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Scag or Dixon 36wb?

green-pa

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Indianapolis, In
Should I go with a Scag 36wb or a Dixon? The Scag's look tougher to me and I see many more folks using them than dixon. I was also wondering if I should go with a belt drive for like $2,000 or with a hydro for around $3,000? I have a very limited budjet and will have to finance most of either purchase if I can get approved that is, so I need to know what is the best way to go.
It looks like the hydros are much easier to change speeds. What do u guys say?
 

TAZ

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Ohio
hydro is way easier if you have tight areas and they are certainly easier to change speeds. Scag hands down over the dixon. I would look into a toro or exmark with something other than pistol grips.

The Q36 you were looking at before would be a good step up from your 21 and it won't brake the bank. They cut very well and are very manuverable.

-TAZ
 

Bill S

LawnSite Member
Location
Salem, NH
Exmark does make a nice machine. Try and swing the extra grand today, it will pay dividends in the future. Whatever machine you decide on, make sure this is a local dealer that can service your machine for warrantee work and that they will be able to provide YOU service in a timely manner. Nothing will hurt more than to have a machine down for an extended period of time.
 

irishsoul

LawnSite Member
Location
georgia
The Quick 36 is money better spent!
 

IA_James

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Iowa
I like my Scag. However, I've never used anybody elses WB, so my opinion is only valid if you are looking for somebody who has either pushed or had a lawn tractor for reference.
 

Cutman007

LawnSite Member
Location
South Florida
I still buy pistol grip belt Dr WB'S..there usually about $1,500-$2,000 less than hydros. I have Scags, Xmarks and Snappers and they all run great.
 

Matts lawn care

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
MD
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