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Old 09-11-2012, 12:02 AM
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Dixie is the only brand that I know of that came with a tach.

But for $40, I have had one on every mower since my Dixie.
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Yeah, I am definitely investing in one asap. On the right side tank there is a blank plate. Looks like there should have been stuff mounted there..guess it will be a great spot to put one.
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Old 09-11-2012, 12:42 AM
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Dixie is the only brand that I know of that came with a tach.

But for $40, I have had one on every mower since my Dixie.
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My Lightning came with one, I just assumed that since Scag is thought of as one of the very best mowers built, that it would have one.
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:44 PM
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My Lightning came with one, I just assumed that since Scag is thought of as one of the very best mowers built, that it would have one.
What do I need a tack for?
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:33 PM
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What do I need a tack for?
Hang some paper on a cork board?
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:43 PM
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What do I need a tack for?

They're just so common place I was just surprised to find out that particular mower didn't have one. If I'm remembering correctly some of the Scag's come from the factory with one don't they?

It's just nice (for me anyway) to be able to check from time to time to make sure the engine is still turning what it should turn at full throttle.
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:50 AM
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A tach is VERY important, and IMO should be standard on every mower. Especially now since just about every manufacturer has gone to a digital hour meter anyway.

I'm not 100% sure, but dont think SCAG ever offered a factory tach. I was only aware of DC, and as you say, Bad Boy.
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:28 PM
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Old 09-18-2012, 12:01 PM
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Another small update without pics...lol

Underside of deck is EXTREMELY clean even after about 10 hours of cutting wet grass.

I noticed some paint chipping off of the deck, down to bare clean metal. Shoddy paint job for sure. Still havent worked out the issues with the speed either, hopefully next week I can get everything straitened out.
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Old 09-18-2012, 03:46 PM
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Another small update without pics...lol

Underside of deck is EXTREMELY clean even after about 10 hours of cutting wet grass.

I noticed some paint chipping off of the deck, down to bare clean metal. Shoddy paint job for sure. Still havent worked out the issues with the speed either, hopefully next week I can get everything straitened out.
If you see a problem with their paint, you definitely should bring it to their attention; user feedback is what brings a companies quality control to the production of a superior product, instead of an inferior product.
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:08 PM
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Little update since I haven't updated this thread in a while. Dropped the machine off at the dealer today for it running slow, smoking heavily on start up, pulsing hydros and paint chipping. The mechanic says there is nothing that can be done to increase ground speed, and that I over filled the motor with oil and thats why it smokes. I haven't touched it since I bought it so he is full of $hit. Waiting to hear back from them about what they are going to do.
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