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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    With the risk of sounding like a smarta**, (I'm really not trying to be) Maybe a demo would be the best thing for you. Very few guys on here have experience with the V-Ride, Grandstand, Vantage, Wright, Ferris Evo, etc., etc. to give you a full comparisons

    Also dude...there's a multi quote button to the right of the quote button.
     
  2. djagusch

    djagusch LawnSite Platinum Member
    from MN
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    It holds hills well. As well as a Turf Tiger and they do well.

    The cool non productive thing on the V ride is that I can currently ride a 20ft wheelie with one. I about 220lbs so that helps out but it powers up easy if you try. The neat thing with doing wheelie's is the operator platform stops you from flipping over. It drags and acts as a wheelie bar.

    DLAWNS, demhustler likes asking questions until he finds a negative about a Scag. The one quote of the guy removing parts (knee pad, weights, etc) also said everything he buys he needs to change something. So the guy likes to mess with stuff, doesn't mean the mower is wrong.
     
  3. DLAWNS

    DLAWNS LawnSite Fanatic
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    Haha...nice job with the wheelie! lol

    Demhustler- why the hatin for the Scag? Just wonderin.... why don't you just buy a Hustler stand on unit? oh wait, they don't have one...lol just messin with ya.:laugh:
     
  4. mbrew

    mbrew LawnSite Senior Member
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    Demhustler questions everything. He's done it on the BB and Hustler Super Z threads too. Just his way I guess.

    Good luck with the Vride. looks like a great machine!
     
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  5. jeremy's lc

    jeremy's lc LawnSite Member
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    Does anyone have a mulch kit on there v-ride? Just wondering how the cut looks on the 36 & 48. Thinking about one for spring
     
  6. demhustler

    demhustler LawnSite Bronze Member
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    thanks god they don't ... it took them 7 years to change pin size, 10 years for antiscalp rollers...

    - i'm not messin' with ya - if they will - i would stronly recommend to consider it - just give them about only 7-10 years of production to work out bugs; it would "set standard for industry"- as superZ, performance on the field will be outstanding; (buy 2 - one will be on the field, one on repair shop) :laugh:
     
  7. demhustler

    demhustler LawnSite Bronze Member
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    that's why this discussion; many people, many opinions - better picture

    not many have opportunity to compare all above - or race them side by side;
    even if i could - it would be only my opinion - but i'm asking here opinion of others;
    if you want to win the race - you looking where you win, where you loose, where strong, where week points, why, what the reason, what can be done, what'll work, what not

    most of us- not for particular brand, but for better mower,
    to make you carry a dead weight on the front to fix weight distribution problem (counterweights) - is a sloppy design, good for quick fix on the field, for lowering production costs, but poor engineering solution

    praise the lord scag - will only help them to do sloppier job and get away with it; would lower standards for industry and other oem...
     
  8. djagusch

    djagusch LawnSite Platinum Member
    from MN
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    You post as you know more than them, which I doubt greatly. You ask for opinions then say they are wrong when the guy running them says it's good. For the extra weight mowers need a certain weight not to slide also. To little weight the mower slides instead of grips. Width is the same way on my super z it would slide even though it was wider compared to the tt. The tt held the hill better even though it was skinner and weighed more. You need a bit more experience on different mowers to actuall understand what works. You can't just say they added weight and that is bad. Maybe they wanted the platform to stop flipping backward? Maybe the front weight helped the front track better.

    How many mowers have came to market with breakdowns happening? And the v ride has not had issues. But to you that have not put hours on one say it's crap? Sorry you are full of bs.
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  9. demhustler

    demhustler LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i see: sorry but you have no idea (too dumb to understand?) what been sed in my post
     
  10. djagusch

    djagusch LawnSite Platinum Member
    from MN
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    Or maybe I do see your point but disagree. You are the type of person who would complain about being hung with a new rope (because its itchy) even though it does the job at hand.
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