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Scag Commercial Zero-Turn Riding Mower Comparison

The following data allows you to compare some of the differences between the members of the Scag commercial zero-turn riding mower family. (TURF TIGER™, CHEETAH ™, TIGER CAT™ & FREEDOM Z™)

Specifications Freedom Z ® Tiger Cat® Cheetah™ Turf Tiger™
Engine Options:
  • Briggs & Stratton Professional Series 23hp, air-cooled, V-Twin, vertical shaft
  • Briggs & Stratton Commercial Turf Series 24hp, air-cooled, V-Twin, vertical shaft; cyclonic air cleaner
  • Briggs & Stratton Commercial Turf Series 27hp, air-cooled, V-Twin, vertical shaft; cyclonic air cleaner
  • Kawasaki FS 18hp, air-cooled, V-Twin, vertical shaft
  • Kawasaki FS 23hp, air-cooled, V-Twin, vertical shaft
  • Kawasaki FS 24hp, air-cooled, V-Twin, vertical shaft
  • Briggs & Stratton Commercial Turf Series 27hp, air-cooled, V-Twin, vertical shaft; cyclonic air cleaner
  • Kawasaki FS 22hp, air-cooled, V-Twin, vertical shaft
  • Kawasaki FX 22hp, air-cooled, V-Twin, vertical shaft
  • Kawasaki FX 23hp, air-cooled, V-Twin, vertical shaft
  • Kohler Command Pro 23hp, air-cooled, twin cylinder, vertical shaft
  • Kohler Command Pro 25hp, air-cooled, twin cylinder, vertical shaft, Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
  • Kohler Command Pro 26hp, air-cooled, twin cylinder, vertical shaft, Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
  • Briggs Vanguard 36hp, air-cooled, V-Twin, vertical shaft
  • Kawasaki FX 22hp, air-cooled, V-Twin, vertical shaft
  • Kawasaki FX 23hp, air-cooled, V-Twin, vertical shaft
  • Kawasaki FX 27hp, air-cooled, V-Twin, vertical shaft
  • Kawasaki FX 31hp, air-cooled, V-Twin, vertical shaft
  • Kohler Command Pro 23hp, air-cooled, V-Twin, vertical shaft Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
  • Kohler Command Pro 25hp, air-cooled, V-Twin, vertical shaft Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
  • Kohler Command Pro 34hp, air-cooled, V-Twin, vertical shaft Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
  • Briggs Vanguard 35hp , air-cooled, V-Twin, horizontal shaft
  • Kawasaki 25hp, liquid-cooled, twin cylinder, horizontal shaft
  • Kawasaki DF 26hp , liquid-cooled, twin cylinder, horizontal shaft, Digital Fuel Injection (DFI)
  • Kohler Command Pro 26hp , air-cooled, twin cylinder, horizontal shaft, Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
  • Kohler Propane-powered, air-cooled, twin cylinder, horizontal shaft
  • Kubota Dual-Fuel , liquid-cooled, 3-cylinder, horizontal shaft
  • Engine Air Filtration: Cartridge-style air filter** /
