Scag vs. Scag, new startup choice?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by 417lawncare, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. djagusch

    djagusch LawnSite Platinum Member
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    The vride is considered a stand on mower. A spring loaded platform is on the back to stand on. It is a tighter unit move back and forth. Go to scags website and watch the video on the vride.
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  2. JBNC

    JBNC LawnSite Member
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    The freedom Z is not meant to be ran hard everyday, there's a reason it is cheaper. It's aimed for people with large properties to cut their mowing time down, but still only be ran once a week or so.
     
  3. djagusch

    djagusch LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Hydros are more residential end or seen on walkbehinds. Deck is not the velocity, spindles are sealed and not their standard high quality ones, skinner front wheels, speed is slower. Used commerically it might last 3yrs. A tiger cat, vride, pro v you will get sick of seeing the same mower year after year before you need to repace it.
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  4. weeze

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  5. Johnagain

    Johnagain LawnSite Senior Member
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    By mid year the Freedom Z will be much improved. Major changes are coming. I can't say what changes but it will be a much better mower for commercial applications.
    There are also major changes with the Cheetah. A 52' deck and many more engine combinations. Valley Crest has had a 52' in our area for at least 6 months.
     
  6. 417lawncare

    417lawncare LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for the info! That is the explanation I was looking for. I new at that price things would different just not what those differences would be.
     
  7. 417lawncare

    417lawncare LawnSite Member
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    Yeah I need a stand on for previous said reasons, so why vride over Pro V. I know the turning mechanism and speed are different but what else? Is the vride really worth the extra money compared to the Pro V with attached RSS ride behind? Just for extra speed ill end up paying $1,200.00 more with the vride with stated facts I dont know if its worth it. Remember I'm getting the Pro V for fleet price because of Scags Promo along with the 48 months at 0%. This makes my monthly payment on the Pro V $120.00 and the V Ride 145.00 if the V Ride is $6,975.00 which is an online price my dealer can match.
     
  8. JBNC

    JBNC LawnSite Member
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    Just try both out and see what you like, they are two completely different machines.
     
  9. djagusch

    djagusch LawnSite Platinum Member
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    The vride platform has springs which cushion bump, a knee pad to lean into which is comfortable, compact, easy to see everything around the mower. I can't tell you what $1200 is worth to you. I can say to me its well worth it and the trend in the market is vride over a pro v.

    Unlike some with opinions I have put money in buying the product, using the product. I wouldn't buy a w/b unless its a 36" or smaller mower.

    I can't really explain more. Go try them both and I think you will understand why most are buying the vride.
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    Last edited: Jan 29, 2012
  10. 417lawncare

    417lawncare LawnSite Member
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    Thanks I'll be test driving one today hopefully.
     

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