19hp 48" tiger cub & high lifts??

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by PTOhioMower, May 3, 2005.

  1. PTOhioMower

    PTOhioMower LawnSite Member
    Messages: 197

    Anyone run high lifts on a 19 hp tiger cub?
    How was the cut over the stock blades?
    Does the added lift suck more power?
    Is there such a thing as medium lift blades?

    I need a new set of blades and would like to enhance my stripes as well as keep the quality of cut top notch.
  2. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    I tried high lifts on my 20hp tiger cub and it really made the engine work hard, I use the stock lift blades and have good sucess
  3. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,943

    SCAG's high lifts (the really high ones with fully shapened blade, 3" wide with a huge almost vertical lift wing) are serious horsepower drainers! You need a lot of hp to the inch of cut to run them.

    Maybe they've changed them. If you have the power though, they cut REAL nice. Never mis a blade of grass.....EVER!
  4. Sweetwater

    Sweetwater LawnSite Member
    Messages: 66

    Agree with all above answers...try this combo- two std blades and a high lift on discharge side only. Resolves clumping issues and really disperses clippings for manicured look. Just watch out 'cause you will cover a flower bed w/ clippings from 2 lanes out!
  5. PTOhioMower

    PTOhioMower LawnSite Member
    Messages: 197

  6. scagster

    scagster LawnSite Member
    from n.ohio
    Messages: 72

    we have run the same setup as sweetwater for 15 years, we think its the best also

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