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    Default Scag V-Ride review.

    Ok, some members asked me to write a review of my new mower.

    Yesterday I picked up a Scag V-Ride stand on mower. It is a 36" with a 20 hp Kawasaki on it.

    I used it today in a new property I picked up. This is 10 acres of cemetery for my church.

    I must say the Scag performed very well. I put 7.5 hours on the clock today. We have been getting lots of rain lately, and today we had to stop for 1.5 hours while it rained. After the rain, I went right back to mowing. Lots of standing water, and mud. The mower handled it very well. It seems to have very good traction in wet conditions.

    It was also very maneuverable. I could easily get in between the tombs. And I could do it without bumping into them, because I could see everything from the operator position.

    If there was anything negative about the machine, is that I am really tired from standing on it all day...
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    Default Re: Scag V-Ride review.

    How do you like the 20hp. I would think that would be plenty of power plus a little. Did you demo anything with less power? Wright's basic 36" stander has a 15hp kaw on it.... I worry about that being a little shy on umph.

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    Default Re: Scag V-Ride review.

    The 20 hp seems to be plenty of power. I did lug it down in some very thick wet grass though.

    And, when the blades got into standing water, I even killed the engine.

    One drawback of the stander is not having a foot pedal to lift the deck. So, when I got into some deep water, I had to reach down to the lever to lift the deck. It is very difficult to control the machine with one hand on the deck lift and the other hand on the controls.
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    Default Re: Scag V-Ride review.

    Well...I see it has been a year since I started this thread. So far, I am very pleased with the machine. It has about 300 hours on it now, and almost no problems.

    In fact, today I picked up another one. It's a demo and it had 4.5 hours on it when I picked it up. Mowed my yard with it today. It seems that mowing speed can be faster with this machine, since I can take the rough terrain better while standing than while sitting in a ZTR.

    This rig has a 52" Velocity deck and a 26hp Kawasaki. It has lots of power. And this deck was able to cut some thin Bahia grass cleanly. If you have ever mowed bahia, you understand that this fact is very impressive.

    And the price is about $6900.

    Any comments???

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    Default Re: Scag V-Ride review.

    A thing of beauty.

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    Default Re: Scag V-Ride review.

    what's its top speed?

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    Default Re: Scag V-Ride review.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rodfather View Post
    what's its top speed?
    The specs say up to 8.5 mph with this model
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    Default Re: Scag V-Ride review.

    Looks like a decent model, with a decent price. I really think a stander would fit my outfit nice.
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    Default Re: Scag V-Ride review.

    talked to another lco here that bought one not long ago, pretty much does not like it cuz it scalps alot. my sentiments exactly.

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    Default Re: Scag V-Ride review.

    I've ridden around on one a little in a parking lot and I didn't like it compared to my stander. On both the V ride and the toro grandstand i feel like I'm standing up way too high. It feels much less stable and more apt to throw me off. If I could put a turbo force deck under my stander I think it would be about the perfect mower.
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    Default Re: Scag V-Ride review.

    i used to think the same thing, until i put the grandstand to a longer test and it was so much more comfy and stable on hills.

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    You're mower description sounds like it really is that good.

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