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T.Brandon
10-19-2008, 05:21 PM
I was wondering what is the easiest 48'' deck to change?

DA Quality Lawn & YS
10-19-2008, 06:20 PM
I love my Quick 36 but it is definitely not easy to raise/lower the deck height.
Can't readily do this in the field....

indyrs2
10-19-2008, 06:38 PM
Turf Tracer

Richard Martin
10-19-2008, 07:06 PM
Does Ferris make a 48"? I don't know but their 52" hydro is absolutely the easiest to change. You turn a crank and the deck goes up and down.

W.L.M.
10-19-2008, 07:44 PM
Scag pro v has a similar system to the Ferris mowers, but I am not wild about the new control system.

ericmcj31
10-19-2008, 09:20 PM
I LOVE the way my 48 Ferris Hydro changes height. It's a simple crank up or down and that's it--big change over how they used to adjust. Go ahead and get the bigger motor too, (I got the 19 Kawasaki). I don't think you'll be dissapointed at all! Good luck

T.Brandon
10-19-2008, 09:38 PM
How is the ferris's cut compared to exmark or any other leading brand?

jbell36
10-19-2008, 09:44 PM
to my knowledge the crank decks are fixed decks only, so if you are talking about a floating deck then i don't know, but once again i'm not sure on that...i know the john deeres aren't the easiest...

ericmcj31
10-19-2008, 09:49 PM
I like the Ferris' cut--I also use the pro-slide so that helps add more stripe to the lawn. Keep in mind that in GA the warm season grasses don't stripe as well as your blue grasses and fescues, but it does cut well!

T.Brandon
10-19-2008, 09:54 PM
Well in my area it's mostly st.aug and centipede

dura to the max
10-19-2008, 09:55 PM
ive used scag fixed and exmark floating decks (as well as some other fixed deck mower that all raised/lowered the same as the scag, except the jd but thats another story) amd each is about as easy as the next. i can do either in about 1-2 minutes.

ericmcj31
10-19-2008, 09:58 PM
ive used scag fixed and exmark floating decks (as well as some other fixed deck mower that all raised/lowered the same as the scag, except the jd but thats another story) amd each is about as easy as the next. i can do either in about 1-2 minutes.

No lie-I can move my ferris deck in 3-5 SECONDS!! The only thing is you have to grease the thing that goesup and down (no pun intended) frequently--

T.Brandon
10-19-2008, 10:02 PM
I haven't really messed with wb but It seems as a floating deck would be much easier to change

br549oicu8
10-19-2008, 10:04 PM
The easiest walk behind for height adjustment unfortunately isn't made anymore. It was a Kees, before Yazoo bought them out. One lever raised and lowered the deck from the operators position.
You just squeezed the handle, raised or lowered, and released the handle at what height you desired.
We bought 5 of them over the years and was disappointed when they stopped making them, apparently due to high costs.

dura to the max
10-19-2008, 10:05 PM
I haven't really messed with wb but It seems as a floating deck would be much easier to change

i think the opposite...

ericmcj31: i have no experience w/ the ferris's yet. if i stay in lawncare i may very well switch to ferris though.

T.Brandon
10-19-2008, 10:06 PM
Do you think you can get a better cut out of a 48'' wb or a 46'' ztr exmarks?

dura to the max
10-19-2008, 10:08 PM
neck in neck IMO, never had the 46" exmark, but we had a 48" that had an impeccable cut to it. the w/b is more versatile though.

T.Brandon
10-19-2008, 10:15 PM
Yeah I hear yah I would like to demo one soon

dura to the max
10-19-2008, 10:17 PM
i personally love w/b's....i prefer a good w/b over the same sized rider most of the time, a rider is more productive though...i just enjoy the w/b...

Grits
10-19-2008, 10:20 PM
The easiest walk behind for height adjustment unfortunately isn't made anymore. It was a Kees, before Yazoo bought them out. One lever raised and lowered the deck from the operators position.
You just squeezed the handle, raised or lowered, and released the handle at what height you desired.
We bought 5 of them over the years and was disappointed when they stopped making them, apparently due to high costs.

I don't understand why manufacturers don't incorporate something like this into the WBs of today.

T.Brandon
10-19-2008, 10:20 PM
Yeah And a zero turn is much more bulkier

Kennedy Landscaping
10-20-2008, 12:17 AM
I got a 36" on my Gravely, its easy to adjust but it is also heavy, better than spacers though!

Richard Martin
10-20-2008, 03:48 AM
Yeah And a zero turn is much more bulkier

My Dixie is shorter than 95% of the available walk behinds.

greenred
10-20-2008, 04:42 AM
I never used one but the set up on the Husqvarna Floating Deck walk behinds look like one of the easiest I have seen. It appears to be simply a lever by the operator that goes either up or down and adjusts the whole deck.


The 4 pin set up on my Exmark floating deck turf tracer was really easy, just got heavy at the end of the day.

ZTRMaster
10-20-2008, 05:00 AM
I love my Quick 36 but it is definitely not easy to raise/lower the deck height.
Can't readily do this in the field....

Forgive me for asking an obvious question but...

Why did you even post that? No, I'm not attacking you, I'm just pointing out something that a lot of people don't seem to see. If the guy's asking about decks that are easy to adjust, why would you come and say "I love this mower but the deck is hard to adjust"?? That makes no sense at all. It makes me wonder if people are here to help one another or just to shove their opinion in other people's faces. It's like asking why the sky is blue and someone telling you the reason for why the grass is green. :hammerhead:

ProTouch Groundscapes
10-20-2008, 08:37 AM
I don't understand why manufacturers don't incorporate something like this into the WBs of today.

they do. the proV has a set of pin holes on the deck with a height indicator sticker, you put the pin into the hole that corresponds to the height you want. from the operator position, you have a lever with push button at the top. push the button, lower the lever and it rests on the height you want. pull the lever back and it raises the deck to transport height, which is basically the same as a rider, so no more having to wheely the mower to clear obstacles or your trailer ramp.

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s33/knifenut_73/Scag%20Pro-V/Pro-Vsideshot1024x768.jpg

T.Brandon
10-20-2008, 09:03 AM
Im a scag guy my self about how much did that run you?

ProTouch Groundscapes
10-20-2008, 09:36 AM
this picture is not my machine, someone else on this site posted it, but we do have a proV, its a 48" 17hp with a pro one sulky, 5730 out the door.

this ones ours:
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m300/frndinalowplace/DSC00362.jpg

karlgrooms
10-20-2008, 11:06 AM
It doesn't get any easier than Ferris. I have Comfort Control DD 48" walk behind.......just crank the handle to raise and lower. This thing is heavy duty.

Check it out.
http://www.ferrisindustries.com/pages/mower.php?product_id=25

JimQ
10-20-2008, 12:17 PM
I don't understand why manufacturers don't incorporate something like this into the WBs of today.

The current Husqvarna float walk has just that.

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JimQ
10-20-2008, 12:29 PM
The easiest walk behind for height adjustment unfortunately isn't made anymore. It was a Kees, before Yazoo bought them out. One lever raised and lowered the deck from the operators position.
You just squeezed the handle, raised or lowered, and released the handle at what height you desired.
We bought 5 of them over the years and was disappointed when they stopped making them, apparently due to high costs.

Here's an interesting YK system that's a few years old. You use your foot to raise the deck.

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