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SCAG Help ! ! ! Opinion Needed

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by EMWEB, Aug 19, 2006.

  1. EMWEB

    EMWEB LawnSite Member
    Posts: 145

    I have a 2006 SCAG Turf Tiger 27 HP Kohler . . . While mowing sides of a shallow ditch in front of my home . . . As I have done several times before, with no problems . . . Today when I started to come out I got stuck . .
    Forgot about previous days rain . . .

    Neither rear wheel was grabbing anything . . . almost perpendicular to the ditch . . .

    Attached soft sling to front wheel support and had wife ease me out of ditch very very slow. Stopped towing as soon as level . . Total movement max four feet . .

    Question: After doing so, then I checked my book . . I did not release the dump valves. Is it possible I hurt my hydro system in that four feet . . .

    I doubt that the tires made contact but about two to three feet max . . .
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,023

    I would say not, Now if you drug it all the way out of the back 60 I'd say there was a chance.
  3. EMWEB

    EMWEB LawnSite Member
    Posts: 145

    Is there any accurate way to determine if any damage was caused . . .It appears to performing normally . . . Just concerned if I did anything that will reduce the life expectancy of the drive train . . .

    Thanks for your earlier reply . . . .
  4. EMWEB

    EMWEB LawnSite Member
    Posts: 145

    Do you always release the dump valves when you are stuck in a ditch prior to winching out . . .?
  5. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,937

    Your fine. Don't worry about a thing.

    Unless your towing on pavement you really don't need to unscrew your dump valves.
  6. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,613

    The tires will just drag before you damage the hydros... Nope, sleep well tonight because you didnt damage anything.
  7. EMWEB

    EMWEB LawnSite Member
    Posts: 145

    Thanks everyone . . . this is a great site . . .

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