Register free!

The Green Industry's Resource Center



Reply
 
Thread Tools   Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-16-2013, 07:09 PM
srl28's Avatar
srl28 srl28 is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 1,172
Buy? Scag Extreme Pro Blower

Dealer just got in another handful of these new Scag/Giant-vac blowers. The model I'm talking about here I the largest of the three models that scag is offering and has an 11hp engine. The scag brochure and website claims that it puts out a massive 2,800 cfm! For a walkbehind blower that is pretty impressive. Does anyone out there own one? Seen one in action? I have til tomorrow morning to make up my mind about whether or not I want to try one or two of these out. Any thoughts?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-16-2013, 08:08 PM
billc1004 billc1004 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: SOUTH JERSEY
Posts: 125
i have a giant vac push blower with a 9 hp honda going on 17 years old now .only had to replace the front wheel assy.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-27-2014, 01:04 AM
boatcapt boatcapt is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Summerville,SC
Posts: 68
SRL, did you end up getting the Skag? Looking at buying one tomorrow, but trying to decide between the 11 or 9 hp.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-01-2014, 03:43 PM
boatcapt boatcapt is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Summerville,SC
Posts: 68
Any input guys on which model to get? It will be mainly used for blowing parking lots and the occasional leaf job. Trying to decide between the extreme and extreme pro. There's a $500 difference and the pro comes with a Honda engine. My thinking usually is bigger is better, but would like some opinions. Thanks.
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-01-2014, 05:41 PM
TPendagast's Avatar
TPendagast TPendagast is online now
LawnSite Platinum Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Wasilla, AK
Posts: 4,000
Quote:
Originally Posted by boatcapt View Post
Any input guys on which model to get? It will be mainly used for blowing parking lots and the occasional leaf job. Trying to decide between the extreme and extreme pro. There's a $500 difference and the pro comes with a Honda engine. My thinking usually is bigger is better, but would like some opinions. Thanks.
Posted via Mobile Device

you live in SC... you dont have NE leaves... so it really depends on your magnitude of pine needles.


If It were me, and I was in SC, I would get 8-9 hp and it would be plenty.

Honda engine is good for those blower tho...always starts.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-01-2014, 07:59 PM
boatcapt boatcapt is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Summerville,SC
Posts: 68
Thanks, TPenda. The Extreme has a Subaru, the dealer was talking it up though. Says he hasn't had any problems from them. Another dealer in town says the same thing about the Subaru's, but they sell Little Wonder's.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-02-2014, 02:10 AM
TPendagast's Avatar
TPendagast TPendagast is online now
LawnSite Platinum Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Wasilla, AK
Posts: 4,000
Quote:
Originally Posted by boatcapt View Post
Thanks, TPenda. The Extreme has a Subaru, the dealer was talking it up though. Says he hasn't had any problems from them. Another dealer in town says the same thing about the Subaru's, but they sell Little Wonder's.
I had a few little wonders…killer blowers.

There is something I don't like about the subaru engine… but i can't back it up with anything.. I just don't know why.

I sued to see a few blowers like that with kawis what every happened to those 10 hp kawis, wish they stuck around
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-24-2014, 01:01 AM
boatcapt boatcapt is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Summerville,SC
Posts: 68
Just picked up the Extreme Pro today, mainly because it had the Honda. We'll see how it does.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-26-2014, 09:23 AM
OrangeToys's Avatar
OrangeToys OrangeToys is online now
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: SW MO
Posts: 1,008
Any updates on these blowers?
__________________
2009 Silverado 2500HD 6.6
6.5x16ft w/ Gorrila Lift 2013 20ft Custom Trailer
2010 Scag Turf Tiger 61" 29hp Kawasaki
2013 x2 Turf Tiger Kohlar 61" 52"
2013 x3 Sthil FS 100RX
2009 Sthil FS 110R
2009 x2 Sthil BR 600
2010 Stihl Chain Saw Farm Boss MS290 18"
2012 Stihl CHain Saw MS190
2008 Stihl HS 45 Hedge Trimmer
Stihl BG 85 Blower

2011 Kubota MX5100 w/ Loader and Brush Hog & Other Attachments

"If you are passionate and love what you do, you will never work a day in your life."
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12-12-2014, 09:38 PM
boatcapt boatcapt is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Summerville,SC
Posts: 68
Orange, I love mine. I thought maybe I could've got away with the middle of the road one, but I'm glad I got the biggest one. It's a beast and been running great, no problems.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.com™ - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:31 PM.

Page generated in 0.06880 seconds with 9 queries