/ Scag Liquid Cooled #1
It isn't a scag thing.I have a Scag Wildcat with a 26hp liquid cooled Kawasaki engine. The engine has been awesome. I mow around the farm, so it's not commercial, but it could be 100 degrees and I'm out mowing for several hours. I bought it brand new in 2011 for $8,000. The air cooled models where just a grand cheaper, and the dealer told me that it would be good for 3,000 hours, where the air cooled engines where only good for 2,000 hours. I think the diesel was expected to last 4,000 hours, but it was significantly more money.
When it's running, it's an awesome mowing machine. Plenty of power and traction. It's also fairly comfortable. The new seats look smaller to me, so I'm not sure if they are as comfortable. My seat is really nice!!
Because of all the issues I've had with safety switches, I would not buy another Scag. I would not recommend buying Scag. I can't even count how many hours I've spent over the last five or six years trying to get it started, only to waste a day searching for an electrical issue. Fix it, mow for the day, and the next time, do it all over again to find a different issue.
This year I removed all the wiring. I just cut it out and threw it away. Now I just have the basics need to start the engine, charge the battery, turn on the PTO for the blades, and that's about it. So far, it's been working pretty good.