Scag v-ride demo units today

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by blakerugg, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. blakerugg

    blakerugg LawnSite Senior Member
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    so my buddy and i picked up our scag demos today for the weekend, and with snow in the forecast we figured we'd try and cut the field (hay up to 2' tall and i even ran over some very small saplings with no problems) tonight and tomorrow night before dark. all i can say is these things rip. fast, amazing suction under the deck, smooth ride etc. and plenty of power!

    only complaints:
    deck handle is in weird location and almost sorta heavy when standing on the machine

    on hills it seemed as if the controls didnt snap back to N as quick as the should have, they took me for a little ride lol

    it doesn't seem as nimble as i thought it'd be. it feels no different than a ztr, only youre standing.

    wish i was able to compare side by side to wright and exmark!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvOz7Z7f1wE&feature=youtu.be

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  2. blakerugg

    blakerugg LawnSite Senior Member
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    the one that u can see the caster wheel in it is the before, the after one is pretty obvious...
     
  3. integrityman

    integrityman LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thanks for the thread.

    I like the Scag V-Ride. I also like the Toro grandstand..... I dont like the price of the Toro nor do I think they cut as well. I like the fact that you can get off the Toro and use as a sort of W/B mower in situations that demand it....A nice feature on a hill or tight spot where delicate maneuverability is a must.

    I wish scag would incorporate a switch that wouldnt cut the engine when the operator steps off and the blades are engaged......
     
  4. martinlawn29

    martinlawn29 LawnSite Member
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    I have a few grandstands I enjoy them would demo a scag they are not popular in my area no dealers near by ... Sounds like you take demo to a new level running small trees over ! Poor sucker that buys that demo from your dealer haha
     
  5. BrunoT

    BrunoT LawnSite Senior Member
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    saplings eh? Note to self, don't buy anymore demo mowers!
     
  6. martinlawn29

    martinlawn29 LawnSite Member
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    Haha no dout !
     
  7. blakerugg

    blakerugg LawnSite Senior Member
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    hey it's February and 30* gotta try it on something lol. maybe saplings was an exaggeration. briars is a more appropriate term lol
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  8. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    We are demoing one next week...can't wait!
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  9. integrityman

    integrityman LawnSite Bronze Member
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    CGA- Are you going to demo the grandstand or exmark stander too? Would love to hear your report!
     
  10. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    No, I'm not very fond of the Gs or the Exmark, though I am a Toro fan. I want a machine that was built as a stander, not a walk behind that was re-engineered as one. I wanted to demo a Wright but the dealer closest to me is too far to go if I need something.
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