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View Poll Results: If you had one choice, what size deck would you get?
36 22 11.76%
48 43 22.99%
52 57 30.48%
60 56 29.95%
72 9 4.81%
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Old 10-28-2012, 01:10 AM
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I can assure you different mowers have different cuts even from one 21" to another, I started out with a murray 21" my first couple of seasons, I bought a snapper last year and the difference was night and day, I hear a honda is even better, but I'm waiting on the new 30 toro commercial to come out for next year.
yes when you talk about different brands they will cut differently. but I talking saying a 48" exmark and a 60" exmark for example. the only thing that changes is the width of your rows. the quality doesn't drop going from the 48" to the 60". not that I've ever seen.

I can take my 36" and 52" and mow right next to either. the only difference you'll notice is the width of the rows.
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Old 10-28-2012, 01:31 AM
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Old 10-28-2012, 02:28 PM
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I'd always opt for the 52-56. That's just about perfect.
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:00 PM
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perfect?

so you live where no one has 48"/36" gate openings in there backyards?
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Old 10-28-2012, 10:59 PM
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yes when you talk about different brands they will cut differently. but I talking saying a 48" exmark and a 60" exmark for example. the only thing that changes is the width of your rows. the quality doesn't drop going from the 48" to the 60". not that I've ever seen.

I can take my 36" and 52" and mow right next to either. the only difference you'll notice is the width of the rows.
I agree, my 40" cuts exactly the same as my 52"
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:11 PM
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perfect?

so you live where no one has 48"/36" gate openings in there backyards?
The opening question was --

'If you had one choice, what size deck would you get?'

In this hypothetical I'd opt for 52 ;-)
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Old 10-29-2012, 03:22 PM
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I have a 21", 36", two 54" and one 60". Will probably trade in the 54" for a 60" or keep it and just get another 60". lol
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:09 PM
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I have no choice but a 36" or smaller. Don't run a single route without a gate and don't want the gas of hauling around two mowers all the time. Borrowed my buddies 48 one day and pushed mowed the back yard with a 21 to see time difference. Actually costed me about 5-10 minutes. I would love to just be able to sit on a 52 or 60 all day but in my second year of business just not an option to pick and choose.
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hauling around a second mower isn't all that much extra on gas.

I haul around a 52" and 36" all week and only get the 36" off the trailer 2 times a week. I use no more gas than if I left it at home.
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:08 PM
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