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Old 11-15-2012, 11:42 PM
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Scag Cheetah-which engine??

We are thinking about buying two 61" Scag Cheetahs with either the Kawasaki 850FX or Kawasaki 921FX.

What would you go with?

I'm not 100% sure we are going with Scag, we are going to look at Gravely also.

Btw, Scag has a fleet plan, we would get the two for $17k.

I think Gravely has something similar but not sure.

We did demo the Scag twice and everyone liked it. Called the Gravely dealer and they won't have a demo until spring.

Not sure I want to wait until spring so we may just go with Scag.
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:38 AM
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I wanted the Kawasaki engine but i guess they arent allowed to sell them in CA. We ended up getting the 36hp Vanguard. Works great, its a 61"
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:41 AM
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I wanted the Kawasaki engine but i guess they arent allowed to sell them in CA. We ended up getting the 36hp Vanguard. Works great, its a 61"
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So, you have a cheetah? If so how many hours, any problems so far?
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:53 AM
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Yes we do. its rather new only like 150 hours. No problems at all, its a great mower. We have several other Scags, thats all we buy.
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:50 PM
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Yes we do. its rather new only like 150 hours. No problems at all, its a great mower. We have several other Scags, thats all we buy.
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Good to know thanks
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:09 PM
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You might want to look at the 34 kohler. It's better on gas that the kaws. I used a 61 for about 2 weeks and averaged about 1.7 gph.
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:12 PM
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i have a scag cheetah i bought in june and it has 162hrs on it with the kohler 34hp air cooled motor and i have no issues to report. great machine very productive, especially with a bagger in the fall time.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:17 PM
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I have a 34hp kaw on a 61" cheetah works great. Faster than my 29hp dfi . Great machine.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:49 PM
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I wanted the Kawasaki engine but i guess they arent allowed to sell them in CA. We ended up getting the 36hp Vanguard. Works great, its a 61"
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Be glad you got the Vanguard, it is the best gasoline engine in the zero turn market, and yes I am saying that after just buying a new 72" Hustler Super Z with the Kawasaki FX1000V 35 hp engine.
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