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Anybody with a Scag....

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jwhitson, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. jwhitson

    jwhitson LawnSite Member
    Messages: 54

    Im thinking of buying a tiger cub because I need a small ZTR. Can anyone tell me if the tiger cub can hold a hill.......Thanks
  2. twj721

    twj721 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 619

    has your local dealer got a demo so you could try it out 1st hand that way you know for sure . We have a Wildcat 52" it does ok but does not hold the hills as well as our Turf Tiger did .Hope this helps Good luck . twj
  3. Two Seasons

    Two Seasons LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 791

    We own Scag. 61" Turf Tiger and 36" walk-behind. If hills are an issue, I'd use a walk-behind.

    Turf Tiger has the lowest center of gravity for Scag ZTR's.
  4. GreenNation

    GreenNation LawnSite Member
    Messages: 50

    We have 1 Scag Tiger Cub. This machine has a high center of gravity with the dual 4 gallon fuel tanks mounted over each rear drive wheel. The cub will hold fairly well, but we do not push it on steep grades. We use our walk-behind if in doubt to be safe.
    Scags Turf Tigers have a centered low mounted fuel tank and with the wide stance of these mowers they are much better at holding slopes. We have probably taken the Tiger Cub is a few spots where we should not have been.
    We never remove our rops. Bottom line: Tiger Cub has a narrow wheel stance, high mounted fuel tanks. Excellent little mower but not the best for hills, an steep slopes.
  5. jwhitson

    jwhitson LawnSite Member
    Messages: 54

    Thanks it helps hearing it from somebody who has one......
  6. milo

    milo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,303

    i had the tiger cub 48 19hp kawasaki. for being that small it did great on hills. it does 100 times better than exmark hp units.
    but hills it was great no worries.

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,568

    We run 2 walk behinds,2 wildcats and picked up a tiger cub this season,these are all scags to me they hold a hill like glue we use common sense with em.
  8. Maxify

    Maxify LawnSite Member
    Messages: 93

    I ran a Scag TC for years. Loved it. Hugged the hills very well but take it easy. The dealer gave me this advice. Scag's engineers tell the dealer that anything more than 23 degree incline is unsafe. It'll handle a lot more than that but err on the side of discretion. More than a 23 degree incline sideways will start a pucker factor in places on your torso that can't be discussed in company with your pastor. Uphill was never an issue and I'm 6'4" 270#. That being said; use common sense with any machine. Opt for the larger than standard motor and couple it with lots of PM maintenance.
  9. jwhitson

    jwhitson LawnSite Member
    Messages: 54

    Thanks I think i migh look at the wildcat also....
  10. steve45

    steve45 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,325

    I have a 48" Tiger Cub. I have used it on a 20° hill, up, down, & sideways. At the time, it had rear weights and did not have a grass catcher.

    It did fine, but I would certainly feel more comfortable on one of the larger models with a lower CG.

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