The Scag Cheetah is the fastest and most comfortable cat in the Scag family. Clocking in at speeds up to 16 mph and featuring a coil-over shock suspension system, the Cheetah is truly a remarkable zero-turn mower.
Clocking in at speeds up to 16 mph and featuring a coil-over shock suspension system, the Cheetah is truly a remarkable zero-turn mower.
The Operator Suspension System isolates the operator platform via a coil-over shock and provides additional comfort via rubber iso-mounts. This innovative, adjustable system soaks up the bumps and keeps things simple with only three moving parts.
The ZT-5400 transaxles have two-speeds, Low Range (up to 12MPH) and High Range (up to 16MPH). The large 15 gallon fuel capacity (dual tanks) keeps you in the field cutting grass. Fill up in the morning and cut all day long.
From the heavy-duty, Tri-Plate Velocity Plus™ side discharge cutter decks and the 61" Velocity Plus™ Rear Discharge Decks, to the various high-power engine options, there's a Cheetah that will increase your productivity and leave your competition in the dust!
Contact your local Scag dealer for a field demonstration today. The Cheetah is pure Scag quality with ultra-fast ground speeds, a soft ride and a cut that is "Simply the Best." The Scag Cheetah equals productivity. Check out our social media page and our testimonials page to see what real Scag customers are saying about their Scag mowers.
The Cheetah's Operator Suspension System isolates the operator platform via a coil-over shock and the seat via rubber iso-mounts.
The entire operator platform (seat and foot plate) are suspended to deliver a smooth ride, with only three moving parts.
Smart: Unlike more complicated, conventional suspension systems, there are no moving parts on the drive and caster wheels, no moving counter levers that link the suspension system to the cutter deck to combat scalping. This smart suspension design focuses on the area directly around the operator while maintaining a durable, rigid, double-tube frame design for long machine life.
The Cheetah Operator Suspension System eliminates the possibility of the suspension causing a quality of cut issue and is superior to "cushioned" caster forks which can also affect quality of cut. Smart.
Simple: With only three moving parts, including the shock, pivot points are at a minimum. Fewer pivot points means fewer maintenance items/ wear points. The suspension adjustment lever simply changes the angle of the shock, providing a firmer or softer ride. Simple.
Spacious: The Cheetah features a large, all steel foot platform with an extruded tread pattern. Unlike flat steel or a rubber pad, the extruded tread pattern allows dirt and debris to fall through the plate while providing solid footing, even when wet. The adjustable bolstered seat, folding armrests and Quick-Fit control levers provide a comfortable environment for a wide range of operators. Stretch out your legs and MOW!
A high-quality coil-over shock soaks up the bumps to give the operator a smooth ride, even at high ground speeds (up to 16mph).
Four (4) rubber iso-mounts on the seat plate help to absorb side to side motion and jarring which can fatigue an operator over time.
In addition to the platform, the ultra-comfortable, bolstered seat with armrests and Quick-Fit adjustable handles give the operator even more comfort (61" and 72" Cheetah seat shown in picture).
There are five (5) suspension settings that allow the operator to customize the ride from firm to soft. This adjustment can easily be made while in the seat.
Dual Hydro-Gear ZT-5400 transaxles propel the Cheetah to speeds up to 16MPH. Designed exclusively for the tough commercial market, the ZT-5400 powertrain delivers unmatched power and durability.
Taking a Closer Look at the Two-Speed Function
Examining the internals of the ZT-5400 transaxles clearly shows the simple, solid and rugged design.
The steering levers control the variable swash plate on the pump (see steering lever input in the illustration), which controls forward and reverse movement, just like any other pump and wheel motor system.
The 2-speed lever changes the swash plate angle on the motor, (see 2-speed shift lever input in the illustration) allowing for two fixed speed ranges. There are no actual "gears" that "shift" so shifting on the fly is easy to do and harmless to the system. The planetary gear reduction delivers solid torque to the drive wheels.
Nothing Cuts Grass Better. Nothing.
Scag cutter decks have always given our competition a serious case of deck envy. Many try to duplicate the performance, but none can match it. The Velocity Plus™ deck is an outstanding performer and delivers beautiful results.
The Velocity Plus™ Cutter Deck delivers the unmatched power, precision, and performance professionals demand. This revolutionary deck design delivers high-velocity discharge, plus a beautiful manicured cut, even at faster ground speeds. A redesigned cutting chamber and massive discharge opening provide even greater cutting performance with maximum clipping dispersal in any conditions.
The Velocity Plus™ Cutter Deck is available in 48", 52", 61" and 72" widths on Scag Walk Behinds, Stand-On mowers, and Zero Turn Riders.
Strength - Scag's tough cutter blade spindles and Tri-Plate construction ensure solid performance and long life. A replaceable trim-side wear pad protects deck from damage.
