Scag Advantage decks and poor quality of cut

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Lawnfella, Feb 24, 2005.

  1. Lawnfella

    Lawnfella LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    Does anyone like the quality of cut with an Advantage deck? I've ran a Turf Tiger for 3 years and thought nothing about the way it cut untill I demoed a Lazer Z last summer. The Lazer cut soo much cleaner without leaving any uncut blades of grass. I cannot say that about my Turf Tiger, especially where the front tires run there is always uncut grass in the front tire tracks. If Scag would improve their quality of cut the they might be "Simply The Best".
  2. jt5019

    jt5019 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,432

    I have two scags with the advantage deck one on a tiger cub 48 and one on a walk behind 48.I have not had the problems you stated.Actually i think they stripe great only time there is a problem is when the grass is very wet those decks seem to clog up fast and spit out chunks.The advantage decks have three different baffle settings you can adjust for the type of grass/conditions you have maybe that can help?Maybe the striping roller would help to? i dont have one but i hear they work really good.
  3. ashs inc

    ashs inc LawnSite Senior Member
    from alabama
    Messages: 601

    I have two scag W/B's. One is a 36 1997 and is a tank. It was the first mower that I started my business with and still cranks and cuts great. I love my scags. I have not had any problems with them. I am looking to purchase a ZTR scag. Just have not made up my mind with it.
  4. RobH

    RobH LawnSite Member
    Messages: 142

    Check your deck pitch per the manual. That seems to have an impact on quality of cut. Also, old blades that are sort of rounded on the ends may decrease the quality of cut. The baffles as mentioned by JT also effect the quality of cut.

    BOTURF LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 316

    on a 52 inch deck or larger try running bobcat highlift offset blades , they seem to help alot
  6. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
    Messages: 2,206

    Please explain what you mean by offset. I've never heard of an offset mower blade.

    BOTURF LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 316

    They are not what you call straight across .... where they spindle bolt hole is is raised and the actual cutting part is lower than the rest i dont have a pic but i think i ordered mine from and the part number is 22110 it does show a pic too ( part number is for a 52 inch scag and bobcat deck ) be sure and check your blade lengths to see if they are interchangeable
  8. Mo Green

    Mo Green LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,487

    Sounds like a normal mulching blade.

    BOTURF LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 316

    They dont call it a mulching blade its called a new style formed blade ( xm series)
  10. TGIB

    TGIB LawnSite Member
    Messages: 27

    I don't know why you are having some problems , but I haven't seen any mower yet that will cut better than my Tiger.

    If your Scag is new enough to have the adjustable front air baffle in the mower deck - what height is it set at ?

    Just as an experamint, try moving that baffle DOWN to its lowest setting and see if there is an improvemnt in the cut.

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