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48 Scag WB

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by h8weakness, Oct 9, 2007.

  1. h8weakness

    h8weakness LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    OK guys and gals... I need quick help.. I am looking to buy a scag 48" wb w/ the 15 hp. Kaw. about 100 hours on it for $2000 tomorrow. is that a fair deal? it looks in great shape? No problems with it reported. Please let me know what you think asap!
  2. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,449

    Not much horsepower for 48" unit....we have 15hp on 36" units.
  3. whoopassonthebluegrass

    whoopassonthebluegrass LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,305

    Is it hydro or belt-drive? Fixed or floating deck?

    BNR LAWN SERVICES LawnSite Member
    Messages: 33

    Good price Low HP My 48 bobcat has 18 Kaw
  5. SouthernCutter

    SouthernCutter LawnSite Member
    Messages: 108

    it depends if it is Hydro or belt drive.....15 sounds low for a 48.....im running 17 on a 48 scag, and my buddy has a 19 on a 48 exmark. if its floating deck, i wouldnt want it.....floating decks on scags are sooo heavy....if you want a floating deck go with exmark.
  6. h8weakness

    h8weakness LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    Thanks for the reply... I thought that 15 hp may have been a little low. Is 15 hp stock?
  7. advantage landscaping

    advantage landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 215

    Well if it only has 200 hours on it I may think so, after all $2k is a good price for that machine that wouldn't have much wear-and-tear at that age I would assume. Maybe the 17hp kawi went and they opted for a cheaper option for replacement, then sale? JMO
  8. G.A.S.

    G.A.S. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 15

    I wouldn't be hesitant if your going to make your $$$ back fairly quickly. I bought a bobcat w/b a couple years ago w/ 50hrs, 15 hp Kaw, fixed, geardrive for $2K. No complaints yet @ approx. 300hrs
  9. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,967

    I have a 48 Scag (hydro) with a 15 Kohler and it's just fine. You're not going to be bushhogging are you? I also have a 15 Kohler on a 36 Bob-Cat and a 12hp Briggs on a 32 Bob-Cat, they all have Jungle Wheels and pull my big ass anywhere. My Lesco 52 has a 19 Kawasaki and truthfully it's overkill and it uses twice the gas to do the same job, it sounds GREAT though!
    Horsepower for the most part is a selling point for your ego.
    There are justified minimums to consider but 15 will do just fine to answer your question especially since it's a twin cylinder.
    $2000 with 100 hours sounds like a gear drive and should be in great shape so it's probably a good buy. I would consider a hydro in the future though. They really are sweet and I've got several of both kinds. Tony
  10. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    More than likely it is a 15hp gear drive fixed deck, for a 1-year old / with 100 hours on it that's a nice deal and yes 15hp is standard for those. It may not be the mower you want, but they sell new for 3g... Personally I prefer toro, but scag seems to have a good rep.

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