Scag Windstorm

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by Mark Oomkes, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
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    Did a search and didn't find anything, so here it is:

    https://www.scag.com/windstorm.html

    Can't wait to see\demo one. I see several positives over the Hurricane\Billy Goat\Ferris.

    1) Looks like they just used an existing VRide or stander platform, removed the deck and mounted a blower upfront. Hurricane was having some major issues with drive motors.
    2) Blower is not on all the time, clutch engaged. The gears and motors for the door flaps on the Hurricanes were prone to breaking or stripping so they wouldn't open or close.

    I was considering another Hurricane\Billy Goat\Ferris but saw the flyer at a Scag dealer open house. Really looks like they improved significantly upon the Hurricane concept.
     
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  2. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Gold Member
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    How do I strap this to my back?
     
  3. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
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    Carefully
     
  4. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
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    Wow.....the 37 efi. They aren't playing around with this are they?
     
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  5. Turf Tracer

    Turf Tracer LawnSite Fanatic
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    What drive motors was hurricane using that they had problems with.

    The air output appears less efficient on the Scag May be why they need 37
     
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    Mark Oomkes

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    I believe HydroGear, I know some had a defect from Hydro, but for some reason the others were not lasting very long either.

    Not sure if the propaganda is true, but it appears that everyone measures and advertises their "Peak theoretical CFM" while Scag is providing both numbers.

    https://www.scag.com/cfm_testing.html
     
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  7. Turf Tracer

    Turf Tracer LawnSite Fanatic
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    Can’t justify that monster here

    Would like to see the GrandStand MultiForce blower attach in person. Plow would likely work out well here but nice if it could pull double duty for limited leaf use on common areas.
     
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    Mark Oomkes

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    Wasn't posting it for you, because I knew you wouldn't use it in Kannada.
     
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  9. Turf Tracer

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    MultiForce don’t have same spout control but at least it can pull double duty.Dealer says getting one in this season so we see.

    Several crews running Hurricanes here but they doing bigger commercial developments.
     
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    Mark Oomkes

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    Put the blower on and you're down a mower.
     
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