View Full Version : toro vs ex-mark

03-25-2002, 11:06 PM
i'm in the market for a new walk behind. I have been using the tor 32 inch floating deck with a 12.5 kholer. It works well with residential with fences being accesible. ex mark has a 36 inch walk behind and I believe it is a fixed deck. Does anyone have any input on the two mowers. Which is better fixed or floating decks.

2 man crew
03-26-2002, 01:13 AM
Better for what?
It all depends on what you are using the mower for. If you are going to be changing deck heights all day then you should go with a floating deck. If the fixed deck does not have anti-scalp wheels and your properties are proned to scalping a floating deck will be the tool to use. With such a small machine (32"-36") Scalping should not be that big of a problem anyway. What you want to look for is a manufactured floating deck, not stamped. That will give you the best cut and versatility. IMO

2 man crew
03-26-2002, 01:21 AM
By the way Exmark has 4 models that come in 36" cuts. Two are fixed and two are floating. Metro, Metro hp, Turf Tracer, and the Viking