Ultimate Guide to The 2023 Scag Cheetah II Ride on Zero-Turn Lawn Mower

Ultimate Guide to The 2023 Scag Cheetah II Ride on Zero-Turn Lawn Mower - Gilford Hardware & Outdoor Power Equipment

The Lawn Mower is one of the most important tools for any homeowner or professional landscaper. When it comes to the best zero-turn lawn mowers on the market today the Scag Cheetah II takes the cake. In this article we will show you exactly why the Scag Cheetah II is the best choice for a zero-turn lawn mower for professionals or homeowners with large lawns.  If you are looking for a professional-grade mower built for durability, speed and efficiency, keep reading and we will tell you why!Scag Cheetah II Gilford Hardware & Outdoor Power Equipment


Scag Cheetah II Commercial Grade Durability

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The Cheetah II is made of heavy-duty and high-quality materials that can stand up to the wear and tear of regular use. The heavy-duty high steel strength frame of the Scag Cheetah II makes it very durable. The main frame is made of fully welded double-tube steel, which makes it stronger, more reliable, and last longer. Also, the mounts for the hydrostatic transaxle are very strong and are welded to the main frame to make it even more durable. The mower's middle section is also built well enough to hold large fuel tanks. The mounting points for the mower's replaceable front caster extension are reinforced with extra structural support, so it can handle heavy use and last for years. Scag is proud to make mowers that can be used long after other mowers have stopped working, and the Scag Cheetah II is no different.


Envy of the Landscaping Industry Velocity Plus Cutter Deck 

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The Velocity Plus cutter deck on the Scag Cheetah II is the envy of the landscaping industry because it works so well and produces such beautiful results. There are a number of features on the Velocity Plus cutter deck that help it cut so well. The adjustable custom-cut baffle system lets you change the cutter deck baffles to fit your needs. This makes sure that every cut is precise and even. Also, the cast-iron spindles are the best in the business. They have tapered roller bearings, a 1 1/8-inch "The shaft has a hardened tip and other features that make it strong and long-lasting. Lastly, the super-rigid Tri-Plate deck tops create a steel cutter deck top that is almost 1/2 inch thick (0.485 inches), making it one of the most durable and reliable options on the market. With all of these features, the Velocity Plus cutter deck on the Scag Cheetah II gives a great cut that your friends, neighbors, and competitors will be jealous of.


Scag Cheetah Provides Comfortable Mowing 

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The Scag Cheetah II is a great choice if you want a lawn mower that not only gets the job done but also gives you the most comfort. One of this mower's best features is the operator suspension system, which makes it very comfortable to use even on rough ground. The suspension system has three moving parts: a coil over shock, a front pivot, and a rear pivot. These parts keep the driver from feeling bumps and jolts, making for a smooth ride. Even at high speeds on the ground, the high-quality, adjustable coil-over shock makes the ride very comfortable. Also, the seat has five suspension settings that let you change how firm or soft the ride is. This lets you customize your experience to your exact tastes. If comfort is important to you and you want mowing the lawn to be more fun, the Scag Cheetah II is the right lawn mower for you.


Additional Features of the Scag Cheetah II

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The Scag Cheetah II Zero Turn Lawn Mower has a lot of great features that make it one of the most popular choices for both professional landscapers and homeowners. The Tiger Eye Advanced Monitoring System is one of these things. This system keeps an eye on a lot of different systems in real time and gives operators useful information right from their seats. With this feature, it's easy to keep track of important system functions and make sure the mower is always running at its best. Also, the Scag Cheetah II has a 12-volt outlet that lets operators plug in small accessories or keep their phones charged while on the job. Lastly, the mower has two bright LED lights that make it easy to see in low-light situations. This makes it easy for people to mow at dawn or dusk. The Scag Cheetah II Zero Turn Lawn Mower is a great choice for anyone who cares about performance, convenience, and ease of use. It has all of these features and more.


