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Any Scag owners out there that have any pros and cons that they would like to share on turf tiger ztr`s. I`m in the market for a good ztr but don`t want to buy an expensive unit that won`t met my needs. any suggestions????
Shop around unless you don't have much of a selection in your area. Each mower has it pros and cons. We have both Bunton and Toro ZTR's. We like certain things on each of them and don't like a couple of things on each of them. Overall we are satisified with them. Make sure you get a good dealer who will service you when you need it and provide a loner mower if you need it.
Dealer support is a valuable resource. If you don't have good support from the dealer even the best mower will not be worth the money you spend on it. I ran into this on the first commercial mower I bought, it was a new dealer and a new mower design. The dealer didn't stay in business and the factory support on the mower was just about non existent. Look for a dealer who has been in business for a number of years and who is familiar with your mower.
Look at all mowers available very closely in the shop, read the literature and the comments/experience of those on this board and narrow the field to your top choices, then TEST DRIVE/CUT. Preferable do this side by side or within a very short time period of each other on the same site. If you're willing to spend upwards of 9 or 10,000 dollars the dealers need to be willing to bring them to you for a try.
I intend to post a more complete report but I'll just say that I narrowed my choice to the 60" 27LC Scag TT and Exmark Lazer Z. I cut half of a 1 acre lawn with the Scag and an hour later the other half with the Lazer. I bought the Lazer. Will