Standard Features
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This impressive zero-turn rider is designed with the needs of lawn care pros in mind. Delivering commercial-grade results at an incredible value, the Patriot will exceed your expectations and have your “competition” talking. The Patriot is equipped with a productive 52 or 61 inch cutter deck to leave behind a beautiful quality-of-cut. Its strong hydro drive system brings the power and keeps you moving at ground speeds of up to 10 mph (SPZ61), while large front caster tires and extra-large drive tires provide dependable traction, stability and a smooth ride.


Model Year
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79 in.
73.5 in. chute down
63 in. chute in transport position
875 lbs.
Turning Radius
Mowing Width
61 in.
Mowing Height Range
1-1/2 - 5 in.
Mowing Height Adjustments
1/4 in. increments
Fuel Tank Capacity
6.5 gal.


Engine Make
Engine Model


Travel Speed
10 mph forward
5 mph reverse
Drive Tires: 23 in.
Caster Tires: 13x6.5
Foot operated
Ausco disc


Tubular steel (main)
Custom, bolstered with fold-up armrests


Ignition switch, throttle control, choke control, PTO deck engagement switch, digital hour meter with built-in maintenance reminders
Large diameter, padded steering levers


Heavy-duty, aluminum, sealed ball bearing blade drive
Marbain steel cutter
Blade Brake Clutch
Ogura PTO
Deck Lift
Foot pedal

Standard Features

 Match a 52 in. or 61 in. cutter deck with a Kawasaki FX Series V-Twin engine with canister air filter is the exclusive engine of the Scag Patriot.  
 10 MPH (SPZ61) or 8.5 MPH (SPZ52) forward and 5 MPH in reverse ground speeds for more productivity.  
 52 in. or 61 in. fully fabricated cutter decks are tough and deliver the beautiful cut that Scag mowers are known for.  
 Dual Hydro-Gear ZT-3400 (61 in.) or ZT-3100 (52 in.) hydro transaxles with all metal gears and spin-on oil filters.The ZT drive systems deliver smooth and solid power to the drive wheels. Large cooling fans keep temperatures low and extend component life.  
 6.5 gallon fuel capacity (single tank) lets you cut longer between fill-ups. Built-in fuel gauge.  
 Heavy-duty, aluminum, sealed ball bearing blade drive spindles provide reliable performance season after season.  
 Tubular steel main frame delivers unmatched strength and longevity.  
 Open, easily accessible engine compartment makes maintenance easy and provides ample cooling for the V-twin engine. Engine oil drain and air filter are within easy reach.  
 Extra-large drive tires (22 in. on SPZ52; 23 in. on SPZ61) and front caster tires (13 x 5 - 6 on SPZ52; 13 x 6.5 on SPZ61) ensure better traction, less turf tearing and easy curb climbing.  
 Full-featured instrument panel features ignition switch, throttle control. choke control, PTO deck engagement switch and a digital hour meter with built-in maintenance reminders. Hour meter only activates when the engine is running to accurately record engine time.  
 The Ogura PTO Clutch Brake delivers reliable blade start and stops. Adjustable air gap ensures long component life and reduced maintenance costs. Other clutches do not have adjustable air-gaps and once they are out of adjustment, they must be replaced.  
 Custom, bolstered seat adds another level of comfort to the 52 in. & 61 in. Scag Patriot. Fold-up arm rests are standard.  
 Foot operated brake with park lock feature allows the operator to apply the brake without taking their hands off the steering levers. A simple lock lever can be engaged with the foot pedal depressed to keep the brake on.  
 Ausco disc brakes feature a rotor and caliper style design for maximum holding power.  
 Large diameter, padded steering levers make driving the Patriot a breeze. Total control, at your fingertips.  
 Marbain steel cutter blades stay sharp longer for a better looking cut and reduced maintenance.  
 Easily adjust cutting heights from the seat with the convenient, easy to lift, foot pedal. Wide range of adjustment from 1-1/2 in. to 5 in. in 1/4 in. increments.  
 Dual steering dampers for smooth, precise responsiveness.  
 Cup holder keeps beverage within easy reach and is standard equipment.  
 Deck leveling adjustment brackets allow for easy deck leveling adjustment.  
 Highly flexible discharge chute will not dent and is easy on the landscape.  
 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.  
 Spring loaded idler arms effortlessly keep belts in constant adjustment for maximum life and minimum maintenance.  
 Excellent stability due to an exceptionally low center-of-gravity and extra wide stance.  
 High quality electrical components such as switches, wiring and harness looms are used throughout the Scag mower line for trouble-free service.  
 There are many, time saving, accessories for the Patriot like the Tiger Striper lawn striping kit, 2-bag fabric grass catchers, halogen light kits and more.  

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