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Got my Cheetah in FINALLY...small review

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by slowleak1, Aug 24, 2012.

  1. slowleak1

    slowleak1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 532

    Yeah, I am definitely investing in one asap. On the right side tank there is a blank plate. Looks like there should have been stuff mounted there..guess it will be a great spot to put one.
  2. StanWilhite

    StanWilhite LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,383

    My Lightning came with one, I just assumed that since Scag is thought of as one of the very best mowers built, that it would have one.
  3. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,460

    What do I need a tack for?
  4. TNGrassCutter

    TNGrassCutter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,321

    Hang some paper on a cork board?
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  5. StanWilhite

    StanWilhite LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,383

    They're just so common place I was just surprised to find out that particular mower didn't have one. If I'm remembering correctly some of the Scag's come from the factory with one don't they?

    It's just nice (for me anyway) to be able to check from time to time to make sure the engine is still turning what it should turn at full throttle.
  6. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,943

    A tach is VERY important, and IMO should be standard on every mower. Especially now since just about every manufacturer has gone to a digital hour meter anyway.

    I'm not 100% sure, but dont think SCAG ever offered a factory tach. I was only aware of DC, and as you say, Bad Boy.
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  7. StanWilhite

    StanWilhite LawnSite Silver Member
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  8. slowleak1

    slowleak1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 532

    Another small update without pics...lol

    Underside of deck is EXTREMELY clean even after about 10 hours of cutting wet grass.

    I noticed some paint chipping off of the deck, down to bare clean metal. Shoddy paint job for sure. Still havent worked out the issues with the speed either, hopefully next week I can get everything straitened out.
  9. puppypaws

    puppypaws LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,168

    If you see a problem with their paint, you definitely should bring it to their attention; user feedback is what brings a companies quality control to the production of a superior product, instead of an inferior product.
  10. slowleak1

    slowleak1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 532

    Little update since I haven't updated this thread in a while. Dropped the machine off at the dealer today for it running slow, smoking heavily on start up, pulsing hydros and paint chipping. The mechanic says there is nothing that can be done to increase ground speed, and that I over filled the motor with oil and thats why it smokes. I haven't touched it since I bought it so he is full of $hit. Waiting to hear back from them about what they are going to do.
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