Prices have gone up so Scag, Chopper, or ExMark?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mloolara, Feb 15, 2005.

  1. mloolara

    mloolara LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    With the price of steel having gone up, I am gettiing price quotes on the Scag Tiger Cub that is $700 more than last years model with the same accessories. What would be the comparable mower in the Dixie Chopper Line and ExMark and which one is built as solid as Scag yet cuts as good if not better? Lastly, has any one bought one of these comparable mowers this year so I can compare prices? All information is welcomed and appreciated.
  2. Classic Lawn

    Classic Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 306

    I would go with the Ex-mark. It comparable to scag but you want to make sure that there are grease surts on the blade spindles I replaces all three on my boss mower after 400 hours barrings went bad. Thats why I prefer the scag. Scag has some really good financing i would buy anything else but a scag but if i had to i would go with the Ex-mark.
  3. mloolara

    mloolara LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    Which has a better cut and a better value money-wise, the Scag, ExMark, or Chopper?
  4. Bull

    Bull LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Messages: 308

    Mloolara, I have a Chopper for sale if you want to pm me I will provide the details.
  5. Turf Dancer

    Turf Dancer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 681

    Are you talking about grease zerks ?
  6. lawncare4u

    lawncare4u LawnSite Senior Member
    from S>C>
    Messages: 399

    Might want to consider a HUSTLER SUPER Z ,they are price compatable and in my opinion as good as the ones you mentioned.....FASTEST OF FAST ZZZZZZZZZZ ALL THE WAY :cool2:
  7. Travis Followell

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

    A Dixie Chopper that would compare to the Scag tiger Cub would be a Coatesville Classic. I'm sure the Dixie Chopper wouls cut as good if not a little better than the Scag but so would the Exmark. I would say you could get Dixie for a little less than an Exmark.
  8. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    The increase in the price of steel (around 7 or 8% I heard) doesn't warrant a $700 increase in the mower IMO.
  9. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 4,721

    We sell Grasshopper and Gravely. Neither one have raised prices anywhere close to that $700.00 figure. For our brands, $200.00 - $500.00, depending on model, is more the range.

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