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Old 06-26-2015, 09:52 AM
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calling all SCAG owners

I am not impressed at all with the cut quality on my vride, it is leaving stragglers everywhere and then any taller or fine bladed grasses it leaves a strip uncut about where the left blade meets the right and where the blowout tab is on the left side of baffle. I've tried all baffle positions, different blades and pitches and the problem remains the same. high lifts are marginally better, but it lacks the power to turn them well in tall thick grass and discharges like crap with them. my aerocore cut better than this deck, its like theres no vacuum. won't even pick up grass laid over by the tires from the previous week when cutting a different pattern. rpms are 3600, tires are equal, 25hp kohler, 52'' deck, only 50hrs on the machine.
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Old 06-26-2015, 10:56 AM
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also forgot to mention that in anything tall it'll clump and spit some grass out of the rear left side of the deck. no clue what would cause it to do that
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Old 06-26-2015, 04:01 PM
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Take one pic. Have it show the grass uncut then a pass cut. So we can tell how much is being cut.

How fast are you going? What height of grass and cut?
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Old 06-26-2015, 04:33 PM
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So now Scag and Wright are leaving uncut strips. Must be a common denominator somewhere. Plenty of threads on this so I don't believe it's isolated.
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Old 06-26-2015, 05:12 PM
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The wright did it only in tall grass which I figured was due to taller grasses. This scag does it in all heights and is especially bad on thin fescues. I generally cut between 3.5 and 4". Any thinner yards it just leaves uncut grass everywhere. I'll try and get a pic of it
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Old 06-26-2015, 05:31 PM
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I just read so much about how this deck cuts everything well, especially tall stuff, and I'm just not seeing it so wondering what others have found works best. Only thing it cuts great is thick lawns with thicker bladed fescues
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Old 06-26-2015, 05:44 PM
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My guess would be an deck that isnt leveled correctly. Sounds like you have tried everything else.
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Old 06-26-2015, 10:28 PM
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One thing I did that helped a lot on my cheetah was move the front center casters up into the higher position. I did this on the 3 wheel one not the sides. When looking at my cut I could t figure out why it was leaving that strip.
Those were too low pushing the grass down and it wasn't all standing back up.
I also put the baffle to the lowest position. Cuts great now
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Old 06-26-2015, 11:36 PM
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do you clean under your deck?
Scrape it I mean?

Belts loose?

Trying to travel too fast?

Blades sharp and properly angled?

Look in the scag owners manual, find the page with the different appearances of odd lawn cutting. find the problem that looks like what your machine is doing and follow the corrective actions and it WILL fix it.

Been running scags since 1990.
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Old 06-26-2015, 11:55 PM
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The wright did it only in tall grass which I figured was due to taller grasses. This scag does it in all heights and is especially bad on thin fescues. I generally cut between 3.5 and 4". Any thinner yards it just leaves uncut grass everywhere. I'll try and get a pic of it
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Higher you cut the slower you need to go on Fine blade fescue/ That's common thing

Fine Fescue needs to be cut shorter

The reason for this you lose your suction power higher you are, closer to the ground you will more unless that Fine lawn is thick lawn like walking on carpet
Fine fescue like creeping Red Fescue sucks all the time if you try cut tall
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