*New* Scag Walk Behind

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by nineunder, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. Jimslawncareservice

    Jimslawncareservice LawnSite Platinum Member
    from mn
    Messages: 4,143

    What about the v ride frames? I heard several guys grumbling about them breaking, and they are heavier than this mower. Same with the toro grand stand. Heavy stuff falling apart or bending.
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  2. djagusch

    djagusch LawnSite Platinum Member
    from MN
    Messages: 4,358

    Guessing the vride deal was on 52" decks. Operator weight, leverage of the rider/machine balance made it hard to estimate. On a w/b I'm not worried about the frame if the welds are good. The deck lift I think is poor location/leverage for a operator.
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  3. KnK

    KnK LawnSite Member
    Messages: 128

    i actually remember my late 80s, early 90s decks clumping less than the velocitys ? ,so hoping for a demo
  4. KnK

    KnK LawnSite Member
    Messages: 128

    And why does a walkbehind have to cost 7-8000 ?
  5. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,345

    Man some of these comments on Scag being to heavy, a stamped velocity deck and the velocity clumping are quite interesting to say the least. I normally respect others opinions but these are a stretch.
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  6. wahlturfcare

    wahlturfcare LawnSite Senior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 549

    i personally run 9 older walkbhinds with the flat front decks(36-72'') and prefer them over the 3 velocity 52'' that we run. They definately dont clump like the velocity does in my area, plus you can mow in the rain and get a even cut if you want. The sme goes to the old turf tigers that we have also.

    I have demoed the new walkbehind a few weeks ago in mayville, and it really isnt that bad of a mower. I dont like the hadle setup as it was harder to control on the hills that were alttile wet. But it was lighter than my swzu's.
    I do wish they would build a 61'' wlkbehind though, but for now im stuck building my own.
  7. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,345

    We have run Scags for over 15 years, from the original deck, the advantage deck and the velocity. The Velocity deck is what makes Scag a Scag. Its the most copied deck in the industry for a reason. It has remained unchanged since 2006 for good reason. Its arguably the most versitile deck in the industry.
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  8. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,558

    We got several Scag units one being a 2 year old TT with the super deck. I normally don't ever do any side discharge but got into some last year and I just don't see any advantage over my Tiber cubs with 61' or 48". All of them was giving a bad cut in tall weedy stuff no silver bullet deck. It must be an up north thing.
  9. jaybow

    jaybow LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mi
    Messages: 1,089

    The controls look nice, and the he deck looks like the one on my old fixed deck hydro Scag, wich has been very good to me, very good stripes and clipping dispersal. Im excited to see one in person, and hopefully scrape up the cash for one.
  10. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,943

    I'd have to see it in person, but I LOVE that style deck! That ROUND trim side allows for EXCELLENT trimmability. I have the previous version classic deck that is more straight on the front corner. They don't cut all that great, but with todays real nice hi-lift blades, this deck can be made to cut very well at a walking pace. No need for a long non trimmablity friendly fast cutting deck on on a mower designed to be walked behind.

    SCAG really does need to get back to basics with a COMPACT, shorter, lighter, walkbehind. My deck is so light that I had to add 1/2" thick plate steel to the leading edge as it would pop wheelies just letting the pistol (please keep these) grips go.

    Go back to basics SCAG!

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