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Old 06-26-2012, 08:48 PM
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looking at a 2008 scag turf tiger 61/27... have some questions

A local dealer is selling a 2008 turf tiger with 900 hrs on it for $4,800. Is this a fair price if the machine is good operating condition? I have not taken a look at it yet but this dealer will only sell stuff that is top notch.

How about the 27hp Kohler motor, does it have enough power? Is there anything I should look for on this mower that might indicate future problems?

I am looking to buy this to only mow a few yards (10-15) that are around 1.5-2.0 acres.
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Old 06-26-2012, 09:16 PM
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a big indication of future problems is going to be any motor that says kohler
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Old 06-27-2012, 12:14 AM
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Kohler engines are fine. We have 2 of this model Turf Tiger. 900 hours is not a lot,and with good maintainence you should be able to triple that. That price also sounds good. If the mower looks good and runs well, go for it. Scag mowers are built like tanks but leave a beautiful cut. You'll love the Velocity deck.
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Old 06-27-2012, 12:22 AM
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A local dealer is selling a 2008 turf tiger with 900 hrs on it for $4,800. Is this a fair price if the machine is good operating condition? I have not taken a look at it yet but this dealer will only sell stuff that is top notch.

How about the 27hp Kohler motor, does it have enough power? Is there anything I should look for on this mower that might indicate future problems?

I am looking to buy this to only mow a few yards (10-15) that are around 1.5-2.0 acres.
I have Kohler engines on all my mowers except 1 walk behind. That has a Kawi. I have not had one problem with the Kohler's, I have a 2010 61" scag with the same engine your looking at, plenty of power for me. And RTR is right you will love the cut of the Velocity deck.
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Old 06-27-2012, 01:53 PM
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The Kohler Command and Magnum engines are great! There are people on here who have not put many hours on machines They have more time posting on here than they ever could on a machine! They are all good engines Kawi,Kohler,Generac,Vangard and they all break from time to time.Ive had good luck with all of them and bad luck with a few in several thousand hours time. The 27 Kohler is a great motor

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Old 06-27-2012, 03:01 PM
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Good buy

That is a great machine. I have sold literally hundreds of that model. No worries. Fair price. I would buy it.
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Old 06-27-2012, 07:33 PM
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Thanks, how do the scag's handle hills compared to Exmark's?
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Old 06-27-2012, 07:40 PM
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Thanks, how do the scag's handle hills compared to Exmark's?
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:15 PM
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I had a 61/27 advantage deck and I thought it was under powered in thick spring growth. We currently run two 52/27 velocity and a 61/29dfi. I think the 29 has alot more power than the 27's. The 27 is a good motor we have not had any problems. The Turf Tigers do great on hills because they have a low mounted fuel tank under the seat and a low center of gravity.
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:06 PM
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great thanks.
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