Scag or JD Mid Z

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jdjoe_97, Oct 11, 2000.

  1. jdjoe_97

    jdjoe_97 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 50

    I am looking at getting rid of my 00' 721D Grasshopper. I am looking at either going to Scag or JD Mid Z. Anyone had any feedback on Scag Diesels or JD Mid Z. I want to stay with the Diesels but need trailer space.

    My requirments:

    60" deck
    Zero turn
    Low maintenance.

    I have had great luck with Deere and have a 455 and F935, but the 00' hopper is mine cuz I had a 99' that had a bad Kubota engine and Kubota couldn't figure it out!! So my dealer and Grasshopper made me a deal I couldn't refuse. Thanks for any help. Joe
  2. gorrell

    gorrell LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 536

    As far as I know neither Scag or John Deere make a diesel model ztr. John Deere doesn't even manufacture their midmounts, they are made by husqvarna, even the deck is now made by husqvarna then shipped to john Deere to be painted. Between those two, go with the Scag. Exmark is now making a diesel midmount and Dixie Chopper makes a 26 and 50 hp diesel unit as well. Dixies are built like tanks. Thanks, Lynn

    MIDSOUTH LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 320

    scag-it is built like a tank-but it is only a gas burner-diesel no avaliable
  4. Vandora Lawn & Landscape

    Vandora Lawn & Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 386

    Maybe you could do an aftermarket swap with diesel if you really wanted it.
  5. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,205

    i believe scag does offer a diesel model. the scag magnum. its a three wheeled rider. its pricey though
  6. Grasscape Inc

    Grasscape Inc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 235

    Wrong!! THe JD Mid cuts better than the SCag. Period. I have both. Get the bigger motor though. They are going to be made in the JD factory next year. I recommend the JD MID or even out Front over the scag. Scags cut great, but only in "ideal" conditions, where the JD always cuts good.

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