Move at Breakneck Speeds with the Scag Cheetah II

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The Scag Cheetah II is a fast mower that can reach speeds up to 16 MPH, depending on the engine. For instance, the 38 HP Kohler® Command PRO® EFI engine, which features electronic fuel injection, can achieve this top speed. The mower is equipped with Hydro-Gear ZT-5400 transaxles that allow users to choose between Low Range, which enables them to travel up to 12 mph, or High Range, which allows for speeds up to 16 mph. The transaxle's design greatly reduces hoses and possible leak points, while the internal 16 cc pumps and 21 cc motors provide the necessary speed, power, and torque to help users get the job done quickly and efficiently. Overall, the Scag Cheetah II is a reliable and speedy mower that is perfect for those who need to cover a lot of ground in a short amount of time.


Scag Cheetah II Specifications

Specification Cheetah
GENERAL Total Fuel Capacity 13 gallons
Drive Tires 24" x 12"-12"
Caster Tires 13" x 6.5"-6"
Seat 4-point iso-mounted mid-back mounted on operator-suspension platform
DRIVE SYSTEM Drive System Type Hydro-Gear ZT5400 Transaxle. Two-Speed
Pumps Internal Pump: 16 cc
Motors Internal Motor: 21 cc
Forward Ground Speed 16 mph (high-speed)

12 mph (low-speed)
Reverse Ground Speed 8 mph (high-speed)

5 mph (low-speed)
Parking Brake Foot-operated pedal
DECK Cutting Widths 61" and 72"
Type Velocity Plus™
Cutting Height 1.25" to 5" in .25" increments
Deck Lift Adjustable foot-operated pedal
Construction Tri-plate cutter deck constructed of 3 steel plates totaling nearly 1/2" of steel. Reinforcement plates at cutter deck spindles.
Spindles Cast-iron housing with tapered roller bearings.
Blade Engagement Ogura GT5 (350 ft lb)

Adjustable air-gap for extended life.


The Scag Cheetah II Zero-Turn Lawn Mower In Conclusion...

In conclusion, there is no doubt that the Scag Cheetah II is one of the best zero-turn lawn mowers on the market right now. It's a great choice for both professionals and homeowners with large lawns because it's durable, has an efficient and fast cutting system, is easy to use, and has extra features like the Tiger Eye Advanced Monitoring System, a 12-volt outlet, and LED lights. The Velocity Plus cutter deck and Hydro-Gear ZT-5400 transaxles cut quickly and accurately, and the operator suspension system makes sure the ride is smooth. The Scag Cheetah II can quickly and easily cover a large area, making it a reliable and fast mower that will last for many years.


Bonus: Scag Cheetah II Configurations (3/22/23)

Model Description MSRP
SCZII-61RD-31FX 61" Velocity Plus™ Rear Discharge Cutter Deck, 31 HP Kawasaki® FX Series $15,832
SCZII-61V-31FX 61" Velocity Plus™ Cutter Deck, 31 HP Kawasaki® FX Series $15,665
SCZII-61V-37BV-EFI 61" Velocity Plus™ Cutter Deck, 37 HP Briggs Vanguard™ BIG BLOCK™ EFI – electronic fuel injection $15,749
SCZII-61V-38CV-EFI 61" Velocity Plus™ Cutter Deck, 38 HP Kohler® Command PRO® EFI – electronic fuel injection $15,749
SCZII-61V-38FX-EFI 61" Velocity Plus™ Cutter Deck, 38 HP Kawasaki® FX Series EFI – electronic fuel injection $15,949
SCZII-61RD-38FX-EFI 61" Velocity Plus™ Rear Discharge Cutter Deck, 38.5 HP Kawasaki® FX Series EFI – electronic fuel injection $16,099
SCZII-72V-37BV-EFI 72" Velocity Plus™ Cutter Deck, 37 HP Briggs Vanguard™ BIG BLOCK™ EFI – electronic fuel injection $16,549
SCZII-72V-38CV-EFI 72" Velocity Plus™ Cutter Deck, 38 HP Kohler® Command PRO® EFI – electronic fuel injection $16,549
SCZII-72V-38FX-EFI 72" Velocity Plus™ Cutter Deck, 38 HP Kawasaki® FX Series EFI – electronic fuel injection $16,749
* Limited availability. Contact your local Scag dealer for specific availability information.
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