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Which mower has.....???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Benchmarklm, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. Benchmarklm

    Benchmarklm LawnSite Member
    Messages: 27

    Ok so which mower has the cleanest cut in your opinion. Exmark or scag? I will not buy anything else unless it blows me away scag and exmark are just good mowers. However i bought a scag tiger cub 48'' a while ago and never seen something cut as terrible as this mower. It just plain sucks. If the grass is just green it clumps it up all over the yard not even cutting tall grass double cut always and sometimes triple cut. I bought a exmark 52" 2008 model and it is awesome spreads clippings out NO clumps and leaves a good looking cut. Ive been looking to buy a new mower and i have heard some bad things about the new decks on exmarks id love to buy another like mine just cant find a good deal on one with lower hours (less than 400). So which decks or mowers should i stay away from or which ones are really awesome? ive been looking at the vantage (52") or scag v ride (52") if i decide to get a BRAND NEW mower but if i get used mower it will will be zero turn 52inch scag or exmark. What are you guys happy with?

    I MOW ALONE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,961

    why would you even consider another scag when the one you have has the worst cut you have seen? what deck is on your scag? and the new decks on exmarks are the same as the old ones. trivantage is the same. ultracut 4 is the same as before. and ultracut 6 is the same as 4 with the best spindles off the triton decks.
  3. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,345

    You need a scag with the velocity deck. Best overall cut in my opinion.
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  4. tebletlawns

    tebletlawns LawnSite Member
    Male, from Lansing, KS
    Messages: 159

    if you get a rider get scag turf tiger. I run all scags and love them. 72, 48, 36. I always thought exmark was top notch along with scag but a ran a buddies lazer, made up my mind after 5 minutes, its the orange mowers for me. I have noticed around here that alot of the big companys around here that run all standers have been switching from wright which has dominated the stander market to scag v ride since they came out a couple of years ago. I cant really say either way on the standers becuase I only run w/b or a large ztr.
  5. Benchmarklm

    Benchmarklm LawnSite Member
    Messages: 27

    I am considering a scag because people have told me the velocities are sweet! Mine isn't a velocity.
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  6. 99team

    99team LawnSite Member
    Messages: 42

    what about bobcat or grasshopper?? I run them both and they are the best in my opinion. I wont touch anything else
  7. Benchmarklm

    Benchmarklm LawnSite Member
    Messages: 27

    Don't know anything bout bobcat but my cousin has a grasshopper ztrthat thing is a joke biggest piece ever. No fenders so last year when it was all wet the control panel and ur arms got covered in mud and it had a terrible cut!! Balled up grass all the time no matter how dry grass was. Id never buy one of those
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  8. Squires4Seasons

    Squires4Seasons LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    The dealers around here would be more that happy to give you a demo of whatever you want if you buy from them. Demo what they have and then make your choice.

    These mowers are too expensive to blindly buy without a test drive.
  9. Benchmarklm

    Benchmarklm LawnSite Member
    Messages: 27

    Yea no kidding. That's why im trying to do as much research before I drop a ton of money on a mower
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  10. TuffWork

    TuffWork LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 506

    Look at your competition. What are they running?

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