Scag Mowers: Review of Turf Tiger

Out of the Scag Mowers, the Turf Tiger stands out as being the most popular zero turn rider. It was then compared to other popular brands in the following categories...

Rider Mower Cut Durability Handling Available Maintenance
      & Balance Accessories & Ingenuity
Bad Boy Outlaw B+ A- B+ A B+
Bobcat Predator Pro B+ B+ B+ B A
Dixie Chopper A- B+ B A B
Exmark Lazer Z B+ B+ A- A B+
Exmark Next Lazer Z A B+ A A A-
Ferris ZTR A- B+ A B+ A
Gravely Pro-Ride B+ B+ B+ B B
Gravely Pro-Turn A- A- B+ B+ B+
Hustler SuperZ A- A- A- B+ A
John Deere ZTR A B+ B+ B B+
Lesco/Cub Cadet B B+ B B- B
Scag Cheetah A A- A- A A-
Scag Turf Tiger A A B A B+
Scag Wildcat A A B A B+
Walker ZTR A B B+ A B

Cut: Rating A

Last year, Scag introduced its Velocity Deck. Of the 3 major manufacturers that introduced new decks, Scag came out on top. The Velocity deck leaves a beautiful cut---especially in thick, overgrown turf.

The clippings are discharged a bit long. However, the wide discharge opening allows a very even, clean dispersal.

Durability: Rating A

Scag mowers are the toughest ZTRs. These machines still go strong even after putting some serious hours on them. The only problem may be stress cracks in their decks, which can easily be repaired with a weld.

Handling and Balance: Rating B

The Scag Turf Tiger is a very long machine. Too long. This makes navigating around obstacles a bit awkward. The length may cause a space problem on trailers as well.

Available Accessories: Rating A

Scag makes a great vacuum system, with a large capacity (16 bushels). The mulching system (Hurricane) is pretty good. The accessories are well thought out and are as durable as the mower itself.

Maintenance and Ingenuity: Rating B+

This mower is easy to maintain. The cutter deck is shaft driven rather than belt driven. Spindles are greaseable. Suggestions for improvement would be to shorten the length and increase the fuel capacity. It only holds 10 gallons of fuel.

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