Unleashing Power and Precision: Scag Jackal Stand-On Mini Skid Steer

Unleashing Power and Precision: Scag Jackal Stand-On Mini Skid Steer
Unleashing Power and Precision: Scag Jackal Stand-On Mini Skid Steer

Gilford Hardware recently got a first in-person look on the Scag Jackal Mini Tracked Skid Steer and we are impressed! Not only is it a monster of a machine, It's built to the top quality you would expect from Scag Outdoor Power Equipment and Metalcraft of Mayville.

Note: This article is under live revision as new information, specs, and details come out we will be adding, updating and changing often.


BEHOLD THE SCAG JACKAL: YOUR FIRST GLIMPSE

Upon arrival our distributor told us that he needed to have new tires, and brakes put on his trailer due to the goliath size of the Scag Jackal, at first I didn't believe him but quickly saw during the unload a standard four wheel box trailer was having a tough time moving it. Not saying that it can't but I'd use special precaution or purchase a more heavy duty trailer for this type of application. The Sheer size of the Scag Jackal Mini Tracked Skid Steer weight wise compared to it's competitors is intimidating. Weighing in at 3,500 lbs you will find same class competitors with weights in the 2600 range. Which makes me wonder, what is it exactly missing?


THE THING ABOUT MINI-TRACKED SKID STEERS..

When doing independent research on competitors' mini-skid steers, which fall within the same size and price range, you'll find that they share comparable engines and horsepower. This is largely because the Kubota engine, known for its durability and reliability, has been the industry standard for mini track skid steers for years, boasting a service life of 5,000 to 10,000+ hours with regular maintenance.

If most mini-tracked skid steers on the market today have similar engines and prices, what sets them apart? The answer lies in the quality, design, frame, hydraulics, and components. The real decision comes down to which skid steer excels in all these areas. Let me tell you, the Scag Jackal Mini Tracked Skid Steer stands out. In this article, we'll share our first impressions of the Scag Jackal and explain why it's truly "Simply the Best."


THE ULTIMATE ENGINE FOR STAND-ON MINI SKID STEERS: KUBOTA D1305-E4B IN THE SCAG JACKAL

The Kubota® D1305-E4B engine is the gold standard for Mini-Tracked Skid Steer Engines, renowned for its application in a wide range of construction and excavation Outdoor Power Equipment. Its unmatched durability, easy starting, and robust design make it the preferred choice for top-tier performance.

Scag Jackal Stand-On Mini-Skid Steer Kubota Engine | Gilford Hardware

Compliant with EPA Tier 4 emissions regulations, the D1305 engine offers durable power with its high power density and naturally aspirated 3-cylinder configuration, delivering the highest output in the Kubota 05 Series. The Kubota 05 Series is a recognized leader, chosen by numerous industrial equipment manufacturers for its reliable performance.

The engine’s original E-TVCS (Three Vortex Combustion System) has been enhanced, optimizing airflow, combustion chamber, and piston recess to ensure low particulate matter (PM) levels, meeting the stringent standards of the 37 kW class and higher. Additionally, the half-float valve cover and MoS2-coated pistons minimize noise and reduce vibrations from the valve area, providing clean and quiet power.

With a variety of engine accessory options available, the D1305-E4B stands out as the reliable diesel-powered heart of the Scag Jackal. When you combine this powerhouse engine with the superior design, engineering, and durability of the Scag Jackal, you achieve the pinnacle of stand-on mini skid steers on the market.


HEAVY-DUTY DESIGN

The Scag Jackal's frame exemplifies the heavy-duty engineering Scag Outdoor Power Equipment is known for. Every component, from the frame to the loader lift arm, bucket cylinder, operator's platform, and gas tanks, is constructed with thick-gauge steel. While I can't specify the exact width, it's notably thicker than the steel used in commercial-grade Scag Velocity Plus cutter decks. This robust construction contributes significantly to the Scag Jackal's weight compared to its competitors. In contrast, competitor models use much thinner gauge steel, making them far less durable over time.

