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Old 10-09-2012, 08:01 AM
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Fixed Deck Scalping

How much is the scalping of bigger fixed deck walk behinds of an issue? I would like to add another walk behind for wet days and I have found a good deal on a used one and have no experience with large fixed deck models. I know my 36 won't really ever scalp, but that deck is as wide as the wheels. Thanks in advance guys
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:31 AM
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What size mower are you talking about? Ultimately it depends on the operator being aware of how to avoid scalping and not putting the machine in a situation where it will. A good operator can use a 48 inch fixed deck without scalping with no problem. A lousy operator can scalp with a 21 inch mower. Personally, I wouldn't want a fixed deck mower over 48 inches. Actually I wouldn't want one at all, but it's more of a height adjustment issue than scalping issue for me.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:57 AM
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Either 52 or 61. I really would like to get a scag but they only come in fixed deck!! It's frustrates me.
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:41 AM
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generally speaking the wider the deck the more prone to scalping it will be
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:49 AM
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Yeah, a fixed deck that size will be prone to scalping. You do not want a 61 inch fixed deck!
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:40 AM
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Hahaha! That's what I figured! I just figured I would see what the general consensus was on it.
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:12 AM
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I've never seen a 61 inch Scag walk behind. Do they even make them?
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:07 PM
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They make 61's and 72's!!!!!! They are on Craigslist here in CT and mass
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:11 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.
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:53 PM
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I wouldnt even think of getting anything bigger than a 48 without a floating deck
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