61" Sabre Tooth Tiger 31hp Turbo Diesal

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Wayne Landscaping, Jun 3, 2004.

  1. Wayne Landscaping

    Wayne Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 237

    Does anyone have expierance w/ this machine? B/C I was looking into a diesal truck and tought that this would be a complement for my residental yards. Thanks

  2. sgt_rjp

    sgt_rjp LawnSite Member
    Messages: 20

    I don't think you'll want to switch to a diesel mower just because you're getting a diesel truck or vice versa. Actually, these days, neither would be a bad idea but just don't run the same fuel in both. You can get "off road" fuel to run in the mower and it should be much cheaper. Believe me, I've got a GMC 2500HD with a Duramax and would love to burn the diesel we have for the farm equipment. There are some pretty hefty fines if you get caught running the off-road diesel on the highway(in a non farm-use vehicle)

    It does look like quite a machine though.
  3. TheKingNJ

    TheKingNJ LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 781

    yeah, but no one will check you for running off road in a pick up truck. Just make sure you don't go tough inspection with off road in your tank. I know a guy who owns a gas station and he runs in it his pick ups. They only bother checking dump trucks and tractor trailers for running off road diesel in them. but i do know the fines are pritty hight if you get cought.
  4. Potchkins

    Potchkins LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 570

    i plan on getting a exmark lazer z xp
    27hp diesel 60" cut: asap
  5. sgt_rjp

    sgt_rjp LawnSite Member
    Messages: 20

    My friend had a F250 PowerStroke and was stopped twice in one day. I wouldn't take the chance. Specialy since the die hangs around for a long time.
  6. imograss

    imograss LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 796

    Many people are stopped on a regular basis to check for off road fuel in diesel trucks. Don't be fooled, it's an expensive gamble if caught.
  7. sgt_rjp

    sgt_rjp LawnSite Member
    Messages: 20

    Don't get me wrong, I'm all for running diesel in anything you can. Like I said, I'm running a GMC 2500HD Duramax and much of our equipment on the farm is diesel. I just will never fill my truck up from our bulk tank.
  8. LawnSmith

    LawnSmith LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 389

    how about staying on topic?

    the turbo diesel Sabre Tooth is the cream of the SCAG crop. its the king of the hill with 31hp and over 50ft lbs of torque.
    they are excellent machines and are basically identical to the Turf Tigers with the exception of the engine(s) and a few other parts. the only downside of the TD Sabre Tooth or the gas Sabre is the initial cost. around here they start at around 11k and have been up to 13k for the turbo.

    great machines although probably overkill for anyone on residentials unless they are 10+ acre props all day everyday. the Turf Tiger with the 29hp fuel injected LC Kaw is perfect IMO.
  9. MJB

    MJB LawnSite Silver Member
    from Wa
    Messages: 2,869

    Do anyone know what the weight difference is between a diesel,
    and a water cooled gas engine the same size? At what point does all this extra power cause more rut problems???
  10. webdrifter

    webdrifter LawnSite Member
    Messages: 119

    From what I've read it looks like the diesel out weighs the gas engine by close to 500lbs. I looked at an exmark with a 27hp gas and a 27hp diesel. one was over 1100lbs and the other was over 1600lbs.

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