Scag Jackal Stand-On Mini-Skid Steer Heavy Duty Design | Gilford Hardware

EASE OF SERVICE

Unlike many of its competitors, the Scag Jackal was designed for simple and easy access and maintenance. Every critical component is easily accessible and neatly placed throughout the chassis. Beneath the operator's panel, a removable metal panel allows access to the hydraulics. Opening the single front hood reveals a well-thought-out design, providing easy access to hydraulic fluids, the air filter, and various other components. The hydraulic lines and wiring harnesses are neatly tucked and zip-tied. This thoughtful design means that many issues requiring extended downtime or trips to the dealership can be self-serviced with a bit of effort.

Scag Jackal Stand-On Mini-Skid Steer Ease of Service | Gilford Hardware

Wait, if it's easy to service and maintain, does that mean it will need more frequent servicing? Absolutely not. Scag Outdoor Power Equipment has a long-standing reputation for building machines that are both easy to service and maintain. Unlike many competitors, who design their machines to be difficult to service to profit from maintenance over the long run, Scag focuses on durability and user-friendliness.


QUALITY COMPONENTS

The Scag Jackal Stand-On Mini Skid Steer is a testament to superior engineering and robust construction, featuring top-tier components that set it apart in the industry. At the heart of its hydraulic system are the Parker Medium Pressure Mobile Pumps P1 Series, specifically the Tandem 18cc Piston Pump. These hydrostatic pumps are renowned for their reliability, efficiency, and performance under demanding conditions. The P1 Series ensures smooth, responsive operation, providing the necessary power to tackle heavy-duty tasks with ease. This high-quality component not only enhances the machine's overall durability but also ensures consistent performance, making the Scag Jackal a dependable choice for professionals in landscaping, construction, and other demanding fields.

Scag Jackal Stand-On Mini-Skid Steer Quality Components | Gilford Hardware

Complementing the robust hydraulic pumps, the Scag Jackal is equipped with 360cc TF 0360 LSHT drive wheel motors, which further solidify its status as a best-in-class, industrial-grade mini skid steer. These low-speed, high-torque motors deliver exceptional traction and maneuverability, allowing the Jackal to handle rough terrains and challenging environments with confidence. The combination of these premium components results in a machine that excels in power, precision, and durability. Whether you're moving heavy loads, digging, or trenching, the Scag Jackal's top-quality build and innovative design make it the ultimate stand-on mini skid steer for professionals seeking reliability and peak performance in their equipment.


MASTER YOUR WORKDAY WITH THE SCAG JACKAL MINI TRACK SKID STEER: EFFORTLESS CONTROL AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

Experience unparalleled ease-of-use with the Scag Jackal Mini Skid Steer operator's control panel. The ergonomic joystick drive and bucket controls ensure intuitive operation, allowing operators to tackle any job with confidence. The Float Switch and Turn-Key Ignition streamline start-up, while the Tiger Eye Advanced Monitoring system provides real-time performance insights. Control precision is enhanced by the Lift and Tilt Joystick, Drive Control Joystick, and Auxiliary Hydraulic Control, all designed for effortless manipulation. Stay safe with the High-Temp Hydraulic Warning Light and enjoy additional convenience with the LED Light Switch and 12V Power Plug. The Scag Jackal's user-friendly design ensures operators are always in control, ready to conquer any task ahead.

Scag Jackal Stand-On Mini-Skid Steer Easy to use controls | Gilford Hardware

1.) Float Switch
2.) Tiger Eye Advanced Monitoring
3.) LED Light Switch
4.) Turn-Key Ignition
5.) Throttle
6.) Lift and Tilt Joystick
7.) High-Temp Hydraulic Warning Light
8.) Auxiliary Hydraulic Control
9.) Drive Control Joystick
10.) 12V Power Plug


SCAG JACKAL DOMINATES WITH MASSIVE DUAL DIESEL TANKS

Scag Jackal Stand-On Mini-Skid Steer Large Fuel tank and thick steel | Gilford Hardware

One of the standout features of the Scag Jackal is its large capacity dual diesel tanks, which hold an impressive 12 gallons of diesel, compared to its competitors. In similar class skid-steers, tanks can be as small as 7 gallons. This large capacity provides a significant advantage, not only adding extra weight but also allowing for longer work periods between fill-ups.

*Notice: the thick sheet metal surrounding each tank. You won't find steel of this quality and thickness on many of Scag Jackal's competitors, especially when it comes to protecting the tanks, and perhaps not even on their frames.


