Much appreciation. Both decks use a Tri-Plate design, which uses three plates for maximum durability. I did a lot of research and the most compelling was that a significant majority of professionals seem to be hauling Turf Tigers on their trailers. However, users who wish to have a diesel engine or users who must handle uneven terrain and expect the frame to experience daily undulations and even impacts would be well advised to select the Turf Tiger, as its improved durability will prove to be an asset over the long run. Posted on June 5, 2013 by Admin. and 2] would a Patriot be durable enough for my 3.5 acres / about 20 mows per year? Obviously the Turf Tiger with the 61"deck wold cover more ground than the Tiger Cat with a 52" deck but the cut was not better. The panel layout is also different, with numerous analog gauges in contrast to the Tiger Cat’s relatively sparse indicators. After using the Tiger Cats for hundreds of hours I honestly can't see how the Turf Tiger is that much better. The Tiger Cat maxes out at 10 miles per hour while traveling forward and five miles per hour while traveling in reverse while the Turf Tiger is capable of top speeds ranging between 10.5 and 12 miles per hour depending upon the exact model.
I wanted a cheetah so bad as my 2nd machine, but the stander was too good a deal to pass up. 7x14 Stealth SE Enclosed with 48" side ramp. The decks are constructed similarly, but not identically. Your email address will not be published. Plus ya both have the same conclusion.
One answer is to just go slower.
Monday we had the opportunity to run a new Turf Tiger II for a few hours. Your email address will not be published.
The Turf Tiger also uses a more advanced hydraulic system. When looking to buy commercial mowing equipment, seek out dealers with a wide selection.
Probably, I think. Lot of acres to mow, and if you don't mind spending the dough the Cheetah wins.
My last mower lasted 13 years but I spent a lot on maintenance and repairs. Sure, I'm already trying to do that, but what if it was built more stout, could I push it a little, and that's where the question of whether to go with the Cat or the Tiger comes into play. But cheetah it is. While both models are powerful commercial-grade mowers suitable for nearly any commercial mowing task, there are differences between the two. You must log in or register to reply here. The decks house three Marbain blades and use an extra large discharge chute to provide this quick performance.
Keeping Your Lawn Green During Peak Summer Temperatures, Yanmar SA Series Tractors: When Lawn and Garden Tractors Just Won’t Cut It, The New Echo CS-3510 Chainsaw: Consumer Performance Without Compromises, Cub Cadet Challenger UTVs: Perfect for Work and Play. Instrumentation also varies; the Turf Tiger comes with an ammiter and a water temperature gauge, allowing users to keep a closer eye upon the machine’s health. However, the Turf Tiger’s range includes four liquid-cooled engines including a three-cylinder 28 horsepower diesel from CAT, for those users who prefer to use diesel.
I didn’t botch that up did I? Scag Tiger Cat vs. Scag Turf Tiger. I’m pretty excited! Even the fuel tanks are different between the two models. Tiger cat 2 closer to a cheetah than a tiger cat.
Both models use dual pumps, but the Turf Tiger uses larger 16cc pumps with fans mounted on most models.
I just have to wonder if the Turf Tiger wouldn't hold up to tough conditions, such as lousy terrain and abusive operators, better than the Tiger Cat series. I have a tiger cat 2 and was looking at a tiger cat. The pumps are not merely larger, but include pressure relief valves, extra large input bearings and shaft, and oil coolers. After the first mowing it wouldn't start. Both models have full length, fully welded steel frames; the Turf Tiger simply has additional reinforcement.
The Tiger Cat is available with seven air-cooled V-twin engines with outputs ranging from 25 to 30 horsepower.
I just bought a 61" Turf Tiger II because I wanted this to be the last mower I ever owned.
2 cents if your doing this as a homeowner and not a commercial go sitdown. We were on a large property and ran it with two Tiger Cats. Both models perform the same essential function. The Tiger Cat and Turf Tiger are two premium zero-turn riding mowers manufactured by Scag Power Equipment. The wider deck and more powerful engines ensure that the Turf Tiger is capable of greater productivity than the Tiger Cat.
1) tiger cat 2 / Kohker 29hp efi approx 11k OTD 2). If the bulk of your mowing is wide open areas, then buy for that purpose.
61 will get most areas done with acreage.
So my questions are : a semi-local Scag dealer is listing mowers at "end of year" pricing. Owners who must clear large tracts of land in a short time frame should also select the Turf Tiger. Lastly.
The Velocity Plus decks come with Scag’s Custom-Cut Front Baffle System, which allows users to adjust the deck baffling to tailor the machine’s performance to the specific environment. I had had enough and fortunately could now afford to buy the mower I wanted.
It is the only model available with a 72” deck and most models have a 12 mile per hour top speed. it would help to know how much ground you're cutting.
with a 61" deck, i'd say anything over 2 acres will warrant a sit down.
