Scag and Toro Deck Heights

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by Pat'sPerfectLawnService, Apr 19, 2014.

  1. Pat'sPerfectLawnService

    Pat'sPerfectLawnService LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hello, just a quick question I've always been curious about. I currently own a 2014 scag tiger cat 52" and I love it. I recently switched over to stihl from echo. The shop I bought the scag at is very friendly and knows me very well which makes me want to stick with scag from him but he sells echo. The shop I go to for stihl is a very well known, popular store in my area. They sell stihl, but mower wise they deal with Toro and wright. Whenever the time comes to buying another new mower I may take a look at the Toro just so I can buy all my things from one shop. It's nog that big of a deal getting stuff for my scag at the shop so I may end up sticking with them but if I were to go with Toro would I need to change the height number on the deck for the lawns. So is a 4 on the scag a 4 on the toro that's all I'm questioning. I appreciate any help
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  2. baileylawnservice

    baileylawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
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    Me and another guy mow soccer fields together and his z-master is very close to my turf tiger. I would stick with scag though my personal opinion
     
  3. Pat'sPerfectLawnService

    Pat'sPerfectLawnService LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ok thank you. What makes you say that just curious. The only upside to the toro really I see is and I am just going off the top of my head I'm not actually 100% positive but dont they come with 3 year warranty versus 2 scag offers.
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  4. baileylawnservice

    baileylawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
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    Go look at a turf tiger. Demo it look it over real good. Then do the same with a top end z master. No comparison in my opinion.
     
  5. Pat'sPerfectLawnService

    Pat'sPerfectLawnService LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'll check it out! Thank you
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  6. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    Depends on what grass you cut
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  7. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
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    Turf tiger is a shaft driven system which in comparison to almost every other Z out there is over built and over expensive!

    Guys go on and on and on about commercial this, commercial that, this and that machine aren't up the the standards…yak yak.

    Turf Tiger is in it's own category, and is pretty much the only 'industrial' level machine left for general use and sale that I can think of off the top of my head. It will out last any Z any of the other competitors have for sale.
     
  8. Marshmallow

    Marshmallow LawnSite Senior Member
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    Toro makes the best machine on the market. I'm sorry but I looked at scag awfully hard and pretty much went out of my way to buy one. First problem is that the base TT is a hair under 10k for the briggs. For other engine options the price jumps thousands for a smaller engine with a radiator or simply another brand. Second is Toro has a much better warranty, an imporant aspect for me.

    I'm sure scag has a great machine bUT Toro has them beat. The scan comes with a smaller fuel tank, Toro has a better seat, Toro has efi Kohler engines (34hp on the 6000) Toro has unitized hydrostatic the list goes on and on.

    If I couldn't buy a Toro or ex mark I would go scag most likely but IMHO scag needs to step up the game a little bit.

    I also feel the Toro deck is better
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  9. Marshmallow

    Marshmallow LawnSite Senior Member
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    Toro 6000 has a 5 year 1200 hour warranty scag is two years.
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  10. baileylawnservice

    baileylawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
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    If you like toro so much why were you trying to get rid of a brand new z master last August :laugh:
     

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