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Old 03-28-2008, 01:42 PM
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What is the blade tip speed on Scags?

I can't seem to find that spec anywhere.
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Old 03-28-2008, 02:28 PM
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Old 03-28-2008, 02:41 PM
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Old 03-28-2008, 02:44 PM
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20,000 fps, give or take.
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Old 03-28-2008, 02:50 PM
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20,000 fps, give or take.
holy CRAP. Really??

So that's like, 120,000 feet per minute, right? 0_o
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Old 03-28-2008, 02:55 PM
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holy CRAP. Really??

So that's like, 120,000 feet per minute, right? 0_o
Fast enough to throw a pine cone the size of one of those small size footballs across a street and bounce off a Mustang, I know that.
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Old 03-28-2008, 03:06 PM
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Is it really 20k? i would love to know myslf i can never seem to find that information and when i ask a scag sales guy he acts like hes' never heard of what that is
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Old 03-28-2008, 03:21 PM
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I think it's actually a little lower than 20k, more like 18-19k. I'm not sure how much faster it is than a home owner model. I think that's where you get the commercial machine jet engine sound when spooling the blades up vs. a home owner mower.
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Old 03-28-2008, 03:34 PM
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I just went out and measured one

Brand new Turf Tiger 61" Velocity Plus, 29hp Kawi

17,900 FPM

Like I said, it's a new unit. Never seen grass. It might pick up a few FPM as things break in.

ANSI limits blade tip speed to 19K FPM

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Old 03-28-2008, 03:42 PM
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JimQ thanks for the insight!
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