scag

PJAKJF

LawnSite Member
Location
MA
what do you guys think of scag ? i hope its good because i pick it up today 48" belt walk behind $3000.00 + $175.00 for a steal catcher (grass gobbler) also do you think its a good price ?i looked around all winter and could not find it any cheaper thanks in advance for input
 

grass_cuttin_fool

LawnSite Gold Member
Location
Virginia
That price is in line with my local dealer, I have a scag wb48'' cut gear drive
 

RobH

LawnSite Member
Location
New York
I have a 48" belt drive Scag with 17hp Kawi. I think I paid around $3,300 new. The machine cuts great and stripes really well with stock blades. I keep the discharge chute up which disperses the clippings a whole lot better. Not as safe with regard to rocks and sticks but it really keeps clippings from building up.

If you haven't already done so, invest in the hour meter for about $80 or so. It will be the best investment that you will ever make. It keeps you on top of the maintenance instead of playing the guessing game when it comes to changing oil and greasing.
 

naturescape

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Southfield, MI
It'll be a good mower for you, but get rid of that grass catcher! Or at the very least, use it very seldom.
 

swim

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Franklin,TN
I have a Scag 20hp with a 52in cut, it is a hydro. Its always been a great mower with no problems. I think that you will like yours very much. Good luck with it.
 

lawnlubber

LawnSite Member
Location
madison, WI
I love Scags. Built like a tank. They can handle many years of hard use and still cut nice. Easy to work on/repair. I'm not so sure about a belt-drive though. See if you can demo a hydro. They are faster and easier to maneuver and require less adjusting. The increased productivity and reliability easily pay the additional cost.
The bag, although pricey, really speeds up spring and fall clean up. Also a good investment. You can pick up a used 48 Scag with hydros for maybe $1500 and still get several more years out of it.
 

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