Help pricing a Scag

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by BigMike450, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. BigMike450

    BigMike450 LawnSite Member
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    Need help pricing before I put in For Sale section.

    Scag Tiger Cub 48" with belt driven vacuum 3 bag collection system( new lists for 2100-2500 ) have a mulching plate also, jrco accessory bar (100 new) new and barely used blades as well. Model #STC48A-19K 1070 hours on machine. This is a great machine but a bad fit for me and the types of properties I mainly cut.If I had more wide open yards I'd keep but most every client I have has very tight areas to deal with.I'll try to snap some pix when it stops raining.Thanks, Mike.
     
  2. scagmanjosh

    scagmanjosh LawnSite Member
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    What year is it? Based on hours and a brand new one going for $7699 I figure you can *ask* $3900 for the mower if its still in good shape (if you want it to move fairly soon). People may offer $3500 which I would definitely consider. If the bagger has even half as many hours as the Z I wouldnt look to get more than $400-$500 for ALL the accessories.

    My 2.
     
  3. johnnybravo8802

    johnnybravo8802 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Ga.
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    I can buy a new one for $6199-just the mower.
     
  4. scagmanjosh

    scagmanjosh LawnSite Member
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    That would be an promo '08 model with the BS 26ELS engine. No way you gonna find an '09 with a Kawasaki 19 for that. At least not around here. They will run you around $7499 MINIMUM, here in LA. I know because I just bought the last promo '08 model in the east LA region, and I paid $6199. Everyone else in the state wanted $6699-$6799 for the SAME configuration '09 model, while the Kawie 19's and up were $7499 minimum, if I recall. For some reason $7699 keeps popping in my head, but that might be for a Kohler 25....
     
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  5. johnnybravo8802

    johnnybravo8802 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Ga.
    Posts: 2,313

    You're right about that. To be honest, I'm a die hard Kawi fan but for that price, I think I could deal with a B@S. The Kawi here is $7199-I don't think it would be worth that much more, especially with the B@S having 26 versus 19 HP.
     
  6. scagmanjosh

    scagmanjosh LawnSite Member
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    I also love Kawasaki and have had Kawasaki ATVs since I was a kid. I still have my '96 Mojave 250 and its been just great to me and a blast to ride.

    Not being a professional landscaper I just couldnt justify plunking down over $1000 more (for what already was quite an expensive purchase for me) for an engine with like 25% less power, even if it was a Kawie. I shouldnt be putting more than 25-30 hours or so a year on the machine, its so efficient compared to my old Craftsman. So I figured the Briggs would be OK, and the dealer agreed.

    I must say Ive put it to the test in some tall, thick, and even wet grass and the Briggs ELS / 48" Velocity + combo is a beast. It WONT bog down unless you are trying to bushhog 2' grass at 10mph. Seriously, Ive cut some thick grass that was covered in MOUNDS of old cut grass/hay from previous cuts, so thick it was building up in front of my deck so much that my caster wheels stopped rolling and were like skis, and the thing was just SHOOTING new and old cut grass out in a beautiful fanning pattern. I'd like to video it and post it on youtube to show you guys. I just love it.
     

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