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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?



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?

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Is it possible they just cut off the front of the mowing deck?
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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.
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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.



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)
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No it doesn't sound safe at all.

I was looking at the image from the link

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?



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


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


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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.?
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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?
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Quote[/b] ]Doesn't that loose a lot of the effectiveness of a zero turn?
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