    Cyclonic air cleaner (B&S Commercial Turf engine)
    Standard equipment canister air filter (most models**) / Cyclonic air cleaner (B&S Commercial Turf engine) Standard equipment canister air filter Standard equipment canister air filter
    Fuel Capacity: 6.5-gallons, dual tanks mounted above the wheels 7 gallons, dual tanks mounted above the wheels
  • 61" & 72": 15 gallons, dual fuel tanks
  • 48" & 52": 10 gallons, dual fuel tanks.
  • Mounted low on the mower to lower the center-of-gravity and improve hillside stability and traction.
  • 8.5 gallons (11 gal. on diesels & dual-fuel), single fuel tank mounted low in the center of the mower for a lower center of gravity and better hillside stability.
    Ground Speed:
  • 48" & 52": Up to 8 MPH forward, 5 MPH reverse
  • 61": Up to 10 MPH forward, 5 MPH reverse
  • Up to 10 MPH forward, 4.5 MPH reverse
  • 48" & 52": 10.5 MPHforward, 5 MPH reverse
  • 61" & 72": Up to 16 MPH forward in high-range; 8 MPM reverse & Up to 12 MPH forward in low-range; 5 MPH reverse
  • Up to 12 MPH forward (most models); 5 MPH reverse
  • Up to 10.5mph forward, 5mph reverse (25KA models)
  • Main Frame Construction: Single tube, steel frame, full length, fully welded
  • Single tube, steel frame, full length, fully welded
  • 48" & 52": Single tube, steel frame, full length, fully welded
  • 61" & 72": Double tube, steel frame, full length, fully welded
  • Double tube, steel frame, full length, fully welded
    Drive Tires:
  • 48": 20 x 10 - 8
  • 52": 22 x 9.5 - 12
  • 61": 23 x 9.5 - 12
  • 48" & 52": 24 x 9.5 -12, 4 ply
  • 61": 24 x 12 - 12, 4 ply
  • 48" & 52": 23 x 9.5 - 12, 4 ply
  • 61" & 72": 24 x 12 - 12, 4 ply
  • 52": 23 x 10.5 -12, 4 ply
  • 61" & 72": 24 x 12 - 12, 4 ply
  • Caster Tires: Pneumatic (air-filled);
  • 48": 11 x 4.5 - 5
  • 52" & 61": 13 x 5 - 6
  • 48" & 52": 13 x 5 - 6, 4 ply, pneumatic
  • 61": 13 x 6.5 - 6, 4 ply, pneumatic
  • Flat-Free (semi-pneumatic);
    13 x 6.5 - 6
    Flat-Free (semi-pneumatic);
  • 52": 13 x 5 - 6
  • 61" & 72": 13 x 6.5 - 6
  • Caster Wheel Pivot Bearings: Dual sealed ball bearings Tapered roller bearings Tapered roller bearings Tapered roller bearings
    Caster Wheel Axle Bearings: igus® iglide® polymer sleeve bearings Tapered roller bearings Tapered roller bearings Tapered roller bearings
    Front Caster
    Arm Design:
    Welded to the frame. Bolt-on for easy replacement if required Bolt-on for easy replacement if required Bolt-on for easy replacement if required
    Steering: Twin levers, finger-tip steering with smooth control dampers Twin standard-style levers*, finger-tip steering with smooth control dampers
  • 48

