What's the best engine on a new scag turf tiger?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by baileylawnservice, Sep 11, 2013.

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Which engine option is best on a 61" turf tiger

  1. Kohler efi air cooled

    8 vote(s)
    18.2%
  2. Kawasaki efi liquid cooled

    10 vote(s)
    22.7%
  3. Kawasaki carbureted liquid cooled

    2 vote(s)
    4.5%
  4. Cat diesel

    8 vote(s)
    18.2%
  5. Briggs vanguard big block air cooled

    16 vote(s)
    36.4%
  1. baileylawnservice

    baileylawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 530

    I currently have a wildcat, if I replace it will be a turf tiger. I am demoing a turf tiger with the efi kawasaki from smith farm and garden.
     
  2. baileylawnservice

    baileylawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 530

    Why so many votes for the Briggs? It would probably be my last choice.
     
  3. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,353

    I would never run a Briggs engine. Briggs imports Vanguard which is not made by them. Vanguard engines are powerful and fuel efficient. Very well made.
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  4. mach14604

    mach14604 LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 231

    Yes you can. But when it is running wide open the mower is really good!
     
  5. LandscapemanFL

    LandscapemanFL LawnSite Member
    Posts: 94

    We have the 52' Turf Tiger with the 23hp Liquid Kawasaki, I wouldnt want to run anything but, It seems a bit underpowered with a mulch plate. I Have over 2200 hrs and never had a issue. No coils or anything but the regular maintenance. I know they no longer have the 23, but if the 31 efi runs anything like the 23 its a solid motor.
     
  6. baileylawnservice

    baileylawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 530

    Bump for more replies :cool2:
     
  7. baileylawnservice

    baileylawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 530

    Bump bump :clapping::sleeping::drinkup::waving:
     
  8. LibertyFarmLandscaping

    LibertyFarmLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NE TX
    Posts: 1,064

    If you do a lot of eow lawns, foreclosures, or clean ups I would go with the 35 VG.
    If not I would go Kohler efi for efficiency and no radiator to deal with. I have owned multiple TT's with the 35vg, and currently own a 460 Gravely with the 29 Kohler efi.
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  9. baileylawnservice

    baileylawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 530

    Thanks those are the 2 motors I am considering
     

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