moving up to tiger cub

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by RhinoL&L, May 21, 2007.

  1. RhinoL&L

    RhinoL&L LawnSite Member
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    I do about 25 lawns and use a 48 in scag walk behind. I was thinking about looking for a used scag tiger cub any suggestions on what you guys use and what wouold be a good price. Also anyone in the central ohio area, do you know where I could find a used scag. What have you guys had the best success with in ztrs. thanks shawn
  2. Jimmy Williams

    Jimmy Williams LawnSite Member
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    We have been running Gravely 260's for several years now and love them. We just ordered a 148XDZ last week for some of the smaller residential and commercial accounts. We also have a great local dealer and that is why we stick with them. The Tiger Cub is a great mower. We looked at buying one but we don't have a dealer close by. You can't go wrong with a Scag.
  3. steve45

    steve45 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I bought a used Tiger Cub 2 years ago. It took me 3 or 4 months to find one, and I had to drive 500 miles each way to get it. They are easier to find at the end of the season.

    You'll see them on this site, Ebay, and (where I found mine).

    Of course, the price would depend upon the hours and condition. I figured that the average life was about 2000-2500 hours and prorated the value from the price of a new one. I bought one with just under 1200 hours for $3200 (probably high, but there were few to choose from). I figured that for my use, as a homeowner, it would last for a long time.

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
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    A friend has a 48 inch 19 kaw with 600 hours to sell mid 4k.
  5. RhinoL&L

    RhinoL&L LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for the info guys. Do you think it would be better for me to get one, or since i only do 25 yards should i stick with my 48 wb.
    thanks shawn
  6. SSS 18734

    SSS 18734 LawnSite Member
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    If you only have 25 yards and don't plan on expanding, I would personally stick with the walkbehind, or maybe purchase a sulky if you don't already have one. I couldn't justify spending thousands for a 50" Z if I already had a reliable 48" walkbehind. But if you plan on increasing the number of accounts you have, I would go with a ZTR.

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