UNLEASH THE POWER OF VERSATILITY WITH THE SCAG JACKAL STAND-ON MINI SKID STEER

Unleashing Power and Precision: Scag Jackal Stand-On Mini Skid Steer

The Scag Jackal STAND-ON MINI SKID STEER boasts a versatile design, empowering you to tackle the toughest tasks across a wide array of applications. By integrating the Scag Jackal into your fleet, you can expand your service offerings and significantly boost your project earnings. Its ample fuel capacity and user-friendly operator controls make it a reliable workhorse, enabling even novice employees to operate it with ease and efficiency.

Scag Jackal Stand-On Mini-Skid Steer Bucket | Gilford Hardware

From landscaping tasks such as moving soil, mulch, and gravel, to grading and leveling surfaces, the Scag Jackal excels in all. It's your go-to for excavating holes, trenches, and foundations, as well as for demolition jobs involving debris removal and site clearing. In winter, it effortlessly handles snow removal from driveways, sidewalks, and parking lots. Additionally, it's perfect for material handling, site cleanup, agricultural tasks like handling feed and cleaning barns, roadwork, and even forestry tasks such as moving logs and maintaining trails.


STAND-ON MINI SKID STEER COMPARISON CHART

Note: Information was found on official websites of each machine. Specifications, stats, features, and other details are subject to change by individual brands and models. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information presented, discrepancies may occur. The provided data should be verified with the respective manufacturers for the most current and accurate information. The inclusion of any machine in this comparison does not imply endorsement or affiliation with the respective brands.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Specification Scag Jackal Bobcat MT100 Toro Dingo TX 1000 Ditch Witch SK600 Kubota SCL1000
General Type Stand-On Skid Steer Stand-On Skid Steer Stand-On Skid Steer Stand-On Skid Steer Stand-On Skid Steer
Brand Scag Bobcat Toro Kubota Kubota
Horsepower 23.9 - 25.7 HP 24.8 HP 24.9 HP 24.8 HP 24.8 HP
Rated Operating Capacity (ISO) 1,125 lb 1,000 lb 1,000 lb 600 lb 1,000 lb
Carry Position ROC with Standard Counterweight - UnderCarriage Position Not specified 1,300 lb 1,075 lb Not specified Not specified
Tipping Load 3,142 lb 2,898 lb 2,571 lb 1,725 lb 2,857 lb
Operating Weight 3,400 lb 3,390 lb 2,575 lb 2,418 lb Not specified
Ground Pressure (Rubber) Not specified 5.25 psi 5.2 psi 4.8 psi Not specified
Auxiliary Std Flow 15 GPM 12 GPM 15 GPM 12 GPM Not specified

CAPACITIES

Specification Scag Jackal Bobcat MT100 Toro Dingo TX 1000 Ditch Witch SK600 Kubota SCL1000
Fuel Tank 13 gal 7 gal 8 gal 10.5 gal Not specified
Pump Capacity 15 GPM 12 GPM 15 GPM 12 GPM Not specified
System Relief @ Quick Couplers Not specified 2,900 psi 3,000 psi 3,000 psi 2,800 psi

DIMENSIONS

Specification Scag Jackal Bobcat MT100 Toro Dingo TX 1000 Ditch Witch SK600 Kubota SCL1000
Length Not specified 106.2 in 100.7 in 105 in 107.7 in (w/Std Bucket)
Width 35.5 - 40 in 35.6 in 41 in 33.5 in 36 in
Height 55 in 54.6 in 53.2 in 54 in Not specified
Height to Bucket Hinge Pin 81 in 80.9 in 81 in 76 in Not specified
Length of Track on Ground Not specified 41.4 in 45.2 in 36 in Not specified
Reach @ Maximum Height Not specified 18.6 in 24 in Not specified Not specified

FEATURES

Specification

Scag Jackal Bobcat MT100 Toro Dingo TX 1000 Ditch Witch SK600 Kubota SCL1000
Lift-Arm Support Standard Standard Standard Not specified Not specified
Auxiliary Hydraulics Standard Standard Standard Standard Not specified
Spark Arrestor Muffler Standard Standard Standard Not specified Not specified

Note: Information was found on official websites of each machine. Specifications, stats, features, and other details are subject to change by individual brands and models. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information presented, discrepancies may occur. The provided data should be verified with the respective manufacturers for the most current and accurate information. The inclusion of any machine in this comparison does not imply endorsement or affiliation with the respective brands.


