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New Mower?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by SpudsM15, Nov 30, 2002.

  1. SpudsM15

    SpudsM15 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 627

    Guys I need some adivise. I'm planning on getting a new mower for next season. I need one thats a good mulcher and good bagger and reliable. I'm asking alot aren't I?
    I only have about 5k to spend on this new mower.
    The best mower I have found is a scag 17hp 48" hydro walk-behind.
    It is going to be my primary mower. Please let me know if this mower is gonna suit my needs?
  2. little green guy

    little green guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 955

    Go with a Scag, I would go with a 52" over the 48" though.
  3. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    I think that Exmark's TriVantage system is the best combo mower available. The mulching sysytem is second to none and the bag/discharge is on a par with almost every mower out there.
  4. TOMMY1115

    TOMMY1115 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 169

    Find your local Lesco dealer. They've got a heck of a sale on hydros. I think it's like $3400 for a 48" and a few hundred more for a 52".

    Haven't seen too many other mowers that low.
  5. SpudsM15

    SpudsM15 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 627

    I'm not sure if i can even get the 48" threw fences. Is it possible to get that thing threw a 38" fence.
  6. mac43rn

    mac43rn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 238

    I have had both (scag, exmark). Skags are not even in the same league with exmark. Get the 48" 17hp exmark tthp and never look back.
  7. HarryD

    HarryD LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,068

    of course you cant get a 48" through a 38" inch gate . not sure when the hustler gate master is supose to be released but you mite check there web site out
  8. bubble boy

    bubble boy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,020

    well, not necessarily impossible...with certain machines, you can turn the deck thru as long as the wheel width was small enough.

    kind of like putting a 7 1/2 foot plow thru a less than 7 1/2 foot space by angling.
  9. HarryD

    HarryD LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,068

    no way a 48" fixed deck scag could get through a 38 inch gate other wise i would be doing it . but i do agree there are a few that will do it such and the old 40" gravelys and toros had off set decks
  10. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501


    You're only bout 45 minutes away or so from us. Email me if you want to come and see some of our Ferris WBs. Might give you a better idea to make some comparisons b4 you eventually decide.


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