Looking for new commercial zero turn

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ManClout, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. puppypaws

    puppypaws LawnSite Fanatic
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    This is a very good price, and you may, or may not care about this. Scag mowers hold their resale value better than any mower on the market.
  2. ManClout

    ManClout LawnSite Member
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    That was actually one of the initial reasons I was drawn to scag. Also, because of the reputation of the cut quality. And during the demo, even with around 9-12in of wet grass the quality of cut was upheld. This is definitely the most important feature, as I pride myself on the way my clients yards look when I'm done. I believe I'll be taking the dealer up on the demo model, as I can just use the extra grand I'd be spending elsewhere....unless anyone thinks the suspension seat and 27hp Kohler would be worth it?
  3. smithfabinc

    smithfabinc LawnSite Member
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    Im one owner that wont be jumping on the soap box. THEY SUCK! Ours didnt even make it through the break in period before it fell apart, and it never cut good from the start. Thats why you wont see them on any Big landscape maintenance companies trucks. They have a lot of work to do if they want to say they can compete with the big boys in "real" commercial mowers.
  4. RSK Property Maintenance

    RSK Property Maintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I demoed, and used a scag cheetah with the suspended operators area and a 61" deck and its makes my tiger cub seat feel like im sitting on 2x4 when I cut. the seat is so comfortable, the mower is quick, still fuel efficient. its like mowing on a lazy boy sofa, and the cut quality is great, they are durable machines, reasonably priced, and I have 2 dealers for scag 5 miles from my house, both of which I go by on a weekly basis. I would get a cheetah if I was you but they are around 9500 with a 61" deck. little bit more then the tiger cat.
  5. StanWilhite

    StanWilhite LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,098

    I've learned that a big part of the "Bad Boy haters" can only make very vague negative remarks. Never any specifics....because when you compare "apples to apples" there are no shortcomings in the way the commercial BB machines are designed, or the components used.

    One say's "they're not as heavy as other mowers and that's bad"....while the next says "they're too big and too heavy, and that's bad"!! Obviously they can't be both, so you realize it's just a matter of (sometimes a very biased and uninformed) opinion.

    I just smile and shake my head and go on to some credible, useful info from people that know what they're talking about.

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