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Old 08-08-2008, 09:32 AM
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Add-on hydo cooler for SCAG?

I want to add a oil cooler to our SCAG SWZ. I am pretty heavy at 220 for the thing to pull around and it has some hours on it causing it to slow noticeably after a hour or so when we are cutting large areas on hot days. Cheaper than new pumps and wheel motors would be an oil cooler. The thing works fine for a hour or so depending on ambient temp and terrain we are mowing. By the time we travel to the next job it works fine again also. So a question for the hydro techs. I am familiar with how to plumb the cooler but not with flow GPMs. Would a towing auto trans cooler such as those sold at the auto parts stores flow enough oil? I plan to mount it above the cooling air intake just like SCAG does on the riders.
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Old 08-08-2008, 09:45 AM
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It should work, though I would go with a quality unit from B&M with the threaded fittings and use hi flow (larger ID ) hose fittings.
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Old 08-10-2008, 09:24 AM
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Post some pics and info when you get it done. Thanks, Tony
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Old 08-10-2008, 01:17 PM
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Might want to get off and walk a few lawns if you're straining your scag to put a hydro cooler on it

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Old 08-13-2008, 10:56 AM
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Installed oil coolers on my bush hog this year.In 100 deg heat temps are 160 max hydro,170 max engine.

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