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Scag Turf Tiger Stripes?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by johnscag, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. johnscag

    johnscag LawnSite Member
    from Balt md
    Messages: 57

    I am looking into purchasing a 2013 TT with 61" and the 35HP Vanguard.

    A friend has a 61" TT and his does not stripe well at all.

    Curious if his has a deck issue? and will a new one will stripe as well as my Exmark lazer HP ?
    Thank you!
  2. Razorblades

    Razorblades LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,093

    The Scag will not stripe as well as a Lazer with the Ultracut deck because the Ultracut deck produces more vacuum due to it's design.

    Grass types and height of cut are also two factors that affect stripe definition.
  3. arl250

    arl250 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    What razorblades said is definitely true I have the tt with vanguard and some yards it stripes great others not so much.... but it leaves a great cut mostly my lawns are fescue and they do great a few with more weedy or warn season grasses is where the stripes aren't as noticeable
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  4. wahlturfcare

    wahlturfcare LawnSite Senior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 533

    I have noticed that my 2 velocity deck tigers will not stripe as good as my old 98-99 flat front decks. I also have a exmark that will stripe , but not as good as the tigers. My old tigers have a 5/8 pitch in the deck and the new ones are only a 1/4.
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  5. mach14604

    mach14604 LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 231

    I have both Exmark 60 and Turf Tiger with a 60 deck. The Exmark does stripe well but does not always hold the stripe over the week until I mow again. The Turf Tiger does. I will tell your this the key to good stripes with SCAG is to use their blades not after market.
  6. johnscag

    johnscag LawnSite Member
    from Balt md
    Messages: 57

    Thank you for the info. Pick it up Friday so can not wait to see what it can do.
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  7. Razorblades

    Razorblades LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,093

    I'll bet that you'll be very happy with it.:)
  8. johnscag

    johnscag LawnSite Member
    from Balt md
    Messages: 57

    I sure hope you are right!!! sure is some $$$. Always get nervous spending that much on a mower new.
  9. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,645

    Turf tigers stripe nice in Minnesota, but it does depend on the grass and the deck. Do you have a roller or some sort of stripe kit at all?

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