Bobcat or Scag?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by scraps, Sep 7, 2007.

  1. scraps

    scraps LawnSite Member
    Posts: 23

    I was looking at getting a new Scag walk behind either a 36" advantage or 48" velocity which I hear is excellent at mulching. I recently seen a bobcat 36" ZTR kind of struck my fancy. Thought well that would be nice on those large backyards instead of walking them out. Just wondering if anyone has ever had a Bobcat and are they decent machines. There asking 3999 for the cat and 31 and 3299 for the Scags. Just some opinons would be apprectiated. I have mostly residential but am gaining commercials as I type this. Peace out................
  2. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,937

    There is no comparing the build quality of a SCAG to a Bobcat. The Bobcats never impressed me. Substandard metal thickness, bolts everywhere. Sure, they're a commercial company, but not even close to SCAG.

    But your comparing apples to oranges. WB to a ZTR.
  3. IHusky

    IHusky LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 478

    Get the Scag 36 or 48 wb. Don't get the 36 Ztr, waste of time IMO. Save the money for a real Ztr with 60" deck or bigger. Scag real good mowers. Good luck.
  4. KTO Enterprises

    KTO Enterprises LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,286

    Go with scag.
  5. wahlturfcare

    wahlturfcare LawnSite Senior Member
    from iowa
    Posts: 533

    i run all scags and love em. I my self rather walk more t hat use my rider. I have a 36'', 48'',52'' and 61'' walkbehinds and a 61'' tiger and they are all great.

    I have used bobcats and they are great mowers, but find the scags more reliable and cut better.

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