What is the blade tip speed on Scags?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by tb8100, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. tb8100

    tb8100 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from TX
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    I can't seem to find that spec anywhere. :confused:
     
  2. Tagg

    Tagg LawnSite Member
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    Just RIGHT !!!
     
  3. tb8100

    tb8100 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from TX
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    well DUH. Everybody knows THAT.
     
  4. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    20,000 fps, give or take.
     
  5. tb8100

    tb8100 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from TX
    Posts: 1,627

    holy CRAP. Really??

    So that's like, 120,000 feet per minute, right? 0_o
     
  6. IA_James

    IA_James LawnSite Silver Member
    from Iowa
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    Fast enough to throw a pine cone the size of one of those small size footballs across a street and bounce off a Mustang, I know that.:nono:
     
  7. newtostone

    newtostone LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
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    Is it really 20k? i would love to know myslf i can never seem to find that information and when i ask a scag sales guy he acts like hes' never heard of what that is ;)
     
  8. IA_James

    IA_James LawnSite Silver Member
    from Iowa
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    I think it's actually a little lower than 20k, more like 18-19k. I'm not sure how much faster it is than a home owner model. I think that's where you get the commercial machine jet engine sound when spooling the blades up vs. a home owner mower.
     
  9. JimQ

    JimQ LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I just went out and measured one

    Brand new Turf Tiger 61" Velocity Plus, 29hp Kawi

    17,900 FPM

    Like I said, it's a new unit. Never seen grass. It might pick up a few FPM as things break in.

    ANSI limits blade tip speed to 19K FPM

    Q
     
  10. newtostone

    newtostone LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Posts: 681

    JimQ thanks for the insight!
     

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