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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by PJAKJF, Mar 12, 2004.


    PJAKJF LawnSite Member
    from MA
    Messages: 18

    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

    PJAKJF LawnSite Member
    from MA
    Messages: 18

    does anyone own scags?
  3. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    That price is in line with my local dealer, I have a scag wb48'' cut gear drive
  4. mole

    mole LawnSite Member
    Messages: 199

    I have one I love it, never had a problem with it in 6yrs. Beat to heck but still cuts like a pro. Use it more than my lesco zr2 ride on
  5. RobH

    RobH LawnSite Member
    Messages: 142

    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.
  6. naturescape

    naturescape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,696

    It'll be a good mower for you, but get rid of that grass catcher! Or at the very least, use it very seldom.
  7. citic solutions

    citic solutions LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    Love my Scag. I paid $2800 for the 48" WB with 15 Kawi

    PJAKJF LawnSite Member
    from MA
    Messages: 18

    thanks alot guys for your input
  9. swim

    swim LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 357

    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.
  10. lawnlubber

    lawnlubber LawnSite Member
    Messages: 186

    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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