Look what I just got for $1200

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by cochino12, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. cochino12

    cochino12 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 319

    I think I did pretty good, what do you think? 52" scag hydro with sulky and grass gobbler all for $1200! It runs great and the only issue it seems to have is the park brake kills the motor every time you pull it? is that normal? it wont start with it on, kills the motor even if it's in neutral and the blades are off .... I just unplugged it and it seems to be a little more convenient that way and it's still functional. Any ideas? Also any idea how to tell what year it is?

    Scag Mower 001.jpg
  2. Albery's Lawn & Tractor

    Albery's Lawn & Tractor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,674

    just a safety switch gone bad, it happens. Looks like a good buy to me
  3. lifetree

    lifetree LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,369

    I'd say it's a good deal for you ... congratulations !!
  4. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Yeah that looks pretty nice, doesn't look to have much wear to it,
    for $1200 and a hydro in the condition it looks to be, if that parking brake
    is your only problem that's a really good deal.

    Matter of fact I would expect to pay as much for a belt drive in that condition, with the bagger and velke,
    now maybe it's wet because it rained or the picture did it wrong but the bag looks almost new.

    The engine appears to be a Kawasaki, probably the OEM, if I'm not mistaken that's top of the line, too.

    It might take some getting used to that HUGE fixed deck, but other than that...

    Looks to be 4 years old, what year is it?
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2009
  5. cochino12

    cochino12 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 319

    Thats what I figured, cheap/easy fix

    Bag is almost new, lady bought it for her employees to mow around her building but they now have a company doing it for her.

    Not sure about the year, short of calling scag how can I figure that out?
  6. greenred

    greenred LawnSite Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 916

    Congrats, looks like you made out really well on your purchase.
  7. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    It might take a little time to find the little steel plate but it can be done via the model AND serial number,
    which once you start looking for parts you will need that information but I'm sure there's time for that.
  8. DRBLawnBuster

    DRBLawnBuster LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 831

    Nice deal i bought my belt drive scag for 1,200
  9. Allens LawnCare

    Allens LawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 926

    Great Deal.......
  10. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 7,051

    nice mower, great deal.... :)

    As TS mentioned, find the serial number and model number on the plate and call any dealer and they should be able to give you all the info on the mower.

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