Anyone who thinks a floating deck won't scalp is a moron...if its a 48" deck it's still 48" of flat surface regardless of what type of mower it's on. If you learn how to operate either one you will scalp less. If you drive both mowers over a hump in the lawn they will both remove the top of the hump.
That being said I would only choose a floater because I like being able to change height of cut easily.
Posted via Mobile Device