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Scag Freedom Z with Briggs 26hp or Kawasaki 19?

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by sbrogan78, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. sbrogan78

    sbrogan78 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 12

    I know the Kawasaki has a better reputation but the Briggs they put on this machines seems to be a good engine also. The Kawasaki is a lot smaller engine then most machines this size have on the. Is the 19 enough or should we lean more towards the 26?

    STEVE'S RI LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    mine is a 19 and has more than enough power
  3. kawasaki guy

    kawasaki guy LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from S. New Jersey
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  4. nmoysaenko

    nmoysaenko LawnSite Member
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    What deck size are you going to be using?
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  5. 2001FZ1

    2001FZ1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 83

    If the price was the same, I would go with the Kawasaki.
    I have the Brigs with 2 years of use and have not had an issue. The neighbor is running the Kaw and his is fine also. He doesn't go through the fuel as quick though...
  6. sbrogan78

    sbrogan78 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 12

    They have a 52" with the Briggs for the same price as the 48" Kawasaki
  7. bryansong

    bryansong LawnSite Member
    Posts: 154

    I am a home owner but wanted a commercial machine and bought a 2009 Scag Wildcat. At the time I was shopping I test drove the Scag 48" Tiger cat but I don't know what engine was in it (that was a few years ago). At that time I had my heart set on the Wildcat but looking back that Tiger Cat would probably have been ideal for my size yard. My yard is a little over an acre (300 X 150).

    I have the 26hp kawasaki Liquid cooled but I bet the Briggs would be a good motor too. I think they are making them better now and you never know when you could use a little more HP.

  8. sbrogan78

    sbrogan78 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 12

    I mow about 2.5 acres
  9. bryansong

    bryansong LawnSite Member
    Posts: 154

    I guess you have to pick the one you like the most.
  10. RAlmaroad

    RAlmaroad LawnSite Silver Member
    from SC
    Posts: 2,195

    My lawn is that or maybe a little larger but I would go for a little bigger machine. Mine is the Tiger Cat 52 with the Kawasaki. I've been a Briggs guy on smaller mowers but really like the Kawasaki for more substantial tools. Plus, it's orange. Tn you know.

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