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Scag SSZ

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by wpines, Mar 16, 2004.

  1. wpines

    wpines LawnSite Member
    Posts: 54

    What would a homeowner used '98 Scag SSZ zero turn with 1100 hours, 61 inch deck, 20 hp kohler, factory leaf vac system, spare blades and belts. It was dealer serviced and it's in great shape.
  2. wpines

    wpines LawnSite Member
    Posts: 54

    It's in Connecticut and the homeowner wants $4,500. What do you guys think?
  3. johnbast3

    johnbast3 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 54

    Way too many hours for a homeowner use.
  4. wpines

    wpines LawnSite Member
    Posts: 54

    do you think the price is high? thats about 180 hours a year.
  5. turfsolutions

    turfsolutions LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 851

    If the guys lawn takes 3 hours to cut x 25 cuts per year that still only comes to 75 hours per year. Homeowner use only I doubt unless he has a huge lawn.
  6. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,213


    180 hours per year equals to 7.2 hours per week times 5 years at 25 mows per season. Highly unlikly.

  7. wpines

    wpines LawnSite Member
    Posts: 54

    So what should the price be with the leaf vac system?
  8. Shady Brook

    Shady Brook LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 1,517

    To me, that is a primative rider. The bagger is way to heavy for the machine, and can cause premature cracking of the deck where that motor hangs off. It is relatively slow, and the cut does not appear great to me. It seems to me that it is fairly underpowered as well.

    I would not give more then $2500 for the whole deal myself.

    Maybe it would be a great machine for you, I am just not real impressed with that machine.

    Good luck
  9. mowhigh

    mowhigh LawnSite Member
    from Dallas
    Posts: 198

    Not sure if it's the same model, but a mechanic at my local dealer is selling his '97 Scag SuperZ(?) with 61" deck and 800 hours. The original 22.5 hp engine was replaced (after being run with low oil - that's how he got it from American Freight Lines) with a new 24 hp Kaw, along with the PTO clutch and all belts. He's asking $2800. Does that sound right to anyone familiar with this Scag? I hope to check it out this weekend (primarily to be used on 1-2 acres residential). Thanx...
  10. G-father

    G-father LawnSite Member
    Posts: 174

    You can't always trust the hour meter. 800 hours seams a little low for a replacement PTO clutch etc.

    Make sure you look over the condition of the mower very carefully, the replacement parts on z's are very expensive.

    wpines - 20 hp on a 61 inch will be underpowered in my opinion. I would not pay 4500.

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