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Issues with Tiger cat SS

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by hunterdusty, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. hunterdusty

    hunterdusty LawnSite Member
    Posts: 5

    Demo gone bad! I tested the scag Tiger cat ss 61' cut 27hp with only 2 hours on it today. It mowed really good for about an acre and then the spindle bearing locked up. Im interested if any one else had trouble with this new promotinal model.
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2010
  2. ALC-GregH

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

    Can't say I have. I own a Tiger Cub and haven't had any problems. Basically the exact same front end and caster assembly as the Tiger Cat. Some times things can't be detected when assembly takes place but show their colors when actual use starts taking place. I wouldn't let the problem steer you away. Scag makes a very good mower.
  3. Lawn Pawn

    Lawn Pawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from zone 3
    Posts: 568

    Always a chance for a freak failure ....

    That would leave a bad taste in my mouth as well.

    They seem to be a most substantial spindle, LOTS better than most, just got a bad one.

    MOHUSTLER LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,376

    Yes been a scag dealer for 3 years now and have never had that happen. Have had it on other mowes though. Its just a freak thing that happens. Dont let that deture you on the mower. Might not happen again for 1,000 hours.
  5. Cooter

    Cooter LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE Iowa
    Posts: 510

    Let's hear how you felt about the rest of the demo. Are you going to demo the SS again?
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  6. hunterdusty

    hunterdusty LawnSite Member
    Posts: 5

    The rest of demo went alright I would say. The cut looked good nice and even and the grass was tall and thick, but it is hard to judge the mower when had 5 acres to mow and only mowed maybe 1 before the blades locked up.
  7. djagusch

    djagusch LawnSite Platinum Member
    from MN
    Posts: 4,230

    That spindle has been used from 1995 without many issues. My bet is that somehow it never got greased or there was something wrong when it was built.
  8. retrodog

    retrodog LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,421

    I have had brand new engines cease up during the first mow also, its no biggie, those things happen...., most equipment dealers say if you get past the first 10 hours without something going wrong, you will prolly be alright.. The only thing I can't believe is that they make a commercial duty mower without putting any kinda cooling system for the hydros, that just blows my mind. I have a customer wanting to trade in 2 Tiger Cats on some Outlaws, but he was telling me about issues he had with his hydros leaking alot in both of them, he said he thought the oil just got to hot in them. I would never imagine paying over $5000 for a mower and it not having a cooling system to help the pumps last longer, definately not over $8000, thats crazy.

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