Scag V-Ride Review (pics included)

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

  1. DLAWNS

    DLAWNS LawnSite Fanatic
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    That's good to hear that they seem to have addressed the hydro fittings. I'm glad there is such a high opinion of these machines. I will definitely be purchasing one soon. If not in the next month or so, definitely by next spring!
     
  2. DLAWNS

    DLAWNS LawnSite Fanatic
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    Any other opinions good or bad? Or did we pretty much cover everything?
     
  3. lawnjocky

    lawnjocky LawnSite Member
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    " did you notice any scalping with the 52" decks? " No. That is another reason the guys like them. I might buy a third one this fall if the price is right. And we will be demoing the 61" mowers when they come out. We like these so well that as someone else said the riders are done. We demoed several and Scag was the best. They just need a bigger fuel tank. I do not hesitate recommending the 52" Scag mowers to anyone.
     
  4. BestImpressions99

    BestImpressions99 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Scag has been on my "to demo" list, but I'm going to be upgrading them to a definite.
     
  5. coolluv

    coolluv LawnSite Gold Member
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    I would like to know how they cut on Bermuda. I looked at a 36 but I'm afraid of scalping issues on Bermuda. Its very rare to get a nice smooth level lawn in my area. My 44 Hustler Super Z is a nice machine and on certain lots I can fly, but the nice Bermuda lots I have to be careful scalping and it leaves stringers if it is a lush thick lawn. I need something compact, fast, great cut that doesn't scalp Bermuda.

    Maybe someday, but I can still dream I guess.

    Dave...
     
  6. DLAWNS

    DLAWNS LawnSite Fanatic
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    That is awesome....that's exactly what I was hoping to hear. Thanks for the review!
    Definitely check it out. Well worth it. Scag really did a good job on this mower. Where else have you seen a thread where everyone has something good to say about any machine? lol
     
  7. BrunoT

    BrunoT LawnSite Senior Member
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    New members, pay attention and learn what a good thread is.

    This guy had something to offer as well as to ask.

    He created a thread of wide general interest, not just one created only for HIS needs/interests.

    He used coherent grammar and spelling.

    He didn't create a thread on a topic where 35 threads already exist.

    He included pics to further our understanding of the machine, not as a substitute facebook page to show off his toys.

    Now, try to be like him.


    Glad to finally hear more feedback on this machine.

    Does the platform cushion the shock on knees/ankles well?
     
  8. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
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    I can't think of many companies in my area that really use stand-on mowers. I saw my first toro grandstand "in the field" just the other day. I have yet to see the scag v-ride but they look kind of cool. I love stand-on mowers and hope to have one in the near future...but I bleed green, so I'd have to really like the scag to get it.

    Any other pics of lawns after you mowed them with the scag?
     
  9. DLAWNS

    DLAWNS LawnSite Fanatic
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    :laugh: I love this post! Too funny. And thanks by the way!

    To answer your question, I used the machine for about a week and a half and my knees and ankles felt great. The platform was very "bouncy" if you will. It allowed the machine to take a lot of the shock and I feel that standing was better for my back in general instead of getting all thrown around while sitting. Not sure if that makes sense, but that's the only way I can explain it, lol.

    Yeah it's funny that you say that because besides Wrights, I really never see that many stand ons around here. To this day I don't think I've seen a Grandstand or an Exmark Vantage around here. It's funny that you say you bleed green and would have to really love the scag to buy it. I never thought I would buy anything but Toro or Exmark. But I tried this mower and will definitely be adding an orange machine to the fleet, which says a lot because I am totally OCD about having all red equipment between Exmark, Toro, and Redmax. lol

    Oh and I did find two pics that I took. I will try to remember to bring my camera in today after work.
     
  10. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
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    I am about 5-6 hours north of you and our dealers do not even have any in stock. T.O.P.E. is the distributor for my area and when I asked one of the dealers about a demo a couple of months ago they told me the distributor did not have a demo machine yet and they would probably have a 48" later in the year [so I guess I need to check back]. I still have some large places where my Hustler 31/66 is nice but I do get a sweaty back and swamp butt so I think the V-Ride would still give me good production and I could also use it on some of residential that do not need bagged with the Walker but the Hustler is really too large and heavy for.
    I will say when I was doing demos on new mowers back 07 and 08 that the Scag Velocity deck had the best all round cut but I went with the Hustler for the ride and handling so if the V-Ride is more comfortable then it just might be a great match for me.
     

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