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sgagg or great dane

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by loud_mouth22, Apr 19, 2004.

  1. loud_mouth22

    loud_mouth22 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    im new to the buisness and looking to buy a new mower went to the dealer and looked at a 48 scagg zero turn with 19 horse kaw nice machine said it would mow up to 10 mph then looked at a gd 52 with 23 kaw stand up the scagg is 5999 and the gd is 5600 give me the pros and cons on either mower :confused:
  2. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    well i havent ever used a great dane but I purchased the scag tiger cub last week and I love it
  3. BW4486

    BW4486 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 243

    SCAG ................................
  4. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    I should of went in to more detail. I have used walkbehinds for 2 years and yes im too fat. But i got to the point that standing and then trimming was taking a toll on my legs. I am a solo operator and my Dad helps me on a couple properties each week. Last week I turned out more work in less time than ever, we had rain 3 days and I was 2 days behind. By saturday night I had done 4 days work in 3 and I felt good when I got home each night. That is another reason I like my ztr.
    The Tiger cub is the 1st I ever have owned and I am pleased. I weighed the difference of the toro and exmark and the john deere and for the money the scag was the best buy for the money. All of the other mowers could /or are as good as the others. I havent used the stander but it is simalar to a walk behind and with the deck out front i would say it would trim under bushes better, I know there are some guys on here that could do a better comparision of the 2 than me, they have a stander
  5. loud_mouth22

    loud_mouth22 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    what size is your tiger cub
  6. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    48'' deck with a 20 hp kohler
  7. smmtns

    smmtns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    I have a 2002 GD 52 inch with a 25 Kohler Chariot. It has been a great mower. I really like the center mount controls.
  8. JDRep2

    JDRep2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

    Loud mouth
    Give your local Deere dealer a call, think you might find the new deluxe seat and 2004 pricing attractive.
  9. loud_mouth22

    loud_mouth22 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    i was talking about a super surfer if i bought gd scagg a zero scag has a good reputation but theese guys on the standers seem to move very quick
  10. cariboulou

    cariboulou LawnSite Member
    Messages: 160

    Hey loud mouth,

    i just upgraded from a 36" belt drive to a 48" tigercub and I love it so far! takes up a bit of space ofn the trailer but sitting and driving is the best. I looked at deere but they were 1k more and had just changed their design to different pump and other. For the price i think the scag is a great buy.

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