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Another Scag Tiger Cub Problem

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by duffman301, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 7,053

    I see. I keep everything at home in my garage/shop.
     
  2. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,957

    By the way you need to jack it up and run the unit...meaning you have to activate the pumps so sit on seat and run both forward and reverse.
     
  3. puppypaws

    puppypaws LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,837


    This is correct, the Tiger Cub hydraulic reservoir with filter holds 2 1/2 qts. Raise the back of the mower high enough off the ground for the wheels to clear, sit on the mower and move the steering levers forward enough for the wheels to turn and it will bleed the air out of your system. You have no problem believe me, but you will need more oil. Scag says you can let it run idle for 5 min. and the air will work itself out but it is faster for the wheels to turn.
     
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2009
  4. pfisdon

    pfisdon LawnSite Member
    Posts: 34

    Why would you change the hydro oil anyway? All you need to do is change the filter once a season and top off the oil lost due to removing the filter. Up to the hole inside the metal sleeve inside the neck of the hydro tank.
     
  5. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 7,053

    Do you just change the filter on your truck and leave the dirty oil in it? I didn't think so. The hydro oil gets dirty too. Why do you think it uses a filter?
     
  6. puppypaws

    puppypaws LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,837

    April Fool!
     
  7. duffman301

    duffman301 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 20

    Thanks everyone. I just ran it for a few minutes and everything was fine
     
  8. Mike Blevins

    Mike Blevins LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,360

    Thats not a dealer !! Thats a rapists!!!! Makes me thankful for my dealer. He has the best Kool-Aid making machine I have ever seen. :)
     
  9. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 7,053

    ummm, Kool-Aid. :D
     
  10. pfisdon

    pfisdon LawnSite Member
    Posts: 34

    The oil in a hydro unit is a closed environment , it does not suck in air and dust like the engine does. Unless you are putting your pumps to extreme conditions like steep hills , high temperatures or general hard abuse ,the hydro oil does not need to be changed as often. Unless you just like to waste good oil and money for no reason.
     

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