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Old 08-17-2013, 08:48 AM
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Yup sure sounds like some nasty stuff to cut!! I think its what I cut in Florida during my initial 452 demo. Im glad we don't have it here.


Bermuda has a long stem that runs multiple feet across the ground and along the way it produces stems that shoot up with the blades of grass on top. That crap is nasty. Why they would ever purposely plant it any place is beyond me. When you edge your not edging the blades that grow and lean over the edge of the walk. You are actually edging the damn stem of the plant that is trying to grow across the walk. It is like a vine almost.
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Old 08-17-2013, 01:59 PM
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SWZT CUT QUALITY

So after about two days of cutting with the swzt I have my opinion on cut quality.

The first thing I noticed was the beautiful fan shaped discharge pattern similar to the Velocity deck! The clippings were also on the longer side like the velocity so you will get some carpeting if cutting longer grass. The deck stayed clean through out my demo. I did not get any clumping but did not get a chance to mow any wet grass either. So I do not know how it will do. There is IMO a lot less lift than the velocity deck. I had a hard time getting a clean cut in fine fescue. I started at 3.5" and dropped the deck to 3" and it was more acceptable but not to my standard(which is perfect). In thick lush grass I got an amazing cut with no stragglers at 3" but after 3.5" the quality did drop some(again tells me we need more lift). The deck does need anti scalp wheels as I did get some scalping. My dealer is going to provide feedback to Scag so I hope they can address this.

Getting away from cut quality I do want to comment again that this machine is the smoothest WB I have ever used. It is also the easiest on turf I have ever used. The front end is very light though and I had it come up on me a few times going up hills. I don't know how it will do with a sulky?

So for someone mowing high end smooth properties with thicker grass in the 3"-3.5" range this mower will be amazing for you. For the rest of us I bet some higher lift blades will do the trick!

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Old 08-17-2013, 02:43 PM
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oops... forgot to mention the SWZT deck stripes very well without a stripe kit!
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Old 08-18-2013, 05:04 PM
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What size are the rear tires on this mower? I have an older Scag hydro walk behind and the tires are kinda narrow, so I want to get some fatter tires.
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Old 08-18-2013, 05:23 PM
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What size are the rear tires on this mower? I have an older Scag hydro walk behind and the tires are kinda narrow, so I want to get some fatter tires.
They are bigger. 18X8.5
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Old 08-18-2013, 06:04 PM
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[QUOTE=GMLC;4841329]They are bigger. 18X8.5[/QUO
I wonder if these could fit my mower
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Old 08-18-2013, 06:32 PM
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Hey GMLC, do you have a 6x12 enclosed? I only ask, because was wondering did your Gravely & the Scag fit in there at the same time?
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Old 08-18-2013, 07:16 PM
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Hey GMLC, do you have a 6x12 enclosed? I only ask, because was wondering did your Gravely & the Scag fit in there at the same time?
Yes 6X12 trailer and no I cant fit both

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Old 08-18-2013, 08:28 PM
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Maybe so where you are, but you're in TX and I'm in MI. There's a whole lot of difference in the climate and the turf types. Up here, decks can perform very differently from one another.
I've cut plenty of perennial rye over the years as well as annual ryes, tall fescue, zoysia palisales, el toro and emerald....many consider some of those difficult to make look nice.....blades selection seems to make the most difference//high lift.
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Old 08-24-2013, 10:36 AM
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Anyone else try the new SWZT?

Scag is looking for any or all feedback, good or bad. PM me if you dont want to post it on a public forum. I can pass the info on.
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