Buy a SCAG or Exmark?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by kootoomootoo, Jun 13, 2004.

  1. kootoomootoo

    kootoomootoo LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Bought a house now I need a mower. Its either a new 61in turf tiger with 27hp kohler for $8300 or an exmark with the same but havent price checked the exmark yet.

    Which do you guys prefer
     
  2. MikeLT1Z28

    MikeLT1Z28 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i personally prefer exmark, i've got 2 and used several others as well. great customer service, excellent built machines. never used a scag so i can't comment either way on them.
     
  3. Randy Scott

    Randy Scott LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Whatever dealer is closer. A homeowner with a commercial mower will die before the mower will! If the dealer carries both brands, flip a coin. We have exmark, but I'm just trying to be unbiased about it.
     
  4. rob1325

    rob1325 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Look at the components on the Exmark, then look at the Scag. If you compare the two you will see Scag have better components. To name a few, bigger Hydro pumps, better spindles, made with thicker gauge steal & one piece frame, has hydro cooler, easier to lift deck up, no twisted belt, lower center of gravity ( better on Hills), tank under seat and out of way & again lowers center of gravity. These are just a few of my head quick. Also, I demoed both and like the feel and cut better on the SCAG. But do your self a favor and DEMO and find a GOOD dealer.
     
  5. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Then demo both and you will notice the Exmark cuts much better!!!!!!!! Screw scag get the exmark.
     
  6. jt5019

    jt5019 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    This is like the ford, chevy debate demo them both and get the one you like.I personally like scags thats all i run.The exmark is a good machine too i wont knock it.Make sure whatever you buy you have good customer support.
     
  7. gardenkeeper88

    gardenkeeper88 LawnSite Senior Member
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    personally demoed both then bought a hustler!
     
  8. rob1325

    rob1325 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Prostreet,
    Thats just opinion you stated, and no facts. I have Demoed both and let me tell you for ME the SCAG cuts better and disperses clippings way better, but this in my Opinion. Like I said Demo and do your homework on both machine and again look at features and components.
     
  9. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
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    We have a scag and it doent cut good at all. Thats all I can tell you. Our lazer hp cuts like a dream.
     
  10. kootoomootoo

    kootoomootoo LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I have used plenty of 2002+ exmarks over the years but never a scag hence the question. This mower will be used daily in 2005. The general opinion from previous posts is that the exmarks seem to cut better.

    Can anyone give me a recent price check on a 61in lazer?
     

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