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Scag Deck Drive System

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by JimQ, Aug 24, 2007.

  1. JimQ

    JimQ LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,139

    Do you guys like the driveshaft/gearbox deck drive system Scag uses. It probably has pretty good belt life doesn't it? Anybody have issues with the driveshaft or gearbox?

  2. mcduff48

    mcduff48 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 96

    Well, I suppose in reality it's a "driveshaft" but it's one that is being driven off of the electric clutch by a belt. It's more "buzz word" and sales pitch than anything else. No performance gain or loss either way. Now if it were driven direct from the engine......that would be something to brag about!:confused: :usflag:
  3. mag360

    mag360 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,446

    We have two of them. It's nice not to worry about the belts slipping or flying off as easily. With that said, it costs a lot more to replace the blade driveline (over $500 not including the clutch).

    WREBELMACHINE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,089

    I have an encore prowler with the shaft drive. It has been great! 1500hrs. and no problems!

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