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Scag Wildcat Idler spring problems

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by pricecuts, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. pricecuts

    pricecuts LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    I have a 2007 Scag Wildcat 61"advantage 27 hp Kolher 650hrs . I really like how this mower handles and mows. The problem I am having is that the idler spring on the deck has broken 4 times. It really is a pain in my rear. Dealer at first said it was just a bad spring. Then it was maybe it was dinged and started to rust . Another dealer said never seen a idler spring break and never ordered one. Another dealer said it may be the spindles . No clear answers just run around. I had a Tiger cub 54" deck with 1700hrs before the spring broke. Anyone have and suggestions. Price Cuts Lawn and Landscape.
  2. pricecuts

    pricecuts LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    Is there one out there that has an idea why the spring keeps breaking? The dealers keep on guessing and Scag has responded to my e-mail yet.
  3. Breezmeister

    Breezmeister LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from South Jersey
    Messages: 1,784

    A guess on my part would be that they got a bad batch of springs from their supplier, who ever or where ever they came from.

    And my only suggestion would be to go to another dealer ( Exmark, Bobcat Husky, or what ever) and see if they could match their springs up with yours and try that.
    ericg likes this.

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