    " & 52" : Twin levers, finger-tip steering with smooth control dampers
  • 61" & 72" : Twin Quick-Fit levers, finger-tip steering with smooth control dampers
  • Twin Quick-Fit levers, finger-tip steering with smooth control dampers
    Hydraulic
    Pumps:
  • 48" & 52": Dual integrated, ZT-3100 Hydro-Gear transaxles with charge pumps
  • 61": Dual integrated, ZT-3400 Hydro-Gear transaxles with charge pumps
  • Dual Pumps; 10cc displacement
    Hydro-Gear
  • 48" & 52": Dual integrated, ZT-3400 Hydro-Gear transaxles with charge pumps
  • 61" & 72": Dual integrated, 2-speed ZT-5400 Hydro-Gear transaxles with charge pumps; 16 cc displacement pumps; cooling fan
  • Dual Pumps; 16cc displacement
    Hydro-Gear; pump-mounted fans on most models

    Hydraulic
    Oil Cooler:
    Not required - large cooling reservoir Not required - large cooling reservoir Not required - large cooling reservoir Yes - large cooling reservoir with auxiliary oil cooler
    Hydraulic
    Oil Filter:
    40 micron 10 micron 40 micron 10 micron
    Hydraulic
    Wheel
    Motors:
  • 48" & 52": Dual integrated, ZT-3100 Hydro-Gear transaxles
  • 61": Dual integrated, ZT-3400 Hydro-Gear transaxles
  • Dual Parker hig-torque, cast iron motors
  • 48" & 52": Dual integrated, ZT-3400 Hydro-Gear transaxles
  • 61" & 72": Dual integrated, 2-speed ZT-5400 Hydro-Gear transaxles; 21ci motor displacement; extra large, tapered shafts
  • Dual Parker 15ci heavy-duty motors with extra large, tapered shafts
    Belt Tension
    System:
    Self-adjusting, spring-loaded design Self-adjusting, spring-loaded design Self-adjusting, spring-loaded design Self-adjusting, spring-loaded design
    Belt Construction: Kevlar cord, commercial grade Dayco belts Kevlar cord, commercial grade Dayco belts Kevlar cord, commercial grade Dayco belts Kevlar cord, commercial grade Dayco belts

    Drive/Load Pulleys :

    Split-steel design, stronger and lighter weight than cast-iron; stronger than stamped Split-steel design, stronger and lighter weight than cast-iron; stronger than stamped Split-steel design, stronger and lighter weight than cast-iron; stronger than stamped Split-steel design, stronger and lighter weight than cast-iron; stronger than stamped
    Instrument
    Panel :
    Key switch, throttle, manual choke, BBC switch Key switch, throttle, manual choke, BBC switch Key switch, ammeter, throttle, manual choke, BBC switch, digital SmartSense hour meter Ammeter, key switch, throttle, manual choke, BBC switch, water temp gauge (on LC models)
    Hour Meter : Yes - Digital hour meter mountedon near the instrument panel for easy reference while operating; displays maintenance reminders Yes - Digital hour meter mounted near engine for easy reference when performing maintenance; displays maintenance reminders Yes - Digital hour meter mounted on the instrument panel for easy reference while operating; displays maintenance reminders Yes - Digital hour meter mounted near engine for easy reference when performing maintenance; displays maintenance reminders
    Safety Group: Seat actuated engine kill, neutral interlock, mower engagement (BBC) switch, parking brake Seat actuated engine kill, neutral interlock, mower engagement (BBC) switch, parking brake Seat actuated engine kill, neutral interlock, mower engagement (BBC) switch, parking brake Seat actuated engine kill, neutral interlock, mower engagement (BBC) switch, parking brake
    Electrical System: 12-volt Maintenance-Free battery with alternator - solenoid starter system 12-volt Maintenance-Free battery with alternator - solenoid starter system 12-volt Maintenance-Free battery with alternator - solenoid starter system 12-volt Maintenance-Free battery with alternator - solenoid starter system
    Seat / Suspension: Adjustable, thick cushioned seat with padded arm rests Suspension Seat, adjustable to operator weight, with cushioned arm rests (most models);
    Mid-back Soft-Ride seat, adjustable with padded arm rests (some models)
    Adjustable, high-back, fully-cushioned seat with padded arm rests; rubber iso-mounted at four points for reduced vibration.
    Operator Suspension System with coil-over shock; adjustable ride comfort, soft to firm.
    Suspension Seat, adjustable to operator weight, with cushioned arm rests
    Cup holder: Standard, molded-in fuel tank Standard, molded-in fuel tank Optional, bolt-on Standard, bolt-on
    PTO - Electric Clutch: Ogura - 87 ft lb torque (48" & 52") 150 ft lb torque (61") adjustable air-gap setting Ogura GT3.5 - 250 ft lb torque; adjustable air-gap setting Ogura GT3.5 - 250 ft lb torque; adjustable air-gap setting Ogura GT3.5 - 250 ft lb torque; adjustable air-gap setting.
    Ogura GT5
    - 350 ft lb torque (on 35hp BV only) ; adjustable air-gap setting
    Cutter Deck Sizes: 48", 52" & 61" 48", 52" & 61" Velocity Plus Deck 48", 52", 61" & 72" Velocity Plus Deck 52", 61" & 72" Velocity Plus Deck
    Cutter Deck Construction: Dual-plate, fabricated and welded: 10 gauge top with 11 gauge reinforcement plate, 7 gauge skirt

