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Scag WB naming

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Sagehen, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. Sagehen

    Sagehen LawnSite Member
    Posts: 47

    Alright, so maybe I'm an idiot... but for the life of me I can't seem to figure out the "logic" behind the naming conventions for scag walkbehind mowers.

    SWZ - Fixed Deck & Hydro
    SW - Fixed Deck & Belt
    SFW - Floating Deck & Belt

    One other, with a "U" or an "X" in there someplace I believe, floating deck with hydro. Heard scag discontinued that line.

    It's not a big deal, but other than the "W" for "Walk", I just can't fathom the intent of the other letters.

    Is someone knows, please tell me so I can have one of those "Oh yeah, of course... why didn't I see that" moments.
  2. djagusch

    djagusch LawnSite Platinum Member
    from MN
    Posts: 4,165

    I think you have to look at the history of it all.

    SW, fixed, belt came first
    SWZ, fixed, hydro came next, z for zero turn (even though the belt can also it was a term for hydro riders back then)
    SWUZ, float, hydro, they called it the ulitimate w/b which is why the u
    SFW float, belt, very new model

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