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avigliano
02-02-2008, 10:38 AM
I was looking around youtube and I found this Scag video from Germany. *It seems like on some of the mowers in the video they have different decks on them. *Like some sort of brush hog. *Does anyone know anything about this?

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I'm especially interested in the deck for the Turf Tiger.

Check out the dual wheel walk behind. *Weird, right?

I also went to http://www.scag.de and it seems like they have totally different equipment lines. *What do you folks think?

Jared

Steve
02-02-2008, 10:44 AM
Is it possible they just cut off the front of the mowing deck?

Little's
02-02-2008, 04:03 PM
This might help. I use Firefox browser. They have a quick little add-on that will translate any language text to English. You may want to try it. I use it all the time.

avigliano
02-03-2008, 09:43 AM
Brandon, thanks for the translator advice. It made it easier to decipher.

Steve, I did a little research and it seems they sell what they call Humus decks or ESM decks to fit the scag mowers. Check out this website http://www.st-mach.com/ESM.htm. I don't think they have regular blades on them. It seems they are rotary style blades like this.

http://www.st-mach.com/Humus.1.jpg

This must void a scag warranty right?

Has any one tried a mod on their machine like this?

Is it possible to cut the front of a deck off like steve said to push less material over? (that doesn't sound safe at all)

Steve
02-03-2008, 12:06 PM
No it doesn't sound safe at all.

I was looking at the image from the link

http://www.st-mach.com/ESM.simon.jpg and I just can't imagine anything else but a regular mower blade underneath that deck. If it were rotary wouldn't it have to be powered from the side? Would that be possible under such a small deck?

http://www.st-mach.com/ESM06.gif

Neither the left nor the right side seem to have the hardware I would think would be required to power a horizontal cutting blade.

avigliano
02-03-2008, 02:27 PM
So it seems that the red mower deck has a normal blade set up and it also has a front on it that moves to allow larger weeds to pass through. (metal plates)
http://www.edgelandscapinginc.com/Contact_files/Picture2.jpg

I found some pictures of mowers that appear to have side powered cutters. *See the pictures below.

http://www.edgelandscapinginc.com/Contact_files/Picture4.jpg
http://www.edgelandscapinginc.com/Contact_files/Picture7.jpg

Steve
02-04-2008, 04:16 AM
Ah yes! That would make sense! Do you think such a mower would help you and your business? Have you ever seen them being offered before in the U.S.?

avigliano
02-04-2008, 08:21 PM
I don't have enough of a need to have a full time brush hog mower. I do have a few clients that have some brush hog needs. It would be nice to have the deck and be able to swap them.

I would be worried though about running my one and only full time zero turn through thick brush. I would hate to break something on it for a small brush hog job. It's much easier to borrow a Kubota for the day.

Would you be able to drive a rotary cutter in reverse? Doesn't that loose a lot of the effectiveness of a zero turn?

Steve
02-05-2008, 09:30 AM
Quote[/b] ]Doesn't that loose a lot of the effectiveness of a zero turn?

I would think so.