    Tri-Plate, fabricated and welded: 10 gauge top with 7 gauge & 11 gauge reinforcement plates, 7 gauge skirt

    Tri-Plate, fabricated and welded: 10 gauge top with 7 gauge & 11 gauge reinforcement plates, 7 gauge skirt Tri-Plate, fabricated and welded: 10 gauge top with 7 gauge & 11 gauge reinforcement plates, 7 gauge skirt
    Cutter Deck Design: Standard-style deck Velocity Plus cutter deck with adjustable Custom-Cut baffle system allows you to customize the deck to best match your cutting conditions. Velocity Plus cutter deck with adjustable Custom-Cut baffle system allows you to customize the deck to best match your cutting conditions. Velocity Plus cutter deck with adjustable Custom-Cut baffle system allows you to customize the deck to best match your cutting conditions.
    Cutter Deck Drive: Belt driven (straight belt for long-life, not a twisted "mule" drive) Belt driven (straight belt for long-life, not a twisted "mule" drive) Belt driven (straight belt for long-life, not a twisted "mule" drive) Drive shaft driven (eliminates chance of belt slip for increased reliability & longevity)
    Number of Anti-Scalp Wheels:
  • 48" = 3
  • 52" = 3
  • 61" = 4
  • 48" = 4
  • 52" = 4
  • 61" = 7
  • 48" = 3
  • 52" = 3
  • 61" = 7
  • 72" = 7
  • 52" = 9
  • 61" = 9
  • 72" = 9
  • Cutter Deck Spindles : Heavy-duty spindle shaft, aluminum housing, sealed ball bearings, 'maintenance-free' design Scag Heavy-Duty Spindles w/cast-iron housing & tapered roller bearing, backed by 3-year limited warranty Scag Heavy-Duty Spindles w/cast-iron housing & tapered roller bearing, backed by 3-year limited warranty Scag Heavy-Duty Spindles w/cast-iron housing & tapered roller bearing, backed by 3-year limited warranty
    Cutter Deck Height Adjustment: Foot pedal lift with self-locking mechanism at transport position Foot pedal lift with self-locking mechanism at transport position Adjustable foot pedal lift with self-locking mechanism at transport position Adjustable foot pedal lift with self-locking mechanism at transport position
    Cutting Range: 1" to 4.5" in 1/4" increments 1" to 5" in 1/4" increments
  • 48" & 52": 1" to 5.5" in 1/4" increments
  • 61" & 72: 1.25" to 5 " in 1/4" increments
  • 1" to 6" in 1/4" increments
    Cutter Blades: Three (3) Marbain blades Three (3) Marbain blades Three (3) Marbain blades Three (3) Marbain blades
    Width, (chute down):
  • 48" deck = 60.5"
  • 52" deck = 64.5"
  • 61" deck = 73.5"
  • 48" deck = 60.5"
  • 52" deck = 64.5"
  • 61" deck = 73.5"
  • 48" deck = 61.25"
  • 52" deck = 65.25"
  • 61" deck = 73.5"
  • 72" deck = 83"
  • 52" deck = 64.5"
  • 61" deck = 73.5"
  • 72" deck = 83"
  • Width, (chute in transport position):
  • 48" deck = 49"
  • 52" deck = 53"
  • 61" deck = 62"
  • 48" deck = 49"
  • 52" deck = 53"
  • 61" deck = 62"
  • 48" deck = 49.75"
  • 52" deck = 53.75"
  • 61" deck = 62"
  • 72" deck = 73.5"
  • 52" deck = 53"
  • 61" deck = 62"
  • 72" deck = 73.5"
  • Length:
  • 48" deck = 73"
  • 52" deck = 73"
  • 61" deck = 79"
  • 48" deck = 80"
  • 52" deck = 80"
  • 61" deck = 83"
  • 48" & 52" deck = 81.75"
  • 61" deck = 85.5"
  • 72" deck = 91"
  • 52" deck = 82.5"
  • 61" deck = 87.5"
  • 72" deck = 90"