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Scag SW Belt Drive Walk Behind Mower

The Scag SW - Belt-Drive Walk-Behind

In 1984, with the introduction of Scag's first belt-drive Walk Behind mower, a revolution was started in the commercial mower industry. A fundamental element of any commercial cutter fleet, the SW belt-drive walk-behind continues to prove its worth through its simple design and efficient operation.

Twin power belts maximize drive performance in all weather conditions. With the spring assisted EZ Grip hand controls and the reliable Peerless five-speed drive system, you can expect trouble free, productive performance.

The 5-speed transmission features 9-spline coupler construction for added durability and longevity. And with the exclusive Advantage™ and Velocity Plus™ cutter decks, you get the perfect cut, the first time, every time.

Visit your local Scag dealer to setup a field demonstration today!
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  • 32 ", 36", 48" or 52" cutter deck options
  • Powerful Kawasaki V-Twin engines
  • Twin power drive belts
  • Heavy gauge handlebars and frame for durability
Split steel pulleys
5.5-Gallon Fuel Tank
SW transmission
5-speed transmission
Twin drive belts
Twin drive belts
Split steel pulleys
Split steel pulleys
front caster
Removable front casters
  • Five-speed Peerless transmission for ground speeds from 2 to 6 mph. Transmission features 9 spline couplers for increased durability.
  • Your choice of engines: Powerful and efficient Kawasaki V-Twin engine options.
  • Choose a Standard 32" cutter deck, 36" Advantage™, or 48" or 52" Velocity Plus™ 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.
  • Redesigned handlebars allow for more comfortable operation, with reduced handlebar diameter and adjusted steering lever angle. Twin hand controls with spring assisted EZ-GRIP allows for smooth, precise responsiveness. EZ-GRIP reduces the amount of hand force required to operate the mower for increased operator comfort.
  • Operator presence controls are vinyl-dipped and designed for operator comfort.
  • Large 5.5 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.
  • Extra durable front caster arms are designed to handle rough environments.
  • Heavy-duty Flat-Free caster wheels with quick pin removal for easy maintenance and cutting height adjustments. Semi-pneumatic tire design virtually eliminates downtime and expense resulting from flat front tires.
  • Ogura PTO clutch brake engages the cutter blades. Adjustable airgap ensures long component life.
  • Twin power drive belts supply solid smooth power to the drive wheels, reducing slippage in wet conditions.
  • "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.
  • High-quality bearings and bearing debris guard on idler pulleys ensure long, reliable service.
  • Marbain cutter blades stay sharp longer for reduced maintenance.
  • Heavy-duty blade drive spindles provide unbeatable performance.
  • Adjustable front center anti-scalp wheel (52" Velocity Plus cutter deck only).
  • Padded, ergonomically shaped shift lever makes shifting gears simple.
  • Double stacked roller bearings in cutter deck idler pulley adds to reliability.
  • Heavy 1/2"-diameter Spiralock cutter deck mounting hardware increases deck mounting strength.
  • User-friendly design allows quick, clean access to the engine and filters, for easy maintenance.
  • Flexible discharge chute will not dent like metal chutes.
  • The Scag "Simply the Best" commercial warranty stands behind you and your mower for years of profitable service.
  • There are many, time saving accessories for the SW Walk Behind like grass catchers and mulching systems.
Actual ground speed may vary. Specifications subject to change without notice or obligation.
SW32-14FS SW Walk Behind; 32" Cutter Deck, 14hp Kawasaki 481FS air-cooled engine
SW36A-14FS SW Walk Behind; 36" Advantage Cutter Deck, 14hp Kawasaki 481FS air-cooled engine
SW48V-14FS SW Walk Behind; 48" Velocity Plus Cutter Deck, 14hp Kawasaki 481FS air-cooled engine
SW52V-15FS SW Walk Behind; 52" Velocity Plus Cutter Deck, 15hp Kawasaki 541FS air-cooled engine

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

SW - Product Dimensions 32" SW 36" SW 48" SW 52" SW
Length 70" 72" 76" 76"
Width (chute down) 43" 47" 60.5" 64.5"
Width (chute in transport position) 33" 37" 49" 53"
Weight: 450 lbs. 470 lbs. 515-525 lbs. 535 lbs.

** Dimensions are subject to change.
TESTIMONIALS (click here for more customer comments)top of page
Clint Walker,
Owner of Lawnfitness, 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."
Gene DelMauro,
Owner of L. DelMauro and Sons, 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."
Ray Knoll,
Maintenance Dept. Supervisor Western DuPage Services, Inc., 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!"