Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs.

Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. Questions on your truck, trailer, commercial lawn mowers, lawn mower, mower parts, lawn tractors, engines, edgers, trimmers, pole saws, aerators, hydro seeders, snow plows, chain saws, stump grinders??

German Scag Mowers


Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs.

Questions on your truck, trailer, commercial lawn mowers, lawn mower, mower parts, lawn tractors, engines, edgers, trimmers, pole saws, aerators, hydro seeders, snow plows, chain saws, stump grinders??
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 02-02-2008, 10:38 AM
avigliano avigliano is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: New york
Age: 36
Posts: 14
Rep Power: 9
avigliano
Default

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?

Jared



__________________
Jared Avigliano
Edge Landscaping
http://www.edgelandscapinginc.com
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 02-02-2008, 10:44 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 38,010
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Is it possible they just cut off the front of the mowing deck?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-02-2008, 04:03 PM
Little's's Avatar
Little's Little's is offline
Brandon
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Shasta Lake CA.
Posts: 814
Rep Power: 10
Little's is on a distinguished road
Default

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.
__________________
Northern California
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-03-2008, 09:43 AM
avigliano avigliano is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: New york
Age: 36
Posts: 14
Rep Power: 9
avigliano
Default

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)
__________________
Jared Avigliano
Edge Landscaping
http://www.edgelandscapinginc.com
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-03-2008, 12:06 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 38,010
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

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.
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-03-2008, 02:27 PM
avigliano avigliano is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: New york
Age: 36
Posts: 14
Rep Power: 9
avigliano
Default

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.


__________________
Jared Avigliano
Edge Landscaping
http://www.edgelandscapinginc.com
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-04-2008, 04:16 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 38,010
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

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.?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-04-2008, 08:21 PM
avigliano avigliano is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: New york
Age: 36
Posts: 14
Rep Power: 9
avigliano
Default

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?
__________________
Jared Avigliano
Edge Landscaping
http://www.edgelandscapinginc.com
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-05-2008, 09:30 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 38,010
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by [b
Quote[/b] ]Doesn't that loose a lot of the effectiveness of a zero turn?
I would think so.
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Review of our lawn care...
Lawnline
07-12-2016 06:40 PM
Yesterday 10:01 PM
by Lawnline
1 500
How much to charge for...
jymie
03-31-2013 05:59 PM
07-27-2016 08:02 PM
by Steve
25 6,041
Now Hiring Just South of...
Chilehead
07-27-2016 11:38 AM
07-27-2016 11:38 AM
by Chilehead
0 27
Hi from Long Island NY
Lori22
07-18-2016 02:01 PM
07-26-2016 11:22 PM
by Chilehead
11 264
Hi everyone!
greenwavemedia
07-25-2016 03:22 PM
07-26-2016 11:21 AM
by Lawnline
2 58
Hi! I'm Tony from Tampa
Lawnline
07-12-2016 06:47 PM
07-26-2016 11:12 AM
by Lawnline
6 667
Needing a website built
burtle
06-17-2015 09:02 AM
07-26-2016 10:30 AM
by Lawnline
16 18,762
Z246 Deck change question
JohnsLawnCare
07-25-2016 01:47 PM
07-25-2016 06:38 PM
by Steve
1 52
DIY Sprayer
acrajchel
07-25-2016 09:13 AM
07-25-2016 06:36 PM
by Steve
1 50
Hello Everyone
JohnsLawnCare
06-22-2016 11:14 AM
07-25-2016 06:20 PM
by Steve
15 581
New Site Hows it look
Infinitelawn
03-16-2015 10:32 AM
07-25-2016 03:06 PM
by greenwavemedia
5 10,513
Looking for new host
Just for Cuts
11-26-2015 06:58 AM
07-25-2016 02:49 PM
by greenwavemedia
9 1,499
New Business Owner
danesdanglas87
07-20-2016 12:31 PM
07-21-2016 05:04 PM
by Steve
2 126
Question about...
Bradcook21
07-18-2016 05:22 PM
07-19-2016 04:38 PM
by Steve
2 148
Hello from Watertown New...
lawnmanrick81
07-19-2016 03:57 PM
07-19-2016 04:11 PM
by Steve
1 84
Gutter Cleaning Tool
DanielThomas
07-18-2016 08:23 AM
07-18-2016 04:36 PM
by Steve
1 116
Starting on a lawn care...
Coco3465
07-16-2016 11:26 AM
07-17-2016 09:20 AM
by Steve
1 142
Aspiring Company Owner
TJ136
07-12-2016 05:12 AM
07-15-2016 02:52 PM
by SC93
6 248
Hi Everyone
JavelinaLawn
07-10-2016 07:29 PM
07-13-2016 02:01 PM
by Chilehead
5 781
Custom Canopies
JohnsLawnCare
07-12-2016 08:38 AM
07-12-2016 04:14 PM
by Steve
1 291
Spot checked by...
Just for Cuts
06-28-2016 02:34 PM
07-11-2016 03:53 PM
by Steve
4 311
John Deere JS40 issues
Mr. Mow
07-06-2016 01:28 PM
07-11-2016 03:52 PM
by Steve
3 236
Start My Own Business?
mowandblow1980
01-12-2016 07:43 PM
07-11-2016 11:18 AM
by DanielThomas
15 1,792
Rubber mulch...
avetslawncare
06-24-2015 09:28 PM
07-11-2016 09:11 AM
by Chilehead
9 3,318
Firefighter gone Lawn...
Firehouselawn@hotmail.com
03-10-2016 04:50 PM
07-07-2016 05:07 PM
by Steve
11 10,575
I need some business...
Firehouselawn@hotmail.com
07-06-2016 05:42 AM
07-07-2016 05:00 PM
by Steve
4 278
Business Overload
Chilehead
05-06-2016 09:27 PM
07-07-2016 04:53 PM
by Steve
24 1,297
Chemical Applications
acrajchel
06-24-2016 06:44 PM
07-05-2016 12:38 PM
by Chilehead
6 395
Is it too late?
Cpadgett
05-28-2016 09:10 AM
07-05-2016 11:54 AM
by Steve
14 898
3 Applications or 5...
stansg1fresh
02-18-2013 12:02 PM
07-04-2016 09:19 AM
by LawnPerfection
9 1,721
Best Push Mower You Have...
markty
05-14-2016 03:46 PM
07-02-2016 03:41 AM
by markty
27 1,976
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:02 PM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:02 PM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy