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Old 06-09-2004, 01:01 PM
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floating vs fixed decks

I'm looking to start my own business and doing research on mowers. What is the difference between and fixed and floating deck? What size is best for fitting in between a gate?
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Old 09-02-2004, 04:18 PM
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32" fits in most gates. Floating gives a cleaner cut if hilly, but on flat ground not much difference. The fixed is less $$. Im in the same spot, wich one to buy ? Test drive and go with the one you like.
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Old 09-03-2004, 01:25 AM
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If you're in an area with a lot of hills or do a lot of high end residential get a hydro with a floating deck, a fixed deck on these yards you really have to pay attention on the direction that you go over terrain for scalping purposes. If you're on a budget get the fixed, it's what i have right now, but going to upgrade. With a hydro you can usually go faster and its less worry about making a mistake in a yard. Really base your decision on budget.
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Old 09-03-2004, 09:55 PM
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Go floating deck only. You can never tell what yard you may add each year. The floating deck moves up and down with the undulations of the yard. A floating deck usually gives a better all around cut. It is worth the extra money.
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Old 09-03-2004, 09:58 PM
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Yes I vote for the floating deck even if you have to borrow the money or save longer to get it
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Old 09-09-2004, 11:58 PM
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Floating Deck for sure!!! I have a 32 with a fixed deck and I only use it one fields or big acreage...I HATE fixed decks and wouldnt take one for free, well maybe for free, but they really aren't that good.
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Old 09-10-2004, 02:56 PM
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Hydro with floating deck all the way here. I owned a w/b belt with fixed deck before. And, after using the w/b hydro with float I would not go back to belts and fixed. With hydro you can maneuver forward to reverse by just squeezing the leavers further back. Very nice feature when mowing around trees, decks, swing sets, etc. The extra money is worth every penny if you can afford it. Time is money. Good luck.
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