Used Scag 36" WB - Pricing????

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by priwi, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. priwi

    priwi LawnSite Member
    from SE WI
    Messages: 9

    I'm looking at two used Scag 36" walk behinds and would like some thoughts on the pricing...

    Option 1: 51 hours / 6-7 years old / Hydro unit / New carb (from sitting in storage) / Velke for $3500

    Option 2: 5 hours / 1-2 years old / Belt drive unit $3000

    I will be using the 36 for a back-up and a couple of accounts that my 52" Wright is overkill on.

    I would like the hydo unit, but am I asking for trouble on a 7 year old unit?

  2. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,645

    Option 1 seems way for high for a 36".... yeah its hydro but holy crap!

    Option 2 seems fair.... kinda.

    Depends on the condition on both of them.
  3. Harry0

    Harry0 LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 220

    I never used a 36 hydro-but our 2- 36" belt driven are fine for us. I dont think the hydro on a 36" is money well spent.
  4. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,574

    What engine is on the 36" hydro and does it have a floating deck?
  5. priwi

    priwi LawnSite Member
    from SE WI
    Messages: 9

    14 kawi I believe with a floating deck
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    IRRITECH LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 999

    I would not buy a belt drive, but that's me. However, I am with Glenn, $3500 for a 7 year old mower that has been sitting?? God only knows what shape the hydros, hoses, wheel motors etc are in. You could easily drop $1500 in it so i wouldn't pay more than $1500/$2000 and then I would have someone service the hydros, reseal the wheel motors and replace the hoses before I used it. Just my opinion.
  7. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,574

    Post some pictures. You interested in taking a trip to Texas next winter with your pickup and a mower in the back?

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