View Full Version : Cut quality difference: 36" vs. 48"?

All Seasons Landscaping
03-18-2009, 12:42 PM
Just wondering if there's any noticeable difference in the quality of cut left by a 36" vs. a 48" walk behind? Also, do the 48's have more of a tendency to scalp the lawn in places, or is not really an issue?

Trying to decide which to go with. Obviously the 48 will be quicker, but I don't want to sacrifice quality. Thoughts? Thanks!

03-18-2009, 01:29 PM
What about the mower brand? That makes a big difference in cut quality. I like bigger stripes better than smaller.

03-18-2009, 01:47 PM
all else being equal the two blade deck will give a higher quality cut. Even small mowers can scalp... larger decks need more devices and operator care to prevent scalping.... floating decks are best at not scalping.