THE POWERFUL Scag Jackal Stand-On Mini-Skid Steer | Gilford Hardware

When comparing the various mini skid steers, it's evident that the Scag Jackal stands out in several key areas, underscoring its potential as a leading choice for heavy-duty commercial applications. The Scag Jackal is designed as a heavy-duty commercial diesel skid steer, which immediately positions it as a robust and reliable option in this category. With engine options from renowned brands like Yanmar, Kohler, and Kubota, the Scag Jackal offers versatility and trusted performance. This flexibility allows users to select the best engine based on their specific needs and preferences, a feature not clearly matched by its competitors. In terms of fuel capacity and hydraulic performance, the Scag Jackal leads with a substantial 13-gallon fuel tank and a 15 GPM pump capacity. These specifications suggest longer operational periods between refueling and efficient hydraulic system performance, ensuring that the machine can handle demanding tasks with ease.

Best-In-Class Scag Jackal Stand-On Mini-Skid Steer | Gilford Hardware

The Scag Jackal's dimensions and features further enhance its appeal. Its width options, ranging from 35.5 to 40 inches, provide flexibility in navigating different work environments, while its impressive 81-inch height to the bucket hinge pin facilitates high lifts and dumps. The machine's standard lift-arm support and auxiliary hydraulics ensure robust functionality and versatility. The Scag Jackal's emphasis on essential features like spark arrestor mufflers and built-in tie-down and crane/lift locations enhances its safety and ease of transport. While other models like the Bobcat MT100, Toro Dingo TX 1000, Ditch Witch SK600, and Kubota SCL1000 offer competitive features, the Scag Jackal's combination of engine options, fuel capacity, and overall robust design sets it apart. Its higher tipping load of 3,142 lbs and a rated operating capacity of 1,125 lbs exceed many competitors, indicating superior strength and capability, making it a standout choice for those seeking a top-tier mini skid steer.

THE SCAG JACKAL: UNLEASHING UNMATCHED POWER AND DURABILITY

In conclusion, the Scag Jackal Mini Tracked Skid Steer has proven to be a true powerhouse in its class. With its formidable weight, robust construction, and superior components, it stands out as a reliable, heavy-duty machine capable of tackling the toughest tasks. The Kubota D1305-E4B engine at its core ensures unmatched performance and durability, while the thoughtful design and quality components make it easy to service and maintain.

The Scag Jackal’s impressive fuel capacity, enhanced operator controls, and high-quality hydraulic system underscore its potential as a leading choice for professionals in landscaping, construction, and other demanding industries. Whether you're looking for a machine that offers power, precision, or long-lasting performance, the Scag Jackal is a top-tier option that delivers on all fronts.

Discover the ultimate in mini skid steer excellence with the Scag Jackal coming soon to Gilford Hardware & Outdoor Power Equipment and elevate your workday to new heights of efficiency and productivity.


DISCLAIMERS

WARNING: FAILURE TO FOLLOW SAFETY GUIDELINES CAN LEAD TO SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.

  • Thoroughly read this manual and all other manuals provided with your track loader.
  • DO NOT operate on steep slopes.
  • Never operate the machine on slopes exceeding 10 degrees. ALWAYS FOLLOW OSHA-APPROVED GUIDELINES.
  • Before performing any maintenance or service, stop the machine and remove the ignition key.
  • Keep hands, feet, and clothing away from moving parts.
  • Ensure only one person operates the track loader at a time.

REMEMBER - THE SAFETY OF YOUR TRACK LOADER DEPENDS ON YOU!

Accident prevention and hazard control rely on the awareness, caution, prudence, and proper training of all personnel involved in the operation, transportation, maintenance, and storage of the equipment.

The information in this comparison chart is based on data available from the official websites of each respective brand. Specifications, features, and details are subject to change. While every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, discrepancies may occur. Please verify all details with the manufacturers for the most current and accurate information. Inclusion of any brand does not imply endorsement or affiliation.

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