Exmark Triton deck

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawnguy001, Aug 20, 2007.

  1. lawnguy001

    lawnguy001 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 77

    O. K you folks that mow in the south. I've heard all kinds of problems with the quality of cut with this deck. Does this apply to Fla. grasses like St Aug. and bahia types of grasses ? I 'm getting ready to buy one , but if it's a problem , I'll look for an Ultracut deck if they are still available. Opinions Pls.

    WKT
     
  2. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,426

    Most of the reviews from Florida, Texas, and most of the Gulf coast are positive. Most of the complaints have been from the Mid-west.
     
  3. lawnguy001

    lawnguy001 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 77

    Thanks , tacoma200. Is the triton the only deck offered now , or can you still get the ultra ?

    WKT
     
  4. fergman

    fergman LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Posts: 286

    you can get the ultracut in the as model just look at www.exmark.com. i dont live where you do but i absolutely not get a triton. i can mow a yard and it cut great then go to another one and doublecut it and it is still nowhere near the manicured cut that the ultra has. if you cant find an ultracut then id probly go with scag. ive owned a triton 66" 31hp and it was unbieleivably pathetic. ANYTHING would cut better. right now im using a demo 60" 28efi and its the new version with the extra baffle in the left chamber and the increased blade tip speed. you can mow 30 ft and it looks as good as the ultracut (almost) the the grass type changes and the cut quality goes completely all to hell. the ultracut is the absolute best around here and the scag seems to be the second best and its definately better for overgrown yards (as far as making speed) but it doesnt have the crispness smooth carpet look of the ultracut though. but it is plenty acceptable to any homeowner that i have met. BUT i have been mowing and took several peoples yards and charged more because there mower didnt cut as pretty as mine did to.
     
  5. MTR999

    MTR999 LawnSite Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 145

    Lawnguy, I am in Central FL, DON'T buy triton they suck especially Bahia if you have those low-end accounts, they stick like glue those lump clippings, and the cut on St. Augustine is okay if the lawn is not overgrown. eXmark only excels in ultra deck which is AS model right now. I would look Toro turboforce, Scag or Gravely, they cut like dream in Florida especially St Augustine. So far, no mowers under the sun has claimed to conquer Bahia lawns as you know it is for Turnpike median and expressway.
     
  6. fergman

    fergman LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Posts: 286

    wow! i hope i never see a bahai lawn! sounds like it would really suck
     
  7. T Total Lawncare

    T Total Lawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from The deep south
    Posts: 1,114

    Ditto on the Triton here. There alot of guys that run Exmark around here and none of them run the Triton deck. And as far as bahai goes if the Triton ain't got its mess together Bahai is gonna kick it's tail.
     
  8. T Total Lawncare

    T Total Lawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from The deep south
    Posts: 1,114

    It does and it's about all I see!
     
  9. D & J Lawn Care

    D & J Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Posts: 139

    I run a 46 exmark triton hp with mulch kit 19hp kaw. great on thick st.aug but on bahia i run my dixie chopper
     
  10. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,220

    yea I'm in Texas and the St Aug, does well. But ya gotta keep sharp blades on it, St, Aug likes to get thick,
     

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