Originally Posted by Darryl G
... but I never liked the way they set one front wheel back...you can tip the machine and scalp if you're not careful. ....
The reason for the staggered wheel arrangement is so that the mower does NOT scalp.
I used one for many years, and found the staggered wheel arrangement the best for a smooth cut. It is better than any standard four-wheel arrangement. It fits the ground contours better than any other mower.