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kubota vs scag vs bad boy

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by wellington123, Mar 26, 2012.

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  1. wellington123

    wellington123 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    Decided to purchase another commercial diesel mower. Iv looked at the kubota,scag and the compact bad boy diesel mowers. I am really leaning towards the scag or the bad boy but just looking for imput on them.

  2. wellington123

    wellington123 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    Lets hear some ups and downs of the mowers the quality of cut, reliability, and the all around mower.
  3. planetlc

    planetlc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 129

    This thread won't turn out well.

    What models are you looking at?
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  4. nepatsfan

    nepatsfan LawnSite Gold Member
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  5. wellington123

    wellington123 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    sorry about not making sense on the thread it was late and i was tired last night. Im looking a the

    kubota ZD326 or ZD331
    Bad boy compact diesel
    scag turf tiger with the 28hp cat diesel
  6. pvbooner

    pvbooner LawnSite Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 61

    I have a friend that had one of the kubota diesels and did not get 300 hours out of the drive train. When he took it back to the dealer, the dealer had two more with the same problem with similar hours. Don't know if they have it worked out or not but it was a very expensive fix. I have heard some good and alot of bad with the bad boys, looked into the diesel and was not impressed with the handling at all. Don't really care for the handling of the turf tiger but of the three you listed I would feel most comfortable with it as far as durability goes. It has proven itself as a durable, well built machine. Good luck with whatever you choose.
  7. ashley lawn

    ashley lawn LawnSite Member
    from NewYork
    Messages: 11

    Iv got a old zd18 don't use it much if at all any more 4900 hours runs like new down fall is slow ground speed and poor grass eject but its also only 18hp with with 60 inch cut
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  8. wellington123

    wellington123 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    i am going to buy the scag turf tiger with the cat diesel for $14 grand.
  9. mtmower

    mtmower LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,111

    Can I ask why your going diesel vs gas. I'm buying new and kicking it around. The off road diesel fuel would be a little more of a hassle and maybe more expensive then mid grade non-ethanol. You'd probably have more torque but heavier mower. It may last longer, but people are getting 3000-4000 out of a gas and in my mind the rest of the mower is due to be retired by then. Plus I understand, diesels have more maintenance needed compared to gas. Have you ever seen any specs. on gpm fuel comparison? Just interested.
  10. wellington123

    wellington123 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    the main the i went with diesel is that my dad is a farm so i can get as much diesel from the tanks at the farm for free
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