My 09 Bob-Cat Predator Pro had it's Generac 33 throw a rod yesterday so I bought a new mower today. While it's fresh on my mind I'm going to give a comparison of the 2 mowers and I had never ridden or cut on a TT until today. First off the most noticeable difference is the Michigan suspension seat on the Turf Tiger. My Predator Pro also came with a Michigan suspension seat but, the one on the new Turf Tiger is far superior to the one on my Predator Pro. Second most noticeable thing and improvement over the Predator Pro is the weight bias on the Turf Tiger. The TT has way better traction on the rear tires and I had even gone so far as to add a 25 lbs. weight to the rear of my PP last year to try and help it's lack of traction problem. The handling of the TT is more precise but, more sluggish at the same time. I would say that is due to the springs built into the TT that want to return the levers to the neutral position if you let go. The PP has no such springs and essentially act as a cruise control once you have them where you want them they stay. That also makes the PP feel a lot less sluggish and quicker and it is a quicker mower by probably 2 mph over the TT. The levers on the brand new TT pitifully couldn't be set exactly the same. This is pitiful quality control on Scag's part to have the levers not adjustable to where they are the same. The mechanic at the Scag dealership said some are much worse than mine as he went through the checklist on my new TT. I would have never thought that something like this could have been possible. The front left tire of the Scag is not located toward the center of the mower as much as the Bob-Cat which means that the Scag doesn't trim up next to obstacles as easily as the Bob-Cat. It's not that big of a deal but, it was noticeable. Another thing that was a little strange is that the front right tire of the TT sticks a bit further forward than the front left tire. I have a timber across the front of my trailer and it acts as a stop when I pull my mower onto the trailer. Having the front right tire only making contact with the timber is a little strange. I do like the no-flat tires on the Scag and wish I had those on the Bob-Cat. Does everyone else's TT front right tire stick out further? The 26.5 HP Kohler EFI on my new Scag seems to have plenty of power and I was a little worried about it being a bit on the wimpy side since I was used to 33 HP. Now onto cut quality, everyone knows that Scag's Velocity Plus deck is top notch and the wide discharge chute spreads the clippings out very evenly which makes them less noticeable. The Bob-Cat's cut quality in my humble opinion is just as good as the Scag but, it's discharge chute size is smaller and does not spread the clippings out as well. It kinda shoots out a concentrated stream onto the 2 swaths you just cut and those clippings reduce the noticeable striping. Actually, my Bob-Cat with a conveyor belt attached to the rear of the deck lays down a better stripe than my new TT with no striping kit. I had kinda hoped that the TT would lay down better stripes with no help but, that is not the case with this new mower. Maybe I need to check the deck pitch on the new Turf Tiger to see if that will help. The Predator Pro comes with a removable mulching baffle plate in front of the blades but, you have to pay extra for that mulching baffle for a Scag. Controls and other stuff... The cup holder on the TT looks like an after thought and why aren't all the gauges on the right side away from the trimming side of the deck? Plus your hydraulic tank is on the left begging to get rubbed by the limbs of the shrubs you are trimming around. Then there's the elusive hour meter on the TT which I couldn't even find on my own since it's hidden on the right side near the rear of the mower. Why would anyone put it there? Why isn't it on the right side where the throttle and key and PTO should be located? Plus, where's the cigarette lighter/power plug on the TT? Bob-Cat came with one years ago and TT still doesn't have one? Foot operated deck raising. The gold bar thing just isn't positioned right to me on the TT. It's like you really have to raise your knee back and up to get your foot on the thing and then fully straighten your leg to get the deck up. I know there are adjustment holes for that gold bar foot thing but, crap would a pedal of some sort not be better and placed better? Plus, the deck of the TT was raising up as I would go over bumps as if the spring assist were assisting too much but, if it assisted any less the deck would be heavy as heck for one leg. Plus the deck height adjustment is a bit complicated on the TT. I understand it but, dang it's like a math game to figure out which hole it needs to go in to get the desired height. The Bob-Cat's system is much better and so is the deck raising pedal even if it is on the left. I know that there are some things that I am forgetting in this comparison but, there's one thing about it. Scag still has plenty of improvements left to make on an old design.