Originally Posted by ddixon7
There is no comparison between a belt drive and a hydro mower. NONE. A belt drive is a budget feature and they are no way shape or form as efficient as a hydro unit period.
For a 36", I don't believe a floating deck is necessary, though they are easier to change heights on. If you want a floating deck Turf Tracer Exmark get ready to lay down somewhere around $6,000. That is a little steep for a 36" if you ask me, and that is why that size mower is the only one in my fleet that is not an Exmark.
I figured that was where I would be price wise and don't know if I like that. It is a lot to drop on a 36inch mower. This is also why I am looking to a hydro unit as I have been told by numerous people that once I use a hydro I will not want to go back.