Productivity - An extra-large discharge opening, along with the redesigned Turbo Baffle, enhance discharge for even clipping dispersal. The need for double cutting is virtually eliminated.
Flexibility - The Velocity Plus™ cuts everything from fine grasses to tough weeds. The Custom-Cut™ Front Baffle System allows you to customize the deck to your individual conditions for even more productivity and higher performance.
The green arrows display the unrestricted, straight discharge path the Velocity Plus Deck delivers. This allows the grass clippings to be discharged farther away from the deck and in a wider pattern.
The blue arrows show how the Turbo Baffle and discharge blade fan the grass outward for a more even dispersal pattern.
A - Turbo-Baffle increases discharge velocity and prevents cut grass from reentering the deck cutting cycle. (Not included on all models; optional on walk-behind mowers.)
B - Front deck chamber allows grass to stand up before coming in contact with the cutter blade. This minimizes uncut grass and provides a beautiful cut in even the toughest grass.
C - Patented adjustable front "Custom-Cut" baffle allows the user to customize their deck to optimize performance in virtually any cutting conditions, whether side discharging, mulching, or bagging.
D - Extra-wide discharge opening allows grass to be dispersed far and wide to minimize clumping and windrowing.
E - Tough Scag spindles are made with cast-iron housings and tapered roller bearings for long life and dependable service.
F - Marbain cutter blades are extra-strong to keep a sharp edge longer, yet lightweight to absorb as little engine horsepower as possible, retaining ultra-high blade tip speeds.
G - The leading edge of the cutter deck is reinforced internally to increase strength while not adding deck length or reducing trimming ability.
H - Up to 9 anti-scalp wheels in 7 different locations provide the ultimate in turf protection.
I - One or two (depending on model), 12" long, rear-mounted anti-scalp rollers protect the rear edge of the deck from damage when going over curbs and when trailering. Rear rollers also provide excellent rear-side turf protection from scalping.
J - Trim-side wear pad protects the cutter deck and landscaping from scraping and impact damage. Pad can easily be replaced with no welding or cutting involved.
K - The corners of the Velocity Plus cutter deck are reinforced internally for added strength and to eliminate exterior plates that can reduce trimming ability and potentially damage the landscape.
L - Tri-Plate cutter deck utilizes three layers of steel for unmatched strength around the spindle mounting area of the deck. Top plate ties all spindles together while the bottom plate is integral to the cutter deck baffling for even more structural integrity.
M - Reinforcement prevents damage to rear baffle
N - Front scalp rollers are height adjustable and the rollers are captured on both sides for increased resistance to bending on impact.
O - Flexible discharge chute is easy on landscape and will not dent like steel
P - Split-steel pulleys are stronger than cast or stamped pulleys. They are lighter weight than cast pulleys and are balanced for reduced deck drive system wear and vibration.
Q - Deep and wide idler pulleys keep belt stress to a minimum for increased life. Super thick, laser-cut idler arms provide maximum strength and reliability. No punched out, light-duty, thin metal/plastic stuff here....this is a SCAG.
R - Deck leveling adjustment bracket makes fine tuning the deck level quick and easy.
S - Spring-loaded belt systems require no adjustment or maintenance, while keeping perfect tension on the belts for long life.
T - Idler pulley features a debris cover for the bearings which helps keep moisture and foreign material away from the bearing to increase life.
U - Deck support bracket runs all the way to the front edge of the deck for increased rigidity
V - Deck is pre-drilled at the factory for Hurricane Mulch Systems, as well as the mulch plate, for convenience.
W - Grease fittings for spindles are top-mounted for easy access.
X - Easy wing-nut retaining system for belt covers makes removal simple and tool-free.
Y - Idler arm pivots utilize sealed bearings for smooth operation and long life.
Z - Cutter blade retaining bolt travels through the center of the spindle shaft. The through-bolt design also allows you to change blades without altering the proper preload (150 ft. lbs.) on the tapered roller bearings.
The Tiger Eye advanced on-board monitoring system keeps a constant real-time "eye" on important system functions on your Scag mower.
Scag Cast-Iron Blade Spindles
Depending on the mower model and engine selection, a wide variety of systems are monitored in real-time, giving you valuable information in just a glance, right from the operator's seat. The backlit panel makes viewing easy, even in low light, while still easy to read in direct sunlight.
Real-time monitoring of the following systems* :
*Systems monitored depends on mower model and engine.
**Air filter service indicator accessory is optional for select models.
Toughest, Best Built Spindle. Period.
Cutter blade drive spindles are a crucial component to mower performance. The average blade spindle rotates over 1.8 MILLION times in eight hours of cutting . That's 9 million times per week! Can you afford to have anything but the BEST blade drive spindles turning your cutter blades? Absolutely not!
Scag cast-iron spindle housings* are cast in Wisconsin, and precision machined at Scag with state of the art machining centers to ensure a perfect fit for the tapered roller bearings. Every Scag cast-iron spindle is assembled, greased and torqued by hand at the Scag factory.
