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Add-on hydo cooler for SCAG?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by B&A lawn care, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. B&A lawn care

    B&A lawn care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 70

    I want to add a oil cooler to our SCAG SWZ. I am pretty heavy at 220 for the thing to pull around and it has some hours on it causing it to slow noticeably after a hour or so when we are cutting large areas on hot days. Cheaper than new pumps and wheel motors would be an oil cooler. The thing works fine for a hour or so depending on ambient temp and terrain we are mowing. By the time we travel to the next job it works fine again also. So a question for the hydro techs. I am familiar with how to plumb the cooler but not with flow GPMs. Would a towing auto trans cooler such as those sold at the auto parts stores flow enough oil? I plan to mount it above the cooling air intake just like SCAG does on the riders.
  2. BigFish

    BigFish LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,156

    It should work, though I would go with a quality unit from B&M with the threaded fittings and use hi flow (larger ID ) hose fittings.
  3. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,967

    Post some pics and info when you get it done. Thanks, Tony
  4. AJ Lawnscapes

    AJ Lawnscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 322

    Might want to get off and walk a few lawns if you're straining your scag to put a hydro cooler on it ;)

  5. cccmachine

    cccmachine LawnSite Member
    from memphis
    Messages: 38

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