It is being used by several manufacturers. The Ultra Cut has quite a bit of internal baffles giving it a lot of lift so it recycles the clippings more than a deck with an open design such as the Velocity Plus or 7 Iron II decks. wow, you know Pi to 4 places....that's more than me! NO they are not as hard as Oregon's G2/G3 or other fusion coated blades, nor are they as hard as the OEM Scag marbain blades. The purpose of high lifts are to try and pull the grass up more, right? Zero Turn Lawn Mower Trailer Hitch For Scag Tiger Cat 2&Cheetah(48"52"61" Deck) $25.99 3 Pack Mower Blades Fits Scag 72" Deck 48112 481709 482882 Bad Boy (6026) At 7 bucks each I cannot loose. Scag makes a great vacuum system, with a large capacity (16 bushels). For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. GoPappy, if you are still getting used to a Stander for the first time, you won't care much about the top speed. I'm new to this forum, so I apologize in advance if I do something wrong with this post. They cut well, hold an edge quite well, and are a standard 1" high lift. The Scag Wildcat has many full-sized features like a hydraulic oil cooler, dual 10cc hydraulic pumps and a unitized tubular steel main frame. Scag really had a good idea leaving the open area in front of the blades while some other company's didn't leave the room for the grass to stand up, great design overall for variety of working conditions (Velocity Plus). But after a year and on some large properties, you'll be thanking yourself for having that 61 speed. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8avOiTUcD4Y. It is the only model available with a 72” deck and most models have a 12 mile per hour top speed. I've always maintained it carefully and it's been a great mower. The Scag Cheetah zero turn mower was compared to other top brands in the following categories…. Just wondering if I were to always use high lifts if I would get a better cut. They cut well, hold an edge quite well, and are a standard 1" high lift. The Velocity deck is hard to beat and leaves a smooth finish. The larger chute openings also reduces lift on the Velocity Plus but spreads the clipping and reduces clumps. I get to 3.14 and I get lost after that! JavaScript is disabled. The open tunnel like design really cuts well without clumping. Your email address will not be published. For what it is worth I just happened to think about this.... the oregon blades I bought that are 7 bucks a piece via forest depot for my 61" TT2 are on their second season now and they are no where near being retired. the Turf Tiger is a completely different animal that … I have two sets of standard lift scag blades. So for regular weekly and bi-weekly cutting which blades are best? The accessories are well thought out and are as durable as the mower itself. For me, a couple years easily. Hi! We carry replacement Scag Parts, including belts, blades, spindles, filters, wheels, and more. I've got a 48" scag wildcat. It handles long wet grass better than any rival, except maybe the John Deere 7-Iron deck. After running hundreds of hours on them and studying them that's my conclusion. I use Arnold brand blades on my Turf Tiger. This mower is a very fast and responsive ZTR. Obviously these would not fit your mower, but for comparison: Yes you get more vacuum but you also get better dispersion of clippings. I would not want a mower that had a 15 mph top speed at the expense of torque again. Not sure on a 48 wildcat.... but for my TTII (61") I prefer a standard oregon blade vs all others. At 7 bucks each I cannot loose. The 5400 transmission is doing very well. Mine is an '07 61 in Scag Wildcat with the 26 hp Kawasaki LQ but I think this experience will apply to any gas engine. After owning a Scag Tiger Cub 48" velocity deck 20hp Kohler, and using it on high end residential & commecial accounts. Not sure on a 48 wildcat.... but for my TTII (61") I prefer a standard oregon blade vs all others. It has more moving parts than other ZTR’s (isolated operator platform, at 16 or 18 mph, any machine should be checked up on often. Tom Oechsner at Scag has been very helpful anytime I've had a question or problem about Scag. Reliability wise how does exmark compare to SCAG? I have a frustrating problem with my Scag and am sure hoping you can help: It is an ~8-yr old Scag Turf Tiger with the 27hp Koehler engine, with ~300 hrs. I really like the engine options, especially the 32 hp Vanguard. Scag Discontinued Tiger Cub and Wild Cat and merged them into the Tiger Cat. The Scag Cheetah is the newest member of Scag’s “Big Cat” family with a 2-speed transmission and a top speed of over 16 mph. I know they are the top 2 brands but in my experience with my scag and my brother's exmark I have found my scag wildcat is way over built and every part and bolt is very heavy duty when compared to my brother's exmark lazer z. After owning a Scag Tiger Cub 48" velocity deck 20hp Kohler, and using it on high end residential & commecial accounts. This machine is productive. But I also have three sets I rotate in and out, I also sharpen and balance with a magnamatic so I am unsure if that could contribute to any "life span" increases in my blades. I use it to cut my 5 acre lot. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Scag Parts: Scag commercial mowers are rated at the top of the industry in quality and cutting performance. Engines range from 25hp to 27hp and we stock parts for Kohler, Honda, Briggs and Kawasaki engines. NO they are not as hard as Oregon's G2/G3 or other fusion coated blades, nor are they as hard as the OEM Scag marbain blades. The 20 percent increase in top speed coupled with the larger deck size results in a substantial improvement in productivity over the Tiger Cat. The Velocity deck is hard to beat and leaves a smooth finish. I bay closer attention to since they cost me 26 bucks each. A fast, smooth machine with a great cut. This machine is productive. JavaScript is disabled. but they are also a fraction of the cost. Required fields are marked *. There are just to many variables to just look at blade tip speeds. (1) larger trailer (old sled trailer converted). The Scag Cheetah is the newest member of Scag’s “Big Cat” family with a 2-speed transmission and a top speed of over 16 mph. --------------------------------------------. This mower seems very tough like other Scags. Here's a response I got from Scag after I emailed them with this question (and also asked about blade overlap for the fun of it too): [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Exmark Lazer Z X series. The velcoity deck works great for large area's not requiring a manicured look, it does produce a manicured cut, with double cutting, I was total satisfied with SCAG's quality of build:however even with the high blade tip speeds, I was double cutting, unless it equals a manicured look with minimal work, Fast BTS does not equal a manicured cut. The isolated operator platform really smoothes the ride out. Just solved my no crank no start and thought I'd post what I learned to hopefully save someone else the trouble and expense I went through. The mulching system (Hurricane) is pretty good. Running at higher speeds means more jolts and bumps. The "spec sheet kings" don't always produce the best quality cut. The only downside is that the clippings can be dispersed a bit longer than an Exmark deck, which cuts and re-cuts clippings in all 3 blade chambers. I've heard that high lift blades are the way to go but I don't really know the difference. The Velocity Plus deck relies on the open area in front of the blades to let the grass stand up while the Ultra Cut relies on lift to stand the grass up. It’s a winner. They throw grass further as they get grass out of your deck quicker leading to less buildup under your deck in most conditions.. You must log in or register to reply here. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. The Cheetah with the 12 mph low would take care of that problem.