This is the best performing, most reliable spindle in the commercial industry...hands down. We have been using this same rock-solid design for many years and proudly stand behind them with a 3-year limited warranty.
Scag Approved Spindle Greases:
*The Freedom Z, Freedom Z Pro, Liberty Z, SWZT and SFW walk-behind use a sealed, aluminum spindle.
Don't let the small size of a canister air filter fool you!
Most of the canister designs featured on Scag mowers have close to 150% more filtering surface than standard air filters. That means fewer filter changes and saved maintenance time and cost. The canister is located above the engine where it will draw cleaner, cooler air.
Here are a few benefits of the canister air filter system:
Scag utilizes only ultra high quality Ogura PTO clutch brakes for smooth blade engagements and fast blade stops.
Other manufacturers opt for less expensive, smaller capacity, non-adjustable, "disposable" clutches. Not Scag. Scag PTO clutch brakes are manufactured by Ogura, the world's best manufacturer of electromagnetic clutches.
All Ogura clutches feature an adjustable air-gap. What does that mean to you? It means that when most clutches are worn out and must be replaced at a significant cost to YOU, the Ogura clutch can be easily adjusted to bring it back into specification (your Scag dealer can perform this adjustment).
These clutches also feature industry leading torque values (the holding power that links the engine to the cutter deck drive system) to ensure solid drive to the cutter deck and no slipping in heavy conditions.
Solid forged rotor - A one piece solid forged rotor means no chance of internal parts separation. The rotors also have an even wall thickness around the coil which gives optimum flux distribution, maximizing torque.
High temperature, long life grease - All models include our special long life grease which has shown a significant improvement in life over other standard high temp greases.
Adjustable air-gap - When the rotor and armature have worn away, a simple adjustment can be made to bring the clutch back into specification.
High temperature epoxy coil - To help prevent failure from both vibration and outside contaminants, all coils are sealed in the coil shell with a high temperature epoxy coating.
Forged machined pulley - All models use a heavy duty machined pulley. A stronger pulley resists damage due to abusive environments and will last longer than stamped designs.
The industry leading 61" Velocity Plus™ Cutter Deck is now available in rear discharge (RD) on the Scag Cheetah. Same tough spindles and Tri-Plate deck top, same Scag toughness built in.
Versatility? The Velocity Plus™ rear discharge deck is ideal for cemeteries, road sides, medians and parking lots, or any other location in which side discharging is not allowed or is undesirable.
Strength? Scag's tough cutter blade spindles and Tri-Plate construction ensure solid performance and long life. Replaceable trim-side wear pads on both the left and right sides of the deck protect the deck and landscape from damage.
Productivity - An extra-large rear discharge opening enhances discharge for even clipping dispersal.
Flexibility - The Velocity Plus™ cuts everything from fine grasses to tough weeds.
Super rigid, Tri-Plate deck construction results in a nearly 1/2" thick (.485") steel cutter deck top.
Velocity RD deck
Baffles direct the clippings to the rear of the deck, between the rear drive tires. Massive discharge opening with rear deflector flap.
Special front baffle chamber allows the grass to be lifted up before the blade cuts it.
The industry's best spindle. Tapered roller bearings. 1-1/8" hardened shaft. And so much more.
Replaceable trim-side wear pads protect both sides of the deck and landscaping from scraping and impact damage.
Kevlar corded belts are kept in perfect adjustment for long life and top performance.
|SCZ61V-27FX PROMO||61" Velocity Plus™ Cutter Deck, 27hp Kawasaki 850FX air-cooled engine|
|SCZ61V-29CV-EFI PROMO||61" Velocity Plus™ Cutter Deck, 29hp Kohler EFI fuel injected, air-cooled engine|
|SCZ61V-31FX||61" Velocity Plus™ Cutter Deck, 31hp Kawasaki 921FX air-cooled engine|
|SCZ61V-35CV-EFI||61" Velocity Plus™ Cutter Deck, 35hp Kohler EFI fuel injected, air-cooled engine|
|SCZ61RD-31FX||61" Velocity Plus™ Cutter Deck, 31hp Kawasaki 921FX air-cooled engine|
|SCZ72V-31FX||72" Velocity Plus™ Cutter Deck, 31hp Kawasaki 921FX air-cooled engine|
|SCZ72V-35CV-EFI||72" Velocity Plus™ Cutter Deck, 35hp Kohler EFI fuel injected, air-cooled engine|
|Cheetah - Product Dimensions||61" Cheetah||72" Cheetah|
|Width (chute down)||73.5"||83"|
|Width (chute in transport position)||62.75"||73"|
|Weight||1350 - 1365 lbs.||1385 - 1400 lbs.|
|Height (ROPS up)||67"||67"|
|Height (ROPS folded)||49.5"||49.5"|