Looking for Scag V-Pro owner comments

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by JudgeLawnCare, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. JudgeLawnCare

    JudgeLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 63

    I'm looking for comments from Scag V pro owners. Ive read all the old threads but most of them have been silent for almost a year so hoping there is more owners and the previous owners will have more experience with thier V pro's. I'm looking at getting the 52'' with the 23 Kai. I know its more money but I cut alot of bahia and st augistine and would like to change hights sometimes almost every other house. I'm trying to get info just from people who actually have owned them so they have a good feeling for everything about the mower. Thanks in advance for any and all information and help given.
  2. baddboygeorge

    baddboygeorge LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,249

    but I have demoed one an it was an awesome machine! I could actually mow with one hand , The handling was outstanding! Buy one!!
  3. JudgeLawnCare

    JudgeLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 63

    I'm probobly going to demo one in a couple of weeks. I'm really hoping to get some feedback from someone that has had one for a while and had a chance to mull things over.
  4. ALC-GregH

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

    I looked at a 52" ProV and didn't like how sloppy the control linkage had gotten after less then 100hrs. I also didn't like how your not actually holding onto the mower framing it self but just the control handle. It seemed awkward to use so I canceled my order for the 36" and bought a BOP instead.
  5. Cowdog

    Cowdog LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    I own the scag pro v with 23hp 52" velocity deck. It is an excellent
    machine. One recommendation I would offer is to look at the Selbro
    caster wheel two wheel fixed sulky with the custom bracket made for
    the V. The single wheel Scag sulky is more expensive and leaves a track
    down the middle of your stripe. The velocity deck is a huge improvement
    over the advantage in cut quality and handling wet grass. This is
    the smoothest machine I've ever ran with the least vibration.
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  6. JudgeLawnCare

    JudgeLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 63

    Thats almost the exact same set up I'm looking at getting. I was looking for a 2 week sulky but hadnt found one that would fit yet so thanks for that. Anyone else have any info?
  7. Two Seasons

    Two Seasons LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 791

    We own the 48" with the 17 Kawasaki engine.

    The 52/23 you're looking at would be the one I'd buy---now---after owning our Pro-V 48/17 for over a year. Why?

    A couple of things are now evident to us...
    1.) 52/23 has a battery---great for getting out of a tight trailer
    2.) 52/23 has a battery---great for an electric chute blocker
    3.) 52/23 has a little wider cut---you'd be surprised what another 4" will give you in productivity!
    4.) You'll never be short of power---for sure.

    We bought the Pro-V sulky. Very well built, as you'd expect from a Scag product. It's great going forward, but not so great in a reverse mode. We've got some experience on it now, so we don't turf tear as much.

    And about the handling of the Pro-V, we've never had a better one. Here's why:
    1.) Can reverse with one hand
    2.) Can go forward with one hand
    3.) Can turn with one hand
    4.) Can trim along brush lines with one hand
    5.) Can trim along fence lines with one hand
    6.) Can trim under low branches with one hand

    Biggest negative---in the transport mode speed using the Pro-V sulky, you're stretched out in the arms to get the bar down all the way if you're a tall one.

    Overall, we'd say they are well worth the extra $$$
  8. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,558

    How is it in going up and down curbs? I am kinda surprised they dont' interlock both handles?
  9. JudgeLawnCare

    JudgeLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 63

    Anyone know a good price to expect for the 52/23?
  10. Two Seasons

    Two Seasons LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 791

    We use ramps on everything, so I don't know. With the price of mowers these days, why tear them up more by jumping curbs?

    Not sure what you mean by "interlock both handles". Both handles are welded to a rod that then controls the hydro pumps.

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