Scag ZTR Questions!!!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by BBallkid42, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. BBallkid42

    BBallkid42 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 118

    I'm in the market for a new Scag zero-turn. Looking at the newer models I would probably say I am interested in a Wildcat or Tiger Cat either 48" or 52" deck. Is there a difference between the two and as far as pricing goes what should I be looking at to get a fair deal on either of them. Obviously I need a great commercial mower and from reviews I can tell the Tiger Cub or Freedom Z aren't built to be a long-lasting commercial mower? Is that a correct assumption? Any input on pricing or experience with these mowers would be great, thanks.
  2. Greyst1

    Greyst1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 900

    Freedom Z = no comm, Tiger Cub = Comm. Velo + is a great deck. Cuts & stripes nice here is Ohio. Good luck with your purchase.
  3. BBallkid42

    BBallkid42 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 118

    What do you mean when you say no comm? Do you mean not commercial? I'm looking mainly at the Wildcat vs. TigerCat and the only difference I can tell between the 2 is that the Wildcat requires oil cooler and the other doesn't.
  4. Nickcon404

    Nickcon404 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 49

    Tiger Cub and Tiger Cat is same mower. Just renamed to Tiger Cat. Wildcat has a few more bells and whistles but pretty much same machine as Tiger Cat.

    Great Mower!!
  5. SouthSide Cutter

    SouthSide Cutter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,331

    I put a 50 dollar B&M oil cooler on my TC. And a suspension seat. Good little mower.
  6. BBallkid42

    BBallkid42 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 118

    How much did your TC cost you and how much should I be looking to pay for a 48" TC? Also, is there a big difference between getting the 19HP engine and 26HP engine?
  7. scagman52

    scagman52 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 406

    If you go to the Scag website it will answer all your questions.
  8. LiveGreenLawn

    LiveGreenLawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 42

    I have my Scag V-ride 52 up for sale if interested. Has velocity deck. 26 hp kaw 160 hrs.
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  9. tuffram

    tuffram LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 430

    One of the main differences between the tiger cat and the wild cat is you can get liquid cooled Kawasaki on the wild cat.
  10. scagman52

    scagman52 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 406

    I have been thinking of doing this also. Could you show a pic and/or explain how you installed it? Thanks

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