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Are Scag what the used to be?

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by tjlco, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. tjlco

    tjlco LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 283

    Been using Scag since 97, first one was a 14hp pull start fixed deck wb. Sold my last tiger cub a few years back with almost 4k original hours. Went with exmark because that's what dealer carried. Exmark was good, but dealer starts to carry scag. Soooooo I sell exmarks and buy the 36 and 61 v-ride. The 61 cuts horrible, checked all the regular crap like is it level, pitch, blades. The mower is fast but leaves stringers everywhere, even mowing slow, uncut strips around beds, scalps around turns...sighhhhhhhh. I'm not on the routes daily, but check the work. Pull up to a property with a thick lawn and nearly fired one of the guys. He blames the mower. This week I go on the truck and sure enough, the mower sucks. Even the 36 leaves an uncut strip down the middle in between the blades. Maybe the grass has been extra tall not sure but out of 7 mowers the best cut is either my stander, or vantage. Never had this issue with the 60 lazer maybe the 61 is just to big. Oh well rant over maybe some:drinkup:With:sleeping:Will help me feel better
  2. tjlco

    tjlco LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 283

    Oh and we mulch everything. Mulching blades with baffles and full mulch kit
  3. mjlcare2

    mjlcare2 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 200

    I have been having that same problem with my exmarks for the last two weeks.. not sure what it is either
  4. tjlco

    tjlco LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 283

    maybe it is just the tall grass...it just doesn't seem right. My exmark vantage cuts great mulches well, but turtles pass it while mowing. I gps'd the speed on the street it was 5.6 mph.
  5. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 15,782

    You said thick lawn...Tell them to slow down...with the mulch kit you can't expect to go as fast as with open chute. I am a vride owner with a mulch kit installed.

    I personally hate the mulch kit and the expensive mulch blades that only last a month.
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