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Old 06-30-2013, 02:46 PM
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That's unfortunate to put it nicely.
Any recommendations for the next best floating deck WB choice? Like the looks of the ferris comfort control DD. I demoed a ferris ztr 3 yrs ago and didn't care for it.

Any thoughts on the toro or exmark tt floating deck WB's? Any input is appreciated.
By far the comfort control DD is the best and easiest to use.
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Old 06-30-2013, 07:08 PM
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By far the comfort control DD is the best and easiest to use.
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Old 07-29-2013, 11:25 PM
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I was glad to not see a Advantage or as I call it a Disadvantage deck on the new Scag 36. If you like to mulch the Advantage deck even with all the Hurricane stuff bolted on can't touch the old square decks that required nothing more then a chute plate.

At $4,400 it's about $400 - $500 less then the two SWZU's I purchased about 6-7 years ago. This is the only floating deck 36 on the market right now. I knew this mower was going to be coming back once Scag purged all the Pro-V inventory. I've been checking with my dealer every few months to see if the SWZU replacement was out yet.

Surely some should be posting a review by now.

My dealer will have a 36 demo later this week.
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Old 07-29-2013, 11:35 PM
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I loved my old style deck compared to the newer ones. Especially in the fall. Never missed a beat. Wish i hadn't sold it now.
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Old 07-29-2013, 11:53 PM
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It looks like the 36 mower will have 16 HP which would be about one HP per 34.3 lbs. The older SWZU had a ratio of 39.6 lbs/HP. That's about a 13% improvement. I hope that will be noticeable on the hill climbs. The SWZU's needed a little more power for the hills.
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Old 07-29-2013, 11:57 PM
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I tested out the new controls last week, much better than ECS but operate the same way. Lighter springs, smoother operation and faster ground speed. No idea on QOC but should be on par with Exmark and Snapper.
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:13 PM
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Right scag guys, ready for this one? The new scag hydro cut is really a.............. Ferris! That's right, its a ferris walk behind painted orange with a different control setup. I was in the ferris/brigs dealer and saw theirs and asked the sales guy if brigs worked out a deal with scag on it, yep, the hydro cut and giant vac. I don't know what else is shared but he knew about the hydro cut off the bat.
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:32 PM
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Right scag guys, ready for this one? The new scag hydro cut is really a.............. Ferris! That's right, its a ferris walk behind painted orange with a different control setup. I was in the ferris/brigs dealer and saw theirs and asked the sales guy if brigs worked out a deal with scag on it, yep, the hydro cut and giant vac. I don't know what else is shared but he knew about the hydro cut off the bat.
What hydro cut WB are you talking about? I know Scag bought the Giant Vac company.
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:34 PM
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What hydro cut WB are you talking about? I know Scag bought the Giant Vac company.
Hydro drive whatver. The one this thread is talking about.
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Old 07-30-2013, 02:22 PM
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Hydro drive whatver. The one this thread is talking about.
Ferris actually makes or made a hydro cut 36 which is why I was asking. Ferris and Snapper are the same company but I don't see Scag getting in bed with another company to use their designs. John Deere is a different story.

This is the only floating deck 36 on the market and the only one with a single handle for height adjustment. There are some original things on Scags part that the other mowers don't have. I think this mowers is quickly going to be a hot selling item. The price point is really good. This should help make up for the V-Pro that was a little too advanced and was not the hot item Scag thought it was going to be.
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