Scag STCII-61V-23FX 61" Zero-Turn Tiger Cat II Riding Mower with 23HP Kawasaki Engine & Velocity Deck

With roaring power and agile maneuverability, the compact Scag Tiger Cat II® is a force all its own. Where productivity is essential, the Tiger Cat II delivers with ease, capable of handling more than 24 acres per day.

Powerful engines and a tough dual pump and wheel motor drive system ensure dependable performance, year after year. Equipped with a Velocity Plus™ cutter deck, this mower will tame the tallest grass and leave it looking smooth and professionally manicured.

A full-body welded steel frame will not yield to tough terrain, while the low center-of-gravity keeps the Tiger Cat II stable. The replaceable front caster extension protects the main frame against impact damage and features tapered roller bearings in the caster yoke pivots for long, dependable life.

Comfort is maximized with either an adjustable suspension seat or a soft-ride seat. Adjustable steering levers, arm rests and a big foot platform reduce operator fatigue.

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"Split-Steel" Pulleys

"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.

12cc Hydraulic Pumps

12cc hydraulic pumps equipped with cooling fans provide smooth and reliable power. Built in pressure relief valves reduce internal pressure spikes and add to hydraulic component life.

12V Accessory Plug

12V accessory plug allows charging of the phone and other small accessories.

4-Point Rubber Iso-Mount System

4-point rubber iso-mount system under the seat absorbs front-to-back and side-to-side energy to soften the bumps and provide an incredibly comfortable ride.

Aluminized Engine Exhaust

Aluminized engine exhaust reduces back pressure, increases performance, and lasts longer than conventional steel construction.

Compact Mower Size

Compact mower size enables you to take the Tiger Cat II into tight places. The Tiger Cat II occupies less space on your trailer without sacrificing performance.

Custom-Cut Baffle

Custom-Cut Baffle allows you to customize the cutter deck to your individual cutting conditions.

Dual Fuel Tanks

Dual fuel tanks (9.5 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. Built-in fuel gauge.

Easy In-The-Field Deck Leveling

Four corner deck adjustment allows for easy in-the-field deck leveling adjustment.

Easy Oil Change

Engine oil drain makes maintenance clean and easy.

Easy to Adjust Cutting Heights

Easily adjust cutting heights from the seat with the convenient adjustable foot pedal and top access cutting height selector. Wide range of adjustment from 1" to 5" in 1/4" increments.

Extra-Large Foot Plate Area

The foot plate area is extra-large for improved operator comfort and easier mounting and dismounting of the mower. Flip-up foot platform features an auto-latch

Foldable Rollover Protection System

Foldable Rollover Protection System (ROPS) is standard equipment and easily fits into enclosed trailers. ROPS provides additional operator safety. Retractable seatbelts for added convenience.

Fully-Welded Tubular Steel Frame

Heavy-duty, fully-welded tubular steel frame provides a solid foundation for years of reliable service; replaceable front caster wheel weldment.

Heavy-Duty Blade Drive Spindles

Heavy-duty blade drive spindles provide reliable, top-notch performance day in and day out.

Heavy-Duty Hydraulic Drive System

Heavy-duty hydraulic drive system includes dual 12cc Hydro-Gear hydraulic pumps and large capacity Parker wheel motors for reliable, zero turn maneuverability.

High Quality Electrical Components

High quality electrical components such as switches, wiring, sealed fuses and harness looms are used throughout the Scag mower line for dependable service.

High-Quality Bearings

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

Interlocked Parking Brake System

Interlocked Parking Brake System prevents movement while trailering or when parked on inclines. The mower cannot be driven when the brake is applied. This prevents premature brake wear.

Large Drive Tires

Large drive tires ensure solid traction and easy curb climbing. Large pneumatic front caster tires for a smoother ride.

Marbain Cutter Blades

Marbain cutter blades stay sharp longer for reduced maintenance.

Multi-Point Steering Dampers

Multi-point steering dampers are designed and located for smooth operation and minimal fatigue. Mount the dampers in one of three mounting locations for a customized feel.

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.

Ogura GT3.5 PTO Clutch Brake

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 air gap ensures long component life.

Operator Friendly Instrument Panel

Operator friendly instrument panel located just to the left of the operator. It includes Tiger Eye: Advanced On-Board Monitoring System, ignition switch, mower engagement switch, and separate choke and throttle controls.

Productivity at a Maximum.

Up to 12 MPH forward and 5 MPH reverse speeds keep productivity at a maximum.

Replaceable Trim Side Wear Pad

Replaceable trim side wear pad on the cutter deck helps protect landscape and the edge of the cutter deck from wear and tear.

Spring-Loaded Idler Arms

Spring-loaded idler arms effortlessly keep belts in constant adjustment for maximum life and minimum maintenance.

Standard-Style Steering Controls

Standard-style steering controls are ergonomically-shaped and padded for easy control and maximum operator comfort.

Tapered Roller Bearings

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.

Torsion Spring Suspension Seat

Torsion spring suspension seat adjusts to operator's weight to provide superior comfort. Seat features full padding, forward/rearward adjustment, high back, adjustable armrests and adjustable back angle.

User-Friendly Design

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




Cutting Height

1" - 5"

Cutting Height Adjustments

1/4" increments

Cutting Width



Velocity Plus™


23 hp

Drive System

12 cc heavy-duty hydraulic drive pumps


Kawasaki FX air-cooled


Fully-welded unitized steel main frame

Fuel Capacity

9.5 gallons total (dual 4.75 gal. fuel tanks)

Ground Speed

0 - 12 mph (forward)
0 - 4.5 mph (reverse)


66" (w/ ROPS up)
54" (w/ ROPS down)




Suspension or Soft-Ride

Standard Functions

Digital SmartSense hour meter


Hydro-Drive Zero-Turn


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


1,255-1260 lbs.


73.5" (chute down)
62" (chute in transport position)