About Scag Power Equipment

Scag Power Equipment, a division of Metalcraft of Mayville Inc., was founded in 1983. Originally, the Scag product was manufactured under contract with Metalcraft of Mayville in Mayville, Wisconsin. In 1986, Metalcraft purchased Scag Power Equipment, marking the beginning of a tremendous period of growth for the company.

From just one model, a gear-drive rider, to over 50 models today, Scag Power Equipment has become one of the largest independent manufacturers of commercial mowing equipment in the world. Scag Power Equipment's innovation and attention to quality is known and respected throughout the power equipment industry. Mowers and accessories are designed to be user friendly, with an emphasis on quality, performance, ease of maintenance, profitability and long life.

Being independently owned means our design decisions are not compromised by a large corporate office that also sells sprinklers, vacuum cleaners or "widgets". We are not forced to manufacture products that are just "good enough". The entire Scag Team can focus all of its resources on designing, manufacturing and assembling the finest commercial grade lawn mower money can buy (reference the "Why Buy a Scag" web page for more details). Every mower starts off as sheet steel or tube steel. We punch, press, bend, cut, weld, paint, assemble, package and ship our mowers, and we do it all in one of our two factories.

Scag makes Scag mowers, nobody else makes them for us and we do not make mowers for other companies. Scag mowers are assembled by highly trained individuals using the latest technologies such as pulse air torque guns. Mowers are run at the end of the assembly lines to ensure that the following items are up to specification: engine RPM is set, all safety switches are checked for proper operation, fluids are filled, systems are checked for leaks, and neutral and tracking adjustments are set using special dynamometers that apply load to the drive system. These steps add to the value of every Scag mower and ensure the product is the best it can be when it leaves our factory.

Our History

  • 2016
  • This industry benchmark has been re-engineered to be as easy on the operator as it is efficient on tough jobs in the field.

  • 2016
  • Re-engineered from the ground up, the all-new Tiger Cat II has set a new benchmark for mid-sized zero-turn riders.

  • 2016
  • Delivering commercial-grade results at an incredible value, the Patriot is designed to exceed your expectations.

  • 2016
  • Tiger Eye Advanced Monitoring System keeps a constant, real-time "eye" on important system functions on select Scag models.

  • 2015
  • The first Scag mower designed and built exclusively for the quality minded home owner.

  • 2014
  • A faster Freedom Z with larger tires and other enhancements.

  • 2012
  • Scag purchased Giant-Vac and revamped the entire product line to create Scag Giant-Vac. High performance leaf and debris handling equipment, manufactured at the ultra-high level of quality that Scag customers expect.

  • 2010
  • With a coil-over suspension system for the operator and speeds up to 16MPH, Scag once again shows the industry they are the leader.

  • 2010
  • Propane powered mowers are more friendly to the environment and can save fuel costs depending on the cost of gasoline versus propane.

  • 2010
  • The V-Ride is a highly productive stand-on mower and is still in production today.

  • 2007
  • An entry-level commercial and large property mower, the Freedom Z offers Scag quality and performance at a lower price. The Freedom Z is still in production today.

  • 2005
  • The Z-Cat was an ultra-compact, commercial-grade zero-turn riding mower.

  • 2004
  • The Wildcat was yet another zero-turn rider with a compact stance and the ability to provide big productivity.

  • 2002
  • The Scag Turf Tiger, Tiger Cub and Sabre Tooth were redesigned for a lower center of gravity and many other enhancements to evolve the product line.

  • 2001
  • The quarter-millionth Scag mower was tricked out with chrome wheels and a custom seat and was donated to charity.

  • 2000
  • This amazing zero-turn rider packed full-size performance into a compact package. The model is still in production today under the Tiger Cat name..

  • 1998
  • The Cougar compact bagger and the Sabre Tooth Tiger were both released in 1998.

  • 1997
  • Still the industry benchmark, the unmatched Turf Tiger continues to mow down the "competition."

  • 1996
  • This was the first diesel-powered Scag mower.

  • 1992
  • The Scag Super Z (SSZ) offered better handling, maneuverability and balance over the STZ, moving the zero-turn mower line forward.

  • 1990
  • This was the first zero-turn riding mower Scag released and offered tremendous productivity increases.

  • 1989
  • Delivering up to 30% more productivity than a belt-driven walk-behind, the SWZ zero-turn mower design revolutionized the commercial mowing industry.

  • 1986
  • Scag releases the SW belt-drive walk-behind, providing the commercial landscaper a more compact mower for tight spaces.

  • 1985
  • Making the three-wheel riding mowers more productive and comfortable.

  • 1983
  • A new benchmark in commercial grade power equipment was created.

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Scag Partnerships

  • Scag is a Premiere Sponsor of the Nation of Patriots
  • Scag Power Equipment teams up with the Nation of Patriots and the Patriot Tour in honoring Americaís Armed Forces, as the premier sponsor of the organization and its signature event. The Nation of Patriots is a nonprofit organization that provides financial support to those who have served in the United States Armed Forces and their families.

  • Scag is a National Sponsor of Pheasants Forever
  • Scag is proud to be a National Sponsor of Pheasants Forever, a non-profit conservation organization dedicated to the protection and enhancement of pheasant, quail, and other wildlife populations in North America through habitat improvement, land management, public awareness, and education.

  • Scag is a National Sponsor of Quail Forever
  • Scag is proud to be a National Sponsor of Quail Forever, a non-profit conservation organization dedicated to the protection and enhancement of pheasant, quail, and other wildlife populations in North America through habitat improvement, land management, public awareness, and education.

  • Scag is a official mower of Road America
  • Scag is the Official Mower of Road America, one of the nations largest and most respected outdoor race facilities. With a facility over 600 acres large, the crew at Road America have their hands full keeping up with the grounds. Scag mowers are the perfect tool for a project of this scale. Thanks to our friends at RA for being loyal Scag customers.

  • Scag is the official mower of the Atlanta Motor Speedway
  • Scag is the Official Mower of Atlanta Motor Speedway. AMS is a NASCAR hot spot and can hold up to 125,000 fans in its stands. The facility is over 800 acres and a fleet of Dual Fuel Turf Tigers and Pro-V mowers maintain the property at AMS to keep it looking like the world-class facility it is.

  • Scag is a Sponsor of the ARCA Midwest Tour
  • Scag is the Official Mower of the Automobile Racing Club of America Midwest Tour (ARCAMT). The ARCAMT hosts approximately a dozen races across the upper midwest which feature some of the biggest race drivers of today, and the drivers of tomorrow.

  • Disabled American Veterans
  • The Disabled American Veterans is a 1.3 million member non-profit organization that was founded in 1920 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1932. The DAV is dedicated to a single purpose: building better lives for our nationís disabled veterans and their families. Scag is honored to support the Disabled American Veterans in their efforts to give something back to the brave men and women of the United States Armed Forces who have given so much to our country. In 2007, Scag Power Equipment, along with its distributors and dealers, donated over $155,000 to the Disabled American Veterans. Thank you to all our customers, dealers, and distributors who helped make this donation possible.

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