Hesslawns Scag Restoration

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by ed2hess, Jul 22, 2012.

  1. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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    What are you using for paint?
     
  2. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    That is why I am kinda holding off on that. I am not going to get Scag paint too costly. I was thinking about just putting Rust-o-lem on to stop the rust?
    Got any suggestions?
     
  3. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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    Tractor paint from "Tractor Supply" and a cheap sprayer from Harbor Freight.
     
  4. larryinalabama

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  5. jaybow

    jaybow LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I restored an old hydro Scag that was in similar condition a couple years ago, and I used some orange Rustoleum from Home Depot and it worked great and looked very professional.
    http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=210098&stc=1&d=1295724877
    http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=209601&stc=1&d=1295306824
    http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=236511&stc=1&d=1325720929
    http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=236512&stc=1&d=1325720929
    I got the 20hp Briggs Vanguard for $600 on Ebay brand new, it was my main mower all of 2012, leaves a good stripe.
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    Last edited: Dec 10, 2012
  6. Green-Man

    Green-Man LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Wow! You did a great job on that. Looks brand new.
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  7. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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    Thats awesome jaybow
     
  8. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    All I can say is that looks great. Sure gonna put me to shame. My unit will be belt drive for both wheels and blades so jury is out about how good of a cut it will give. If it cuts real good.....then it will get a nice tear down and paint job next winter. I got a rebuilt 15hp Kohler coming.
     
  9. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    You did an excellent job Jaybow.
     
  10. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    Well I am slowly making progress on the rebuild.

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    I got the spindle from a TT where guy just wanted his replaced every 5 years. So I had to get an arbor but the pulley off a Wright Sentar worked with new arbor.

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