Scag SW48V-14FS 48" Walk Behind Lawn Mower with 14HP Kawasaki Engine & Velocity Deck

In 1986, 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.

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"Split-Steel" Pulley Design

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.

Convenient Dash Panel

Convenient dash panel puts the controls at your fingertips, including key switch, throttle, cutter deck engagement switch and optional hour meter.

Double Stacked Roller Bearings

Double stacked roller bearings in cutter deck idler pulley adds to reliability.

Ergonomically Shaped Shift Lever

Padded, ergonomically shaped shift lever makes shifting gears simple.

Extra Durable Front Caster Arms

Extra durable front caster arms are designed to handle rough environments.

Five-Speed Peerless Transmission

Five-speed Peerless transmission for ground speeds from 2 to 6 mph. Transmission features 9 spline couplers for increased durability.

Flexible Discharge Chute

Flexible discharge chute will not dent like metal chutes.

Heavy Gauge Handlebars

Heavy gauge handlebars are adjustable to provide additional comfort for taller operators. Handlebars have three height settings and fit a wide variety of operators.

Heavy-Duty Blade Drive Spindles

Heavy-duty blade drive spindles provide unbeatable performance.

Heavy-Duty Flat-Free Caster Wheels

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.

High-Quality Bearings and Bearing Debris Guard

High-quality bearings and bearing debris guard on idler pulleys ensure long, reliable service.

Increased Deck Mounting Strength

Heavy 1/2"-diameter cutter deck mounting hardware increases deck mounting strength.

Large 5.5 Gallon, Rust-Free Fuel Tank

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.

Marbain Cutter Blades

Marbain cutter blades stay sharp longer for reduced maintenance.

Ogura PTO Clutch Brake

Ogura PTO clutch brake engages the cutter blades. Adjustable air gap ensures long component life.

Operator Presence Controls

Operator presence controls are vinyl-dipped and designed for operator comfort.

Redesigned Handlebars

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.

Twin Power Drive Belts

Twin power drive belts supply solid smooth power to the drive wheels, reducing slippage in wet conditions.

User-Friendly Design

User-friendly design allows quick, clean access to the engine and filters, for easy maintenance.


Cutting Width



Velocity Plus™


16 hp

Drive System

Twin power drive belts


Kawasaki FS air-cooled

Fuel Capacity

6 gal.

Ground Speed

2 - 6 mph




5-speed peerless


Belt-Drive Walk Behind


3 years or 500 hours residential / 2 years commercial / 3 years deck / 3 years spindles


525 lbs.


60.5" (chute down)
49" (chute in transport position)