how bout a scag walk behind with ECS controls???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mowcrazy, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. mowcrazy

    mowcrazy LawnSite Senior Member
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    From what I understand, its in the works. Its the only reason Ive never gotten rid of the exmark wb ive got is because the controls are SO NICE compared to the pistol grips........

    Im excited, now we will have the best of both worlds!!! ECS type controls AND Velocity deck!!!!

    Now lets just hope this aint a rumor. This came from a VERY reliable resource though. Id say its coming...........
     
  2. Groomer

    Groomer LawnSite Bronze Member
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    that would be a helluva machine-I've seen some scags throw down some awesome stripes and that would the cat's azz-this from an exmark guy.
     
  3. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Id like to see Scag v-ride controls on the walkbehind. I have heard Scag is going to do this for 2 years now. I want to replace my 2006 Scag hydro walkbehind and want the z controls. Gravely makes one and is at the top of my list as of now.
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  4. TriCountyLawn

    TriCountyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Loved my exmark in every way except the esc, Very happy with Hustler til I see a Scag with good controls on it !
     
  5. kawasaki guy

    kawasaki guy LawnSite Fanatic
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    I would want one too!!! :clapping:
     
  6. mowcrazy

    mowcrazy LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yeah im an exmark WALK BEHIND
    Fan but only because of the controls........ i know they make a nice machine but that deck doesnt cut weedy grass or damp grass very well where my scags with velocity kick arss in it...... i actually think they
    y will sell the hell out of them if and when they get here....... from what i understand the controls will be just like ecs except the bar will connect in the center for patent reasons......
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  7. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    The amount of force needed to operate the recent scag WB hydro is just ridiculous. They need to go over and see how Snapper took care of getting pistol forces down. Our old Scag aren't too bad but new ones are bad.
    And they need to put the floating deck back on. Don't tell me about that stupid homeowner thing they came out with.
     
  8. mowcrazy

    mowcrazy LawnSite Senior Member
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    Actually I never even thought about that! Yeah its been a while since Ive owned a scag wb but yeah I forgot they don't have the floating deck. definetely a drawback.

    Ultimate trim mower to me would be 48" FLOATING velocity deck, ecs type controls, hydro of course..............

    a long time ago I bought a brand new 52" scag wb hydro. it was the deck prior to the velocity. It still had that sloped nose though on front of the deck. Worse cutting machine I had ever owned. I took a major but woopen on that machine and sold it for WAY less that i had in it and it only had 80 something hours. and yes your right, my shoulders and forearms were like something off of an ape!!! controls were very very hard to pull in and even with callused hands it would tear the hell out of your hands.

    I just keep thinking that if they can come up with a mower that had better controls id be interested because that deck is just nothing like ive ever owned before. I used to double cut A LOT!. now its very LITTLE. We don't use my exmark 48 with trivantage much but on the jobs we do use it on you best just get comfortable behind it because you are gonna be double cutting. After the double though it does look nice. Time is money though!
     
  9. mowcrazy

    mowcrazy LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hey groomer, where abouts are you located?? Looks like we could be located near eachother. Im in Brown county......
     
  10. kawasaki guy

    kawasaki guy LawnSite Fanatic
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    snag made a homeowner machine?
     

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