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Old 01-03-2014, 10:11 PM
MooseMan89 MooseMan89 is offline
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Scag Tire Cub 800 hrs $2500. Good buy?

Hey guys, Happy New year!

I was looking to buy a ZTR and ran across a Scag Tire Cub 48 24 hp Briggs with 800 hrs. I talked the guy down to $2,500 Cash. The mower seemed like it was in great shape. The only thing he said was wrong was the starter... It's sometimes flimsy..
Anyway, should I buy it? I'm not rich by any means. Every dollar for me counts because I work hard for my money and dont want to waste anything.

Secondly, I already have a 48 Hydro John Deere with floating deck and sulky.. Will the ZTR big a significant upgrade over the walk behind? What are some advantages and disadvantages?
I was thinking of getting the Scag and having my JD as a back up or sell it in the spring... Any input?

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Old 01-03-2014, 10:16 PM
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Vecchio Lawn Care Vecchio Lawn Care is offline
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Scag Tire Cub 800 hrs $2500. Good buy?

Your John Deere will give you a better cut but might not be as fast. If your set on getting a ztr I would go 52"+. Why get the same size as your walk behind?
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Old 01-03-2014, 10:19 PM
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My tiger cub is a little older and I payed 3,000 for it. I would say its a great buy. The mower is a great combo of large but not to large for most of the yards I cut. I love mine, handles great, leaves pretty good stripes for no kit, and it cuts great at full speed. I'm like you and was reluctant to pay a lot of money for a mower, but it has payed off well for me. I would buy it if I were you.
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Old 01-03-2014, 10:31 PM
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24 HP is a lot for a 48 inch deck and scags cut very good in Dewey/wet grass. I would opt for a 52-54 though. Real sale for a 48 will be hard down the road when you out grow it.
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Old 01-03-2014, 11:51 PM
35DollarLawns 35DollarLawns is offline
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I would buy it in a second. Starter is less then $300.00 bucks ....... I couldn't pass it up
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