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Quick Opinion On a Scag For Sale

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by PushingupDaisies, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. PushingupDaisies

    PushingupDaisies LawnSite Member
    Messages: 129

    I ran across this ad. This would be my first WB so any advice on what to ask or whether its a good deal would be great.

    Can you ad bags to these?

    Here is the ad:

    "this is a scag lawn mower it is in good shape i used it for half a summer and havent touched it sense it runs very well i am asking $1300 but i am very negotiable call and make me a fair offer and i will most likely take it thanks for your time"

  2. Lawnut101

    Lawnut101 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,260

    It looks like a great deal. Just ask how many hours he thinks it has, how old it is and if it was maintained well. If it sounds like he maintained it good, then I think that that is a great deal. I'd offer him $1k and go from there. Or you may even want to try lower, since he said price is "very negotiable."
  3. PushingupDaisies

    PushingupDaisies LawnSite Member
    Messages: 129

    Getting a little info here and there, talked to the dad of the kid selling it. Its an 2003 36". They are the second owners. Includes sulky. The father used to work for the local scag dealer and said that this is in pretty good shape. (not that he would tell me otherwise) They have no idea on hours.
  4. k911lowe

    k911lowe LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 526

    i wont buy anything i cant kick the tires on.just my opinion.if you can see it and run it,it sounds like a decent deal.
  5. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,278

    Decent deal BUT it is a belt drive so stay out of super wet grass....
  6. PushingupDaisies

    PushingupDaisies LawnSite Member
    Messages: 129

    Talked to the kid. Kohler Motor, no hour meter. He used it for half the summer last year before he quit. Previous owner used it for a season daily.

    I think I'll go look at it tomorrow. Is there anything specifically that I should watch out for. Any noises, points to check, etc?

    Thanks for all your help
  7. metro36

    metro36 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,417

    Yes you can buy a bagger for it. It does sound like a good deal if it is in good condition. Check the oil to see if it is fresh. Listen to the engine. Check the drive and deck belts. Ask if it was on a maintiance schedule. Ask them to show you how to operate it and try it out. If it turns , shifts, drives, and reverses smooth then make an offer. I would probably offer $1000.
  8. johndeerboy26

    johndeerboy26 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    My scag dealer in east TN said that the belt drives are bad on hills and you couldn't even give one away over here.
  9. billslawn89

    billslawn89 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,365

    ya, i agree with everybody...go look at it and test it out...take $ 800.00 cash and flash it in his face and you might have a deal!
  10. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,289

    That looks like the twin to the 36" scag we had except ours had a kawi engine. Man I was never so glad to get rid of it. Worst cutting mower we have ever owned.

    Anybody that says its bad because its a belt drive doesnt know what they are talking about. That little 36 pulled me weighing in at 240 with ease and the belts never slipped even in the wet unless you were working in a heavy down pour.

    Here is a pic that kind of shows it for anybody that might think we didnt own it. I know some people on here think I am full of it but our experiance was not good at all with this machine.


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