Scag Tiger Cub

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by W.L.S.27, Nov 3, 2006.

  1. W.L.S.27

    W.L.S.27 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 195

    I was looking at getting a Scag Tiger Cub 48" for next season and i had a few questions...
    1. Does the 19 H/P Kawi have enough power?
    2. How do you like it in general; any serious cons?
    3. What do they usually go for?

    Any input would be great... Thanks

    -Chris Dagenais
    Wheaton Landscape Specialists
  2. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    I have a tiger cub, 48'' deck with a 20hp kohler. I think the 19hp will be ok, Ive been well peased with my machine, Ive replaced the deck belt 2 times and 1 hydro belt. And 1 deck spring broke this year. My mower has 950 hours on it and 1 of the deck belts failed because of operator failure(operator stupidity---me).
    Overall I wouldnt hesitaste to purchase another.

    As far as price, Im not sure, I havent checked lately but I think somewhere in the 6300-6500 range, that should be a good guess

  3. macaw

    macaw LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 416

    I just got one about a mouth ago 24hp 48" so far so good paid 5995.00
    the 19 H/P Kawi will probably be more.
  4. Wayne Landscaping

    Wayne Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 237

    i have one. The 19 is plenty, I've put Mobil 1 syn in it its whole life, the mower is awesome but unfortunately i must sell it. Its on sale right now for 4g's because its winter and i need the money. email me at if you want very detailed pictures. it only has <300 hours. - Chris
  5. Mic_bug

    Mic_bug LawnSite Member
    from N.B. MI
    Messages: 201

    Are you selling to the first poster or to someone other than yourself?

    I got the similair emark setup, but wish i got the scag....:hammerhead:
  6. scagwildcat

    scagwildcat LawnSite Senior Member
    from nw. ct.
    Messages: 507

    i have the 19 kawi on mine with a 48 deck, works great with no problems at all.. i wouldnt buy anything but a scag !!! ive cut grass a foot tall with it, it doesnt look good but it will cut it....
  7. Green-Pro

    Green-Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,420

    We have a 19HP kaw 48" Scag TC. The Kaw is a very good, dependable engine in my experience. The 19HP has a lot of torque, its a more than ample power plant for this machine. The Tiger Cub leaves a superb cut IMO but does ride a tad on the rough side compared to the suspension seat on the Turf Tiger.
  8. LLandscaping

    LLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,016

    I have a Tiger Cub (2004), 48 with a 19 Kawasaki. It has plenty of power and has held up well. I think they are around $6500 but the 07 prices might change. This is our second Tiger Cub we sold our 2003 at the beginning of the year. We sold it to upgrade to a Turf Tiger. We replace one blade clutch on the 2003, a few belts, idler pulley and a few springs between the two mowers.
  9. glazer1972

    glazer1972 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    We just priced one with a tiger cub 19hp 48" cut at 6300. Trying to decide between it and a Wildcat 26hp liquid kaw. with a 60" deck at 8000.

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