Scag Turf Tiger 61

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Patriots, Jan 31, 2006.

  1. Patriots

    Patriots LawnSite Member
    Posts: 185

    For thew first time I am moving pretty hard into the commercial market - obviously the grade and type of equipment changes with the clients. Looking at the 61'' Scag - big question comes with engine choice the 29hp Kawi, or the 31hp Vanguard. Like to hear some pros and cons from guys that have used em.

  2. fivestarlawnken

    fivestarlawnken LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 438

    Can you really go wrong???I wish I would of bought a turf tiger but I got a great deal on my tiger cub 61.......Good luck

    M RASCOE&SONS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,475

    IMO i think kawasaki is the best , i have nothing but great things to say for the kawasaki motors on my exmarks but with that said my 16 hp briggs on my billygoat debris loader runs like a swiss watch.the price dif is gonna make your head spin,kawasaki is gonna be more..goodluck they are both good
  4. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,613

    Go for the kawi, is it fuel injected or carb?
  5. MOOSE

    MOOSE LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 393

    They make those mowers with a Kohler 28hp fuel injected. Boy does it save on gas. Use maybe 2-3 gallons a day compared to others who use 5-8 maybe more a day. It's worth the money. I demoed one with the Kohler and it was awesome. Only thing I didn't like was it was HEAVY.
  6. Scag413

    Scag413 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,283

    I would go with the Kawasaki engine. I have one on my Scag Tiger Cub and absolutely love it to death. I will never buy one new now that doesn't have a Kawasaki is definitiley my first choice.

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,138

    Do the vanguard more power, we have purchased 5 kawasakis last season they seem great, we have run several briggs van for years heck man there jap moters no problems with these,your resale will be there with they bigger moter.
  8. chimmygew

    chimmygew LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 576

    I have the 29hp Kawasaki on my Turf Tiger. It is the Didital Fuel Injection. Plenty of power and great on gas. Just turned over 1000 hours with no problems.
  9. BufalinoLand

    BufalinoLand LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 400

    I have a 2000 61 Tiger with a 25 air cooled Kohler

    just around 1100 hours on her no problems

    I do like the Kawi, but I was getting a deal on the tiger with the kohler
  10. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
    Posts: 2,207

    I'd go with the kawasaki. The fuel savings from the digital fuel injection will really add up.

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