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Scag V-Ride Review (pics included)

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by DLAWNS, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. Paul's Green Thumb

    Paul's Green Thumb LawnSite Member
    Messages: 130

    Yeah rvl, I pretty much decided to buy this machine due to all the positive reviews I've read (mostly on this excellent website :D). The area I live and plan to work in, most yards are 1/4 - 1/2 acre, lots of fences. So I figure, I got the Honda 21" hydro and now the 36" V-Ride, I should be able to meet 99% of my first-year workload, no worries. The last major purchase will be a 6x10 enclosed trailer, and then that's it for equipment... for now... :rolleyes:

    I really feel that I made the right brand choice, and the right size choice for my needs :)

    I'll bet that 52" rocks it!
  2. Rvldesign

    Rvldesign LawnSite Member
    Messages: 200

    I loved my 36 last year but I'm looking forward to mowing this year with the 52 a lot most of our yard around here are about the same size.
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  3. keithslawnc

    keithslawnc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 209

    I just purchased a 61" V-Ride. 7395 before tax. Three years 0% interest
  4. Paul's Green Thumb

    Paul's Green Thumb LawnSite Member
    Messages: 130

    Sweet! V-Ride brotherhood! Lolz :)
  5. thelawnman

    thelawnman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 345

    Now the 48 is over 8k
  6. Judo

    Judo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 45

    Only paid $7600 for ours back in September of this year.
  7. thelawnman

    thelawnman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 345

    I got told $8100 today for one
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  8. Judo

    Judo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 45

    There was some fleet pricing program. Got mine from Steel City Mower and Plow in Pittsburgh.
  9. snow4me

    snow4me LawnSite Member
    Male, from Barrington IL
    Messages: 119

    I ended up buying a used 2012 61 V-ride and a 2011 61 Cheetah. I side discharged everything on both units after removing the flap and both machines worked great. I was even able to mow at high speed (16mph) on some properties that are not too uneven after middle of June.

    For smaller properties I bought a new Scag 36 V-ride. That machine works well but I did notice that the tires are not wide enough so it does rut a bit when its wet and because I weigh 230# it tears on tight turns so I get off flip up the platform and walk behind it. I wish the tires were flatter and wider as the stock ones tend to be more roundish than what I see on similar Wright machines.

    For fall cleanups I installed the hurricane mulch kit on my 61 V-ride and a Clamshell collection system on my Cheetah. I run over lawns one time with my V-ride (2x along beds where I blow out large concentrations of leaves) and then 1x time with the Cheetah sucking up leaves.

    I went to a 1 acre property to do a leaf cleanup and there was a 3 -man crew already working next door when I got there. They were blowing leaves onto a tarp and loading them into a large covered dump like tree guys use to chip into. Then they had a guy with a 48" Wright with a metal side bagger mowing and collecting the straggler leaves. I was done in under 2 hours and those guys were still working next door when I left. One of the hispanic workers was looking at me with a dumbfounded look on his face as I smiled waved and drove away. FYI- I am a solo LCO. :cool2::cool2:
  10. caseysmowing

    caseysmowing LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,137

    Love the setup! What did you do with the leaves in the clamshell? How do you like the mulch system and clamshell?
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