Any feedback on Scag Freedom Z?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by green-pa, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. green-pa

    green-pa LawnSite Senior Member
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    Can anyone give me feedback on a Scag Freedom Z? I am debating on wether or not to buy a 52 in wb or Z. I like the idea of a Z to save wear on my hands and knees ( from velke). Also, the Z is supposed to have greater ground speeds. However, I hear this is an "entry level" commercial grade. Is this a good Z to start with? I'm planning on using it about 20-30 hrs/wk. A Z is much easier on the hands than pistol grip wb right? I've never even demo'd one yet.
     
  2. green-pa

    green-pa LawnSite Senior Member
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    I do see more Exmark Z's out there nowadays though. Would one of those be a better choice for the $?
     
  3. green-pa

    green-pa LawnSite Senior Member
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    And do Ztr's really cut with just as good quality as a wb but with greater speeds?
     
  4. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
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    do a search, you'd be surprised at what you'll find!
     
  5. Lawnut101

    Lawnut101 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Nice to hear from you again Green-Pa! How's everything going? If I were you, I'd find a dealer that would let me demo one on the lawns that I mow.
     
  6. green-pa

    green-pa LawnSite Senior Member
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    Nice to be heard Lawnut 101 :)

    Do dealers really let u demo one on a day on the job?
     
  7. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
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    They should. I demo'ed or should I say used a Freedom Z while waiting for my TC to come in. I would have kept it if Scag offered a power assist bagger. That mower cut great and felt planted on hills.
     

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