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Does anyone have any experience with the SCAG STHM 3 wheel rider?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawnagent, Aug 27, 2003.

  1. lawnagent

    lawnagent LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 529

    This is an " out front " deck mower. I have a chance to bid on one tomorrow. It is going silent auction with a minimum bid of $2,500 The auction ends tomorrow and so far no bids. It is owned by a factory in a little country town where I live. Is about 5 years old and was only used on this factories yard, about 1 to 2 hours per mowing, is my guess based on the size of their yard, its not that big. However, I have not gotten the chance to look at the hourmeter yet. I will this evening. I personally think that the lack of bids is dut to the fact that in this little bity country town, nonone needs or even thinks they need a mower of this magnitude. Any feedback is appreciated.

  2. Rustic Goat

    Rustic Goat LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,194

    Have coveted one of these babies since I first saw one at local dealers, they let me 'play' with it a bit, VERY nice machine. Just too big for my clients lawn sizes/situations. Was told they start around $7K new, if I remember correctly.

    It's also a little different looking, which may be way there's a lack of bids. Too foreign looking/over powering, for anyone not in the biz, and you're right, it's a serious mower.
  3. fblandscape

    fblandscape Banned
    Posts: 776

    It's a good machine if you have a lot of properties with trees that you need to trim under. Otherwise, check into a Turf Tiger, or something else of that nature, they take up less space on the trailer, are faster, and there are many other advantages as well.
  4. Imow4u2

    Imow4u2 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 377

    Oh boy here opens a can of worms, Where's BHB/FSM although he only owned one for a short time I'm sure he could fill You in with his Years of ex.:rolleyes:
  5. sprout

    sprout LawnSite Member
    Posts: 94

    I owned one for years, wore it out. Very strong mower, loved it. Best mower for hills or retention ponds i've ever used.
  6. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,622

    I have a 61"er with 2500 hours on it. Great machine...still gets weekly use.

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 5,137

    i had 1 look for cracks in front of where the steering yoke mets the bar between your legs where it starts to go down to the lower mount if it cracks there u will be riding a unicycle ha ha
    it is no big problem to weld but that is where they break
    also look at the hydro pump for leaks they are costly to fix
    ride it if u can if it goes faster in reverse than forward do not buy the pump is shot. if it has low hrs and not beat up and has a 20hp or bigger motor sounds like a deal
  8. lawnagent

    lawnagent LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 529

    I am thinking of passing it up although I still have almost 24 hrs to make up my mind. I have some hilly properties but to be honest. I have not found many hills that I could not keep my Dixon on anyway and it sounds slow. I do however have a few properties with large, ( okay huge! ) shrubs throughout the landscape, and it would be nice for that. Decisions decisions.
  9. pinnacle

    pinnacle LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 791

    I watched a guy mowing on one of these when I was waiting to be paid one day. Fast, Manouverable and the out front can get way in under lawn tree folige.
    I don't realy have a clue but it looks like it would be perfect for park style gardens.
    Demo one!! let us know how they go. I have a mate that's looking into one but he can't get a demo.
  10. lawnagent

    lawnagent LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 529

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