Scag Tiger Cat II or Patriot?


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Sep 27, 2018
Hello, I am looking to buy my first zero turn mower. I have decided I want to buy a SCAG but I can't decide which one to buy. I mow a little over an acre. I am 68 yrs. old so I want to buy the last mower I will ever need. I mowed with a Tiger Cat II demonstrator and really liked it. I like that it has the tapered bearing spindles in the mower deck which the Patriot doesn't. I like that the Kawasaki engine has EFI and the Patriot doesn't. The Patriot is $2000.00+ less. Is a little smaller to store in my garage and is probably all the mower I need. How long will sealed bearings last in the spindles of a mower deck? I have always had grease zerks on my mower deck's spindles and fear that down the road I will be looking at a big repair bill.

Any experience, insight, or advice would be appreciated. Thanks, Dave