Scag Turf Runner

excel25

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
upstate SC
Had a turf runner for 6 mths. the dealer finaly gave me alllllll my $$ back and I bought a GRASSHOPPER 925 love it. stay away from scagggggggg!!!
 

mountain

LawnSite Member
Location
Lehigh Valley Pa
I have a turfrunner and haven't had a problem runs great , no break downs. I bought it for a specific account a townhouse community that had to have the clippings picked up and the turfrunner has been exellent there . however most everthing said already is true the cut is not as good as a WB , its not the quickest at production cutting , the controls take quitea long time to master most of the help still leave large divets in the grass and absolutly no slopes .
 

Deer Dynamics

LawnSite Member
Location
Germantown, NY
i own a 48 inch turfrunner w/kohler motor 216 hours on it...is a VERY picky machine, doesn't like wet grass, and not the fastest machine on the block by far.... but with tlc she's a very high quality fish mower, excelent in tight small lawns that require bagging or close to large beds where bagging is a must ....but as i grow so does my need for larger machines, so she sits a lot of the time, would sell it if someone needed it but she doesn't eat much in the barn ..............2500 would get her out of here though....all in all a decent machine for the right person and application and 2500 is a steal and probably more of a reality than the original dealer price for what it is and does . . snowboss
 

windsory

LawnSite Member
Location
Howell, NJ
i own a 48 inch turfrunner w/kohler motor 216 hours on it...is a VERY picky machine, doesn't like wet grass, and not the fastest machine on the block by far.... but with tlc she's a very high quality fish mower, excelent in tight small lawns that require bagging or close to large beds where bagging is a must ....but as i grow so does my need for larger machines, so she sits a lot of the time, would sell it if someone needed it but she doesn't eat much in the barn ..............2500 would get her out of here though....all in all a decent machine for the right person and application and 2500 is a steal and probably more of a reality than the original dealer price for what it is and does . . snowboss

You know this thread is like 7 years old, right?
 

wahlturfcare

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
iowa
i have seen people use them and they cut extremely well in dry or wet. i run turf tigers and walkbehind and they are awesome in wet grass and dry.
$4000 doesnt sound too bad if it in is great shape.
 

Mowingman

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
Texas
No, those were unreliable pieces of junk from day 1. Very few were sold, and a number of those were bought back by the dealers, or by Scag directly. I doubt you can even get parts now.
Scrap iron value would be a good price. So, that would be around $100.00 or so.
 

wheatus

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Southern Indiana
This is a strangely appropriate for me. I have a 1997 Turf Runner and am trying to decide if it is worth fixing (hydraulic leak and engine oil leak) or just selling and buying a Walker or Navigator. We don't use it much, maybe 4-6 hours a week. It is too hilly here for these types of mowers to be used much.

It isn't a piece of junk. It cuts well but I would be wary of buying one because the aren't in production anymore and parts could (are?) hard to come by. And not for $2900, especially if it was going to be your primary machine.
 
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