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    Scag Tiger Cub throwing the deck drive V belt

    Hi Folks, My 2008 Scag Tiger Cub with a V48 deck started throwing the deck drive V belt. I put the belt back around the tensioner pulley only to have it come off again in about an hour. With the deck drive belt off the deck pulleys, the tensioner arm had a lot of twisting movement. I removed the...
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    BR600 back to top performance!

    Hi Troops, My BR600 was loosing power and stalling. Replaced the loose fuel hose from the primer to the carb. This cured the stalling but not the performance. Finally went to the dealer and bought the thickness gauge and a gasket. Did the valve adjustment per the manual and it is back to full...
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    Problems with 2008 tiger Cub finally resolved!

    Hi Troops, Had been having problems with the L/H drive side with it hesitating going into reverse, so last spring I replaced the L/H pump, but the problem was still there. Briggs engine developed an oil leak at the sump gasket which continued to get worse. This is the 2nd engine on this...
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    Engine oil leak on Scag with Briggs Commercial Turf engine

    Hi Troops, Over that last few weeks my Scag Tiger Cub has developed an engine oil leak. Today I removed the engine and checked where the oil is leaking from. In the pic with the blow gun tip is pointed, the engine base gasket is where the leak is located. It is a metal gasket and when I blow air...
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    Just replaced the L/H pump on my Tiger Cub

    What was supposed to be a fairly easy job turned into a nasty job!!! No matter what I did to attempt to remove the pump drive pulley, I failed to remove the pulley and ended up cutting it off with a die grinder. I have a pit in my garage which makes underside work on machines easier, but this...
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    Problem with new battery in my Tiger Cub

    Recently bought a new battery at Tractor Supply, the 420 CA/350 CCA one and installed it in my Tiger Cub. Today I cleaned the deck, sharpened the blades and mowed my lawn. As I was blowing off the dust, I raised up the seat and noticed that both battery terminals had been contacting the...
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    Layed up my Scag Tiger Cub for the season

    Hi Troops, After cleaning up about 2,400 bushels of mostly leaves and pine needles, I did all the lubes, changed filters and oils, drained the fuel, ran the engine out of gas and removed the battery. As the season was winding down, I noticed that the left drive system was becoming increasingly...
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    Milsco V 5300 suspension seat on my Tiger Cub

    Hi Troops, After almost a year using this seat, I finally connected the operator presence switch!!! I had forgot this seat had a switch and was looking for information about this seat and found that all of this model have an operator presence switch installed. I disconnected the seat switch on...
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    Serious vibration while mowing with my Tiger Cub

    Hi fellow Scag operators, Was mowing yesterday with collection and a nasty vibration came on quickly. Checked out my machine today and two conditions were found. 1st, the deck drive belt had lost a 2" long chunk out of it and the inner bearing on the collection blower was going bad. As I keep...
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    Briggs carb problem that I caused!

    Hi Troops, My 2008 Scag Tiger Cub has a 30 HP Briggs Commercial Turf that I installed several years ago. About six weeks ago I removed the blower housing, cleaned under the flywheel, around the cylinders, around the carb and air filter housing with HP air from my compressor and put it all back...
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    Another local power equipment business shuts down

    I stopped to buy some Stihl oil and was shocked to see their showroom almost empty, not a good sign in April and no Stihl oil! I have known the owner/operator for many years and having been a mech and service manager at several businesses over the years, I have chatted "shop talk" with him...
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    Scag stuff from Mad Mackie in CT

    I had the hankering for a new seat for my Tiger Cub, did some research and found an eBay seller (seatwearhouse) that had tan colored suspension seats for sale of the type that are on new Scag Tiger Cats. I bought one and installed it but needed to raise it up on 1" spacers. Nice seat, should...
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    Grease fitting mods to make lubing easier

    Hi Troops, I have done several easy mods to make lubing Scag Zeroturn machines easier to perform periodic lubes. These involve the push arms which are the triangular shaped mower deck side sway links and the parking brake actuators located behind the drive wheels. The push arms involve two 90...
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    Hour meter sleeping on the job!!

    Hi Troops, Mowed four places yesterday, checked the hour meter before I started the first place, five hours later, including travel time, when I cleaned the machine with my back pack blower the hour meter only showed 2 tenths of an hour more and it was flashing "0930" and the latest time...
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    Just got power back

    Hi Troops, The power went out last PM during a thunder storm, I slept, if you can call it sleep, in a chair as the upstairs was just too hot!!! Fired up my 1994 Coleman Powermate 4000/8 HP old Briggs this AM. I backfeed the entire house thru my 240 VAC welder plug and extension cord. Of course I...
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    Would be nice if the rain stopped and the sun was shining!!

    Hi lawn troops, Here it is May 1st and still haven't done any mowing here in CT!!! All I have done is some dethatching and not at all of my customers, summer will probably drop in on us overnight one day and we will be complaining about the high temps!!! Actually just took the plow and chains...
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    Happy mid January to Scag machine owners/operators!!

    Hi Troops, Not much chat in the Scag forum, your machines are either hibernating or running great!! Mine is hibernating with fresh oil, a new air filter, recent lube, new blades and a new collection blower fan. I drained the gas from both tanks, ran the engine out of fuel and removed the...
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    Affordable Lawncare Act!!!!

    Was chatting with a customer this week and she asked me if I participated in the "Affordable Lawncare Act"!!!! I had to chuckle as she usually doesn't have much of a sense of humor!!! I suspect that she may have lost health care coverage from her employer but I didn't ask!!!!:rolleyes: I told...
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    Scag Hour Meters

    Hi Troops, I was fiddling with my Tiger Cub in my shop last week and checked out what triggers the hourmeter to start clocking time. This is the digital display meter with a non replaceable internal battery. With the key in the on position, no time is clocking on the meter. When the engine is...
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    Question for Scag operators that mulch with their ZTRs

    Hi Troops, I've never had mulching blades on any of my machines, therefore my question is, how well do Scag Velocity deck machines mulch??? Thank you!! Mad Mackie in CT:laughing::biggrin::smile:
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