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Scag Pro-V or Scag SWZ Hydro

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by scc6c6, Mar 12, 2012.


Scag Pro-v or SWZ

  1. Scag Pro-V

    7 vote(s)
  2. Scag SWZ Hydro

    3 vote(s)
  1. scc6c6

    scc6c6 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    Debating on the two....as I haven't used many walk-behinds. You guys would have a better idea and think of things/problems I may not be considering with both of them. Either way, it will be a 36" for lawns my 61" encounters problems with.
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2012
  2. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,345

    Both are great machines. Im getting older and my wrists cant handle the pistol grips much longer which I run now and have for 15 years. I tried a pro-v a couple weeks ago at my dealer and was impressed.
  3. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,645

    I like both. The pro v is amazing, you will like it!
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  4. lawns Etc

    lawns Etc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,277

    I ended up buying a V Ride but I demoed the Pro V and if I buy another WB that will be the one for me!!
  5. scc6c6

    scc6c6 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    The reason I started questioning this, was really because of hand/arm fatigue with the grips, compared to the pro-v system for moving and turning. As well as I've seen one tall guy selling his pro-v with velky because he said he had to bend forward a little bit. I'm 6'4" myself and don't want to run into this problem....I think it may be because the column on the pro-v is more straight up then leaning back, making you further away...I don't know, it's just an educated guess.
  6. lawns Etc

    lawns Etc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,277

    You can get the longer arm Velke the standard is 15" the longer is 18" and will put the controls in a better spot.
  7. fredscag

    fredscag LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    I own both and really like the pro v because of carpel tunnel
  8. Curtis

    Curtis LawnSite Member
    Messages: 161

    I've got some really steep hills that I use the walk behind on , I'm not sure the pro v would work in those situations
  9. LLandscaping

    LLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,016

    I demoed a Pro-v for a week and wasn't impressed. It was difficult to control on hills and load in my box truck. I have never used a pistol grip so I really can't compare. We run Scag turf tigers and love them. I would buy Scag walk behinds if they had the V-ride controls.

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