61" Scag walk behind, anyone own one?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Quail Creek LC, May 19, 2001.

  1. Quail Creek LC

    Quail Creek LC LawnSite Member
    from IOWA
    Messages: 155

    I'm thinking of buying a new Scag 61 walkbehind with a 21 hp motor. Does onyone own one and what do you think of them. Do they have enough hp? Do they do a good job of cutting. I have a 48" scag walkbehind now and have been having alot of problems with stringers and dont want to spend a bunch on a new mower and have the same problem.
  2. iski3d

    iski3d LawnSite Member
    from NH
    Messages: 68

    I have a 61" ferris dual drive hydro walkbehind w/ the 23 kawi and its a great mach. more than enuff power.
  3. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,144

    why do you want a 61 walk behind. Spend a few grand more and get a 61 ztr. the productivity will pay for the diffrence in price real fast. The only reason I can see for getting a 61 walkbehind is if you mow mostly hills and still want some productivity.
  4. BerksLawn

    BerksLawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 149

    I dont own a scag put a lco that cuts down the street has one and his are old and dont run well. He just bought a new 72" scag threewheel rider it dont stripe very well. I would go with the ferris dual hydro a very large lco only uses them they have about 6 and he told me they were great, they stripe good to but maybe u should spend more and get a ztr it might be better in the long run.
  5. Quail Creek LC

    Quail Creek LC LawnSite Member
    from IOWA
    Messages: 155

    The reason that I want to stick with a walkbehind is that I mow all residental lawns and I beleive that people will freak out if I put one of them on there lawn. If it wasn't for this reason I would have myself a Ztr.
  6. BerksLawn

    BerksLawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 149

    Thats how i am my costomers might not like it i had one who cant see very well anyway say my walkbehind wasnt cutting the grass and wanted me to use a pushmower. Well any way check this out http://www.convertiblemower.com/ one member on here has one its a good idea but ive never seen them around here
  7. edward hedrick

    edward hedrick LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 871

    I have a scag STHM 61 which is a 61 with an attached sulky.
    I modified the deck by adding a baffle from a HusQ 60 rider.
    also the turbo baffle. it has a 22 kohler plentyof power.
  8. cos

    cos LawnSite Addict
    Messages: 1,253

    I do in fact own one and had 1 problem and that wasn't with the scag itself. I had the motor go soon after I bought it. I never had a problem with the motor or the walk behind since. It is about 6-7 yrs old. It has a vanguard and is hydro. Get a sulky for it and you will not regret it.
  9. aklscape

    aklscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    The Scag WBs are rock solid reliable. Make sure to get their new Advantage deck and "stringers" will be a thing of the past.

    PLenty of power....

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