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Old 10-10-2012, 11:25 PM
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My main mower is a 61 inch fixed deck Wright Stander. I don't have any problems with scalping, but it does take a little more effort to avoid it.

The only minor issue is not being able to adjust the mowing height easily, but I still prefer the fixed deck because less moving parts means less down time.
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Old 10-11-2012, 06:28 AM
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As it goes with any machine you learn where it will scalp and where it won't. If you know the property shouldn't be much of a problem if you don't risk it in tricky spots until you get a good idea of where a new machine can go and where it can't.
Agreed.
You HAVE to know the property which ever size deck you have.
I've been thrown over the bars on several walkbehinds because of uneven spots or hidden objects next to beds etc...
That's why I want to get rid of all my bigger walkbehinds and just use a 36 hydro for gated properties.
However, I have been stopped in my tracks with my 36 also.
Just have to read the landscape really good.
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Old 10-11-2012, 06:36 AM
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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.
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:40 AM
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the 61in scags weight a ton i would never own one a friend of mine has one and i tried it for a minute and hated it the biggest walk behind i would buy would be a 52 i like being able to adjust my deck
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:56 AM
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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.
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Im not saying the floating deck wont scalp. Im saying that for the sole reason of being able to change the height much easier than a fixed deck.
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:52 PM
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Im not saying the floating deck wont scalp. Im saying that for the sole reason of being able to change the height much easier than a fixed deck.
I wasn't referring to you as a moron, but I've heard it before "buy a floating deck so it won't scalp"
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Old 10-11-2012, 06:49 PM
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I've scalped more with floating decks than fixed decks because I have more hours on floating decks.

Just learn the machine and the property and maybe you'll have to trim some dips and doodles every now and again.
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