tiger cub 2003 vs 2004

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by xhoosier, Apr 27, 2004.

  1. xhoosier

    xhoosier LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    does anyone know the difference between the 2003 and 2004 tiger cub models. Some dealers are selling the 2003 for the same price as the 2004.
    i can't find any details on the differences.

  2. bugspit

    bugspit LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 767

    I don't know of any big changes but, my dealer told me the 03 models had a little problem throwing belts and the 04's were cured of this.
    That's the only difference he told me about.
    Some of the 03 owners out there might can elaborate on this.
  3. mmacsek

    mmacsek LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 547

    The problem I had with my 03 was the pulley that drives the hydro's would loosen and throw the belt. The problem was fixed by loctiting the set srews in. A scag rep told me this past March the problem was fixed at the factory. They use taper locks instead of the set screws. Matt
  4. bart may

    bart may LawnSite Senior Member
    from montana
    Messages: 273

    I also heard someone on the site mention a difference in the baffle system. I'm not sure if the 03 had the adjustable baffles or not.:confused:
  5. xhoosier

    xhoosier LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    Hi Everyone,

    Thanks for the replies. I finally got a response back directly from SCAG. In case others want to know here are the two changes between the 2003 and 2004.

    1) New Ogura GTR3.5 electric blade clutch with improved torque to 250
    2) Heavy-Duty Remote Air Cleaner ensures clean engine air intake for
    maximum power & longer life.

    I don't know how big of a deal these are but if the local dealers are selling both years for the same prices I am going for the 2004. I will just have to wait a week or so for delivery.

    thanks again,
  6. gator-town

    gator-town LawnSite Member
    from bfe
    Messages: 92

    owner of a 2003 Scag 48/19 Kawi ... never threw a belt to date
    2003 advantage deck has adjustable baffle .

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