Scag or Snapper

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by LawnCare_EMT, Sep 21, 2007.

  1. LawnCare_EMT

    LawnCare_EMT LawnSite Member
    Messages: 30

    Howdy guys I am at the point of needing to buying a good used 48 inch walk behind and was wonder if any of you have had better luck with the SCAG 48 walk behind or the Snapper 48 walk behind. I have a local dealer who sells used equipment and is selling both for $1,500 each and he said he prefers the Snapper.
  2. lawnman456

    lawnman456 LawnSite Member
    from ct
    Messages: 90

    try them both out and see whhich one you like
  3. SangerLawn

    SangerLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 736

    Is there any real reason anyone would only shop for a walk behind? I have both and found that the walk behind is not nearly as fast, takes a lot longer to adjust the mowing height, harder on the physical body, and harder to use on hills that you could use a rider on.
    What other differences are there other then price?
  4. IHusky

    IHusky LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 478

    If everything is equal, I would go with Scag.
  5. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,778

    I own a Toro T2 and like it, but when I was looking I did take a look at the Snapper and liked the controls alot, I ended up going with Toro because I had a local dealer that had one in stock and the quality of the machine is second to none.
  6. verant

    verant LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 484

    Have you ever looked at Kubota, it's a really solid machine, and has all the features that many don't. I have one and it's great. Go with a dealer that's close to your place and will help you out when you have problems. Questions, let me know
  7. TAZ

    TAZ LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 344

    +1 here

  8. DillonsLawnCare

    DillonsLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,100

    demo demo demo.
  9. WhitakerServices

    WhitakerServices LawnSite Member
    Messages: 159

    I think the Scag will probably be a little tougher than the snapper. Scags are built from some of the thickest steel of any mower. I have a Scag 36 wb that is bombproof (there will always be a place for it on my trailer) and incredibly versatile. I am also in the process of buying a Scag 48 wb. so I guess I am biased.
  10. DaughtryLC

    DaughtryLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 739

    I wish you were closer, I have a good 48WB Snapper for sale 919-625-7892

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