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The Scag Tiger Cub™.
Compact, Maneuverable, Unbeatable.

The compact Scag Tiger Cub™ is unmatched in value. Scag packs productivity and performance into this maneuverable zero-turn mower. With the Velocity Plus™ cutter deck, the Tiger Cub will tackle any mowing challenge and leave behind a beautiful, manicured cut.

The full-length, welded steel unitized frame is the strongest in its class. And the Tiger Cub can cut more than 20 acres per day to efficiently get your workload under control and help you "lead the pack" in your most competitive environment.

The Tiger Cub packs speed, handling, dependability and comfort into an efficient, compact design. A wide range of accessories compliment the Tiger Cub and make it an incredibly versatile machine.

Talk to your Scag dealer today to tame your own Tiger Cub.
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Scag Turf Tiger
Scag Tiger Cub™
BDP10A hydraulic pump
BDP10A hydraulic pumps
Split steel pulleys
Split steel pulleys
foot plate
Ample space for operator
cutter deck lift
Foot pedal deck lift
Quick-Fit Control Levers
Quick-Fit control levers
6-inch wide caster wheels
Easy to use instrument panel
  • Heavy-duty hydraulic drive system includes dual 10cc pumps and large capacity wheel motors for reliable, zero turn maneuverability.
  • 10 MPH forward and 4.5 MPH reverse speeds keep productivity at a maximum.
  • Ogura GT3.5 PTO clutch brake has 250 ft. lbs. of torque for easy blade engagements and solid holding power in heavy cutting conditions. Adjustable airgap ensures long component life.
  • Compact mower size enables you to take the Tiger Cub into tight places. The Tiger Cub occupies less space on your trailer without sacrificing performance.
  • Choose a 48" or 52" Velocity Plus™ cutter deck. Match that with a 19hp Kawasaki, 23hp or 25hp Kohler, 24hp Honda, 23hp Vanguard or 26hp Briggs & Stratton ELS air cooled engine. Click here for a complete list of engine and cutter deck combinations.
  • Fully welded unitized steel main frame design is stronger than "bolt together" frame designs. Front caster extension is replaceable in the event of an impact.
  • Dual 4 gallon fuel tanks (8 gallons total) keep you in the field cutting grass. Fuel tanks feature extra large, angled filler necks for easy filling. Molded-in cup holder allows for added operator convenience and comfort.
  • Aluminized engine exhaust reduces back pressure, increasing performance, and lasts longer than conventional steel construction.
  • BDP-10A hydraulic pumps provide smooth and reliable power. Built in pressure relief valves reduce internal pressure spikes and add to hydraulic component life.
  • Standard equipment auxiliary canister air filter system on all Tiger Cubs (excluding Briggs ELS model**). This provides increased service intervals and longer engine life. Kohler engines feature removable access panels for easy cleaning of the cooling fins.
  • The foot plate area is extra large for improved operator comfort and easier mounting and dismounting of the mower.
  • The Scag "Simply the Best" commercial warranty stands behind you and your mower for years of profitable service.
  • Spring loaded idler arms effortlessly keep belts in constant adjustment for maximum life and minimum maintenance.
  • "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.
  • 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 guard on idler pulleys ensure long, reliable service.
  • Tapered roller bearings are utilized in the front caster wheels and in the caster pivots for durability and reduced maintenance. These bearings can handle a 50% larger load than standard ball bearings. They are well suited to handle the daily pounding the front caster wheels receive.
  • Quick-Fit steering control levers with dual dampers for smooth, precise responsiveness. Levers are fully adjustable. (Optional on models STC48V-26BS, STC52V-23BV, STC61V-23BV, STC52V-25CV, & STC61V-25CV**)
  • Steering dampers are designed and located for smooth operation and minimal fatigue.
  • Easily adjust cutting heights from the seat with the convenient foot pedal. Wide range of adjustment from 1" to 5-1/2" in 1/4" increments.
  • Deck leveling adjustment bracket allows for easy in-the-field deck leveling adjustment.
  • Marbain cutter blades stay sharp longer for reduced maintenance.
  • Heavy-duty blade drive spindles provide reliable, top-notch performance day in and day out.
  • Custom-Cut Baffle allows you to customize the cutter deck to your individual cutting conditions.
  • Large drive tires ensure solid traction and easy curb climbing. Flat-free front caster tires minimize downtime and repair expense. (Pneumatic front caster tires standard on models STC48V-26BS, STC52V-23BV, STC61V-23BV, STC52V-25CV, & STC61V-25CV**)
  • Interlocked parking brake system prevents movement while trailering or when parked on inclines. The mower can not be driven when the brake is applied. This prevents premature brake wear.
  • Operator friendly instrument panel located just to the left of the operator. It includes an ammeter, ignition switch, mower engagement switch, and separate choke and throttle controls (hour meter located towards the rear of the mower).
  • User-friendly design allows quick access to the engine and filters, for easy maintenance.
  • Engine oil drain makes maintenance clean and easy.
  • High quality electrical components such as switches, wiring and harness looms are used throughout the Scag mower line for dependable service.
  • Foldable Rollover Protection System (ROPS) is standard equipment and easily fits into enclosed trailers (non-foldable ROPS standard on STC48V-26BS, STC52V-23BV, STC61V-23BV, STC52V-25CV, & STC61V-25CV**). ROPS provides additional operator safety. Retractable seatbelts for added convenience.
  • Digital SmartSense hour meter displays maintenance reminders to help ensure that routine service is completed.
  • There are many productive accessories for the Tiger Cub like the Tiger Striping kit, or the 16 bushel spindle driven grass catcher, or the 12 bushel dump-from-the-seat catcher system.
Actual ground speed may vary. Specifications subject to change without notice or obligation.
SCAG TIGER CUB ™ MOWER OPTIONS/ ENGINE AND CUTTER DECK COMBINATIONS*top of page
STC48V-26BS** *** 48" Velocity Plus™ Cutter Deck, 26hp Briggs & Stratton ELS air-cooled engine
STC48V-19KAI*** 48" Velocity Plus™ Cutter Deck, 19hp Kawasaki KAI air-cooled engine
STC48V-23CV*** 48" Velocity Plus™ Cutter Deck, 23hp Kohler air-cooled engine
STC52V-23KA*** 52" Velocity Plus™ Cutter Deck, 23hp Kawasaki air-cooled engine
STC52V-24HN *** 52" Velocity Plus™ Cutter Deck, 24hp Honda air-cooled engine
STC52V-23BV** *** 52" Velocity Plus™ Cutter Deck, 23hp Briggs & Stratton Vanguard air-cooled engine
STC61V-23BV** *** 61" Velocity Plus™ Cutter Deck, 23hp Briggs & Stratton Vanguard air-cooled engine
STC52V-25CV** *** 52" Velocity Plus™ Cutter Deck, 25hp Kohler air-cooled engine
STC61V-25CV** *** 61" Velocity Plus™ Cutter Deck, 25hp Kohler air-cooled engine

