Scag’s Turf Tiger has been a leader in the professional ZTR market for over 20 years, offering state-of-the-art performance in cutting, control and operator comfort. Today, the Scag Turf Tiger II continues the tradition, packaging Scag’s best features together with a wide range of engine choices and a unique frame design that gives it a low center of gravity.
Where’s the Fuel Tank?
Unlike almost every other ZTR on the market, the Turf Tiger has metal fenders over the drive wheels, not fuel tanks. The mower’s wide double tube frame has enough space to fit a 12-gallon fuel tank under the seat. This gives this mower a very low center of gravity for better stability on hills, and it means the tank can be filled and checked from a single location.6
Scag equips the Turf Tiger II with all of the company’s comfort features straight from the factory. The Quick-Fit control levers can be tilted to match the reach of the operator, while dual dampened levers stop vibrations. The seat moves forward and back, and both the seat back and armrest angle are adjustable. That seat mounts to a torsion spring suspension that has adjustable dampening to match operator weight. There’s even a cup holder and a 12-volt accessory plug for convenient smartphone charging.
The drive tires are extra wide to absorb impacts, while a set of 6 flat-free caster tires help spread out weight, absorbing bumps and minimizing scrubbing.
The Turf Tiger is available with 52, 61 and 72 inch wide decks. Scag’s Velocity Plus deck combines shaped mowing chambers with a constructed shell made from different thicknesses of steel. This adds reinforcement at points of stress and impact while keeping overall weight low. To change the mowing height, the deck is lifted using a foot lever, then a pin is inserted into the plate next to the operator. Height settings range from 1-6 inches.
Most models use an Ogura 3.5 PTO clutch that can handle 250 lbs. of torque, while Vanguard-equipped models use a GT5 that can handle up to 350 lbs. of torque. Power is transferred to the deck using a drive shaft, so there’s one less belt to service, while the belt drive between the clutch and engine can be accessed by flipping down the rear cover plate.
Marbain blades come standard. They require less frequent sharpening than standard steel blades, especially when used in areas with sandy soil.
Scag offers 7 engine configurations, letting you pick the perfect powerplant and fuel to fit your needs.
Kohler Command Pro EFI – Kohler was the first on the market with a fuel injected small engine, delivering lower emissions, better fuel economy, better reliability and less sensitivity to fuel freshness. This 25 hp engine is the only one offered with the 52-inch deck. Scag also offers a version of this engine designed to run on propane and a dual fuel model that can use propane or gas depending on what’s available.
Briggs & Stratton Vanguard Big Block – This is the most powerful engine available for the Tiger Cat. Carburetor-equipped engines make 35 hp, while EFI engines make 37 hp.
Kawasaki FD – The company’s top-of-the-line engine is fuel injected and liquid-cooled, giving it a longer service life than air-cooled engines. It produces 31 hp.
Kubota Diesel – With 25 hp and loads of low-end torque, this engine is a great choice for low operating costs. Like the FD, it’s liquid-cooled. This diesel can run on fuel blends containing up to 5% biodiesel (B5.)
All engines are fitted with auxiliary canister air filter for better filtration and longer service intervals.
Scag fits the Turf Tiger with a pair 16cc Hydro-Gear pumps paired with Parker wheel motors. Built-in pressure relief valves reduce strain on the hydraulic system, while a front-mounted oil radiator and oversized components ensure a long service life. Together, these parts can get the Turf Tiger to a top speed of 12 mph on gas models and 10 mph on diesels. Reverse tops out at 5 mph.
Get Professional Support for Your Professional Mower
Shank’s Lawn Equipment is a certified dealer for Scag and their manufacturing partners so we can service everything on these mowers. If you’re looking to add a new mower to your fleet or you need parts or servicing, visit our shop at 4900 Molly Pitcher Highway in Chambersburg, PA. We’re on the south end of town, one mile east of I-81 via Exit 10.
Do you need parts or accessories for your Scag ZTR? We can ship what you need to any address in the U.S. or Canada. To order, visit www.shankslawn.com.