Why Scag's V-Ride scares me.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by HenryB, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. HenryB

    HenryB LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I guess I'm puzzled because Standers are not new to me. We've had Surfers Super Surfers, Standers. John Deere's version etc. They have never disliked a stander like this.The platform really seemed too high and the controls are too low.
  2. jsslawncare

    jsslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    How do you flip a walk behind? If you can keep the front going straight, it will cut anything. Until the motor starves for oil.

    I just don't know.
  3. djagusch

    djagusch LawnSite Platinum Member
    from MN
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    Drive it off a retaining wall? Idk
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  4. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    ^ 36s are easy to flip

    We flipped a turf tracer last year
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  5. PremierT&L

    PremierT&L LawnSite Member
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    I guess what is comfortable for some is not for others. My guys like our turf tracers, but I much prefer my V-ride 48. I'm getting ready to pull the trigger on the new v-ride 36. I love these machines and am super comfortable on them. We don't have any steep hills on our properties though so maybe that's the difference.
  6. Blade Runners

    Blade Runners LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Good point about unloading off a trailer. Never thought about that or ditches. I always have one of my guys mow out the ditches with our 36" wb.
  7. jsslawncare

    jsslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have never been in danger of flipping any mower.
  8. Rvldesign

    Rvldesign LawnSite Member
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    I have short gates on my trailer and never had a problem with loading or unloading as far as at dorm height. But I used my 36" last year and mowed some very steep terrain and was very proud of the way it handled you just can't panick on the way down lol. I loved my 36" so much I bought a 52" as well
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  9. Rvldesign

    Rvldesign LawnSite Member
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    That being said I got a cheap 36" walk behind last season for bagging and it felt safer on those hills a little but both got the job done as looked great.
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  10. MTenterprises

    MTenterprises LawnSite Senior Member
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    I bought the 52" vride a few weeks ago and like it a lot. I'm the only person I know of in my neck of the woods using one. In fact, not many standers around period. The dealer I chose for service has never sold a vride ( I drove almost to Georgia to by mine used 140 hours on the clock). It ok some getting used to but it cuts great, is comfortable and I can get into way more places than my 48" Lazer could. However, I do miss the foot deck lift assist for feathering over dips and roots etc in lawns. I prefer the standers now. Of course, my exmark Viking 36 is a beast and handles any steep ditches or smaller lawns too. My only question with the 52 vride is scalping. Does he 52 scalp more than a 48? And yes, I'm quite sure I know how to mow. The deck doesn't seem to 'float" as much as it should and does some digging in uneven spots if I'm not super careful. If it keeps up and he 48 is better with this, I may get a 48.

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