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jtrice11
12-10-2004, 10:33 AM
What is better--a fixed deck or a floating deck for a 48" walk behind and why would you choose one over the other?

ztoro
12-10-2004, 11:00 AM
DEPENDS ON THE TERRAIN YOU MOW....


for flat lands a fixed would be fine.. for hilly areas a floating will be better, less scalping...

A floating deck allows you to easily adjust cutting height from 2 - 5"s(i think)

for some reason I feel that fixed decks stripe really nice though.........

I used a floating deck

jtrice11
12-10-2004, 11:06 AM
I'm only going to have 1 walk behind so I think a floating would be better. It can handle both flat and hilly then, correct?

ztoro
12-10-2004, 11:11 AM
I'm only going to have 1 walk behind so I think a floating would be better. It can handle both flat and hilly then, correct?

yep. by hilly, I mean short rolling hills... both machines can cut on hills(just to be clear)

a floating deck will conform to the terrain..... If you can afford the extra for the floating I would go for it....

jtrice11
12-10-2004, 11:30 AM
thanks, I need all the advice I can get. Gonna mow lawns this year for a living, I've been doing as much research as I can on equipment, bidding etc...
I live in an expensive area and I think there is some money to be made around here.

Smithers
12-10-2004, 11:33 AM
What is better--a fixed deck or a floating deck for a 48" walk behind and why would you choose one over the other?


Floating. more money. can change height.

jtrice11
12-10-2004, 11:48 AM
I see you've been in business 1 year. how did it go?

dishboy
12-10-2004, 12:10 PM
What is better--a fixed deck or a floating deck for a 48" walk behind and why would you choose one over the other?


IMO the main advantage to a floating deck is to dial in your deck RAKE and then have it remain constant at all cutting heights.