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Riders vs. Walkbehinds...my experience after one season

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by PR0 TURF, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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    The Scag Pro-V is officially no longer in production. Late last year Scag was selling 52" Pro-V's for $4600 and 0% financing!! I believe this deal is still good until all remaining are sold.

    On a side note I demoed a Pro-V and loved it. It felt like power steering!! Scag thought this would change the industry. I am very surprised it didnt catch on. It really is effortless to operate, even with one hand.
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  2. Chilehead

    Chilehead LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Stockbridge, GA
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    Thanks. I heard there were issues with it, namely leaky seals. had you heard the same?
     
  3. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Scag had a run of bad or pinched hydro o-ring seals. Updated seals were designed and put into production. The rest are changed under warranty. The only bad problems I heard about the Pro-V were the controls wear out quick.
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  4. Chilehead

    Chilehead LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Stockbridge, GA
    Messages: 1,949

    :dizzy: No, man.....don't say that. I hate to think that Scag--an American company known for making durable machines--made a mower with quick-wearing controls. Oh well, the V-ride is my second choice.
     
  5. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Thats what I heard here on LS. So I honestly dont know how true it is.
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  6. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I would start a thread and ask some owners.
     
  7. thelawnman

    thelawnman LawnSite Senior Member
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    I was talking to a dealer yesterday and he said they were not selling them becuase who would buy a walk behind for 7 grand when you can get a stand on mower. I got mine dirty cheap last year and thank god i did because its a amazing mower.
     
  8. GrassGuerilla

    GrassGuerilla LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,440

    Love my old Hustler super walk behind. Wish they would make me a new one. I picked up a low hour one last season. Should be good for several more years. My dealer leaves a lot to be desired, and there aren't many others around. But it sure beats most other WB's in my book.
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