Yazoo MIDMAX vs. Simplicity IS vs. Scag Cub Buying ZTR tomorrow

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by fokken, Apr 26, 2004.

  1. fokken

    fokken LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 4

    I am going to buy a ZTR tomorrow!!! I have narrowed it down to three.
    I live in a rural area that does not have an exmark or hustler dealer nearby .(<60 miles)

    I am using the mower for residential use only. (approx 3-4 acres)

    Yazoo/kee MidMax - 23 Kaw / 52" $5999
    Very organized and knowledgeable dealer. approx 30 miles to dealership.

    Simplicity/ Colt Independant suspension - 23 HP Kohler / 52" $6100
    Demo that sat outside (slight surface rust). Dealer going out of buisness.

    Scag - Tiger Cub - 19 Kaw / 48" $5799 Small dealer, parts dept. looks good, service dept was a mess. Very, very busy. 3 employees total. Very nice people but could not get a feel for the buisness. 15 miles away

    I would like some opinions/knowledge from the board members.

    Thank you,
  2. barnard

    barnard LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 618

    I'd add 300 to the pot and get a Yazoo/kees mid max with a 61 inch deck. The price you have been quoted on th 52 is good though.
  3. Leisure Lawn

    Leisure Lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 88


    Do you have a Great Dane dealer in your area??

    Awesome machines backed by John Deere and a full 2 year commercial warranty. $500 factory rebates as well.

    Where in Ohio are you??
  4. Planet Landscaping

    Planet Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 607

    Scag would be my choice.
  5. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    Just bought a scag tiger cub this year, Ive had it 2 weeks and have almost 30 hours on it now and I love it. I dont have any experience with the other 2 brands. If the simplicity dealer is going out of buisness I might not choose that mower because of getting parts and service, hope this helps you some
  6. Smitty58

    Smitty58 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 531

    Sent you a private message.
  7. Green King

    Green King LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 539

    I have demoed all three of these machines, and I personally would go with the Yazoo. It has a much better cut quality! Also a much faster machine! I know they rate it to run 10mph just like the rest of them but the one I drove and this includes a 61" machine was just plain faster in transport and mowing! Buy the way that is what they are selling for here as well!
  8. P&C Lawn Care

    P&C Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 373

    Yazoo's are well made machines. They would be first choice. Second would be Scag. Wouldn't even consider Simplicity.
  9. fokken

    fokken LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 4

    anybody else with some insight?

    did not make up my mind yet.
  10. jt5019

    jt5019 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,432

    Ive only had scags so im partial to them.Never had a problem with my 48 tiger cub.

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