The Scag V-Ride™
Stand Up for High Performance The V-Ride™ is an ultra compact, agile, comfortable and stable stand on mowing machine. It combines the speed and comfort of a rider with the space-saving convenience of a walk-behind mower.
Despite its compact size, the V-Ride boasts many full-sized features like hydraulic oil coolers, dual hydraulic pump dual wheelmotor drive system, coil-suspension platform, and a heavy-duty steel main frame. Pair powerful Kawasaki FX commercial-grade engines with a 36" Advantage™ or a 48", 52" or 61" Velocity Plus deck and you have an ideal combination of agility, power and performance.
With a low center-of-gravity and extra-large drive tires, stability is never compromised. The operator rides on a coil suspension platform utilizing 3.5 inch springs to deliver 1.25 inches of bump soaking, back and knee saving travel. The operator comfort pad is fully adjustable to 12 different positions to fit a wide range of operator sizes and riding styles.
Operator platform is made from heavy gauge steel with extruded star pattern for no-slip footing. The rear portion of the platform is hinged and can be flipped forward to reduce overall machine length on the trailer. Platform is wide and unobstructed.
Kawasaki FX series engines are commercial-grade and feature canister air filters, solenoid shift electric starters and twin barrel carburetors.
Auxiliary hydraulic oil cooler (on the 48", 52" and 61" V-Ride) keeps oil temperatures well within a safe operating level and adds to hydraulic system component life.
Scag tough main frame construction delivers solid strength and ensures years of trouble-free service. The main frame was designed for strength and longevity.
Drive & Neutral lever - When in Neutral, the steering control levers are locked, preventing accidental movement by bumping the controls. In the Drive position, the steering controls have full, complete range for mower operation.
Operator Comfort Cushion can be mounted in 12 different positions, fitting a very wide range of operators and riding preferences.
Large diameter, padded steering control levers are very comfortable and easy on your hands. The hand force required to control the V-Ride is minimal and the lever action is extremely smooth.
Heavy-duty blade drive spindles provide reliable performance season after season. The Scag spindle is more than tough enough to handle the high horsepower and torque requirements of this mower. Three year limited warranty on the spindles.
Dual 12cc (61" V-Ride) or 10cc (36", 48" and 52" V-Ride) hydraulic pumps and dual 12ci cast iron, high-torque wheel motors provide smooth, positive and reliable power to the drive wheels. Pressure relief valves in the pumps protect the system from internal pressure spikes and add to pump life.
8 gallon (61" V-Ride) or 5.5 gallon (36", 48" and 52" V-Ride) fuel tank keeps you in the field cutting grass. Fuel tank features a fuel level gauge and an extra large, angled filler neck for easy filling.
Interlocked parking brake prevents the mower from being driven with the brake on, stopping premature brake wear.
Easily adjust cutting heights with the convenient, easy to lift hand lever. Wide range of adjustment from 1-1/2" to 4-1/2" in 1/4" increments. Auto-lock in transport positon with a simple thumb release.
Deck leveling adjustment brackets at all four corners of the deck allows for easy in-the-field deck leveling and pitch adjustment.
Tri-Plate cutter deck top is incredibly strong. .485" deck top thickness from three separate layers of steel (7ga., 10ga, and 11ga.)
"Split-Steel" pulleys are used on load carrying areas like the cutter deck spindles and pump drive systems. Split steel pulleys are stronger than cast iron or stamped pulley designs. Our pulleys are strong for long life and lightweight for reduced inertia and decreased wear on the cutter deck drive system.
Tapered locking hubs are used on spindle shafts and pump input shafts for easy pulley removal and service for years to come.
No plastic pulleys - Some [other brands] actually use plastic pulleys on their mowers. Not Scag. All Scag pulleys are made from metal. Plastic is for toys.
High-quality bearings and bearing debris guards on idler pulleys ensure long, reliable service.
Tapered roller bearings are utilized in the front caster wheel axles and caster yoke pivots for durability and reduced maintenance.
Extra-large 20x10.5-8 inch drive tires ensure better traction, less turf tearing and easy curb climbing (36"models have 18x7-8 drive tires). Drive tires are 4-ply for added durability.
13 x 6.5 (61" V-Ride) or 11x4.0-5 Flat-Free front caster tires (36", 48", 52" V-Ride) and eliminate the downtime associated with flat tires caused by debris, thorns, etc.
Four tie-down points are built-in on the front and rear of the mower (2 front, 2 rear) for fast and convenient loading and unloading on trailers.
Front weight system (under the front belt cover) can be customized with fewer or additional weights. 36" V-Ride comes standard with two (2) 35lb. weights. 48", 52" & 61" V-Ride come standard with one (1) 35lb. weight. Up to three (3) weights total can be installed at one time.
Custom-Cut Baffle allows you to customize the cutter deck to your individual cutting conditions.
Simple, easy to service, neutral and tracking linkages. It's the same design that we use on other Scag riding mowers. No cable systems or complicated bracketing. Straightforward designs with proven reliability.
User-friendly mower design allows access to the engine and filters, for easy maintenance. Engine oil drain hose included.
Solid hillside stability due to a low center-of-gravity, large tires and a wide stance.