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Old 09-14-2006, 01:12 AM
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Scag Velocity info

Just looking around the Scag website and found the following link to the adjustable Velocity deck. I found it very interesting how the inner front baffle is adjustable for tall wirey grass (up position) or for more vaccum (down position). Even though I've allready figured out alot about lift and deck design this made it much clearer and explains why the XR7 preforms better in tall or Southern grasses but didn't have the vaccum or lift for Northern grasses. The XR7 with its high front baffles does much better in the taller or rigid grasses. I sure haven't heard many complaints from Scag owners so it must be working ok. Would love to test one for a few weeks. I'll do a free demo and write up on preformance if any of you dealers want to loan me one, ha. Heres the link http://www.scag.com/advantage.html
But I have most of the info here:
Scag Custom-Cut™ Baffle
Customize Your Cutter Deck to Meet Your Needs.
The Custom Cut Baffle System allows you to adjust the cutter deck baffling for optimum performance depending on your cutting conditions. Raise or remove the baffle for taller, more wiry grasses. Lower the baffle to increase leaf pickup performance and decrease front end "blowout". No other cutter deck cuts this well or gives you the ability to tailor its performance to your lawns.

There are three individual baffle settings:
1. baffle removed - optimum performance in tall, wiry grasses
2. baffle in 3.5" position - best all around cutting performance in all grass types
3. baffle in 4" position - excellent fall leaf cleanup performance. Minimal front edge blowout.

* Custom Cut Baffle System allows you to customize your cutter deck to your conditions.
* More Productivity. Cut More Grass in Less Time!
* Three different settings to better match your individual cutting conditions.
* Increased performance in tall grasses, weeds and leaf pickup.

Custom-Cut baffle
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Old 09-14-2006, 01:14 AM
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One more pic

One more pic. Sounds like Scag is doing some homework. Now if they could just make it adjustable without crawling under there from the top.
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Old 09-14-2006, 01:29 AM
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Scag claims that this baffle (look at A on the picture) is what helps spread the clippings and helps increase velocity of the discharge. There are several companies that have done away with this in the name of less clogging. Scag calls it a turbo baffle but its nothing new but I think it helps. All this is probably not relevent in Southern grasses but it all seems to be important in Northern grasses. No I'm not getting paid by Scag. I call them like I see them and they seem to be doing their home work and I'm learning a little. They have the most informative website so far on how decks, mowers work, striping instructions etc.
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Old 09-14-2006, 01:34 AM
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Last one

Last one, bet your glad. Well that was informative for me. I never had it explained so clearly, it may bore some of you but I found it so interesting I wanted to share it.
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Old 09-14-2006, 07:04 AM
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Thanx for taking the time to research this and share the info with us. I found it very interesting.
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Old 09-14-2006, 07:28 AM
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Scag has a very good website, complete with videos and msrp.
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Old 09-14-2006, 08:12 AM
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I can let you know by first hand experience that this deck rocks. I have cut in the tallest and worst conditions and this deck just keeps give a clean even cut without any stringers left standing (even when the blades are dull). I use to use exmark (ultra deck) but the scag just blows the exmark out of the water!
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Old 09-14-2006, 08:17 AM
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Although I am very satisfied with the Lesco Command Cut Deck (black) I'm really liking the looks of this new deck from Scag.

Most of the items on it are nothing new for them really, except the new straighter from center-off design.

The turbo baffle helps any deck with discharge.
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Old 09-14-2006, 08:34 AM
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Envy, all I can say is that I was also down the Husquvarna road. After the situation was resolved with a lot of bitching, I made the smartest decision I made in a long time and bought a Scag!
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Old 09-14-2006, 08:08 PM
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Every one of these I have tested (Scag) at the dealer just rode rough, of course they have went to the no flat front tires. Any of you Scag guys notice this or did I just get a bad demo ride?
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