Looking at a used SCAG 36" Belt drive...Questions

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by CTservices, Feb 25, 2003.

  1. CTservices

    CTservices LawnSite Member
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    The mower is about 3 years old, low hours, good paint, includes a vulkey, has either a 13 or 15 horse kohler. Anything problems I shood look for? I have test run it, seems to run good, no smoke on cold start, good compression, shifts fine.. This is my first WB purchase.

  2. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,366

    Scags have proven to be heavy duty and reliable machines. If the price is right I would say definitely.
  3. G. Moose

    G. Moose LawnSite Member
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    Sounds like a good deal. How much does the dude want for it? Reach under the deck and wiggle the blades up and down- if they have any "play" at all, they've got bad spindles. That's not a problem- just make sure you get an appropriate price reduction. Then buy new spindles. Scag mowers are hands down the toughest machines on the market- I don't care what anybody says. Kohler engines are tough too, although kawasakis are a bit more powerful (more torque).

    Good luck!
  4. fatboy5803

    fatboy5803 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 330

    I purchased a Scagg (used) 36" belt drive w/b, a 2002 model, only had 25 hrs, the guy traded it for the 48" tiger cub special going on now. I got it from the dealer he traded, my same dealer. It just wasn't for him.. It looked brand new. With a two wheel sulkie I got it for $2000.00, With the warranty.. And I'm happy as hell with it. I feel I got a good deal. Hope your situation works as well as mine did!! :D Good Luck....

  5. fatboy5803

    fatboy5803 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I forgot, It has a 13 H.P. kohler...

  6. CTservices

    CTservices LawnSite Member
    Posts: 103

    thanks for the replies. I'll check the spindles on friday, before I load on the trailer...:D
  7. J&R

    J&R LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 835

    I have a 36" scag belt drive thats about 12 years old I use it on walk thru gates. It's still going strong. It's has a 14 Kohler
  8. yardman1

    yardman1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 458

    I have got a 36" scag and never had one thing go wrong with it, and it is about 4 years old maybe older. It has been a great heavy duty mower. I also run doubles on it and it works great.
  9. SR Landscaping

    SR Landscaping LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 49

    Something to check. Stress fracture on the deck. If It had been used with a basket, they sometimes have them. It would be right in front of the opening.
    Scags are a great Machine, good luck with it.
  10. xpnd

    xpnd LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 378

    To date the machine: If the blade PTO is engaged with a toggle switch it is more than three years old. If the wiring harness is bad, check connections, any splices to bypass OPC deduct ~$100.00. They're expensive. You can easily make the lower half if you have the book,but the upper half that plugs into the instrument panel is a bear and not worth the time to build.

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