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Old 03-19-2014, 12:29 AM
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Buying a used walk behind

Looking for advice on these 3 I've narrowed my search down to. All hydros, all used and about the same price and condition.

1- scag advantage 36"
2- exmark Viking 36"
3- toro pro line 44" with pistol grips (how are the t bars? Never used one.)

My widest gate is 44" so they'll all fit. Any help appreciated.
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Old 03-19-2014, 03:20 AM
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Looking for advice on these 3 I've narrowed my search down to. All hydros, all used and about the same price and condition.

1- scag advantage 36"
2- exmark Viking 36"
3- toro pro line 44" with pistol grips (how are the t bars? Never used one.)

My widest gate is 44" so they'll all fit. Any help appreciated.
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you mean your narrowest gate is 44" so they will all fit , right?

T bars are great on the belt drive, never had a hydro T bar… thought they had the paddles.

are you sure a 44" deck will fit through a 44" gate? could be tight, might do some scuff damage.

What happens when you get new customers with 36" gates?

I'd buy the scag 36

love me some toro tho

but can't go wrong with a scag hydro 36"
everyone should have one.
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Old 03-19-2014, 06:42 PM
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Thanks for the advice. You were correct, the narrowest gate is 44. I'm leaning toward the scag also.
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Old 03-19-2014, 11:19 PM
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I'd get the 36 viking. Ecs controls are a must.
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Old 03-19-2014, 11:32 PM
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im guessing theyre all kaw powered ? if not kaw #1 , kohler #2 , b&s dont buy
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Old 03-19-2014, 11:35 PM
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Yeah get ya an Exmark hydro with an older fc or fh Kawi. Killer engine.
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Old 03-20-2014, 02:10 AM
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I'd get the 36 viking. Ecs controls are a must.
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ECS is for vantage and turd burglars
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Old 03-20-2014, 02:38 AM
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nothing against holland but weve always ran old style handle bars . then our most recent purchase a 48 exmark with ecs handles , and there isnt words to explain how bad i hate them . just a completely assinine design imo . their real weak spot is when you have to use your own power to bull mower up onto trailer or turn it when mowing in slippery conditions . with the ecs you cant get good power into the handles so you can muscle machine around . with the old handles i can run n push our 48 in nuetral not running up onto our trailer by self , with the esc theres no way because i cant get any power behind the machine because handles pointed up . when i go into our dealer now adays and see nothing but exmark ecs i just shake my head at the denseness of their engineers . ive passed up great deals on used exmarks because of the ecs , not a fan
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