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Scag SFW Belt Drive Walk Behind Mower

The Scag SFW - Belt-Drive Walk-Behind

Long a fundamental element of any commercial cutter fleet, the belt-drive walk-behind continues to prove its worth through its simple design and efficient operation. Expanding upon its already successful lineup, Scag has now developed a lighter-weight walk-behind that is priced right.

The 4-speed transmission features 9-spline coupler construction for added durability and longevity. And with a floating cutter deck, simple cutting height adjustment system, and low-maintenance design, Scag has further enhanced this mower's ease-of-use.

The SFW is designed for commercial use. Rest assured it is built to live up to Scag's solid reputation of dependable performance, and will perform reliably year after year.

We invite you to learn more about the productive and convenient features of the SFW, and how it can help maximize your profitability.

* Limited availability. Contact your local Scag dealer for specific availability information.

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PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTStop of page
  • 36" and 48" cutter deck options
  • Powerful 16hp Vanguard engine (3-year warranty)
  • Low-maintenance mower design for convenience
  • Strong construction for durability
PRODUCT DETAILStop of page
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SFW36-16BV model
4-speed transmission
4-speed transmission
Cutting height adjustment
Easy cutting height adjustment
Steel tube frame
Strong steel tube frame
  • Four-speed Peerless transmission for ground speeds up to 6 mph. Transmission features 9 spline couplers for increased durability.
  • Powerful and efficient 16hp Briggs Vanguard engine with a 3-year warranty.
  • Choose a 36" or 48" standard-style cutter deck. Click here for a complete list of engine and cutter deck combinations.
  • Convenient dash panel puts the controls at your fingertips, including key switch, throttle, cutter deck engagement switch and optional hour meter.
  • Heavy gauge handlebars are adjustable to provide additional comfort for taller operators. Handlebars have three height settings and fit a wide variety of operators.
  • Ergonomic handlebars allow for comfortable operation, with reduced handlebar diameter and adjusted steering lever angle. Twin hand controls allow for smooth, precise responsiveness.
  • Operator presence controls are contoured and designed for comfortable operation.
  • Large 6 gallon, rust-free fuel tank keeps you in the field cutting. This tank design is 20% larger than tanks on other mower brands. Molded-in cup holder provides added operator convenience and comfort.
  • Durable frame is designed to withstand rough environments.
  • Heavy-duty caster wheels with quick pin removal for easy maintenance.
  • Ogura PTO clutch brake engages the cutter blades. Adjustable airgap ensures long component life.
  • Single power belts supply solid, smooth power to each drive wheel.
  • "Split-Steel" pulley design is stronger than cast iron or stamped pulley designs. They are precision matched and lightweight for reduced inertia and decreased wear on the cutter deck drive system.
  • Marbain cutter blades stay sharp longer for reduced maintenance.
  • Maintenance-free blade drive spindles provide reliable performance and long life. Heavy-duty spindle shaft, cast aluminum housing, and sealed ball bearings.
  • Padded, ergonomically shaped shift lever makes shifting gears simple.
  • Double stacked roller bearings in cutter deck idler pulley adds to reliability.
  • User-friendly design allows quick, clean access to the engine and filters, for easy maintenance.
  • Flexible discharge chute will not dent like metal chutes.
  • A strong 2-year Scag warranty stands behind you and your mower.
  • Briggs stands behind their 16hp Vanguard engine with a 3-year warranty.
  • There are several time saving accessories for the SFW walk-behind like grass catchers and mulching systems.
* Limited availability. Contact your local Scag dealer for specific availability information.
Actual ground speed may vary. Specifications subject to change without notice or obligation.
SCAG SFW MOWER OPTIONS/ ENGINE AND CUTTER DECK COMBINATIONS*top of page
SFW36-16BV* SFW Walk Behind; 36" Standard Cutter Deck, 16hp Briggs Vanguard air-cooled engine
SFW48-16BV* SFW Walk Behind; 48" Standard Cutter Deck, 16hp Briggs Vanguard air-cooled engine

* Limited availability. Contact your local Scag Dealer.

PRODUCT DIMENSIONS**top of page
SFW - Product Dimensions 36" SFW 48" SFW
Length 74" 74"
Width (chute down) 48" 60.5"
Width (chute in transport position) 36.5" 49"
Weight: 440 lbs. 485 lbs.

** Dimensions are subject to change.
TESTIMONIALS (click here for more customer comments)top of page
Scag Owner in
Ashburn VA
"I am proud of what I do to make money, and am proud to have Scag Equipment. When everybody else was buying the poor man's mower, I bought the best. I've owned the same Scag mower for 13 years and still say it is the best."
Scag Owner in
Springfield NJ
"We have some Scag belt-drives in our fleet that are twelve years old and still running. They require less maintenance than other machines, they're easy to grease, and we don't have to worry about the belts. They cut better than others in the rain. Scag is the best machine on the market."
Scag Owner in
Naperville IL
"We made the switch to Scag mowers in 1991. We were looking for a midsize walk-behind mower that was built to last, produced a quality result, economical to maintain, easy to use and reasonably priced. Five of the six original mowers we purchased in 1991 are still in use today!"