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EastCoast
04-27-2009, 09:32 AM
I have been using this site for the last 4-5 years in reading reviews for all my lawn equiptment needs and have been very happy with all my equiptment purchases from great recommendations from this site.

I currently own a 5 year old Honda HRX 21 in push mower that works great, but I'm looking to take a step up to a larger mower (36 inch) to cover more ground and enjoy the benifits of what a mid-size walk-behind mower has to offer. I would like to stay with the Walk-Behind Mower, not a zero turn rider.

I really enjoy maintaining my landscaping on the weekend, so was wondering if a floating deck offers me anything, I'm on a 1/4 acre no hills and would hydro drive be overkill?

Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

Ken

LawnTamer
04-27-2009, 09:53 AM
1/4 acre, flat huh. Well, I don't see a need for a floating deck. The advantages of the floating deck are the ability to quickly change height and the ability to deal a little better with uneven terrain.

A hydro wouldn't necessarily be overkill. A 36" Dually by BOP would probably be a great fit. If you decide to go with a belt drive, check out the T-bar.

DA Quality Lawn & YS
04-27-2009, 10:00 AM
Ken - are you a homeowner/is this just for your own yard?
If so, and you only have 1/4 acre lot, stick with the mower you have. I live on 1/4 acre as well and use my Toro Pers. Pace for it. It really isn't much mowing.

If you are dead set on going with a bigger mower, look at BOP's Quick line.

EastCoast
04-27-2009, 10:23 AM
Yes, strictly my yard, one home.

Besides the additional deck size, I think the cutting height increments on some machine 1/8 - 1/4 is keys as well, since my Honda only offers 1/2 inch increments. I take my landscaping very seriously, much more than your average homeowner.

TheC-Master
04-27-2009, 10:52 AM
Just your yard? I guess you could get by on fixed, I prefer floating though anyways, you could get by on belt but hydro is much better.

GPDesign1
04-27-2009, 11:25 AM
Coupla good options:

http://www.betteroutdoorproducts.com/index.asp?page=ProductDetails&Item=16KE-36-08

http://www.betteroutdoorproducts.com/index.asp?page=ProductDetails&Item=16KE-36DD-08

lifetree
04-27-2009, 09:39 PM
... A hydro wouldn't necessarily be overkill. A 36" Dually by BOP would probably be a great fit. If you decide to go with a belt drive, check out the T-bar.

I agree with this !!

lifetree
04-27-2009, 09:42 PM
Coupla good options:

http://www.betteroutdoorproducts.com/index.asp?page=ProductDetails&Item=16KE-36-08

http://www.betteroutdoorproducts.com/index.asp?page=ProductDetails&Item=16KE-36DD-08

I agree with Gary, these are good options ... however, the better option of the 2 is the Dually !!

Lawnut101
04-28-2009, 12:11 AM
Exmark, Scag, Toro, Bobcat, and BOP all make a good 36" WB. Can't really go wrong with any of those. By the way, my 48" WB is a fixed deck, and I think it is pretty good on all my lawns. I wouldn't mind having a floating deck on it, but I am definitely living without.

DA Quality Lawn & YS
04-28-2009, 08:46 AM
Agree fixed deck is what you need. Floating deck on 1/4 acre lot will not offer you much advantage but WILL cost more.

EastCoast
05-04-2009, 09:56 PM
I'm looking to go with the Wright Velke 36" Gear Drive and wait until the fall for Wright's Seasonal Buying Program. Anyone own one of these or participated in the Seasonal Buying Program?