Exmark lazer Z or Scag Turf Tiger?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by tomcamps, Oct 16, 2000.

  1. tomcamps

    tomcamps LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Posts: 2

    Hello folks. I'm looking to buy my 1st rider. Unsure between these two. Anyone own or have used both to compare. I belive in spending on the right equipment the first time and not regret it vs. saving a couple bucks. I have demo'd both but my familiarity with a fast rider leaves me amazed with both. Any points on quality of equipment as well as cut needed. I've heard to stay away from any Kholer engine at all cost. True? Thanks
  2. Barkleymut

    Barkleymut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,117

    I've heard nothing but great praise for the Lazer Z. The Scag has received mixed reviews. Some guys love them and some wish they were better. I have noticed locally more and more Scag riders. I personally use a Chopper and have been very happy with it. I would chose based on dealer support (talk to others in your area) and Good Luck.
  3. Administrator

    Administrator Administrator
    Posts: 865

    Hands down the Lazer Z cuts better than the Scag. Go with a LQ Kawasaki
  4. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
    from usa
    Posts: 5,407

    I have not tried the scag, but it seems they are overpriced. You cannot go wrong with exmark or DC. The ONLY reason I MIGHT consider buying a scag is because of their advantage deck. It is supposed to cut bahia grass really well. You did not like one better than the other when demoing? Also, which one has the better dealer?
  5. toddman35

    toddman35 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 153

    i have not tried either one of these, but i would go with the lazer, just from what people have said.
  6. little green guy

    little green guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 955

    I was at my dealer's today because I just picked up a new push blower and I was also talking to him about the riders. He had both exmark and scags sitting there. I have run both extensivly but I still thought I talk to him about it. He said that he likes the 52" scag better than the 52" exmark but the 60" exmark better than the 60" scag. I like the exmark better. He told be he would give me the eps lazer for 8,300.00 or the liquid cooled for around that too. The eps is real nice.


    MIDSOUTH LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 320

    i live in an area where there is alot of bahia and other tough stuff to cut-the lazer does not cut good in this,i see it all the time with all the lazer owners around here-the scag cuts excellent-if you know how to operate the scag-it will cut just as good or better than the lazer-this is my opinion and all the people hollering "go for the lazer" that is their opinion-demo them then chose-i would go for the scag over a lazer anyday-i'll put my 61" scag up against a laser 60" anyday.
  8. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,144

    get the z master. I own it and love it but have never cut warm season grass with it. I have heard from others on here though that it does a great job on warm season grass because of the super flow decl.
  9. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,494

    Little Green Guy, I f you can get an EPS for 8300.00, that sounds like a pretty good deal! I paid 9300.00 for mine (incl. tax) and I thought I had a pretty good deal. GREAT machine, and you you would have NO regrets, except that you didn't do it sooner.
  10. JPexclusive

    JPexclusive LawnSite Member
    from Georgia
    Posts: 5

    I would also agree with Evan528. I sugest looking at the toro ZMaster. I've owned both the DC 60" w/23hp kohler and Zmaster with a 62" deck and the 23hp kohler. As far as quality of cut Zmaster all the way. cuts bahai great, with the sfs deck. the Zmaster is pretty much the same as the exmark. I paid $6999 for my toro.. good machine.

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