which mower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by rvon99, Jul 10, 2007.

  1. rvon99

    rvon99 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 56

    I am new to the business, but have ran ztr mowers for years but i am having a hard time deciding what mower to buy. I have narrowed it down between a Bush Hog pro or a Scag turf tiger because of the location of dealers, I live in a rural area. Which one is going to be the best performing mower? I mow sideways on some steep hills so staying on the side of a hill will be important.
  2. Focal Point Landscapes

    Focal Point Landscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    Don't know about Bush Hog , but my guys love the Scags , one of their strong points is low center of gravity - hugs a slope as good as any mower I have used.
  3. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,319

    buy the scag you will love them on the hills, are you buying new or used, what size deck and hp ?
  4. rvon99

    rvon99 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 56

    61" deck I am not sure about the HP probably 29
  5. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,319

    good choice i would go with the 29dfi it is a great engine and only uses half of the fuel my 22hp carb uses. i see alot of people go in for turf tigers but they end up walking out with wildcats, dont do it stick with the best even thought its a couple g's more
  6. lifetree

    lifetree LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,369

    Of the two choices, go with Scag.
  7. Americal Vet

    Americal Vet LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 250

    Just my .02 but you can't go wrong with the Scag especially when it comes to staying on the slopes. I've used the Bush Hog and it was a good mower for about the first 150 hours, and then I started to experience too much down time.

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