I know a lot of people who own Scag mowers and they all seem to be pleased with them. I own a 2004 Tiger Cub 48” cut with a 19hp Kawasaki engine. I bought this mower off of Craigslist around 2008. I had just inherited my grandparents property in Crockett, TX and only had a small John Deer riding mower. So like I said I found this mower in College Station it belonged to a gentleman who owned a small lawn care service. He was asking $2800 for the mower. I fired it up and tooled around on it a bit and decided to offer him $2500. He took me up on my offer and off I went. I used it to mow my 1/2 acre at my home in BarbersHill TX and at the time I would go about every 1 1/2 months to my place in Crockett (3 1/2 acres of usually 1 1/2ft tall bahaia grass) and would go straight to my dads place in Marquez TX to mow another 2 1/2 acres of grass. I forgot to tell you when I bought this mower the hour meter was broke on 1054hrs and also I took it straight to my local Scag dealer to have serviced. When I showed up to get the mower after service was complete I was informed that the engine was knocking and it would have to be replaced. The cost was $1600 at the time for a new engine and I decided I would just run the engine to failure and get a new engine at that time. I’ve since moved to a house with a much smaller yard and my dad has sold his place in Marquez TX. But I still use that mower about 6 times a year to cut that stubborn old bahaia grass. I put the thick castor front wheels on it right off the bat because of all the flats the grass burrs where giving me and I had to end up changing one of the pulleys because the bearings finally wore out. I think I’ve only changed the belts twice and I had to change a hydraulic hose that had been rubbing and wore a hole in it. I changed the starter once and I guess I’ve bough 3 or 4 batteries over the years but I’ve never even checked the oil one time since the one and only service I had done. I’ve probably only cleaned the cannister style air filter twice. Usually have to change the blades about every other year except for the year I put them on backwards. I just had to flip them and got a whole extra year. Needless to say I have been very happy with my Scag. Still waiting for that engine to seize up so I can get me a new one. I can’t wait. 12 years of extreme abuse and this mower just won’t die. I hope I haven’t jinxed myself.