A Quick Question About Scag

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ajcks1, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. ajcks1

    ajcks1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    I have a 48 inch, Scag walk behind, i'm trying to locate a users manual but i'm not sure if its the right one because my serial numbers never match up.

    Here they are..
    Model: sw48-14ka
    Serial: 504 0310

    Can anyone help me out?
  2. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
    Messages: 2,768

    What are you looking to do with it? Maybe someone or myself can help you with whatever the problem might be.
  3. ajcks1

    ajcks1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    I want to rebuild the belt drives, and look into the transmission..... it is having trouble going forward.. it used to be only when it rains but now its all the time. at the very least it needs some adjustment, and a new transmission belt.
  4. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
    Messages: 2,768

    Those gear drive transmissions have issues that are usually caused by shifting on the fly. There's a few guys on here that know about the trans issues.
  5. lawn care St. Cloud  MN

    lawn care St. Cloud MN LawnSite Member
    Messages: 56

  6. jiggz

    jiggz LawnSite Senior Member
    from jerz
    Messages: 646

    Call up Scag they will email you one..Honestaly you can probally use any scag manual.. the gear drive system hasnt changes much threw out the years.. you should be able to figure it out if you get your hands on one..If the tranny shafts and pullys are spinning smooth with out any chops.. You probally just need new belts.. sometimes if its a real old machine the pullys on each trannyshaft wear down to the point that the belt is totally countersunk into them.. the top of the belt should be sticking out of the pully 1/8 inch or so
  7. djagusch

    djagusch LawnSite Platinum Member
    from MN
    Messages: 4,358

    It should be a 2000 model if the s/n is right. On Scag's website they have a manuals area that you can down load.

    On a belt drive mower it's pretty simple to figure out what is going on. A stretched belt/s, lack of spring tension, or adjustment are things I would be looking for.
  8. RTR Landscaping

    RTR Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 390

    I agree, go to Scag.com or call your local dealer. You can order one either way.
  9. kleankutts

    kleankutts LawnSite Member
    Messages: 24

    Try scag or landscaperpro.com
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