Another Flex-deck

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 65hoss, Dec 1, 2002.

  1. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
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    Another flex-deck? Maybe "wider is better"?

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  2. longviewlawncare

    longviewlawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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    is that that lastec ZTR
     
  3. Brickman

    Brickman LawnSite Bronze Member
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    That looks clumsy to me. The whole machine plus the side addition kinda defeats the purpose of a ZTR in my mind.
     
  4. Doc Pete

    Doc Pete LawnSite Gold Member
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    If you're looking for more width I'd just get it over with and buy two Swisher trail along powered decks. They are cheaper than the FD, more than double the width and are self-powered. Again, it always boils down to matching the right machine to the job. If I was mowing 10/20 acres at a time, I'd have two swishers in a heart beat............At their price, I'd store them on my trailer like velkies and attach them as needed.
     
  5. Randy Scott

    Randy Scott LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Oh, here we go, the flex-deck debate again. :nono:
     
  6. Flex-Deck

    Flex-Deck LawnSite Silver Member
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    The Flex-Deck is forward and lateral so it moves straight sideways between narrow objects, and gets into the inside corners. The deck above is stricktly lateral, and is only adding width. It cannot be pushed laterally with one move to trim narrow objects and inside corners. - How much upflex does that mower above have to help unlevel terrain? [​IMG]

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  7. longviewlawncare

    longviewlawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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    the lastec units all feature a articulationg deck. In a since the whole deck is a flex deck. each blade chamber will flex to help follow the ground contour. i have used a JD 1620 wide area mower which has a 96" lastec deck on it and it did a good job. I beleive the deck will do 15-20 degrees up andf down i am not sure.
     
  8. Brickman

    Brickman LawnSite Bronze Member
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    We all know who got told to put a sock in it on an earlier debate.
     
  9. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    Gee Eric...you really have aged...LOL
     
  10. Doc Pete

    Doc Pete LawnSite Gold Member
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    Gees Randy, would ya care to let me know what's wrong with my suggestion.....As I see the trend here is a wider cut, so let's just go "full tilt" and add two 48" finish cut decks to your machine and "cut some grass".......
    Pete
     

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