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is scag still the top walk behind?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by clydesdale, Jun 2, 2005.

  1. clydesdale

    clydesdale LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 403

    I havent purchased a mower in a long time. At that time scag was top dog. Bunton and exmark were second place. What is it now. If i make a purchase, i want to be happy with it for a long time.
  2. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,773

    to me it is exmark, your opinion is the only one that matters to you. try and see what works best for you
  3. Mark McC

    Mark McC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,565

    I am really not sure how much difference there really is. I have all eXmark equipment, but I'm sure that a Scag would mow quite nicely, too. Pardon the old saw, but buy from a dealer who's going to stand behind the product...just don't get Harry Homeowner cr*p.
  4. out till dark

    out till dark LawnSite Member
    Messages: 63

    Demo an exmark,scag,hustler,ferris,bunton,ransome,wright,dane,toro,walker,jd
    and find one you like. :dizzy: just kidding I have demoed them all working for a large maint comp in my area.Now that i'm on my own scag and exmark are the only machine I'll use. I can't say enough good things about the exmark especially the ecs. Pistol grip mowers are killer on your hands and wrists.I know my hands go numb from the years of abuse from pistol grips I'm sure yours do too.

    Give your local exmark dealer a call and tell them to meet you on your hardest growing property with a 19 kaw 48 TTHP. I guarantee you buy it.
  5. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    I have a scag wb gear mower, it cuts great and is built like a tank, but dang them pistol grips, mine sits in the building and I grab the toro with the t-bar controls over it every day
  6. PaulJ

    PaulJ LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,774

    check out the hustler. built solid. easiest to operate. cuts great.
  7. Mark McC

    Mark McC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,565

    Pistol grips are the subject of a lot of complaints here on Lawnsite. That was one of the reasons I went with the eXmark TTHP. The ECS is not exactly fingertip control, but it seems a lot easier on the mitts than pistol grips.
  8. cclllc

    cclllc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 911

    Don't forget about the DC runbehind

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