Scag Cheetah-which engine??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by PLS-Tx, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. mach14604

    mach14604 LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
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    I have 107 hrs on my engine and really like this motor also so far. Lots of power. Its 999cc basically a de-tuned 38hp.
     
  2. SRT8

    SRT8 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CA
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    I liked that the Vanguard had the best warranty out of the 3 engines.
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  3. LibertyFarmLandscaping

    LibertyFarmLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NE TX
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    What are you not liking about the Ferris mowers?
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  4. puppypaws

    puppypaws LawnSite Fanatic
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    Who is this question directed to?
     
  5. LibertyFarmLandscaping

    LibertyFarmLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NE TX
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    PLS, he went from Dixie Choppers to Ferris last year I think it was.
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  6. PLS-Tx

    PLS-Tx LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
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    It's been two years since changing from Dixie Chopper to Ferris.

    The problem is not Ferris it's the dealer. I would love nothing more than to buy another is3100 with a Big Block.

    The first year the dealer took good care of us the second year has been a nightmare.

    The mechanic that was there quit and the guys son took over. He is never there, this week he never showed up Mon, tues or Wed, then finally showed up Thursday afternoon. This is how it's been for the past several months.

    Most of what he has worked on for us had to be taken back several times to be fixed right.

    I have let Ferris know about the problem.

    Not really wanting to change but I don't think we have a choice.
     
  7. PLS-Tx

    PLS-Tx LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
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    It looks like the 850 is a 27hp and the 921 is 31hp. Does this sound right?
     
  8. LibertyFarmLandscaping

    LibertyFarmLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NE TX
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    Ok I'm with ya. Sorry to hear that. Why do you want a Kawi instead of a Vanguard?
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  9. PLS-Tx

    PLS-Tx LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
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    I figured someone would ask that. :laugh:

    The Scag dealer that we would buy the Cheetah's from, if we go that route, is certified for Kawi. but not Vanguard.

    That and the fact we have had lots of problems with our 32hp BB on the is3100. It's at the dealer now waiting for a short block to come in and be put on.

    I still think the problem is the mechanic and not the Vanguard, the 30hp on our is2000 has 600 problem free hours.

    I may call Ferris or Vanguard on Monday and tell them I want a new engine and not a short block. I don't trust this kid to do it right.
     
  10. LibertyFarmLandscaping

    LibertyFarmLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NE TX
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    I gotcha.

    Man that just stinks, I agree you definitely need to talk them into a new engine.

    Has the dealer given you a loaner to use while the 3100 is down?
     

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