Scag Thoughts?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by MDHomeSVCS, Apr 28, 2014.

  1. MDHomeSVCS

    MDHomeSVCS LawnSite Member
    Messages: 186

    What do you think about this Scag? I have not seen many, actually any Honda engines on them. A 52" is exactly the size I want as I am limited by a 60" wide trailer and it will also compliment my 36" Scag nicely. Is it a good price? Is the engine reliable?

  2. djagusch

    djagusch LawnSite Platinum Member
    from MN
    Messages: 4,345

    It is a good machine. They did sell them with the Honda so that is oem. The bagger is priced well also. Same machine as the tiger cat. Upgrade the seat after you make sure it doesn't have any issues.
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  3. craftsmanracer

    craftsmanracer LawnSite Member
    Messages: 79

    The price seems about right, I would offer him 2200 and work up from there.

    I've driven that exact mower for 2 seasons and it was great to me. The honda engine is smoother and more powerful than any other brand by far.

    Just make sure the hydros are tight, and the motor doesnt burn oil. That is the one thing about the hondas, when they get alot of hours on them they like to eat the oil. (In my experience)

    That grass collector is gigantic by the way, looks goofy to me. But then again all the mower ive used are mulching.
  4. MDHomeSVCS

    MDHomeSVCS LawnSite Member
    Messages: 186

    Thanks for the info. I reached out to the seller and this is what he has to say:

    He also told me he will go 2250 bottom dollar. Thoughts? Is it a pump or wheel motor and about how much does one of those run?

    Thanks again.
  5. Marshmallow

    Marshmallow LawnSite Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 329

    Call your dealer, scag parts are generally a bit higher than most others IMO.
  6. craftsmanracer

    craftsmanracer LawnSite Member
    Messages: 79

    gonna be a good 500 easy, most likely closer to 800.

    Also gotta think, if one side is bad, how much longer is the other side gonna last?
  7. mach14604

    mach14604 LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 231

    That is a good unit and you will love the bagger in the fall. Honda was a good engine on that unit also. Cut the tube down to a little there is too much excess in it. By cutting it down you will get a more direct shot into the catcher and it wont clog in heavy wet grass. I would call a Scag dealer and see about the pump. I had a wheel motor start going bad on my last Turf Tiger and it was maybe $250.
  8. MDHomeSVCS

    MDHomeSVCS LawnSite Member
    Messages: 186

    Thanks for the input all. Does it sound like the wheel motor is what needs replaced? Is that a DIY project?
  9. MDHomeSVCS

    MDHomeSVCS LawnSite Member
    Messages: 186

    Anyone have any ideas? What should I offer?
  10. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,192

    1700 hours? Has anything been replaced on the thing? If it is all original, expect to be doing some fixing within the next few hundred hours. If you feel the price tag takes that into account, by all means.....

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