Scag V-Ride™

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 a powerful 20hp, 24hp, 26hp or 29hp Kawasaki FX commercial-grade engine 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.

  • 36-inch Advantage or 48-, 52-, 61-inch Velocity Plus decks
  • 20hp, 24hp, 26hp or 29hp Kawasaki FX engines
  • Operator platform has 1.25 inches of suspension travel
  • Coil suspension on platform uses 3.5-inch 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 (48, 52, 61-inch)
  • 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
  • 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 three models to fit a wide range of professional lawn maintenance needs. Compact size allows more units to fit on a single trailer.
Ground Speed

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.

Operator Platform

• 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 rear portion of the platform is hinged and can be flipped forward to reduce overall machine length on the trailer. Platform is wide and unobstructed.

Operator Comfort Cushion

Operator Comfort Cushion can be mounted in 12 different positions, fitting a very wide range of operators and riding preferences.


  • Kawasaki FX series engines are commercial-grade and feature canister air filters, solenoid shift electric starters and twin barrel carburetors.
  • Auxiliary canister air filter system is standard equipment on all V-Ride mowers. This provides increased service intervals and longer engine life.
Oil Cooler

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.

Main Frame

Scag tough main frame construction delivers solid strength and ensures years of trouble-free service. The main frame was designed for strength and longevity.

Cutter Deck

  • 36-in Advantage or 48-, 52- or 61-in Velocity Plus™ cutter decks deliver an immaculate quality-of-cut. Three year limited warranty on the cutter decks.
  • Tri-Plate cutter deck top is incredibly strong. .485-in deck top thickness from three separate layers of steel (7ga., 10ga, and 11ga.)
  • Custom-Cut Baffle allows you to customize the cutter deck to your individual cutting conditions.
  • Deck leveling adjustment brackets at all four corners of the deck allows for easy in-the-field deck leveling and pitch adjustment.


  • 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.
  • Interlocked parking brake prevents the mower from being driven with the brake on, stopping premature brake wear.
Instrument Panel

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.
  • 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.
  • Easily adjust cutting heights with the convenient, easy to lift hand lever. Wide range of adjustment from 1-1/2 to 4-1/2 inch in 1/4" increments. Auto-lock in transport position with a simple thumb release.
Drive Spindles

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.

Hydraulic Pumps

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.

Fuel Tank

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


  • ‘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.

Wheels & Tires

  • 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 18x7.0-8 drive tires). Drive tires are 4-ply for added durability.
  • 13 x 6.5 (61-in V-Ride) or 11x4-5 Flat-Free front caster tires (36-, 48-, 52-in V-Ride) and eliminate the downtime associated with flat tires caused by debris, thorns, etc.
Tie-Down Points

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.
  • Solid hillside stability due to a low center-of-gravity, large tires and a wide stance.

Electrical Components

  • High quality electrical components such as switches, wiring and harness looms are used throughout the Scag mower line for dependable service.
  • Sealed fuse holder keeps the elements out to help prevent corrosion and electrical issues.

• 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.

• User-friendly mower design allows access to the engine and filters, for easy maintenance. Engine oil drain hose included.

Ease of Maintenance

  • 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.
  • Digital SmartSense hour meter displays maintenance reminders to help ensure that routine service is completed.
  • Marbain cutter blades stay sharp longer for reduced maintenance.
  • Self-adjusting belt systems effortlessly keep belts in constant adjustment for maximum life and minimum maintenance.
  • The Scag 'Simply the Best' commercial warranty stands behind you and your mower for years of profitable service.


  • SVR36A-20FX 36-inch Advantage™ Cutter Deck, 20hp Kawasaki FX air-cooled engine
  • SVR48V-24FX 48-inch Velocity Plus™ Cutter Deck, 24hp Kawasaki FX air-cooled engine
  • SVR52V-26FX 52-inch Velocity Plus™ Cutter Deck, 26hp Kawasaki FX air-cooled engine
  • SVR61V-29FX 61-inch Velocity Plus™ Cutter Deck, 29hp Kawasaki FX air-cooled engine

Scag V-Ride Accessories

GC-4D Grass Catcher

The GC-4D grass catcher features a 4 cubic foot, metal grass collector. It can be dumped by pulling a rope directly from the operating position or it can be removed and dumped.

GC-F4 Grass Catcher

The lightweight, GC-F4 grass catcher features a 4 cubic foot capacity, a fabric grass collection bag and is very easy to handle. For storage, the bag collapses easily and takes up a small amount of space.

Hurricane Plus Mulching System™

The Hurricane Plus Mulching system fits the 48" and 52" V-Ride mower (Velocity Plus deck). It utilizes "eye of the hurricane" mulching plates combined with bolt-in v-baffles, flow directors and Eliminator mulching blades to create the best performing, most productive mulching system available for commercial mowers! The Hurricane Mulch System is available for the V-Ride equipped with a 36" Advantage deck.

Mulching Plate

The mulching plate allows you to switch from side discharge to mulching right in the field! The extra deep Scag Advantage and Velocity Plus cutter decks keep grass clippings underneath where they can be finely shredded.

Blade Buddy™

This innovative tool allows easy, safe and fast cutter blade removal. It safely secures the cutter blade from rotating when a blade change is needed. The Blade Buddy can be used on ALL of your Scag mowers!

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