View Full Version : scag sthm rider ?

12-02-2006, 10:59 PM
Does anyone have any experiance with the scag sthm hydro rider from scag?

12-03-2006, 09:05 AM
I know a guy who has one with over 1000 hours on it. He mows a condo complex with it. His has a 61" cut and a 23hp Kohler Engine.

12-03-2006, 09:21 AM
is it good?

Jay Ray
12-03-2006, 09:42 AM
How are they on steep ditch banks?

12-03-2006, 04:26 PM
(sthm ) are great machines any slow minded person can run them press on petal and go ,raise deck too put weigh on drive wheel. i have owned 4 over the years . i have i slow minded employ they do good for. very cheap mantain

12-03-2006, 04:49 PM
Slow sunday Richard?
I would have thought you get enough of this stuff during the week!!!
btw--I'd like to run that Scag some time. I'm thinking of getting one now that I know it's good for slow people! Tony

edward hedrick
12-03-2006, 06:12 PM
I have a 1999 Sthm w 1400 hrs. They don't need roll bars. Mine was in Turf

2004 " Talkin bout my gear". The deck is easy to work on. The only problem

is its a fixed deck. I put an Enginaire pre-cleaner and a large Kohler muffler

to improve performance. They don't get stuck. raise the deck to change

weight transfer. You can run the deck off a curb by raising the deck slightly.

I took a leaf out of the seat to soften the ride. You are last into a hazard not

first as on a midmount. Ed

12-03-2006, 06:19 PM
I have an OLD gear drive one. OLD. Like 1900 hours or so. 48" deck. It's got a Kohler twin engine, I think it's an 18 horse.

I used it mainly to mow un-developed lots. It's a rock eater, lol. Very durable, took a lot of abuse. Easy to work on, not bad on gas.

Anytime I was about to get stuck in the mud, I just raised the deck and that puts a bunch of weight on the drive wheels.

12-03-2006, 08:58 PM
is it good?
Well he mows some pretty steep banks with it. He has only had a few minor problems with it. He likes it and it always leaves a pretty nice cut with little scalping.