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Old 10-04-2012, 07:48 PM
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Thanks for the tips. This is my first scag so I am dissapointed in the cut quality. Don't get me wrong, it can lay down some beautiful stripes. I chose scag because I always heard nothing but good things. The cut quality as of now however, compares to my Cub Cadet I had before this 😩.

I was also thinking maybe cutting height & speed. I cut at 3 1/2. I know you're suppose to cut high. I lowered it down to 3 1/4. Slight difference. As far as speed goes. I'm 3/4-full speed most the time I mow. I now mostly flat ground so I figure this wouldn't and shouldn't affect the performance.
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I'm a mechanic, not a cutter, but when you say "3/4 speed etc" do you mean the engine is at 3/4 speed? If so, that could be part of the problem. You wanna keep the engine and blades runnin at top speed all the time!
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:08 PM
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I'm running full throttle, but 3/4 speed meaning control levers 3/4 the way.

I just finished up mowing today. I was mowing farely thick grass, but nothing I wouldn't think a scag couldn't handle. It was leaving not only strips, but "chunks" so to say of grass. It frustrates me, but then I say I'm not going to take it on carouse I know I'm on their nerves.
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:16 PM
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Drop your deck to 3" full throttle with a clean deck, if that doesn't do it I have no idea what to tell you. I have a good friend runing a 52" wildcat and it cuts great even with dull blades here in Knoxville. He is like most of us around here and gets a little of everything, fescue, bermuda, zoysia, and lots of crab grass. What dealer did you get it from?
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:19 PM
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I always here to mow high. I bought mine at boones creek out door power. A scag pro gold dealer.
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:27 PM
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Your experience and your expectations are not on the same page...
I realize its a new mower...I've seen a bunch of new mowers that were not properly adjusted...it won't perform if its out of adjustment...
Check engine speed...belt tightness...and make sure the blades are RAZOR sharp...
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How is the mower cutting? Were you mowing weekly or bi-weekly?

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Old 05-03-2013, 09:31 AM
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It almost sounds like your deck might have to much pitch in either direction. If you can set a level ontop of the spindle that might be the easiest way to tell, or measuring the blade tip height in the front and the back. Also check that the tire pressure is where it should.
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Old 05-04-2013, 08:47 AM
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You haven't gone over the entire machine, have you?

You need to do that, before even taking it out for the first cut.

New machines coming off the assembly line today are almost never up to specification.
Sad, but true.

You have to check them over piece by piece, every spring, every nut, every zerk...
Check and make sure everything is exactly the way it's supposed to be.

Bring your toolbox.
You will likely need it.

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Your experience and your expectations are not on the same page...
I realize its a new mower...I've seen a bunch of new mowers that were not properly adjusted...it won't perform if its out of adjustment...
Check engine speed...belt tightness...and make sure the blades are RAZOR sharp...
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That's right.
Check everything else, too.
Tire PSI as one example.
e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g.

Once it's all up to spec., we can talk again.
Until then there's not much sense in it, we just don't know...
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