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tacoma200
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tacoma200

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    1. Kevlawn
      Kevlawn
      Hi can you tell me what you do to prevent blowout on the velocity deck.
      I have a 61 inch cheetah and I am covered with dirt
      Thanks
      Kevin
    2. tacoma200
      tacoma200
      Yes I keep mine (baffle)all the way down for maximum lift. Some area's of the country that don't need the extra lift such as with Southern grasses would do better in the middle or top position. The super high lifts are 3" wide so they can bend them to create a higher sail for lift. The cut is crisper with the super high lifts but I'm not sure if I can tell a difference in the stripe but higher lift usually translates into a better stripe. The last set of blades I got were Super high lifts made by Oregon. The steel seems better than the J-Thomas blades but the cut is about the same. The Scag high lifts don't give the crisp cut you can get with the super high lifts. Super high lifts will always be wider (3").
    3. donbryant993
      donbryant993
      following up on the info you gave me last week. I reset my deck, started cutting higher (4") and the stripe has greatly improved. couple more questions if you don't mind. My baffle on the velocity deck is in the middle position, should i drop it all the way down for maximum vacuum? I also went to the dealer the other day and they had a set of marbain hi lifts, Ive been reading posts on high lift blades and from what I've read the scag high lifts are mediocre compared to other "super" high lifts.. You run the ones from j thomas, and I was wondering do they seem to stripe any better under normal cutting conditions and cool season grasses? (by creating more vacuum). I appreciate you taking the time to help me out, Im just trying to maximize the cut quality and stripe I can get. btw I have a turf tiger with 61" velocity deck and 35hp vanguard. Thank you, Don
    4. tacoma200
      tacoma200
      donbryant933 the Vanguards have been great engines. They start easy and are as easy on fuel as smaller engines (1.4 gph average). Yes you will have to choke it a bit after it sits all Winter but thats to be expected. They use no oil and have plenty of power. I would buy again.
    5. donbryant993
      donbryant993
      I noticed you run a vanguard 35 on one of your turf tigers. Im on the verge of buying one this week and I wanted to get your take on it. Ive read a thousand threads on liguid vs air cooled etc so I wont waist your time with that.. I'm wondering though, being its not fuel injected, is it any harder starting, say in cold weather or if it hasnt been started in a while? Do you have to choke the heck out of it before it will start? Any other problems with the mower in general? The tt with 61" velocity, 35hp vanguard combo is what I am considering. Any info/help you can provide is greatly appreciated. Thank you, Don
    6. T.M. LAWNS
      T.M. LAWNS
      Hey tacoma,haven't heard from you in awhile,hope everythings alright with you.I hope you come back I enjoy your posts. :usflag:
    7. tacoma200
      tacoma200
      The Turf Tiger does great but I've not run a WildCat. It has a higher center of gravity so not hardly as well I would think. In fact the Turf Tiger has been doing even better on hills than the Standers I've tried and seen demoed. They were running a promotion and I only paid $9,600 on the Scag since it has a Briggs. I saw one on Ebay in PA for the same price a few months back.
    8. cookedonphonics
      cookedonphonics
      Thanks for the info on cut quality. I have a pretty wide range of turf that I cut (from manicured to vacant lots) so at this point I'm 99% sold on the Scag Velocity deck. the only other concern i have is hills. My Hustler does indeed do quite well on hills I shouldn't really even be attempting...lol. How are the Scags on hills? The Turf Tiger is out of my price range, so I am looking at the Wildcat and the Tigercat since the Velocity is still available on both.
      Thanks in advance.
    9. cbagley
      cbagley
      I am using low lift blades and the baffle is at the next to lowest setting. I found that at the lowest setting, the baffle would grab the grass when I backed up. I think this is due mainly to the 2 lips that are bent into the baffle. Do you know what they are for? I have thought about cutting them off. Another question I have is whether or not the mulch kit would help minimize the blowout if you can just install the baffles without the discharge blocking plate. I have also considered straight blades, I just don't know if they will discharge the grass. Thanks for you reply.
    10. tacoma200
      tacoma200
      As far as blow out on the Scags it is worse than the Exmarks but I have my front baffle all the way down for the most lift and to minimize blow out. It really hasn't given me much problem though it was more noticeable during the drought last year. Of course I side discharge and the grass has been wet to moist all year. No dust to speak of. If your front baffle isn't all the way down try that first. What kind of blades are you using, I know the high lifts move a lot of air?
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    Scag Turf Tigers W/Briggs Vanguards Velocity decks,
    My friend Mark says: "The secret to a good cut is never looking back!" .:)