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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by big_country, Feb 2, 2005.

  1. big_country

    big_country LawnSite Member
    Posts: 118

    I was wondering what are the best type of blades to run with the SCAG advantage deck? I have a 61" turf tiger and was looking into running hi lift blades this year. Also what is the best type of stripping kit to buy/make for a SCAG, is the factory kit worth the money?

  2. captaingreen

    captaingreen LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 471

    I run Bobcat Hi-lift offset blades on my Scag. You can get them from J-Thomas. As far as the striping kit I haven't used one so I'm not sure there.

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,138

    I don't think you need a stripeing kit they stripe great if i did buy 1 it would come from scag.
  4. LLandscaping

    LLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,016

    We run hi-lift mulching blades on our Scag Tiger Cubs. We use them to cut grass and for mulching leaves in the fall. We bought ours at J-Thomas but now we will be buying them from Travis at Landscapers Supply. (He is a sponsor)
  5. atproperty

    atproperty LawnSite Member
    Posts: 62

    There is no need to purchase 3 hi lift blades. Just install one on the discharge. The hi lift does not help the cut it helps throw the clippings. Sure Scags already give a nice stripe, but if you want to stand out and really impress your clients you want a kit. If you have a turf tiger maybe you will not experience the problem that I had with the roller getting hung up. It installs on the axle rod and causes me problems with my 52" tiger cub. The end result is outstanding. Go to atproperty threads, "looking for versatile stripping kit", post #10 I believe it was. You will view what the kit does. If you are questioning my advice on the hi lifts go to chatfield power equipment in Southbury CT(search engine). Get the phone #, ask for greg. Tell him Andre referred you. He will explain anything you need to know. Oh ya, make the shop install your kit. One less thing you gotta do. Your giving them your business.
  6. captaingreen

    captaingreen LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 471

  7. atproperty

    atproperty LawnSite Member
    Posts: 62

    Your reply actually sounds like it makes sense Captain Green. Maybe I was steered wrong. I remember my dealer saying something about HP. Maybe my Honda 24hp is not enough for the extra weight of the hi lifts. Back to the drawing board. Sorry if I was wrong big country but ask your dealer or the dealer I told you just for giggles and let me know. In the winter I have time to check the forum almost everyday.
  8. big_country

    big_country LawnSite Member
    Posts: 118

    Which hi lifts are better, the ones with the straight lift or the ones with the notch in the lift? I think on J-Thomas i noticed under the scag blades you could not get the solid lift, only the notched lift blades; so will the solid lift 21" blades under the Bobcats work on scags also? atproperty, what did the kit run you and how do you think the spring force setup works? Also on the thickness on the blades, they are listed as .204, is that the thickness of the factory blades?

    Thanks for the advice
  9. atproperty

    atproperty LawnSite Member
    Posts: 62

    I would have replied sooner but the server was down. I got my stripping kit for $300.00 but it was at a time when I purchased approx. $11,000 of product in cash. So I am not sure if I got a discount or not. I pulled a reciept and my hi lift is 18" do to 52" deck. Of course my reciept shows one 18" hilift(part#SG 481711) for $25.76 and two reg 18"(SG 481707) for $13.44 each. So that set up was $55.80 total with tax. Your turf tiger has more nads than my cub. I will be calling greg tommorrow and ask him why he has me running one hi lift. I will let you know. I do believe the springs are an important roll in quality with the stripping kit but as far as counting on the springs to quickly lock into an upward position its all hassle. I needed it for quality but I fought with the thing all season.
  10. macaw

    macaw LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 415

    I used Meg-Mo blades last year on my 48" wb advantage deck very hi lift will output grass 3 times mower deck size and they mulch leaves real good.

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