Scag 36" WB belt drive VS ?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by RonWin, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. RonWin

    RonWin LawnSite Senior Member
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    Dealer priced me out at $4170 for a brand new 36" wb belt drive scag /w side bagger and tax included. How does that price sound to you guys? I was thinking of looking at the ferris 36" walk belt but am unsure as to how much that would be. I am mainly obtaining this so that i can do back yards and tight areas cut off from me where my 48" Z cant get to. I figure that if i have another person with me they can hit the places i cant hit and use it as a trim mower OR help mow if it is a bigger property. I was eyeing the vride but that thing is $7180 w/o bagger priced in. All in all it comes down to the $.
     
  2. RonWin

    RonWin LawnSite Senior Member
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    just found the same unit /w bagger and JRCO tining rake and tax for $3727 + $90 in gas to get to the place to pick it up. That a steal or what?
     
  3. Armsden&Son

    Armsden&Son LawnSite Silver Member
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    I would definitely go for it brother! I was actually just posting on another thread on the very topic of the scag 36 belt.... I am a huge fan of this unit... it is so unbelievably bullet proof and 1st pull start every time... Do you know which engine is in them? Whichever is, they are just such a well built mower worthy of throwing a new engine on whenever the old one runs out... I am currently a business owner, however my Boss/mentor that I used to work for had the exact set up you are talking about when I was with him...(onlly diff was we ran walker instead of xmark).. But I can tell you that we were an absolute dream team.... I would hit behind all gates and big hills and trim and he would hit everything else with the 48 and it really speeds things up... That 36 belt rules on steep, and i mean STEEP hills... Also cuts fine in the rain, you just have to slowly roll it while scraping the wet grass off the belts with your fingers(or a tool) every once in a while... I think that any solo operator/ two man crew should have a 36... And what has worked for me in my years has been that exact scag 36 belty.... Just my 2 pesos....
     
  4. RonWin

    RonWin LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ya i cant wait to get it here. The guy wants 2600 for it and said that he would give me a hand written receipt to make it tax exempt. I figured that if i was going to get the bagger and the jrco tine rake that i would just pay the tax on the scag as well ( just about 200) that way i can write it off as well. 2600 for last years brand new scag ? Ill take it!
     
  5. 123hotdog

    123hotdog LawnSite Senior Member
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    I agree with this 100%. I have an old Scag 36 walk behind belt drive. I don't know what year it is (but the pto is a flip switch and not a red button if that gives you an idea). It has a 12.5 horse kawasaki engine on it. I paid $500 for it 5 years ago. A switch and a pull rope on it in five years. Belts of course. It's a little tank. I like it cause on a steep steep hill I can man handle it if I need to.
     
  6. lawnsquadnc

    lawnsquadnc LawnSite Member
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    I got my Scag WB 36 last spring around this time for $2700. I would go for the one for $2600 you can always buy a bagger from a dealer or online.
     
  7. Kurt6845

    Kurt6845 LawnSite Member
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    I'd say that is a great buy! The only rain I will let go on your parade is to make sure you check your gates.... I started looking at mine before I bought my new mowers and came to the realization that if my 48" fit, a 60" would also fit but where my 48" did not fit, about half a 36" would not either, so I went for the eXmark Metro 32". It's good machine but I was up around the $4K mark with the grass catcher and all b/c they are hard to find used. Have you considered a commercial 30"? They are similar to a push mower but faster and about half the price of a W/B? Just food for thought.
     
  8. DXN1EL

    DXN1EL LawnSite Senior Member
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  9. DXN1EL

    DXN1EL LawnSite Senior Member
    from TEXAS
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