Scag TigerCat vs. Gravely Pro-Turn 152 vs.Grasshopper 223-52 vs. Toro Z Master 3000

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by cinco1, May 23, 2013.

  1. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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    The Gravely 200 series is a step up from the Tiger Cat. Its a larger machine with better components. If you dont mind spending the extra $ its a great machine.
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  2. cinco1

    cinco1 LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for the insight.

    Do you guys think the 22hp on the Scag TC 52 and 23.5hp on the Gravely 252 are adequete? I live in NE Oklahoma - not even sure what sort of grass he have here - fescue, native, ?
     
  3. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I have the 24.5 on my 452 which has plenty of power. But honestly I cant give you an honest opinion on the 23.5 as I have never used one.
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  4. cinco1

    cinco1 LawnSite Member
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    Thank you sir. I see the 452 is about 150# heavier - so I'd guess the 23.5 on the 252 is GTG.
     
  5. ProStreetCamaro

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    I would think that would be plenty of power if your not going to run a bagger. Our 160 has a 25hp kohler (old hp rating) and nothing slows it down not even a steep hill while cutting 1' deep grass.

    Here is a video of me cutting my back yard with the 160 last year. Had about 1500 hours on the machine at that time. The grade of my backyard made a JD 920a 60" cry coming up that grade. RPM's could not keep up and the mower would slow down. Notice my backyard is rough. I absolutely #%#@ hate moles. They make my backyard so rough its not even funny.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXsUU6O7kAc

    Better shot of cut quality and stripes. No scag can do any better than this. I see them on a daily basis and have never been impressed with scags cut quality. Its not bad but the velocity deck IMO leaves the clippings too long which makes for a shaggy looking cut from a distance.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwhHW18NxHM
     
  6. cinco1

    cinco1 LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for the videos - very nice. I like your backyard. Yep, the bumps I posted about in my yard are caused by moles also - that and the resulting holes dug by my dogs hunting moles - so far they have five kills this year, but about 20 holes. :rolleyes:

    What's your opinion of the 152 vs. the 252?
     
  7. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
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    I agree you are cutting with some pace, but that grass was pretty short. Do you have any vids cutting like 5-6" grass down to 3 1/2 or so?
     
  8. cinco1

    cinco1 LawnSite Member
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    Last edited: Jun 4, 2013
  9. jvs99560

    jvs99560 LawnSite Member
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    Did you get your mower? I've got the Gravely proturn 60 a little guy compared to the 160 or 260. And mines does very well. Struggles a little in 6 inch wet grass. But I've seen scag turf tigers struggle in the same conditions.
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  10. DA Quality Lawn & YS

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    Op did you buy that tiger cat?
     

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