2014 Scag Power Equipment 48" V-Ride

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2014 Scag Power Equipment 48" V-Ride

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.

This is truly the ultimate stand on mower with excellent handling, stability and quality. No cut corners, no compromise, nothing but top quality construction and unmatched performance.



48" Velocity Plus deck

Powerful Kawasaki FX engines

Operator platform has 1.25 " of suspension travel

Coil suspension on platform uses 3.5" springs

Operator cushion has 12 mounting positions

Large diameter, padded steering levers

Excellent machine balance, stability and handling

Up to 11 MPH ground speed for more productivity

Dual, 10cc or 12cc heavy-duty hydraulic drive pumps

Auxiliary hydraulic oil cooler

All models are electric start

Quick-adjust cutting heights, transport auto-lock

Ultra-compact to reduce trailer space usage

Heavy-duty Scag blade drive spindles

Available in five models to fit a wide range of professional lawn maintenance needs. Compact size allows more units to fit on a single trailer.

Up to 11 MPH forward speeds (on 61" models) and up to 6 MPH reverse speeds keep productivity at a maximum. Up to 8.5mph forward on 48" & 52" models. Up to 7.7 mph forward on 36" model.

36" Advantage or 48", 52" or 61" Velocity Plus™ cutter decks deliver an immaculate quality-of-cut. Three year limited warranty on the cutter decks.

Spacious operator platform with coil suspension delivers a smooth the ride and reduces operator fatigue. Springs are with 3.5" long and provide 1.25" of suspension travel.

Operator platform is made from heavy gauge steel with extruded star pattern for no-slip footing. The platform can be flipped forward to allow for more trailer space and also allows the mower to be driven (with or without the blades on) while walking behind the mower. Platform is wide and unobstructed.

Kawasaki FX series engines are commercial-grade and feature canister air filters, and twin barrel carburetors. Kawasaki FS engines feature dual element air filters and single 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.

Ogura GT 3.5 (61" V-Ride) or GT 2.5 (36", 48", 52" V-Ride) PTO clutch brake engages and stops the cutter blades smoothly and safely. Adjustable airgap ensures long component life.

Convenient, full-featured instrument panel has ignition key, PTO switch, Drive & Neutral lever, throttle, choke, and digital hour meter. The fuel gauge is located on top of the fuel tank, right next to the instrument panel for easy viewing.

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 different positions, fitting different operator sizes 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.

Auxiliary canister air filter system is standard equipment on all V-Ride mowers with Kawasaki FX engines. This provides extended service intervals and longer engine life.

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.

Self-adjusting belt systems effortlessly keep belts in constant adjustment for maximum life and minimum maintenance.

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 18x8.5-8 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.

The Scag "Simply the Best" commercial warranty stands behind you and your mower for years of profitable service.

Marbain cutter blades stay sharp longer for reduced maintenance.

High quality electrical components such as switches, wiring and harness looms are used throughout the Scag mower line for dependable service.

Digital SmartSense hour meter displays maintenance reminders to help ensure that routine service is completed.

Laser cut, vented rear panel allows for increased air flow and cooling for the hydraulic pump drive system. Blow out debris with compressed air or a blower without having to remove the panel.

Sealed fuse holder keeps the elements out to help prevent corrosion and electrical issues.

Fuel tank shut-off is located on top of the tank, near the instrument panel for easy access.

2014 Scag Power Equipment 48" V-Ride



Fuel Capacity
5.5 gallons, single tank with top-mounted fuel shutoff valve
Drive Pulley
Split-steel design -- stronger and lighter weight than cast-iron
SVR48V-691FX - Kawasaki 691FX air-cooled, electric start engine


Wheel Motors
(Hydraulic) Dual 12ci heavy-duty motors with extra large shafts


Drive Tires
20 x 10.5 -8, 4 ply
Caster Tires
11 x 4 - 5, Flat-Free, semi-pneumatic
(Caster Wheel) Tapered roller bearings


Deck Height Adjustment
Hand lever lift with self-locking mechanism at transport position
(w/Discharge Chute in Mowing Position) 61.25"
(w/Discharge Chute in Transport Position) 49.75"
860 lbs.

General Information

2 Yr. Commercial Mower Warranty—Parts & labor.
3 Yr. / 500 Hour Non-Commercial Mower Warranty—Parts & labor.
3 Yr. Deck Warranty—First & second years parts & labor; third year parts.
3 Yr. Spindle Warranty—First & second years parts & labor; third year parts.
2 Yr. Engine Warranty—Minimum two-year warranty covered directly through the individual engine manufacturer.
Hydraulic Filter
(Oil) 10 micron
(Range) 1-1/2” to 4-1/2” in 1/4” increments
Number of Blades
(Cutter) 3 Marbain
Key switch, throttle, manual choke, BBC switch, digital hour meter, neutral lock lever
Cutting Deck
48" Velocity Plus decks. Floating, adjustable, anti- scalping design.
Deck Construction
Tri-Plate, fully-welded with 7 gauge deck top and skirt, 10 gauge and 11 gauge reinforcement plates
Anti-Scalp Wheels
5 wheels in 3 positions
Deck Spindles
Scag Heavy-Duty Spindles w/cast-iron housing & tapered roller bearings, backed by 3-year limited warranty
Hydraulic Pumps
Dual Pumps; 10cc displacement, Hydro-Gear
Kevlar cord. Self-adjusting, spring-loaded, self-tightening
(Travel) Twin lever steering controls for smooth, precise maneuverability
Ground Speed
Up to 8.5 mph forward, 6 mph reverse


Hydraulic Coolers
(Oil) Auxiliary oil cooler; Large capacity cooling reservoir

Power Take-Off (PTO)

Clutch PTO
(Electric) Heavy-duty Ogura PTO clutch brake with adjustable air-gap


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