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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by BBallkid42, Jul 25, 2011.
Waiting to see which one you pick.
I have an 2009 Wildcat and I don't know if Scag changed anything on the new Wildcats but back then I went with the Wildcat so I could get the 26hp LC kawasaki motor, the suspension seat, and the adjustable hand control position levers. I thought the Wildcat was a bit beefier over-all.
I just bought a 61" Tiger Cat SS with the 27hp Kohler. I inquired about the Wildcat and was told by my dealer that it is being phased out because it is so close to the Tiger Cat. The differences between the Wildcat and the Tiger Cat are:
1. Different engine options including LC on the Wildcat with the air cooled 27hp Kohler being the top offering on the 61"
2. Suspension Seat (SS) package available on the Tiger Cat instead of the soft ride seat
3. Adjustable levers on the Wildcat
4. External hydraulic oil cooler on the Wildcat
5. Flat free (Semi-pneumatic) front caster tires on the Wildcat
The frames, drive system, and cutting decks are the same.
Here is a link Scag's comparison page. http://www.scag.com/zeroturncomparison.html
Just went and demoed a Tiger Cub, now a Tiger Cat and what a difference from my Exmark WB, definitely looking into getting a Scag now.
Get the tiger cat 48inch deck 22hp.
The dealer I went to today had the 48" TigerCat only available with a 19hp Kawi or 26hp Briggs and Stratton.
Is there a reason why you want a 48" or 52"? I was moving from a 48" walkbehind and originally considered a 52" because I thought the 61" was too big. After doing a demo on the lawns that I cut the 61" was fine. With the wider deck I can cut faster and it has a larger deck overhang which is helpful with trimming. The 61" only cost $200 more than the 52" which was a small price for a big difference in cut width. Also in my area the 61" is the most desirable size which helps with resale down the road.
Just something to consider.
The 48" Tiger Cat SS is available with a Kohler 25hp . . .
Get a Tiger Cat SS, add flat free front wheels & adustable steering sticks . .
That is what I have . .
STC48V-22FS 48" Velocity Plus™ Cutter Deck, 22hp Kawasaki air-cooled engine
STC48V-25CV 48" Velocity Plus™ Cutter Deck, 25hp Kohler air-cooled engine
STC48V-26BS 48" Velocity Plus™ Cutter Deck, 26hp Briggs & Stratton ELS air-cooled engine
The "SS" pacgage gets you the nice suspension seat also . .
P.S. Have a friend that has the Kawasaki 22 & he says it has plenty enough power & sips gas . . .
A lot of the yards I have are small enough that a 61" mower would be too big for them, the striping would look better and save me time but there are also yards that have fenced in areas where only a 48" could fit through and no way a 61" could get in, which now just leaves the 61" sitting on the trailer. Right now I have only a few yards would the 61" would help significantly right now and for me that's not enough to pull the trigger on a 61", maybe after I got some more accounts where I could benefit from it.
My dealer told me I would not be able to tell a difference really between all 3 of those engines, except maybe the Kohler because it is a better engine than the others according to the dealer. I definitely want to get a Velocity deck and other than that the seat is not the most important thing and the SS package just adds some more convenient features but overall I can get by with what is standard, considering I am upgrading from a walk-behind Not exactly sure I am looking into buying new, my first idea would be to try to find a good deal on a recently used one.