Scags new walk behind.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by jaybow, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. LawnMan19

    LawnMan19 LawnSite Gold Member
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    By far the comfort control DD is the best and easiest to use.
     
  2. echo

    echo LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Agreed!
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  3. PlantscapeSolutions

    PlantscapeSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
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    I was glad to not see a Advantage or as I call it a Disadvantage deck on the new Scag 36. If you like to mulch the Advantage deck even with all the Hurricane stuff bolted on can't touch the old square decks that required nothing more then a chute plate.

    At $4,400 it's about $400 - $500 less then the two SWZU's I purchased about 6-7 years ago. This is the only floating deck 36 on the market right now. I knew this mower was going to be coming back once Scag purged all the Pro-V inventory. I've been checking with my dealer every few months to see if the SWZU replacement was out yet.

    Surely some should be posting a review by now.

    My dealer will have a 36 demo later this week.
     
  4. ReddensLawnCare

    ReddensLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I loved my old style deck compared to the newer ones. Especially in the fall. Never missed a beat. Wish i hadn't sold it now.
     
  5. PlantscapeSolutions

    PlantscapeSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
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    It looks like the 36 mower will have 16 HP which would be about one HP per 34.3 lbs. The older SWZU had a ratio of 39.6 lbs/HP. That's about a 13% improvement. I hope that will be noticeable on the hill climbs. The SWZU's needed a little more power for the hills.
     
  6. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I tested out the new controls last week, much better than ECS but operate the same way. Lighter springs, smoother operation and faster ground speed. No idea on QOC but should be on par with Exmark and Snapper.
     
  7. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
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    Right scag guys, ready for this one? The new scag hydro cut is really a.............. Ferris! That's right, its a ferris walk behind painted orange with a different control setup. I was in the ferris/brigs dealer and saw theirs and asked the sales guy if brigs worked out a deal with scag on it, yep, the hydro cut and giant vac. I don't know what else is shared but he knew about the hydro cut off the bat.
     
  8. PlantscapeSolutions

    PlantscapeSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
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    What hydro cut WB are you talking about? I know Scag bought the Giant Vac company.
     
  9. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
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    Hydro drive whatver. The one this thread is talking about.
     
  10. PlantscapeSolutions

    PlantscapeSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
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    Ferris actually makes or made a hydro cut 36 which is why I was asking. Ferris and Snapper are the same company but I don't see Scag getting in bed with another company to use their designs. John Deere is a different story.

    This is the only floating deck 36 on the market and the only one with a single handle for height adjustment. There are some original things on Scags part that the other mowers don't have. I think this mowers is quickly going to be a hot selling item. The price point is really good. This should help make up for the V-Pro that was a little too advanced and was not the hot item Scag thought it was going to be.
     

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