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exmark vs scag

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by fredrickson landscaping, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. fredrickson landscaping

    fredrickson landscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 7

    which is better a scag belt drive walk behind 36 in vs a exmark metro 36 in
  2. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,033

    Both good machines. Kind of like the Chevy vs Ford debate. I'd pick whichever one has better dealer support.
  3. nepatsfan

    nepatsfan LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,142

    both great machines. I am pretty sure that the scag still uses the advantage deck on the 36 which I am not crazy about. Not sure about the deck on the exmark. I have used the newest ultra cut which was an unbelievable cut. I am not sure if they use that deck on the exmark, it it was I would take that over the advantage.
  4. PlantscapeSolutions

    PlantscapeSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,979

    If you do mulching and not side discharge I would get the floating deck. It has the old school square deck which mulches better then the Advantage deck. If you can swing it go hydo instead. My first two mowers were Scag belt drives but I now have four hydro drive mowers. Hydro drive is a world better but it cost twice as much.

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