Also has a Tiger Cat II 61" with same engine for $9999. Tight spots a smaller stander is nice to have, I find anywhere in town where I'm knocking out quarter to acre stops, the 52 stander saves time, being more nimble. The 20 percent increase in top speed coupled with the larger deck size results in a substantial improvement in productivity over the Tiger Cat. With a frame designed to handle terrain at higher than average speeds, most users would benefit from the added functionality of the Turf Tiger. The Tiger Cat has dual fuel tanks containing a total of seven gallon of fuel above the wheels. Both are highly capable commercial mowers with zero turn capability and many users would be satisfied with either. I wonder this because although my Tiger Cat II seems pretty resilient to the hell I've presented it thusfar, it's a new machine and eventually, fatigue HAS to become an issue. We and our partners share information on your use of this website to help improve your experience. V-Ride 2 / Kohler 29hp efi approx 11k OTD 3) Cheetah / Koehler 31hp efi approx 12k OTD. Shank’s Lawn Equipment has a wide array of machinery available at low prices. Both the Tiger Cat and Turf Tiger offer a variety of features that simplify the job for the operator. The Turf Tiger is available with seven other engines with outputs ranging from 27 to 35 horsepower. Comfortable suspension seats, cup holders, and electric power take off clutches are standard on both models. Whether the higher cost of one machine vs. another is worth it would be determined over time wouldn't it? I do not think it is a waste of money really but we run Three Tiger Cats and cut an incredible amount of grass. © 2010-2020 LawnMowerForum.com.
The Tiger Cat and Turf Tiger are two premium zero-turn riding mowers manufactured by Scag Power Equipment.
Has a 61" Patriot w/Kawasaki 23hp FX for $6599. under 2 acres and its flip a coin, however i'd be heavily looking at the suspension on the cheetah if it was mainly just my own home and i could have a beer(or 12) while mowing the lawn. There are a variety of other minor differences between the two.
The Turf Tiger offers added features and functionality.
Anything bigger it's losing to the 61 sitdown, by 9 inches every stripe. Tiger cat didn't have that. 48" Tiger Cat II 52" Tiger Cat II 61" Tiger Cat II; Length: 80" 80" 80" Width (chute down) 60.5" 64.5" 73.5" Width (chute in transport position) 49.75" 53.75" 62.75" Height (ROPS folded) 46.75" 46.75" 46.75" Height (ROPS up) 67.25" 67.25" 67.25" Weight: 1,175 lb: 1,175-1,180 lb: 1,257-1,277 lb I picked the 2 because of the fans over the hydro pumps. The Turf Tiger uses seven gauge reinforcement plates in areas that the Tiger Cat uses 10 gauge reinforcement plates. This tool ensures that the part on the page is the right part for the right machine. I looked at the Turf Tiger, and settled on the Tiger Cat II. In most cases properties do take some finish up with a 21 and a trimmer so thats honestly not going go away with any mower.
The Turf Tiger is slightly longer, heavier and taller than the Tiger Cat, even with comparable deck widths. Furthering this fact is the difference in top speeds between the two units. This forum and you two have greatly helped.
The Tiger Cat and Turf Tiger also come standard with Scag’s Velocity Plus cutter deck, which uses a unique design to deliver precision cutting and high-velocity discharges while the mowers operate at full speed. The Tiger Cats in my opinion and one of my workers as well had a better cut than the Turf Tiger II. Can a Turf Tiger withstand abuse, whatever the cause, better than the Cat? And in my opinion they seems like totally different machine driving them. Safety features standard to both models include a seat actuated kill switch, parking brake, and mower engagement switch. In fact, I had to spent $2,000 on repairs before I could mow for the first time this year. Both of you truly just assisted in such a grand decision with the type of info I was having a hard time coming to on my own. Both models are equipped with an hour meter, allowing users to monitor the machine’s usage and determine maintenance intervals.
The engine choices also vary between the two models. Since 1984, Shanks Lawn Equipment has helped thousands of people find the Outdoor Equipment and safety gear appropriate for their needs.
I realize the stander vs ztr are two different animals and probably subjective to each individual. While both models are powerful commercial-grade mowers suitable for nearly any commercial mowing task, there are differences between the two. 1] are these decent prices (both are new)? Don't buy for a couple odd areas.... DA and HIGHLAND: Thank you so much. Just skip the 52 correct? Required fields are marked *, You may use these HTML tags and attributes:
. When it comes time to service a Tiger Cat or Turf Tiger, owners can purchase quality OEM parts with the help of a sophisticated part identification tool. However input on why one or the other is preferred by you would be helpful and appreciated. Both models offer cutting heights in increments of ¼ of an inch, although the Tiger Cat’s maximum cutting height is five inches while the Turf Tiger is adjustable from one inch to six inches.
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