Are you tired of the noise, fumes, and maintenance costs of your gas-powered lawn mower? Have you considered switching to an electric mower? If so, you might want to check out the Scag EVZ electric lawn mower. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at what makes the Scag EVZ unique, how its electrical system works, and what users are saying about it.
What is the Scag EVZ mower?
The Scag EVZ is a battery-powered lawn mower designed for both homeowner and commercial use. It’s part of Scag’s line of top-quality mowers, which also includes the Liberty Z, Cheetah, Turf Tiger, and others. But it holds the honor of being the very first electric Scag.
The EVZ is a perfect fit for homeowners who prefer the quiet simplicity of electric power, and for landscapers who want to serve customers in communities that have regulations about noise and gas-powered engines.
The electric EVZ features a 52-inch cutting deck, and a Vanguard 5 kWh (kilowatt-hour) lithium-ion battery pack: the mower’s quiet, efficient power source.
Benefits of using a battery-powered lawn mower
There are several benefits to using a battery-powered lawn mower like the Scag EVZ. One of the biggest advantages is that electric mowers are much quieter than gas-powered mowers. This can be a big advantage if you live in a quiet neighborhood or if you need to mow early in the morning or late at in the evening.
Another benefit of electric mowers is that they don’t produce any emissions while they are mowing. This makes them much better for the environment than gas-powered mowers. They also require less maintenance than gas mowers, since there are no oil changes or spark plugs to worry about.
Understanding the battery pack of the Scag EVZ
The electrical system of the Scag EVZ is what makes it possible to run a powerful mower on battery power. The EVZ uses a 48-volt lithium-ion battery, which provides the power needed to run the wheel motors and other components.
The battery used in the EVZ is an all-in-one power solution. It is a commercial Vanguard battery pack with a charge capacity of 5 kWh.
Special features of this advanced li-ion battery include an integrated battery management system (BMS) that monitors voltage and temperature throughout the pack, ensuring that the battery operates safely and efficiently. The battery pack has a long lifespan of up to 2,000 cycles and requires minimal maintenance. It can be charged safely with the Vanguard special charge profile and has a normal full recharge time of less than 6 hours.
The battery pack is durable and serviceable; modules of the battery are replaceable, and all the major components are serviceable. A diecast aluminum enclosure protects the battery system from damage.
How the electric power system is utilized on the EVZ
The Vanguard battery sends power to the drive wheels, via the operator’s controls. A set of Hydro-Gear electric drive motors (one on each rear wheel) control the mower’s forward and reverse speeds. The battery also sends energy to the powerful Smartec motors on the cutter deck. These motors spin the blades to cut the grass.
The onboard electric system also powers a pair of bright LED headlights, and a 12V accessory port. The headlights are mounted near the base of the operator platform, and help you wrap up mowing jobs when you barely have time to finish before dusk.
An electronic monitoring system keeps its eye on the various electric components of the EVZ. A compact yet full-featured display screen on the operator’s console shows an output of this information, which includes battery charge level, system load, and hours of runtime. The screen also shows alerts for system diagnostics. In addition to the screen, a Bluetooth module allows the user to connect to the mower, and do further troubleshooting through the Smartec app.
Using and Maintaining the Scag EVZ power battery system
Using and maintaining the battery system of the Scag EVZ is relatively easy. A 1,050-watt charger for the Vanguard battery comes with each mower. To charge the battery pack, simply plug the charger into a standard 120-volt outlet. It takes nearly 6 hours to fully charge the battery pack, so it’s best to charge it overnight.
To maintain the battery pack, you should avoid exposing it to temperature extremes above 130 F or below 4 F. If the battery pack gets too hot or too cold, it can damage the cells and reduce the overall lifespan of the battery. While operating or transporting the mower, always be careful to avoid damaging the battery system.
Always use caution when working on high-amperage systems like the one on the Scag EVZ. Be sure to talk to the trained personnel at your authorized Scag dealer if you need service or repairs. If you notice any issues with the battery pack, such as reduced performance or shorter battery life, you should contact an authorized Scag dealer for assistance. They can help you troubleshoot the problem and determine if the battery pack needs to be repaired.
User reviews and feedback on the Scag EVZ electric mower
Users of the Scag EVZ have generally been very satisfied with the mower. Many users have commented on its power and performance, as well as its quiet operation and easy maintenance.
Some users have noted that the EVZ is heavier than other mowers, which can make it more difficult to maneuver. However, by comparison, the Scag Freedom Z gas-powered mower with the same size of cutter deck actually weighs about 65 pounds more than the EVZ.
Overall, users of the Scag EVZ seem to be very happy with their purchase. They appreciate the power and performance of the mower, as well as its environmentally-friendly design.
Where to buy or service the Scag EVZ
If you’re interested in purchasing a Scag EVZ, you can find them at authorized Scag dealers. Scag has a network of dealers across the United States and Canada, so you should be able to find a dealer near you.
Shank’s Lawn Equipment is a Pro-Gold Scag dealer in the Mid-Atlantic region. If the electric Scag EVZ sparks your interest, give us a call. We’ll be glad to answer any questions you have! Also, our service department is fully-equipped to perform any maintenance or repairs that your Scag electric mower may need.