Toro, Scag, or Exmark

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Joe65, Aug 6, 2006.

  1. Joe65

    Joe65 LawnSite Member
    from nj
    Posts: 93

    Currently have a 60"Toro ZMaster, 48"Scag Rider, and 36"Scag Walk Behind........thinking of getting a 72" zturn.......all opinions will be considered........who makes the better machine
     
  2. lawns Etc

    lawns Etc LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,272

    I demoed Dixie and Toro 72 was not happy with the cut quality, deck was just too big so I just got another 60"
     
  3. TURF DOCTOR

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,138

    To big in my area stay with a size you can use on all your properties.
     
  4. If you're going 72" you should also consider diesel power.
    For myself I'd only consider the Toro or Scag because they have the tapered roller bearing deck spindles.
     
  5. tru turf

    tru turf LawnSite Member
    Posts: 43

    Exmark If You Want Quality
     
  6. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Why not a 66" deck. More power to the deck and almost as productive as the 72" without the scalping and loading problems. Better resale because alot more LCO's can fit the 66" on thier trailer (just a guess) Toro and Scag are not having the deck problems that Exmark is having this year with the Trition.
     
  7. Joe65

    Joe65 LawnSite Member
    from nj
    Posts: 93

    good point about the resale, will keep that in mind.......thanks
     
  8. daveintoledo

    daveintoledo LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,587

    isn't this getting kind of juvenile.... chevy ford or Chrysler, toro skag or ......

    they are all good mowers with positive and negatives.... test them out and see for yourself... that is the only good answer you will get...:)
     
  9. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,426

    I would agree with you 100% if it wasn't for the massive amount of trouble with the Exmark Triton deck this year. Still love Exmark but they must get this problem fixed. Worst reviews on any deck I've ever seen in Northern grasses. Hope they get it worked out.
     

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