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scag sthm rider ?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by LawnMowerKing10, Dec 2, 2006.

  1. LawnMowerKing10

    LawnMowerKing10 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 837

    Does anyone have any experiance with the scag sthm hydro rider from scag?
  2. metro36

    metro36 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,417

    I know a guy who has one with over 1000 hours on it. He mows a condo complex with it. His has a 61" cut and a 23hp Kohler Engine.
  3. LawnMowerKing10

    LawnMowerKing10 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 837

    is it good?
  4. Jay Ray

    Jay Ray LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,510

    How are they on steep ditch banks?
  5. richard1103

    richard1103 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 120

    (sthm ) are great machines any slow minded person can run them press on petal and go ,raise deck too put weigh on drive wheel. i have owned 4 over the years . i have i slow minded employ they do good for. very cheap mantain
  6. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,967

    Slow sunday Richard?
    I would have thought you get enough of this stuff during the week!!!
    btw--I'd like to run that Scag some time. I'm thinking of getting one now that I know it's good for slow people! Tony
  7. edward hedrick

    edward hedrick LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 871

    I have a 1999 Sthm w 1400 hrs. They don't need roll bars. Mine was in Turf

    2004 " Talkin bout my gear". The deck is easy to work on. The only problem

    is its a fixed deck. I put an Enginaire pre-cleaner and a large Kohler muffler

    to improve performance. They don't get stuck. raise the deck to change

    weight transfer. You can run the deck off a curb by raising the deck slightly.

    I took a leaf out of the seat to soften the ride. You are last into a hazard not

    first as on a midmount. Ed
  8. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,988

    I have an OLD gear drive one. OLD. Like 1900 hours or so. 48" deck. It's got a Kohler twin engine, I think it's an 18 horse.

    I used it mainly to mow un-developed lots. It's a rock eater, lol. Very durable, took a lot of abuse. Easy to work on, not bad on gas.

    Anytime I was about to get stuck in the mud, I just raised the deck and that puts a bunch of weight on the drive wheels.
  9. metro36

    metro36 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,417

    Well he mows some pretty steep banks with it. He has only had a few minor problems with it. He likes it and it always leaves a pretty nice cut with little scalping.

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