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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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Oh it looks very nice. What do you think of the two mowers now that you are trying it out more? Do certain things stand out you like in one over the other?
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After mowing with the BB all morning I can say I'm not dissatisfied with the purchase, however, its not the SCAG cub and the two mowers both have their strong points and weak.

The cub was a good size for my yard (but not big enough for the rentals). Now I've got a mower that will be great for the rentals but cumbersome for my yard....so its a trade off that maybe I hadn't considered as much as I should have (after buying the SCAG I had often lamented the fact that I didn't get the 60" cut though).

getting used to the new mower:
What I loved:
Nice smooth ride even in the bumpy stuff I can mow all day on the BB and the front shocks work as advertised I could see them moving in the rough.

Crazy fast and plenty of power to mow any normal depth of grass.

Quality build..look at the gas line shot in my photos...the tank has a threaded nipple just like I had suggested as a safety measure for SCAG.

Muffler is "back" and above the motor deck meaning no gas will flow off the deck directly onto the hot muffler

Everything being larger it seems to mow quieter with a lower deeper pitch. I don't think I'll need earplugs like I did on the scag and my wheelhorse (but I'll probably where them anyway).

the plain and simple design (deck and mower frame) makes it easy to clean grass off and out of.

Now some Bad:
This morning the grass was very wet....the clover was laid flat by the BB tires and after cutting I left rows. Hope this doesn't happen when dry.

the cut leaves me underwhelmed. Although the velocity deck on the scag didn't win any prizes on my grass, it seemed better than the BB deck (but maybe some of that is that its 12" bigger and the cut height is maybe not consistent between mowers. The cutting heights are not consistent across my mowers so I need to measure the blade height and figure out just where I need to cut so I can do a fair comparison. I had the BB set to 2.5" and I think its cutting higher that the SCAG did at 2.5". Also, my wheelhorse is even a closer cut so, for me to compare cut I need to at least get the height consistent.

The BB has huge power but the waist high brush (see photo) did bog me down (height set to max) and I had to slow up and still the cut was very incomplete. The BB still will bush hog all day but not at top speed.

Take a look at the shots and if anyone has any questions feel free to ask.

I mowed my yard, my local rental and the neighbor girl who hadn't mowed her yard for a month...felt bad for her kid who had not place to play...

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I figured out the cut on the new badboy..more shots of how it cut:
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After having more time to test it out, do you have any more thoughts on the new machine? Or compared to the previous one?
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Yep, I was initially dissapointed with the cut but it turns out you cant trust the inch needle. I was cutting wet grass at 3.5". The clover blooms were lower than that. Today I recut with the needle set to 1.5" and it was cutting at 2". Beautiful cut and even the rough field junk I pushed through went down pretty easily.

All I can say about the mower is it cuts great, cuts FAST and has a suspension to keep your fillings in their teeth (unlike my scag tiger cub).

I couldn't be happier with it!!!

Minor dissatisfactions are: seat hight could be lower, manual lift pedal should lock up, advanced chute system should have intermediat settings instead of just open or closed.

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Well I am glad you are happy with it! Would you ever buy another Scag?
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I wont say never but probably never a new one again.
There a lot of good to say about SCAG but their customer responsibility is lacking. I wont buy a SCAG on principle.

also, I have heard of more fires with SCAG than any other brand so maybe their is something to their design that is lacking in safety compared to other brands.


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