Scag vs Exmark

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by dpullen4, Apr 29, 2005.

  1. dpullen4

    dpullen4 LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 68

    I priced 36" belt drive WB's and was surprised to see the Scag was $200 more than Exmark. The salesman claimed they were better machines, but from what everyone on here says, almost everyone would lean toward the Exmark.
  2. Coumbe

    Coumbe LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 272

    I own and like both.
  3. ToroLandscaper

    ToroLandscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,177

    I would say go with the Exmark. They are really good mowers. Also try to go with a floating deck!
  4. SeacoastDesignsL&L

    SeacoastDesignsL&L LawnSite Member
    Messages: 40

    I wouldnt say everyone would lean towards the exmark, both are very good machines, it basicly just comes down to preference and dealer locations. Go with the scagg, I love mine
  5. johnnyusa

    johnnyusa LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 514

    Ive had both scags and exmark. belt drives its a tossup. slight edge Exmark. hydro , Exmarktthp hands down.
  6. mownredneck

    mownredneck LawnSite Member
    Messages: 245

    Here's an idea, why dont you go demo both and pick out the one you like better. DUH!!! You dont get on here and say which truck should I get. You need to get the mower that fits your needs and what you feel more comfortable operating!!
  7. MTR

    MTR LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 1,280

    True...if Scag wants to compete in WB market they must come up with a better control system than its current "archaic" pistol grip only. Both belt and hydro by Scag are brutal to operate for long hours, sure they are built like tank but my hands are not.
  8. khutch

    khutch LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 497

    And don't you think the name "Scag" sounds kinda skanky?
    It is also a pretty ugly machine.
    But, neither of those things matter a whole lot.
    If the Exmark (and I own two) is $200 bucks cheaper, I think you come out way more than $200 ahead......esp. if you are getting ECS w/the Exmark. Pistol grips? Almost as bad as belt drive. No thanks......
  9. lawnandplow42

    lawnandplow42 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 508

    Scag all the way!!
    they're built like tanks, can't kill em'.

    I like the scag turf tiger.
  10. slicksilverado01

    slicksilverado01 LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 173

    I rather run a machine with a shanky name then a cheap looking, cheaply made with a "gay" name (exmark)

    all I run is scag.

    scag has....
    1. cast iron spindels
    2. greasable spindels

    Exmark has...
    1. cast aluminum spindels
    2. sealed bearings

    two very big reasons why I run scag.

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