* Subject to availability. Contact your local Scag Dealer.
** Equipped with fixed-position ROPS, pneumatic (air-filled) front caster tires, and regular steering control levers. Contact your local Scag Dealer for more details.
*** Limited availability. Contact your local Scag dealer for specific availability information.
PRODUCT DIMENSIONS**top of page
Tiger Cub - Product Dimensions 48" TIGER CUB 52" TIGER CUB 61" TIGER CUB
Length 80" 80" 83"
Width (chute down) 60.5" 64.5" 73.5"
Width (chute in transport position) 49" 53" 62"
Weight (with ROPS): 1030-1050 lbs. 1100 lbs. 1150 lbs.
Height (with ROPS) 66" 66" 66"
Height (with ROPS folded down) 54" 54" n/a

** Dimensions are subject to change.
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TESTIMONIALS (click here for more customer comments)top of page
Jon Peterson,
Faraway Farms, Inc.,
Marietta, GA
"We purchased our first Scag Tiger Cub for the 2000 mowing season, and it is still going strong. Plus, we've added three more Scag's since. Yes, I trust their dependability. Our four Scag mowers are used daily, give us a consistant cut, and are dependable throughout the season."
Shaun Smith,
Fleet Manager of Huppe Moore Landscape Co.
Roseville CA
"Last year we tested all the mowers out there and we found the Tiger Cub to be better built, a better mulcher and easier to work with. We liked them so much, we have purchased 8 Tiger Cubs in two years. After the success we have had with our Tiger Cubs, we are switching all of our "competing brand" Walk Behinds to Scag 36" Hydros. Our crews love the Scag Walk Behinds."
Rich Bing,
Pro-Cut Maintenance & Design, Inc.,
Strongsville OH
"After adding the Tiger Cub to our fleet a year ago, we did not hesitate adding two more this year. The Tiger Cub is a universal mower for commercial and residential properties of all sizes with its speed and striping patterns. Along with our increase in production, with the Scag bagging units, tall grass just isn't as intimidating anymore."
Robert Kern,
President of Kern Landscaping, Inc.,
Cleveland OH
"The Tiger Cub far surpasses any prior mowing equipment I have used in the past. I have tried many competitors, but none compare. The bagging system is superior, the amount of time saved is invaluable, and the quality of cut is excellent. From now on, any equipment being replaced will be with a Tiger Cub."