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scag turf tiger or wildcat

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by str400ex, Oct 25, 2006.

  1. str400ex

    str400ex LawnSite Member
    Messages: 197

    Im looking at buying a new scag around the first of the year and would like to get the 29dfi turf tiger but am a littel leary of the shaft drive I comercial mow and currently have a hopper , I demoed the turf tiger and also the hustler super Z I liked the Z all but the cut quaility the scag cut anything that i put under it any help would be great. thanks Shawn
  2. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,426

    I know Scag has a problem every now and then with the drive shaft but I would think this would be a small percentage. I wouldn't be afraid of buying one even though I like belts better. To me the are not as comfortable as the Lazer or Hustler but that's a matter of personal opinion just like the rest of this post I guess. I think the Scag Turf Tiger with the 29 would be a good investment.
  3. str400ex

    str400ex LawnSite Member
    Messages: 197

    I really liked the way the hustler felt and the controls were more what im used to but the scag had a better quaility in the cut in my area it just left everything looking good without any need to double cut the turf tiger was a littel rougher but not as bad as I was expecting , it had the suspension seat .
  4. FinerCutslawnCare

    FinerCutslawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,386

    i would prefer exmark first but scag is my second choice...
  5. jkingrph

    jkingrph LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 812

    Have a new Wildcat 52" 27hp LC kawasaki and it is truly an awsome machine. Cut heavy damp bermuda grass a couple of days ago , fast and never really loaded the engine, just a stream of green coming out the discharge chute.
  6. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
    from usa
    Messages: 5,407

    I have both a Hustler and a Scag. The hustler is a nice, comfortable machine, however it does not seem, as durable as a Tiger. Our hustler is worn out after 1000 hours. The Scag is built much tougher. I had the seal go out on the drive shaft, but other than that it looks like it will last awhile w/ some grease. The cut seems to be better on the scag as well. Especially in bahai.
  7. LLandscaping

    LLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,016

    I have a Turf Tiger and a Tiger Cub. The WildCat is basically just a bigger cub ( engine and deck). The Turf Tiger does great on hills where the cub likes to slide. I would recommend the Turf Tiger I like the larger frame, larger hydro pumps and the shaft drive.
  8. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,426

    Yes the larger frame is a must for me. Unless you have smaller property's. Scag's are definately tough.
  9. str400ex

    str400ex LawnSite Member
    Messages: 197

    I think that is the way im going I have quite a few big propertys I mow but I do have a few smaller ones two I live in the Ozarks so the tougher the better thanks for all the input guys I learn alot on this site thanks again Shawn
  10. LLandscaping

    LLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,016

    Our Turf Tiger is a 52 with a 27 Kohler. We cut yards from 5,000sft to 7 acres. For some reason the Turf Tiger scalps less then our Tiger Cub with a 48.

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