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Scag cheetah review!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by johnnybravo8802, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,025

    TT uses a horizontal shaft engine. Cheetah uses a vertical shaft....just FYI.
  2. johnnybravo8802

    johnnybravo8802 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Ga.
    Messages: 2,316

    That's what I meant. It computed upstairs but came out wrong.:hammerhead::laugh::laugh:
  3. JLlandscapes

    JLlandscapes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    Yea I don't know why you didn't try it in low cause thats what you are suppose to mow in normally anyway. thats what it says on the scag website, only suppose to use high for transport and if you are not cutting off much.
  4. MJB

    MJB LawnSite Silver Member
    from Wa
    Messages: 2,869

    Was it at all jerky while climbing the hills in high? The Super Z's would jerk going uphill something awful due to the high gears. I would liked to hear how well the Cheetah did in low range on hills performing the same tasks, you might of liked the mower better. Also you said the hydro 5400 was loud, was that just in high gear? I've never noticed that on the Outlaw. The 5400's take getting used to going downhill, but once you figure it out they work great at both up or down.
  5. johnnybravo8802

    johnnybravo8802 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Ga.
    Messages: 2,316

    I didn't find it that jerky in high so that's why it felt natural to run it in high versus low. The 5400's seemed to be loud in low and high but mostly high since that's where I ran it.
  6. djagusch

    djagusch LawnSite Platinum Member
    from MN
    Messages: 4,350

    Jb how many hrs have you ran on it? I have a tt and tried a preproduction cheetah last fall. Hillside for me was the same. You feel the rubber iso's move on the hillside but once you get used to it you know what to feel for. Starts in high gear you do feel it braphh starting out but in low it doesn't. Personally 70% of my accounts I woulf use low gear the other open stuff is for high gear.

    For the build quality what was wrong? It has the double tube frame, same front as the newest tt's. The roll bar storage is great. I didn't see a lack of quality in my eyes.
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  7. johnnybravo8802

    johnnybravo8802 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Ga.
    Messages: 2,316

    I put quite a bit of time on it. I wouldn't turn one down but I didn't feel it was near as plush as the TT and a lot of the metal looked thinner-it may be my imagination but I don't think so. As far as hillside stability, low or high gear won't make a difference, it's not the TT...higher COG, narrower machine, no center fuel tank. The top mechanic at the dealer I got the machine from agreed with me about the lack of quality.
  8. torotorotoro

    torotorotoro LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 510

    this is the second time i saw this on here and i asked before. how is it narrower.i justdont see how
  9. TheOctagon

    TheOctagon LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 453

    Im curious as well. I just got a TT and Cheetah in so if i remember i will try to measure and maybe get a side by side picture
  10. djagusch

    djagusch LawnSite Platinum Member
    from MN
    Messages: 4,350

    Outside rear wheel comparison would be best. I'm trying to figure out where the thinner metal is. Deck, double tube (also wider), front wheel mounts, deck hanging/lift system basically the same. Around the wheel motor/pumps seem stout. The platform is as thick. The cable controls I remember feel different but strong.

    I really think the rubber iso mounts for the seat is throwing you off. Weight is 1350 if I remember right for the 60" so it needs something there to get up there. Sure the shock/platform stuff is extra but it also does not have a gearbox/driveshaft.

    I don't think it replaces the tt but is up there in toughness.
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