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Scag advantage deck

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by tom's lawn care, May 5, 2009.

  1. tom's lawn care

    tom's lawn care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    has anyone on this site ever had any problems with the scag advantage deck? Please let me know
  2. outlaw1960

    outlaw1960 LawnSite Senior Member
    from denver
    Messages: 307

    I have a 36" Advantage deck, 5 years on it now and no problems to speak of. It cuts well and discharges evenly. Are you looking to buy one? Or are you having problems with one?
    Last edited: May 5, 2009
  3. BGClawns101

    BGClawns101 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 250

    Ya i have a scag tiger cub with a 48 on it and well lets just say that i have a problem with it about every time i mow a yard. I love the mower cause it starts up everytime and it never has problems mechancally but the deck is a piece of crap if the grass is a little bit wet it will clump up in balls in the yard then the deck cloggs which makes it even worse i will never buy a scag in my lifetime because of this reason. But maybe its just my mower idk.
  4. Mike Blevins

    Mike Blevins LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,390

    I owned three advantage decks and liked all three of them. Never had a problem with any of them clumping.
  5. yardmanlee

    yardmanlee LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 898

    has 3 and had a problem w/ 48" till I changed the pitch and increased the rpms on the engine
  6. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,795

    that usually has a lot to do with it, found that to be a large problem when mowers are new and after a year of hard use. check it and go from there. but mowing when too wet is not a good idea either.
  7. OrangeToys

    OrangeToys LawnSite Bronze Member
    from SW MO
    Messages: 1,034

    GO buy a scag with the veloctiy deck and you will not say "your never buying a scag again they are crap"

    I have both the Advantage and Velocity and I hate the Advantage. My Velocity deck cuts the wettest grass around and doesn't miss a thing. I tell everyone that same thing and I guarentee it!
  8. Two Seasons

    Two Seasons LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 791

    Have had both Advantage deck and the Velocity deck.

    Both decks cut extremely well. The Velocity deck has a wider discharge to get the grass out faster, hence the name.

    Regarding clumping with the Advantage, never had any issues with ours.
  9. outlaw1960

    outlaw1960 LawnSite Senior Member
    from denver
    Messages: 307

    Check the deck pitch, never had a problem with wet grass here. I cut Bluegrass that is heavily fertilized and have 0 problems.....I cut at 2 1/2", everyone I cut has sprinkler systems....hth
  10. larryslawn

    larryslawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 26

    I have both and have cut some pretty bad stuff and have never had any problem with clumps. I think blade pitch or type of blade might be your problem. If you are cutting tall wet grass with a mulcher blade sometimes it might clump some a little. I usually just make a second pass

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