Scag or Dixon 36wb?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by green-pa, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. green-pa

    green-pa LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 730

    Should I go with a Scag 36wb or a Dixon? The Scag's look tougher to me and I see many more folks using them than dixon. I was also wondering if I should go with a belt drive for like $2,000 or with a hydro for around $3,000? I have a very limited budjet and will have to finance most of either purchase if I can get approved that is, so I need to know what is the best way to go.
    It looks like the hydros are much easier to change speeds. What do u guys say?
     
  2. TAZ

    TAZ LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 344

    hydro is way easier if you have tight areas and they are certainly easier to change speeds. Scag hands down over the dixon. I would look into a toro or exmark with something other than pistol grips.

    The Q36 you were looking at before would be a good step up from your 21 and it won't brake the bank. They cut very well and are very manuverable.

    -TAZ
     
  3. Bill S

    Bill S LawnSite Member
    Posts: 184

    Exmark does make a nice machine. Try and swing the extra grand today, it will pay dividends in the future. Whatever machine you decide on, make sure this is a local dealer that can service your machine for warrantee work and that they will be able to provide YOU service in a timely manner. Nothing will hurt more than to have a machine down for an extended period of time.
     
  4. KS_Grasscutter

    KS_Grasscutter LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,332

    Neither-get the Quick 36
     
  5. irishsoul

    irishsoul LawnSite Member
    from georgia
    Posts: 71

    The Quick 36 is money better spent!
     
  6. IA_James

    IA_James LawnSite Silver Member
    from Iowa
    Posts: 2,593

    I like my Scag. However, I've never used anybody elses WB, so my opinion is only valid if you are looking for somebody who has either pushed or had a lawn tractor for reference.
     
  7. MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,566

    The scag 36 will run around low 4ks,get the hydro if you buy.
     
  8. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 2,994

    scag hydro
     
  9. Cutman007

    Cutman007 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 81

    I still buy pistol grip belt Dr WB'S..there usually about $1,500-$2,000 less than hydros. I have Scags, Xmarks and Snappers and they all run great.
     
  10. Matts lawn care

    Matts lawn care LawnSite Senior Member
    from MD
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