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Old 08-18-2011, 09:50 AM
HenryB HenryB is online now
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Scag V-Ride. How are they on hills?

Replacing one of my Turf Tracers (60 inch). I'd like to buy a V-Ride instead of a WB. My concern is hills. I don't have anything too steep.
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Old 08-19-2011, 05:21 PM
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Anyone ever use one of these on hills?
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Old 08-19-2011, 05:35 PM
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If you can hang on they will climb any hill, and come down well too but if your trying diagonal lines you better hang on cause the motors release and your goin for a wild ride.
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Old 08-19-2011, 06:42 PM
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The only way to find out is try one.

I demoed one last year at the dealer... tried some hills along the interstate next to his shop.... brought it back in a short while.... never even engaged the blades.

But then again that's just my opinion!! And I LOVE Scag... but not these.
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Old 08-20-2011, 10:12 PM
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We have three and have had no problems.
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Old 09-18-2011, 01:28 PM
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can you step off of the scag v rides and continue mowing for a short time or is it strictly a stander?
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Old 09-18-2011, 03:21 PM
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The Vride is not a good replacement for a walk behind, I also use turf tracers and in the spring I wanted to replace them with Vrides so I got a demo, it was not very good on hills at all. Yeah it will climb straight up but it wont go up diagonal and it wont turn on a hill. I also didnt like standing that high.
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Old 09-19-2011, 11:56 AM
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Henry, have you considered a Grand Stand from Toro? I haven't had any of the problems the other gentlemen have had with my GS. Don't get me wrong, if I could splice the Scag deck onto a Toro GrandStand... I WOULD.

Keep a walk behind for super steep hills (you may bid on later). On hills my Toro when in WB mode is to light and slides around. I know you were talking about Scag specifically but the GS is a stander.
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