Scag SW walkbehind

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Live4Mowin', Jun 30, 2003.

  1. Live4Mowin'

    Live4Mowin' LawnSite Member
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    Im looking at the Scag SW fixed deck belt drive w/b, i was wondering how the belts do in wet weather
     
  2. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
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    Try One Of these's There Great In Wet.
    John

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  3. Live4Mowin'

    Live4Mowin' LawnSite Member
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    Hey John, is that a turf tracer? btw im trying to keep the mower within my budget so do you know how well the metros perform?
     
  4. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    I've been using SCAG WB's (belt only) since 1988. Sometimes they slip a bit in the wet, but mainly its the brakes that tend to slip. Just after it rains, however you have more grip on those belts than you could ever imagine!

    I feel belt drive WB's are a great entry level or light usage mower. If your going to be using it EVERY DAY 10hrs/day, then a Hydro would be more your speed.

    SCAG makes one of the best WB's in the business.
     
  5. Live4Mowin'

    Live4Mowin' LawnSite Member
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    TLS, it will be light usage
     
  6. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
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    I'm Not Sure about The Metro?Never Used One.
    John
     
  7. RobH

    RobH LawnSite Member
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    I have a Scag Belt drive machine and it works very well in wet weather. I agree with TLS that sometimes the brakes slip a bit when they are wet.

    If you are buying the 48" SW W/B, I recommend upgrading and getting the 17 Kawi. It costs about $300 more. The additional HP can never hurt.

    Also spend the extra money and get the hour meter. Definitely a great investment.

    I run stock blades on my machine and it stripes great. Best of luck with it.
     
  8. lawn perfection

    lawn perfection LawnSite Senior Member
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    I HAVE A 48/METRO FLOATING DECK I HAVE BEEN USING SINCE 96.
    IT WILL SLIP WHEN WET, BUT ITS NOT THAT BAD. ITS NOT A HYDRO BY ANY MEANS AND I HAVE NO REGRETS IT HAS PAID FOR ITS SELF MANY TIMES OVER. IT HAS A GREAT CUT AND I HAVE BEEN VERY HAPPY WITH IT.
     

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