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Old 06-13-2012, 12:19 PM
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Scag walk behinds

Just curious if people think a 52" scag walk behind (hydro) in pretty good condition for $1500 is a good deal? it has 1600 hours on it. The deck has some paint wear and what not but other than that, its fine. He also has a 36" scag hydro for $1500 also, has a new motor with 200 hours on it.
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Old 06-13-2012, 08:04 PM
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Buying a hydro machine with that many ours always scares the shi* out of me because if a hydro goes bad you screwed in terms of cost of the repair and the down time. On a belt driven machine all you have to worry about is replacing belts/ pulleys which is dirt cheap. As soon as a hydro goes bad the machine is unusable and they are very very expensive to replace.
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:00 PM
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I am thinking about just getting the 36" walk behind and not the 52". If the hydros go out, i could be mistaken, but cant they be rebuilt?
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Old 06-13-2012, 10:49 PM
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You need to go to a special hydro shop to have that done as most small engine shops will just replace em. i work in my local outdoor power equipment dealer as a mechanic and when the hydros go bad we just relpace em. a lot of the times it isnt even cost effective to rebuild anyways.
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Old 06-15-2012, 05:56 PM
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if one of the hydro "pulls" harder does that mean the other is going out? or can it be adjusted
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Old 09-17-2012, 12:09 PM
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The 52" scag hydro is now $700 and.includes sulky and bag. Needs new starter and one hydro leaks. That's why the price is so low. Its just an o ring on the hydro. Any thoughts?
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Old 09-17-2012, 01:35 PM
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Hell yeah! Most them boys back east the river run scag. A Scag'll git-r-dun.
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Old 09-17-2012, 01:59 PM
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For that price with a new motor i would pick it up, learn how to rebuild pumps and to the work in the off season.

Here is a video on how to rebuild one. Its not hard and you get to see how these things work inside.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCVxU_UjzK4
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Old 09-17-2012, 02:15 PM
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Another good video, this one shows a rebuild on a warn out pump that needs more than just seals.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=O1fsEQWwdGI
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Old 09-17-2012, 02:51 PM
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And this is how a wheel motor works.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rH5gL0i4io
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