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Scag Turf Runner

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by GLC, Apr 3, 2000.

  1. excel25

    excel25 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 393

    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!!!
  2. mountain

    mountain LawnSite Member
    Messages: 65

    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 .
  3. Deer Dynamics

    Deer Dynamics LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    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
  4. windsory

    windsory LawnSite Member
    Messages: 223

    You know this thread is like 7 years old, right?
  5. deere-man

    deere-man LawnSite Member
    Messages: 66

    I have to agree with David R. Go out and buy a Grasshopper or a Deere.
  6. wahlturfcare

    wahlturfcare LawnSite Senior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 553

    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.
  7. Deer Dynamics

    Deer Dynamics LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    LMAO...wow wasn't even paying attention to the post date - - sorry bud....was just researching this turfrunner and got all happy with the keyboard...have a good one
  8. jasonhc73

    jasonhc73 LawnSite Member
    Male, from WICHITA KS
    Messages: 43

  9. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 4,963

    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.
  10. wheatus

    wheatus LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,024

    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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