Hello from Ga

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by majb, Aug 14, 2014.

  1. majb

    majb LawnSite Member
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    Hello my name is Mike and I'm a newbie to the site. I've been mowing for thirteen years with a 48" walkbehind and everything else Sthil . I'm fixing to buy an Exmark laser z E series or a Scag Tiger Cat. I've taken everyones advice on here and the Demo is tomorrow for both. I am leaning towards the Exmark for quality and the price but I'm not ruling out the scag for the cutting deck.
  2. southerntide

    southerntide LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Alabama
    Messages: 5,957

    Welcome from Bama man, good luck on demo's let us know what decision you make
  3. easy-lift guy

    easy-lift guy LawnSite Gold Member
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    Greetings and a Welcome from the Sunshine State.
    easy-lift guy
  4. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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  5. majb

    majb LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    Demo complete.
    Scag was a 52" Tiger Cat w/691 Kawi motor
    Exmark was 48" Lazer z S series w/651 Kawi motor w/ mulching kit on it

    yards I demoed on was Bermuda, Fescue, and Fescue weed mix.

    Scag: Exmark:
    - cut was good in both grasses - cut was great in the bermuda and Ok in the Fescue
    - Hydo's were loud - Hydro's were quiet and very smooth
    - speed was good - speed was faster than scag with a smaller motor (better fuel economy)
    - cutting deck wheels were ok - Deck wheels were great due to the larger size
    - deck scalped the bermuda when turning -no scalping even on bumpy yard
    - cleaning mower was very easy - cleaning was not so easy
    - Price for 48" Tiger cat here $7,999.00 -Price for 48" Lazer Z E series $7,999.00 w/ $500.00 rebate
    - duel fuel tanks - single fuel tank.

    Final thoughts, I liked the scag however the Exmark was a far more superior machine (IMO) and the hydraulics were so much smoother and quieter that for me the choice will be Exmark.

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