07 or 08 tiger?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by P.Services, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    im think of getting a new turf tiger with a 25hp kubota. a dealer has a 2007 for a thousand dollars less then a 2008. does any one know of any changes or differences between 07 and 08? he said there aren't any.
  2. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Other than engine selection I don't think they have changed much since 2004-2005
  3. Zooropa93

    Zooropa93 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I don't think I could get anyone in my area to buy a diesel if I sold it at cost or even below! Not including Ventracs (cause I classify those in a different category) we've sold 1 diesel mower in the last 5 years...just an MD Walker in 06'.
  4. RTR Landscaping

    RTR Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    The 2008 Tiger is a 28 HP Cat diesel instead of Kubota. The mowers are the same,except the frame extends a little furthur in the back to accomodate the new engine. My dealer says the Cat is rated with more torque but it performs really well with the kubota.I think $1000 would help me make up my mind!
  5. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    diesel may be a dollar more per gallon but i think i will make up for it with the better fuel economy and longer engine life.
  6. Zooropa93

    Zooropa93 LawnSite Senior Member
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    yes and no...you have the option of either engine in a 61" deck. In a 72 you can't buy the 25 kubota and only have the 28hp option.
  7. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
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    I wouldn't want the 72" Scag deck because it is still the advantage deck. Not enough room for a Velocity deck that size. Not that there is anything wrong with the Advantage deck but those who have run both prefer the Velocity.
  8. leaflawnandlimb

    leaflawnandlimb LawnSite Member
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    The 72" 08 with the Cat is now a velocity plus. But so far it's only on the Cat not on any other engine option.
  9. TrapperJohn

    TrapperJohn LawnSite Member
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    I ran the figures on diesel - it's around 20% higher in cost, and around 30% more efficient, so you still come out a bit ahead. A water cooled diesel will normally live quite a bit longer than an air cooled gas engine.

    Only downside of a diesel is weight - they're heavy.
  10. mag360

    mag360 LawnSite Silver Member
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    It would be nice to mow in reverse without leaving that line of undispersed clippings though.

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