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Old 02-25-2013, 08:02 AM
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New Scag tiger cat

ok so right no i have a gravely 52 hd zt. looking to get a 52 tiger cat. dealer has a 2012 model that they will let go for $8100. Is this a good deal or should i try to negotiate even more down to like the $7500 range. Also if I get it what would the value be later down the road if i took good care of it. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:38 PM
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They sell them down here in Louisiana brand new (pre-tax) 2013 for $7999 with suspension seat. I'm going to buy one thursday! Tiger Cat 52". As far as I know, they hold their resale value pretty well, but it's just like buying a vehicle, you will lose a big chunk as soon as it leaves the dealership. My neighbor and Partner at work both had gravelys prior to buying their Scag Tiger cats....they both said "I've never looked back since". You will be happy, just go buy one!
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:26 PM
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$7500 or less should be fair for a brand new 2012. Personnaly, I would offer $7250 and see where we meet at though. I have checked around my area and found 2013s w/susp. seat for $7860.

Dealer prices fluctuate alot even in the same area. I have had 1 dealer tell me he can't sell at a certain price for a brand new mower because it is below dealer cost while another dealer will sell to me at that cost with no issues. In your case, it just depends if they want to make a sale and move last years inventory, which they usually do. Good Luck
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:23 PM
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also 24 kawasaki or 27 kohler for the engnine it seems like kawasaki has close to the same specs, but a cheaper price tag
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:31 PM
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I bought that Same machine last year (Tiger Cat 52 with suspension seat). Didn't get any deal and paid more than I should, but I really do like the machine. Beautiful cut and dependable.
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:35 PM
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also 24 kawasaki or 27 kohler for the engnine it seems like kawasaki has close to the same specs, but a cheaper price tag
The Kawi is true rated at the following specs-

Maximum Power 22.0hp (16.4kW)at 3,600rpm
Maximum Torque 39.4ft lbs (53.4N∑m)at 2,200RPM

The Kohler 27 is true rated at-
J1995 Power hp 23.9
J1995 Torque lbs ft 36.2



There isn't that much difference between them. The Kawi actually is rated at more torque (which is what really keeps the blades turning), while the Kohler is still ahead slightly on HP.

I am not a Kohler fan but many guys are. You have to decide if the extra cost is worth it to you or not.
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:38 PM
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may i ask what you paid and how does it do in long thick grass
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5x8 open trailer
61" Turf Tiger
52" Gravely ZT HD
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ECHO Hand held's
ECHO Saws
McLane Edger
ECHO PB 770
Red Max blower
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:40 PM
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I own Kawasaki jetskis both 2 and four stroke as well as my mower now is Kawasaki and never have had any problems the kohlers that i have owned blew head gaskets
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86"x10 open trailer
5x8 open trailer
61" Turf Tiger
52" Gravely ZT HD
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ECHO Hand held's
ECHO Saws
McLane Edger
ECHO PB 770
Red Max blower
Misc other stuff
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Old 02-28-2013, 12:21 PM
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eh, I'd say that's a decent price, but not great by any means. Last month I bought a 2013 Tiger Cat with the Kawi and 61" deck, suspension seat for 7800 + tax. As the other guy said, prices vary a good amount so shop around. I called several Scag dealers within driving distance and my local dealer ended up with the best price and was more than happy to make the sale. My local dealer is great, but I was prepared to go elsewhere for a better price. Luckily for me I didn't have to.
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Old 02-28-2013, 12:39 PM
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I bought a 52'' Tiger Cat 24/kaw beginning of last season for $7999.00. Great mower, cuts wet/tall/dry grass very well. One thing I hate about it is the rear tires...they're way to narrow and that's probably why it's a terrible machine for side hilling. I'm looking into wider tires for this season. just my .02 cents
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