Scag 52 walk behind

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by Prosno, Apr 28, 2014.

  1. Prosno

    Prosno LawnSite Member
    from Ct
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    I just sold my scag belt drive 48 and bought a hydro 52 walk behind.
    Love the cut, love the power, but it seems a bit touchy on the controls end of things to the point its hard to mow a straight line because its such a touchy machine, any input from you guys who run them every day
     
  2. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    Practice! Practice! Practice!
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  3. Blade Runners

    Blade Runners LawnSite Bronze Member
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    My Scag 36 is the same way and I hate it. To make matters even worse, the left side is even more touchy than the right. Hopefully someone knows a way to smooth out the controls.
     
  4. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    Throttle down a little until you get used to it.

    They are touchy
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  5. worm1

    worm1 LawnSite Member
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    If they were used equipment change the hydro oil to the correct weight oil. The thinner the oil the touchier the controls.
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  6. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care LawnSite Silver Member
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    Handles a little different than your Taurus, huh Greg?You're just not used to it yet. Give it time and you'll figure it out.
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