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Exmark vs Scag Hydros

jaybee

LawnSite Member
Location
New York State
I really can't compare the two brands. I started with Exmark ( I have 3 Exmark mowers) and that's all I've ever used. Just ordered a new Lazer for the spring. Happy with the cut, performance and durability. I bought a turf tracer August 20th and now have 65 hours on it and not even a loose bolt. I know when something is new it is not suppose to break, but it seems that new stuff always has a few quirks. Exmark, Exmark, Exmark
 

Scraper

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
SE Pennsylvania
I will speak on behalf of Scag and as Tony th Tiger would say theeeeeeeeyyyyyyy're grrrrrrrreeeeeeeeaaaaaaaT! :) But seriously, I have been using their hydro walk behinds for years now and can't say anything but good things about the quality of cut and the construction. Every mower is gonna have its shortcomings, but Scag definitely does not cut corners in their constrution. The decks are solid as well as everything else on them. They are built like frickin' tanks! I am biased and can say I have had my share of problems, all of which have been remedied. I can say I like the way my Scag stripes compared to the Exmark's as the guy who does a neighboring property can't come close to the stripes I put down. Then again...maybe he just doesn't know how. That's why I'll have that lawn next year! :)
 

lawn and stump

LawnSite Member
Location
madison ct
I have been using 61 " scag hydros with velkes
We have to keep real sharp blades to get a clean cut
and even then we get mohalks. the 20 hp kolhers also eat
mufflers-the baffles go and they get real loud some times they only last 30 days-my guys are complaining about their
hands bothering them after a long day. I just bought a lazer z 23 hp lc and am very impressed with the quality of cut
I am considering getting a exmark 60"hydro for my next mower

Phil janssen
 

sunrise

Banned
Location
Stafford Va.
we use skag hydeos but are changeing over to Exmarks
use a lazer now and its great hated the skag rider so tried something new and liked it.
Both are great mowers in the hydro form.
 

Scraper

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
SE Pennsylvania
I will agree with lawn and stump regarding the hurtin hands...although I believe I got mine corrected finally!!! See the thread "My hands are killing me". The problem was the tension spring which was swapped out in the spring to use a sulky. The mechanic did not know there were three resistance level springs and gave me the hardest. After an e-mail to Scag we found out about the middle resistance spring. Now it seems to be fine and have only been using it for a week now, but my fingers seem to have recovered.
 
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