Hustler Mini Z or Scag Tiger Cub?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ahlab, Apr 12, 2005.

  1. ahlab

    ahlab LawnSite Member
    from OK
    Messages: 18

    Is one better than the other?

    Mini--44 inch, 19 HP Kawasaki $5899
    Cub--48 inch, 19 HP Kawasaki $5999

    I'm not currently in the business but I have about 2 acres at my home to mow and I also mow my parents 2 lawns and my grandparents lawn. Probably about 8 acres total that I mow 1-2 times per week.
    I'm tired of having junk equipment that breaks down all the time and I think I have my choice narrowed down to these two units.
    Thanks for any advice.

    JOEWOOD LawnSite Member
    Messages: 146


    Hello Rob,

    My 2 cents is on the Tiger Cub!

    Good luck...Joe :cool2:
  3. ahlab

    ahlab LawnSite Member
    from OK
    Messages: 18

    Thanks for the quick reply--is there an obvious benefit or is it just your personal preference?
  4. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
    Messages: 2,206

    Hustler makes a great mower but i'd probibly get the Scag for $100 more because of the larger deck.
  5. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    I have the tiger cub and I think its a great mower, I dont have any exp with hustler, but people that have them like them. How are the dealers, which dealer seems better?
  6. ahlab

    ahlab LawnSite Member
    from OK
    Messages: 18

    The Hustler dealer is local and seems friendly enough but they are always way understaffed and you have to stand around for a while before there is anyone available to help out. The nearest Scag dealer is about 40 miles aways but his pricing is higher than most. The dealer I got the quote from was about 75 miles away--considering I won't be using the machine all that much I should not have a lot of cause to be visiting the dealer (I hope).
  7. slicksilverado01

    slicksilverado01 LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 173

    scag the best. get the cub you cant go wrong.
  8. green acres lawns

    green acres lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 362

    I have a 52" tiger cub with the 24 hp honda. It's getting more hours on it than my 60" exmark lazer because its quicker on the smaller props. I'm using it in a lot of places that I used to use the walker, and using the Lazer where it has room to run. I haven't run the mini z but I have heard the shallower deck has a problem with thick wet grass. I highly recommend the tiger cub.
  9. rob1325

    rob1325 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 697

    Bigger deck, I would also get the scag. I have the 52 cub and its awesome.
  10. Tider6972

    Tider6972 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 649

    Demo 'em, you'll soon own a Hustler !!!

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