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Cheetah or Turf Tiger? Opinions please.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bare31, Jul 6, 2012.

  1. Curtis

    Curtis LawnSite Member
    Messages: 161

    I think Gravely has been using that same hydro system for awhile with no problems.
  2. TNGrassCutter

    TNGrassCutter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,321

    If i was choosing between the two I would go turf tiger. Can't get them fenders anywhere else.
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  3. bare31

    bare31 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 116

    Thanks for the good replies. I know I might open a can of worms but,31 kawasaki or 32 briggs vanguard? I know everyone has their favorite but I would like to know what ya'll think. He has the vanguard as a demo w/30 hours but didn't have a price for me till next week.
  4. bare31

    bare31 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 116

    Curtis, you are exactly right on the Gravely running the same hydro system.
  5. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Messages: 17,610

    I'm a Kawi fan, but I really think I'd go with the 32 HP Vanguard in this case. They have excellent reputations.
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2012
  6. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Messages: 17,610

    The Husqvarna PZ series uses them as well (ZT5400)
  7. bare31

    bare31 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 116

    How much money should I expect to take off for the demo? or is the Briggs alot higher to begin with. Thanks for all the responses.
  8. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Messages: 17,610

    Around me the Briggs BB and the Kawi's are the same price in the Cheetah. As for how much? That's hard to say because it all depends on the dealer's size, and/or desire to move equipment in my experience.
  9. SouthSide Cutter

    SouthSide Cutter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,331

    Get the TT in the 29DFI Kaw or the 31 DFI Kohler. Take the run flats off the front and get the suspension seat. If you keep it 4-5yrs you will thank me and your pocket book will also. Have run both, do my own repairs and to me the two just dont compare.
  10. puppypaws

    puppypaws LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,168

    This is interesting; any mower prior to this point with a Vanguard engine normally sold for 3, to sometimes 5 hundred less. Kawasaki has a well-established name that people are familiar with and willing to pay more money to own, kinda of like JD farm equipment.

    Vanguard because of being associated with the Briggs name has been trying very hard to build their reputation. I personally believe a Vanguard is the best mower engine on the market today, but they've had a very hard time overcoming the old Briggs engine reputation.

    What you've stated about there being no difference in price between the same mower with either a Kawasaki or Briggs Vanguard is telling me some of the negatives associated with the Briggs name is diminishing.

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