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Scag Turf Tiger 71" cut

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by green_with_envy, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. green_with_envy

    green_with_envy LawnSite Member
    from pa
    Messages: 214

    I have the chance to buy a Turf Tiger, 71" cut, gas engine, homeowner owned, under 400 hours and maybe 8 years old. Always dealer serviced every year. Looks like new.
    $2500....yes or no?

    How you people like them? I have Hustler and Ex mark.
     
  2. stidrvr

    stidrvr LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    thats a steal!!!!!
     
  3. djagusch

    djagusch LawnSite Platinum Member
    from MN
    Messages: 4,345

    Good deal if it runs good. What engine is in it. Also if you don't want it send me the contact info I just got a contract that I could use it on.

    By the way what track days do you do?
     
  4. QualityLawnCare4u

    QualityLawnCare4u LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,758

    I agree, that is a steal if the mower is in decent shape and only home owner use.
     
  5. RTR Landscaping

    RTR Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 390

    That's a really good deal. My Scag dealer had a trade in that was pretty close to the same mower. He sold it for $4500 with 600 hrs of commercial use.I have Turf Tigers with 61" decks and absolutley think there the best mowers available. If you need and can trailer a 72" deck, I'd go for it. You might ask the dealer for the service record if available.
     
  6. lifetree

    lifetree LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,369

    That is a very good deal ... grab it !!
     
  7. lawnboy2068

    lawnboy2068 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 104

    My friend who we share yard space with has 3 of these and they are beasts. For $2500 you would be insane not to grab it. Brand new they go for about $12K here in NJ depending on the engine. Get it, you won't be disappointed.

    James
     
  8. jlawnman

    jlawnman LawnSite Member
    from NC
    Messages: 171

    Hell yes! Buy if even if you don't need it! Clean it up a little and make 2 grand profit on it tomorrow! Those babies new are 4 times that.. Buy it dude! Don't worry about how well it runs.
     
  9. green_with_envy

    green_with_envy LawnSite Member
    from pa
    Messages: 214


    I do (or have done) track days at Shannonville Canada, Nelson Ledges Ohio (crap track), Summit (MAIN) WV, Pocono PA (WHAT A HOLE) , Beaver Run near Pittsburgh.


    Not sure what engine...all I know is it is gas. Going to get it next week. It has been sitting for a year and a half. It looks almost new. Even got the contract to cut their property. Just hope it starts ok.
     
  10. jlawnman

    jlawnman LawnSite Member
    from NC
    Messages: 171

    Ok.. It's been sitting for a year and a half? No big deal.. I can tell you now that it won't crank. Before you even try, dump the fuel tank, flush out the fuel lines, new fuel filter, take off the carb & clean out all the varnished gas (if needs be, new gaskets, diaphrams, and needle valve) , new spark plug, oil change w/new filter. Charge the battery. Grease up the spindles. Hydro system is sealed, so that should be OK.

    Letting them sit up is BAD. But you should have a good machine after a little work. Keep us posted.:)
     

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