki's. I think the Toro's are easier to control in my opinion then the Pro-v. I really like the deck adjustment on the scag better. I would demo the Scag before you buy and make sure you like the controls.
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Old 11-14-2011, 07:22 PM
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How would the prov be on large propertys? does it look professional (the mower).
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Old 11-14-2011, 07:25 PM
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We are Scag all the way but did not even consider the Pro......still like to ride in a seat. Only one reason to get them...space in trailer. I would not get a 48" WB unless it is a hydro, we got a belt drive and not real happy. That deck is tooo heavy to muscle around and jump curbs.
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Old 11-14-2011, 07:29 PM
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We are Scag all the way but did not even consider the Pro......still like to ride in a seat. Only one reason to get them...space in trailer. I would not get a 48" WB unless it is a hydro, we got a belt drive and not real happy. That deck is tooo heavy to muscle around and jump curbs.
But how would a tiger cat be on a real small lawn. Wouldnt it do a crappy job compared to the SWZ.
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Old 11-14-2011, 08:59 PM
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But how would a tiger cat be on a real small lawn. Wouldnt it do a crappy job compared to the SWZ.
I haven't dealt specifically with Scag, but a rider will do more turf damage on a small lawn than a walk. The stand-on mower are substantially better on a small lawn than a rider, but are heavier and thus harder on a small lawn than an equivalent walk-behind. You also have to consider your customer base and whether they are likely to mind a larger machine on their lawn.

I would suggest you demo the Pro-V and see if you like the set-up or not. I'm surprised the SWZ is more expensive, given its fixed deck rather than floating like the Pro-V.
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Old 11-14-2011, 10:37 PM
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I use our tiger cub on small stuff. Like really small stuff...you know the stuff you should use a 21" on
Our local dealer said that the pro-v had a ton of issues. If you really want scag I would go with either the TC or a v-ride. I started out with a scag 6 years ago that my dad bought for our residence. I always have bled orange! But if you want a good walkbehind look no further than exmark. Much better than a scag IMHO. ECS, quality of cut, etc make them much better.
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