View Full Version : Zero Turn Mowers I am considering, what are your thoughts?

03-13-2012, 07:37 PM
I am looking at 2 z-turn mowers, what are your thoughts on these?

Gravely Pro-Turn 152
24hp, 52", Kawasaki twin 23" Tires
Specifications / Manuals
Manufacturer Gravely
Model Number 991080
Style Zero Radius Turn, Commercial
Turning Radius 0
Engine Type 24 hp Kawasaki® FX Air-cooled
Engine Displacement 726 cc
Starting System Electric
Fuel Tank Capacity 9.4 gal
Transmission Hydro-Gear® ZT-3400 Integrated Pump/Motor
Cutting Width 52 Inch
Deck Material 7 ga w/ .25" spindle reinforcement
Deck Construction Welded
No. of Blades 3
Cutting Height 1.5 in to 5.5 in.
Speed 0-10.0 mph FWD, 0-4.5 mph REV
Seat High Back w/ Seat Springs
Tires 13" x 6.5" Front, 23" x 10.5" Rear
Frame Type steel
Overall Width n/a
Dry Weight 1051 lbs.
Residential Warranty n/a
Commercial Warranty 2 Years Limited (Spindles: 3 Years, Deck/Frame: Lifetime Ltd.)
Emissions Compliance 49 State Compliant

Scag Tigercat
22hp Kawasaki FS, air-cooled, V-Twin, vertical shaft
8 gallons, dual 4 gallon tanks mounted above the wheels
Up to 10 MPH forward, 4.5 MPH reverse
Dual Pumps; 10cc displacement Hydro-Gear


48", 52" or 61" Velocity Plus Cutter Decks
Engine options up to 27hp
10cc heavy-duty hydraulic drive pumps
Up to 10 MPH ground speed for more productivity
Aluminized exhaust system
Suspension Seat or Soft-Ride seat

Foot pedal cutter deck lift system
Dual fuel tanks, 7 gallon total capacity
250 ft. lb. PTO clutch brake
Tubular, one-piece welded steel main frame
Heavy-duty blade drive spindles
Operator friendly instrument panel

03-14-2012, 02:38 PM
I personally go SCAG all the way. A little more money but it’s worth it, they are work horses. When it comes to equipment you know it’s worth it to spend a little more to have heavy duty commercial grade mowers with power to spare. I never used Gravely so I can’t speak from experience just personal preference.
Just curious what's the price difference?

03-14-2012, 03:20 PM
The scag is $1300 more.

03-14-2012, 06:33 PM
I used the exact mower you are talking about purchasing, just the ride while mowing is not even close to a scag.(i own all scag myself) i wouldnt recommend the gravely as a commericial grade mower considering there are no grease fittings, how can you have a piece of equipment that moves the way it does and not have any grease fittings. it just wont last as long as the scag bottom line. it just doesnt make sense to me if your going to finance a large amount to buy the gravely, whats another couple thousand to have the best of the best and you will actually have something that is still running and operating correctly when the payments are done. it will only be a difference of 30-40 bucks a month, if you cant afford that difference you prolly shouldnt be making the purchase to begin with. i have 1,400 hours on my wildcat and it mows better than any new toro,exmark,ferris i see out there. thats why i stand firm behind scags and their products. they are the only company that official builds there deck based around the striping kit that is built in.

jonathan thomas
03-14-2012, 08:37 PM

03-14-2012, 09:24 PM
I am looking at 2 z-turn mowers, what are your thoughts on these?l

The Scag has the better transmission and the Gravely has the better engine. Personally I say the weakest link of the two is the transmission so the scag will last longer and be worth the extra money. Have you looked at any other mowers to compare them as well? Take a look at some of the other top lines and see what they offer you.

03-15-2012, 01:39 PM
What other ones would you suggest I check out? Thanks for the input! This is the biggest purchase I plan to make and just want to be sure I pick a great machine.

03-15-2012, 07:27 PM
another good mower to look at is the cub cadet commercial line. i got a 60" tank model and absolutely love it.

03-15-2012, 08:17 PM
We have a scag tiger cat with the 61 inch deck and couldn't be happier with it

03-15-2012, 10:08 PM
What other ones would you suggest I check out? Thanks for the input! This is the biggest purchase I plan to make and just want to be sure I pick a great machine.

well with the ones your looking at I would say Bobcat, Hustler, and Snapper pro for quality lines that are lower on the budget and have a good cut.