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Old 11-18-2012, 01:26 PM
brianslawncare brianslawncare is offline
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scag v ride

can anyone give my the ups and downs on a scag v ride? im lookin at a scag v ride its a 2011 52inch 26 kawi with 400hrs for 4700. thanks
1995 ford f350 4x4 dump w/8.5ft western plow
1993 chevy 1500 4x4 w/7.5 western plow
1999 6.5 x 16 foot trailer
2003 scag turf tiger liquid cooled 61
2005 scag tiger cub 48
2007 exmark turf tracer 60 hydro
2006 exmark viking 36 hydro
3 echo trimmers
2 echo backpack blowers
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1 stihl hedge trimmer
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:35 PM
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stonebridge stonebridge is offline
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great mower i have a 48 and a 52 both run cut and stripes great.
make sure the deck is level, air pressure around 6-8psi, blades sharp
i reversed the cushion pad so your knees/lower thighs rest on it instead of your hips, seemed to help alot on keeping a straight line. took the front weight off and does help with you climbing out of ditches, plus it takes about 50lbs of the weight of the machine. controls are very sensitive, turns are the hardest part, because you tend to come into the end of line to fast. tires tear turf pretty easy on your turns in the beginning. i do kind of a rainbow turns instead of a 3pt turn. figuring your turns out is kinda of personal so try different ways.
great mower i wish i could get a 61''
Ford F150
6'6'' x 14' open trailer
5' x 9' open trailer
60''/28hp John Deere 757 zero turn
60'' John Deere 757 zero turn
48''/17hp John Deere 7H17 walk behind
22''/6.5hp Toro Personnal Pace push
19"/4hp Bluebird aerator
2 Echo trimmers, 3 blowers, 1 hedge trimmer
1 Husqvarna trimmer/edger/hedger/pole saw
14'' Stihl TS400 concrete saw
and a bunch of other crap a solo operator needs
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:45 PM
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Blades Lawn Maintenance Blades Lawn Maintenance is offline
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Search for DLawns, I think that's his name... But anyway he did a review of a V-Ride a while ago.
“Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals and charge after them in an unstoppable manner.”
*Les Brown

"There is no such thing as failure. There are only results." – Tony Robbins

Enough Said...
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:57 AM
Rvldesign Rvldesign is offline
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I bought a 36" vride back in feb and it has been great. It held hills very well, cut looked amazing. I'm looking at getting a 52" one next year hopefully
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:10 AM
Weekend cut easymoney Weekend cut easymoney is offline
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we like the mower overall a good fit, cutting hills is tricky for the novice, going downhill is not recommended, cut across hills as with most mowers--
love fact that you can step off mower and pickup stuff--
fits into trailer better-

On the repair side--We have had lots of difficulty with the wheel motors, replaced two in first year...they were warranty, but a hassle-
overall we like it a lot and will try another...hopefully have the bugs worked out--
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