Interesting Comment on Scag

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by puppypaws, Sep 19, 2007.

  1. puppypaws

    puppypaws LawnSite Fanatic
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    I had another farmer loading and spreading chicken litter on my fields today.

    He has a farm with four chicken houses and a great deal of grass to mow. I was mowing in some big areas with the Hustler Super Z as fast as it would run.

    I rode up to talk with him a minute and he got off the Bobcat loader and walked up to me and said, " I wanted to see what in the devil you were mowing with, I've never seen anything cut grass that fast in my life, my brother and I were watching and saying there is no way that thing can be cutting the grass moving that fast".

    He then said "I use a Scag Turf Tiger and that thing makes it look like I am tied to a stump, you can't be getting a good cut, I don't believe the blades can keep up". I said stand on the edge of the deck and hold on, we will see if you think it can cut grass that fast". I took him over to where I was cutting and there was absolutely nothing left anywhere but cut grass. I had just changed the blades before I started and it was getting everything at 15 mph.

    There was no grass left to cut but I told him to get on the mower and turn it loose on a 500' straight run where I had mowed. He took off slowly and got a little feel then opened her up, he made his run and got back to where I was standing and said "that is unbelievable, if my Scag would run that fast I could not stay in the seat to use the speed". He then said "I believe your mower would cut my mowing time 30% or more and I still can't believe it cut the grass that good running that fast".

    I told him the newly sharpened blades were doing a very good job but the height I was mowing at really made the difference, then I said "if I was mowing taller grass at 3 1/2" I would have to slow down a great deal to get a half way decent cut". This mower is very productive at lower cutting heights and fast speed.
  2. GreenT

    GreenT LawnSite Fanatic
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    So pp, how much is Hustler paying you for this? :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

    j/k :dancing:
  3. puppypaws

    puppypaws LawnSite Fanatic
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    This is stated facts as was told by an individual that owns a Scag Turf Tiger. Hustler does not need any false publicity to sell their mowers and if you don't believe a Hustler Super Z is more productive than a Scag Turf Tiger go put them side by side and see which one cuts the most grass in the shortest period of time.

    I got a good feeling you already know the answer to that one.
  4. fergman

    fergman LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
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    have you gotten the xr-7 deck to cut really good? i guess you have the update kit and everything but does it cut like you think it should at 3" and higher?
  5. GreenT

    GreenT LawnSite Fanatic
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    Relax pp. I was just kidding (that's what j/k means)

    I like and run hustlers so you don't have to sell me. I'd figured I give your thread a bump since you posted last night and nobody responded.

    Good night sir and make sure you check on the chickens before you turn off the lights :laugh:
  6. puppypaws

    puppypaws LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'm old enough to figure those string jerker's out but it also gives me a chance to put another plug in for my company.

    Oh, by the way the chickens all died Monday night...
  7. puppypaws

    puppypaws LawnSite Fanatic
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    My XR-7 does an excellent job cutting up to 3" and anything above that does not suit my application. I know it will not give a good cut at 3 1/2" or more especially at the fast speed I like to run but that does not interest me. I like to cut low and fast, we have been discussing a Super Z that will run 20 mph. I am not saying you could cut that fast but I would like to try at that speed just so I could see for myself what it was like.
  8. KTO Enterprises

    KTO Enterprises LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,286

    We are kind of limited on mower selection here. Its mostly either exmark, scag, or snapper.

    Snapper pro is coming out with new mowers in a couple months. I really like what I see so far. They sell hustler in savannah but thats too far to have to go for mower parts. Its an hour away. I really wish we had more options on mowers around here.
  9. DixieChopper88

    DixieChopper88 LawnSite Member
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    20mph? Are you saying that you are wondering if Z could do good at that speed or there is one that goes that fast. I'm interested to see because i got a dixie and it gets things done fast i just care about productivity and quality of cut.
  10. puppypaws

    puppypaws LawnSite Fanatic
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    There is just talk at this point of a 20 mph mower. I personally cut at the same 15 mph speed you do with a Dixie Chopper and I have been cutting in places I wanted to push the sticks a little farther.

    Does the Dixie give a good cut at 15 mph, when you are trying to cut grass at 3 1/2" and above I'm not sure any mower could give a real clean cut at that speed. The lower cutting heights my mower does an excellent job, is that what you find with your Dixie Chopper?

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