Turf Tiger possibility

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by KCMO95, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. KCMO95

    KCMO95 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 66

    So I need some other views on my situation. Right now I've got my Gravely Pro turn 152 on it. I was at my local scag dealership today and saw they have a 61" turf tiger with like 800 hours on it. My gravely doesn't have near that. But I think I could make a pretty close to even swap on the price of the mowers. I don't do near as many accounts as you guys on here, but I have to get the ones I have done quick since I am still a student and time is limited. What I want to know is should I try to make this swap? I don't think the hours are a real issue since I won't be putting just a ton of hours on it every year. Another thing is the striping. I know the turf tigers put down incredible stripes. The back wheels are almost even with the sides of the deck and on the gravely they're pushed way in and make the stripes look just a little funny. What do you guys think I should do?
     
  2. Vecchio Lawn Care

    Vecchio Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 905

    Turf tiger is a great mower. The 29hp kaw dfi liquid cooled engine lasts 3000+ hours. Very reliable mower
     
  3. CowboysLawnCareDelaware

    CowboysLawnCareDelaware LawnSite Senior Member
    from DE
    Posts: 555

    Is the Scag dealer also a Gravely dealer? If not there is an 80% or higher chance that they will just turn you down. Gravely's are decent mowers but they aren't a TT. Im sure they would make you put $1500 to $2000 on top of you mower to make the trade. Also the TT is one of the heaviest mowers out there and with all of this rain we've had (at least in the mid-atlantic) that TT would just rut the crap out of any and every lawn it was put on.

    It was a good thought, but also being a student I can tell you that it's probably not worth it. Your not going to decrease your time on the job by much at all. If you are working a 12-14 hour day your might save 30-45mins and get in one extra lawn.

    Michael
     
  4. KCMO95

    KCMO95 LawnSite Member
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    I'm pretty sure that's what it has. Man it's tempting!
     
  5. KCMO95

    KCMO95 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 66

    No, it's not the same dealer, I was just up there picking something else up. And I would sell mine separately, not trade. It's kind of funny, we haven't hardly had any rain here in the last couple months, why don't you send a little bit our way! But thanks for your advice.
     
  6. CowboysLawnCareDelaware

    CowboysLawnCareDelaware LawnSite Senior Member
    from DE
    Posts: 555

    I wasn't sure what Oklahoma had gotten so far this year.

    I went with my Hustler X-one over the Hustler Tiger Cat for two reasons:
    -the Hustler is easier to maintain
    -the parts will be apprx. 10-20% cheaper than Scag parts.

    I don't know what you paid or what you plan to get for your Gravely but if you think you can sell for the same price as what the TT asking price is then go for it.

    Michael

    make sure the TT is still for sale before you fully go through with selling yours if you do
     

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