Scag vs. Dane

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Flalawn, Jan 9, 2004.

  1. Flalawn

    Flalawn LawnSite Member
    from WPB, FL
    Posts: 1

    I need some advice... I have a landscaping business here is S. Florida. I have always been a dedicated Scag owner, but recently I came across some good deals on some 48-52' "Danes", and "Standers". Should I stick with the Scags, or save some money and go yellow.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. Grounds Control

    Grounds Control LawnSite Member
    from 01748
    Posts: 52

    i just bought a 52" stander throught the factory's on line deal. i hope i'm happy with this mower.
     
  3. DennisF

    DennisF LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 1,381

    I've used Scag for a long time and they're very tough machines as you probably already know. I recently bought a Hustler and I would rate it as good or better than a Scag. The Hustler Z 52 that I bought was almost $800 less than the comparable Scag at the time. I would take a look at Hustler before making a decision.
     
  4. rob1325

    rob1325 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 685

    I'd go with Scag IMO they are best machines around. They are built like tanks and have components and features others don't have. But, DEMO and research for yourself and lastly, find a GOOD dealer.
     
  5. lawnchopper

    lawnchopper LawnSite Member
    Posts: 211

    i believe that the guy who designed Scagg also designed Dane aswell his name is Dane Scagg go fig
     
  6. turfmower

    turfmower LawnSite Member
    Posts: 32

    I never would buy a scag again they don't stand behind their equipment. I have a Turfrunner sits in my shop dead with under 1000 hours machine spent more time broken than on job. It was so bad i had scag and the distributer on speed dial. Last time I call scag they told me to go F my self.

    I have toro Z now like it very much. Most people in my area run exmarks or toros
     
  7. Del9175

    Del9175 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 352

    I just bought a 52" Wright Stander and I love it. Very compact and fast. Well, faster then the two Scag walk behinds I had. After putting about 5 hrs on, I just don't know how I ran a business without it. ;)
     
  8. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,267

    I bought my first Great Dane Super Surfer in July 2002, it cut about 1-2 hours daily off my route will be buying another one this year.
     
  9. lawnchopper

    lawnchopper LawnSite Member
    Posts: 211

    I would look into a Great Dane super surfer I believe thats the best mower for speed, manuveralability, getting on/off quickly,
    and for saving space in the trailer cause of the lenght their also built like tanks.
    However, when it come to putting/using collection systems on them they suck!!
    Like lux lawn said.....they will cut you time in half
     

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