Comparing some 48" ZTR Scag / Gravely

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by johnwon, Oct 31, 2006.

  1. johnwon

    johnwon LawnSite Senior Member
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    HI; I'm still trying to compare some 48" ZTR and would like some of your opinions on these two. Gravely 148XDZ W/21hp Kawasaki for right at $7,000.00 and Scagg Tiger Cub 48" W/24hp Briggs ELS for right at $6,000.00
    I'm not sure what the Scagg Tiger Cub sells for with the upgraded engines??
    Also I can't find out on Gravely Web site the weight of the machine, any of you know?? Thanks: John
     
  2. greenbronco

    greenbronco LawnSite Member
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    according to the 2006 gravely brochure I have , 148z models 991016 and 991021 with 21 hp kawasaki twin is 951 lb. They do seem to have good warrantys i guess 2yr commercial warrantys. anyway hope this helps
     
  3. johnwon

    johnwon LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks: I wonder how their X-Factor deck cuts in the 48" as for quality of cut??
     
  4. glazer1972

    glazer1972 LawnSite Member
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    We were priced a Scag Tiger Cub 19hp Kawasaki 48" Deck at $6299.99 at three different dealers here in East TX.
     
  5. johnwon

    johnwon LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'm pretty sure I can get this Gravely 148XDZ with 21hp Kaw. for $6,900.00
    I know compared to the Hustler Z that is still kind of high. The Gravely looks to be built with better or at least bigger components for the size. I'm eyeing the Scag Tiger Cub but the grass/leaf collection system was quoted to me at $1,900.00 verses $1,700.00 for the Gravely. The Tiger Cub with Briggs ELS engine has regular air filter where as the Gravely has the big set-up found on the bigger machines. So I'm still looking at all of this pretty hard. Thanks for the info on the price with the 19 Kaw.
     
  6. Joey2028

    Joey2028 LawnSite Member
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    I just bought a Gravely 144z with the xforce deck & 21hp Kawi. It has been rock solid. I paid 5200 about 2 weeks ago.
     
  7. glazer1972

    glazer1972 LawnSite Member
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    The Scag Tiger Cub with the 19hp Kawasaki did include the heavy duty cannister air filter.
     
  8. Joey2028

    Joey2028 LawnSite Member
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    So did the 21hp Kawi on the gravely.
     
  9. Waterscapes By Design

    Waterscapes By Design LawnSite Member
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    I have a Gravely 152Z with a 23hp Kawasaki on it and it is my pride and joy.....Bought it for $5400.00 out the door, tax and all for it..I cant say enough good things baout this machine.....
     
  10. Joey2028

    Joey2028 LawnSite Member
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    was that the 90th ann. edition? I almost bought that, but the I opted for the smalled deck for gates. I don't have the buget for a "gate" machine yet.
     

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