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Old 06-29-2014, 02:26 PM
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Is the trivantage the worst deck ever made?

This is a serious question. I've got a couple of mowers down with my main one waiting on a hydro pump that's coming tomorrow. I had to use an old back up 99 Lazer Z HP with a 48" trivantage. Unless the lawn is 100% grass, is one of our chemically treated lawns, and is only getting 5% of the blade cut off, it is almost a guarantee that the mower will leave stringers. Is there a worse deck? If I had one more day with this thing, I would have sold my organs to buy a new mower just for back up purposes.
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Old 06-29-2014, 02:28 PM
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I have it on my WB, and have been a big fan of it for the past 10 yrs.
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Old 06-29-2014, 02:41 PM
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This is a serious question. I've got a couple of mowers down with my main one waiting on a hydro pump that's coming tomorrow. I had to use an old back up 99 Lazer Z HP with a 48" trivantage. Unless the lawn is 100% grass, is one of our chemically treated lawns, and is only getting 5% of the blade cut off, it is almost a guarantee that the mower will leave stringers. Is there a worse deck? If I had one more day with this thing, I would have sold my organs to buy a new mower just for back up purposes.
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So…in your mind, back in 1999 when the trivantage deck was the front line of the exmark products… everyone out there that used it had crappy cuts?

No… there is something going on with YOUR specific deck/blades/mower.
You're trying to look at a machine that's over a decade old and blame the design/engineering as if this is an prime example of the equipment at it's prime.

are the blades sharp, is the deck at the right pitch, are the baffles damaged/bent? Is grass completely scrapped off the deck for maximum lift/vacuum?
Are the spindles performing at 100%? is the deck drive belt slipping or loose or the decl pulleys worn?

Even in 1999 blade tip speed was at or near 18,000 fps.

there's nothing wrong with the trivantage deck…there's something wrong with YOURs.
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Old 06-29-2014, 03:44 PM
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My mower cuts good just not so great in wet grass. My mower cuts as good as a brand new Husky MTZ deck.
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I've always hated the Trivantage. Not deep enough to handle thick grass effectively, dry or wet.
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Old 06-29-2014, 11:22 PM
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just fyi the trivantage is very similar to the ultra cut deck as far as the baffling shape. Its just not quite as deep.

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I posted this thread 2 years ago

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=391415
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Old 07-02-2014, 01:43 AM
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I have used 6-8 types of decks and Tr vantage you have to mow a little slower. sharpen those blades and scrap the deck good! There is a bolt near the chute area and you can remove it and the grass exits out the chute better. Its that little bolt on top of the deck.
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Old 07-02-2014, 09:41 AM
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Have it on my 36" TTHP and love the deck. No issues at all.
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