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advice on my mower?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by fitzg2md, Jan 7, 2007.

  1. fitzg2md

    fitzg2md LawnSite Member
    Posts: 156

    I am looking at an exmark turf tracer. 48, 52 or 60 inch. Hydro most likely. My question is this. How many use a floating deck on a walk behind? What are your thoughts? Is a floating deck that much better than a fixed? Is it worth the extra coin? Thanks for the input. -MF
  2. jbailey52

    jbailey52 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,057

    Spend the extra.. not that much more... but is much easier...
  3. greengiant9963

    greengiant9963 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 761

    I don't run walkbehinds now but did a few years ago. There are 2 things that I like about floating decks. First is height adjustment. Is much easier on a floating deck. Also found that you will get less scalping.
  4. asjgabries

    asjgabries LawnSite Member
    Posts: 70

    I have used both and fixed deck walkbehinds suck and scalp. i have a turf tracer hp 48 and i love it. I have used scag and did not like it.
  5. LCPullman

    LCPullman LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 589

    For me, floating deck is a absolute must, because I'm constantly changing height. They also definately scalp less.

    The only andvantages I can think of with the fixed deck is that it is slightly lighter and slightly shorter overall.

    Well worth the extra money.

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