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Scag V-Ride II Review

The Scag V-Ride II is the newest stand on mower in the Scag line up. It is a major upgrade from the original V-ride. The mower gives an amazing cut and is one of the top stand on mower on the market.

Starting with the positives the Velocity deck on this stand on is hard to beat. It doesn’t really get much better as far as cut quality. It cuts good in many different conditions and terrains. It also stripes very good, even without a stripe kit.

The negative of this machine is the driving and controls of the mower. The mower is much jerkier than other stand on units. It also spins out a lot. He feels like there isn’t enough weight on the rear wheels so they lose traction easily.

Overall, it is a huge improvement and a great mower but has a few areas that it could improve in!

Comparison:

This mower compares to nearly all stand on mowers in the market. Their design approach is similar to that of Wright or Ferris.

Power:

The V-Ride II ranges from 15hp to 29hp Kawasaki or Kohler engines. The 36″ model is available in either 15hp or 19hp Kawasaki. The 48″ comes with a 22hp Kawasaki. The 52″ is available in either a 23hp Kawasaki or 25hp Kohler EFI. Finally, the 61″ is available in a 25hp Kawasaki or 29hp Kohler EFI.

Features:

  • 48″-61″ Velocity deck (36″ is Advantage deck)
  • 12cc hydraulic pumps and 14ci wheel motors (36″ model has 10cc pumps and 12ci motors)
  • 8 Gallon Fuel Tank (6.75 gallons on 36″ model)
  • 10 MPH forward / 5 MPH reverse (36″ model goes 8.5 MPH forward)
  • Tiger Eye: Advanced On-Board Monitoring System
  • Replaceable front caster extensions
  • Easy deck level adjuster

Durability:

This mower holds up to Scag’s regular durability. It is build tough and a very well built machine. The V-Ride II will definitely be a long lasting machine.

Comfort:

The comfort of this mower is much better than the original V-ride but could still be better. The wheel covers can be a little uncomfortable if you hit your ankles on them… they are pretty sharp corners. The deck adjustment is also in an uncomfortable position. Raising and lowering the deck is easy but actually adjusting the height of the deck is in an awkward position.

Aesthetics:

The V-ride II is a good looking mower. Comparing it to the previous model it looks much better! It’s a machine that looks well put together and a very sleek looking mower.

Safety:

The Scag V-ride II has the safety presence on the platform. If the blades are running and you step off the machine will shut off. So if you fall off the mower the mower will shut off. The platform presence is much nicer than having it on the control bars.

Price:

Pricing for this mower can be found at your local Scag dealer.

Overall:

Performance:3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Cut Quality:5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Durability:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Comfort:3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Price:4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Overall:4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)

What’s your opinion on the Scag V-Ride II?

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