toro hydro 48 or scag hydro 48?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by cutting crew, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. cutting crew

    cutting crew LawnSite Member
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    Looking at a new walkbehind this year. My choices are Toro hydro 48 or a Scag hydro 48. In my area the Scag is approx. $500 more. Which one would you go with? Any history or opinions on these two would be much appreciated!!
     
  2. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Posts: 2,160

    IMO it comes down to dealer support. I would go with Scag. havent had any real experience with Toro. So my vote goes towards Scag. Does either of them have pistol grips? or are they the ecs style handles?
     
  3. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX LawnSite Gold Member
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    I would say scag..but i have never owened a toro..
     
  4. cutting crew

    cutting crew LawnSite Member
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    Same dealer for both machines, with excellent support. I believe the toro is pistol grip and the scag has a new set up from what i've heard. My last walkbehinds have been John Deere, so I have no history with either of the ones i am looking at. Thanks
     
  5. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Posts: 2,160

    Well scags are comparable to Lesco's w/b. and I love my lesco w/b never had any problems with it!
     
  6. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
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    The toro will produce a better cut hands down if it has the turbo force deck.
     
  7. All_Toro_4ME

    All_Toro_4ME LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Do you bag mostly or mulch? I just bought a Toro hydro wb and the dealer told me that they come with a free bag. ($699 value normally) I dont bag enough for that to be a value to me, so I got the tru-trak for it instead and swaped out.
     
  8. cutting crew

    cutting crew LawnSite Member
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    90% side discharge
     
  9. smcunningham

    smcunningham LawnSite Senior Member
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    my vote goes to scag w/ velocity plus Deck
     

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