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Scag ZTR worth the money?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by oaktree59, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. oaktree59

    oaktree59 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    I am getting my first ZTR and I have it narrowed down to a Hustler 52" for around $6700 with mulching kit and tax or Scag tiger Cub 48" for $7600 with tax and Mulch Kit. I do not mind paying the extra if it is worth it. Thank You
  2. Two Seasons

    Two Seasons LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 791

    If your budget can afford it, look at the Scag Wildcat. Much more commercial features than TC.
  3. oaktree59

    oaktree59 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    Wildcat was a little bit too much. The cub is my limit $7500
  4. Mike Blevins

    Mike Blevins LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,390

    Which cub model are you looking at? 19 kaw? or the Briggs? I would get the Scag first of all. They are bullet proof machines. I would also get the 19 kaw option. I agree with two seasons get the wildcat if you possibly could. Are these prices on an 08 model? Seems a little high on the cub model. The Wildcat will hold hills better and be more comfortable depending on your size. I had a Wildcat and loved it. I still regret selling it! I dont think you can purchase a better all around small residential yard commercial machine than the Scag wildcat. For your average yards they work flawlessly! Go Scag
  5. oaktree59

    oaktree59 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    Kaw 19 engine. Thanks for the comments
  6. jkingrph

    jkingrph LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 812

    I agree, go the Wildcat. I purchased one spring of 06 and have not regretted it , I got 52", 26hp LC Kawasaki. A couple of months ago my dealer had new identical model on his floor for $7500, so you might check around.
  7. TNT Lawncare

    TNT Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 263

    I realize Scag is a very good brand but that just seems awful high to me. I bought my Ferris new for $5500, and thats with tax. It has a 21hp Kaw and I haven't had one bit of trouble with it. Just my 2 cents.
  8. blackandgold

    blackandgold LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 365


    Your market is much different than other parts of the country. Most dealers are not going to sell them that cheap and stay in business.


    I would go with the Huster Mini Z. That little machine is bullet proof, with much less maintence than the Scag--- a lot less parts for greasing, and less money with a better warranty.
  9. MONTE

    MONTE LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 793

    I would definately look around! That is real high for a scag! But I would look at Dixie Chopper Exmark Country Clipper etc.
  10. Mike Blevins

    Mike Blevins LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,390

    I think you have the best choice in a Scag. I have demoed alot of mowers this winter. Exmark,Deere,Hustler,Badboy,And Scag. I done alot of research on this website and read alot of posts on why "their" mower is the best. After looking thoroughly and given each mower a good look at and demo there is no other choice than Scag in my opinion. There will be some disagree but after giving all of these brands a good look I still think Scag is the way to go. I would go and demo whatever you think you might want first then go and demo the Scag and you will see what I mean. Good luck to you in 08.

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