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Health, Safety and Accident Issues. Discussion on health & safety issues that effect the lawn care, landscaping, tree care, power washing, snow plowing and other trades. Talks of accidents that have occurred and how they could have been prevented. OSHA rules.

My SCAG Tiget cub burst into FLAMES today!!


Health, Safety and Accident Issues.

Discussion on health & safety issues that effect the lawn care, landscaping, tree care, power washing, snow plowing and other trades. Talks of accidents that have occurred and how they could have been prevented. OSHA rules.
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Well, I have to say that the SCAG had a little more controllable feel to its hydraulics, not that the BB is bad or hard to use. The BB is WAY faster and larger overall (60" deck vs 48") so its more cumbersom but thats understandable. I need to check out my blade height and pitch and tire pressure and once I get that all lined out I'll be in a better position to talk about the BB cut. With the BB at 2" it was a one pass manacured cut even on the clover blooms. I need to up that about 1/2 inch and then see but I need to ensure pitch is correct.


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I came by this thread while doing a search about Scag Tiger Cubs. Just bought a new to me 2004 from original homeowner (250 hours) Thought I would do some preventive maintenance including fuel lines and filter. That's what brought me here. Anyway I bought Gates barricade 1/4" fuel line and a good fuel filter and replaced all, double checking for leaks. Thought I would change the section from the fuel pump on the 19hp Kawasaki to the carb and made the change. When doing so I noticed that the replacement fuel line on the nipple to the carburetor wasn't real tight even with the clamp on. While it looked like it would work I ordered the 2 factory Kawasaki fuel "tubes" to replace those coming from the fuel pump. They had a noticeably tighter fit, I believe they are metric. Don't know if this is the reason for some fires but if replacing fuel pump lines I would use only factory Kawasaki. They are only a couple bucks apiece. Hope this saves someone from having issues.
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In my area they would just slap some paint on it and try to sell it for $3000.
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That really sucks dude,sorry.Sounds like a fuel line problem.I inspect my mowers once a week for any loose wires,loose fuel lines,anything to do with hoses I check in case one comes loose or cut.Even around the carb areas,anywhere fuel or oil can escape.
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WOW the factory fuel lines inner diameter was different than a standard fuel line?
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All the fittings on the mower were tight with the standard 1/4" tubing using same clamps. The lines on the fuel pump itself seem like they need the formed Kawasaki tubes. The line from the fuel pump to the carb seemed loose on the nipple at the carb. Even with the clamp on, the standard 1/4" tubing would slide off the nipple at the carb. While it might work, I didn't want to risk it. Just bought the fuel tubes at the dealer, only a couple bucks each.
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If you ever get a chance, it would be interesting to see a picture of the cross section Kawasaki tube next to 1/4" fuel line.
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SCAG had a recall but seems to have ended in 2004. Mines a 2006 with like 50 hours on it. On another forum most think the insurance wont cover something like this..I needed to get specific insurance for it. I hope SCAG comes through with something or its back to kmart mowers for me....
My aunts new push mower i bought her for Christmas from a store like that and after the first day she used it BROKEN! it was a Mtd 21" push mower and the engine went to crap right when she made the first two rows on the lawn and when i brought it back to the store to see what was wrong. "sorry sir we can't fix it" and the costs for a new engine was a lot! so it was the worst present ever! my advice do not buy mtd's!
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What a mess.
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I Would buy one burnt like that in a second. With about $2700 in parts over a season and fixed over the winter = no bank payments on a good mower.

I am always looking for junked name brand mowers.
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