scag cougar

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Jim Feder, Nov 23, 2001.

  1. Jim Feder

    Jim Feder LawnSite Member
    Messages: 87

    all i read is bad about this unit i am buying one with 900hrs 2 years old for 2500.00 can i go wrong
  2. jim i owned the turfrunner it was a forerunner of the couger .the machine was a bad one no good at all .BUT i cant say if the cougar is good or not but id be careful. 2500 seams like a good price .Is it from a dealer or a individual?at least from a dealer you could get some warrenty
  3. MuskTurfKing

    MuskTurfKing LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 338

    Just remember, you get what you pay for.

  4. Amen to that muskturfking
  5. Jim Feder

    Jim Feder LawnSite Member
    Messages: 87

  6. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Messages: 4,830

    Is this a ZTR? If it is, there has to be something wrong with it if a dealer is selling that for $2500. I sold a ZTR with 3 times those hours for a lot more money and the new owner has only had to replace a belt after 3 years of using it.

    If you do buy this now, you won't get to use it until spring and your warranty will be up by Christmas.
  7. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    I think this is one of those things that look like the Walker, if I'm not mistaken. They were taken out of production, as they didn't go over so well. Toro and Exmark had a unit out like this, also. I think the Exmark was called the Explorer, or something like that.
  8. CommercialCuts

    CommercialCuts LawnSite Member
    from Mo
    Messages: 37

    Jim, I have one right now and i wouldnt give you a nickel for a truck load of the D!@N things. First 10 hours burnt the clutch and the thing has nickel and dimed me ever since. Wont climb a hill i think thats what burnt clutch up. I bought this to do leaf pick ups with or just to have a extra toy beacause i like my toys and have not been satisfied since. Its not a machine that you know you can go out on and not have problems with. Very high maintenance also. Only have about 70 hrs on the thing and i hate to take it out because i know something is going to break. Oh yeah hopper dont hold enough product either spend more time dumping than picking up leaves. Hope I have helped!!!!!!!! :blob2:
  9. williamslawn

    williamslawn LawnSite Member
    from SC
    Messages: 202

    We have a Cougar and a Turf Runner. They are high maintainence, but if you maintain them you will get good service out of them both. We have 800 hrs on the Runner and 600 on the Cougar. Have not had any major problems with the Cougar but these are used on the nicer properties.
  10. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,213

    My helper and I looked at one a few weeks ago. Its big, bulky, and heavy. Sounds like the dealer took it in trade and wants to move it out the door. The part I liked on the machine was that it has 3 blades and a deep deck.


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