Scag V-Ride Review (pics included)

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by DLAWNS, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. PlantscapeSolutions

    PlantscapeSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
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    I put my 36 V-Ride on a diet. I removed the folding rider platform extension, the big cushion, and the two 35 lb weight plates under the front deck. It took about 80 lbs off the mower.

    The only issues I've noticed is my guys have hot rodded around tree rings and beds with tight turn radius's and it shifted the weight to the outside tire and did make some ruts. I've told my two guys who weight 140-160 they can use it but my one guy who may go 200 must use my other walk behind. I've told everyone to slow down and walk the mower in tight spots. The V-Ride can be too fast for it's own good sometimes.
     
  2. Blades Lawn Maintenance

    Blades Lawn Maintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Baton Rouge, La
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    Lol yeah I'm around 200 so... Buy I would slow down around trees and what not
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  3. lawns Etc

    lawns Etc LawnSite Silver Member
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    I mowed a few this week and will say the 61 is very very good on hills compared to most riders that I have used one hill I mow I have always slid a little this thing went up and down with no issues. But I will be trying the G6 Gators though. Those blades made a huge difference on every mower ive ever had since they came out a few yrs ago.
     
  4. HPSInc

    HPSInc LawnSite Senior Member
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    i have to double cut just about every lawn i mow with my vride. will those blades help eliminate the need for that? i need a better dispersal than im getting currently. My side bagger fills up way too fast to even make it realistic to use, and im concerned a mulch kit wont work in the tall wet grass im surely going to be cutting this year. i would be thrilled if i could cut and not have to go over it again to hide clippings every time. it leaves rows of the cut turf and is very annoying.
     
  5. Blades Lawn Maintenance

    Blades Lawn Maintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Baton Rouge, La
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    Dang man u make me not want to get one now... I've been looking at the toro grandstand ... The good thing is I don't have any hills in LA so that's a plus
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  6. Snapper Jack

    Snapper Jack LawnSite Senior Member
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    You might be able to use some of the suggestions from this thread.
    http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=351373
     
  7. HPSInc

    HPSInc LawnSite Senior Member
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    thanks i read that thread about an hour ago. when i go back to my dealer to check out the 36'' WB im looking to buy im guna chat em up on different blade options. I see pics with other guys discharging tall grass and it looks perfect the first time around. mine pukes it out the side. i love the mower but double cutting everything is ruining my chances at nice lines. and a new account i just picked up has me worried because i really need it to look nice and dont want to drive all over it again to hide the grass clippings its leaving in a row. im thinking maybe taking the mower flap off or tie it back to help with dispersal? but im guna look into adjusting that front baffle (never moved its position since i bought it) and definately looking into some different blades
     
  8. djagusch

    djagusch LawnSite Platinum Member
    from MN
    Posts: 4,225

    What size do you own? My 48" has no cut issues. I don't here many people needing to double cut with a scag.
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  9. Wecutgrass

    Wecutgrass LawnSite Senior Member
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    i have the 52" and i don't have to double cut anything really. All my lawns are cut at 3 or 3.5 it looks great after the first cut.
     
  10. HenryB

    HenryB LawnSite Bronze Member
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    It seems those cutting with the discharge chute down are having clipping issues.
     

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