fixed deck HYDRO walk behind OR floating deck BELT??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by stephen424, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. stephen424

    stephen424 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I am contemplating which would of these should i buy...

    a hydro walk behind with a fixed deck OR a belt drive with a floating deck.

    for those that have experience with WBs, which would get out of those two options??
     
  2. BINKY1902

    BINKY1902 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from South
    Posts: 1,123

    Why not a hydro with floating deck?
     
  3. stephen424

    stephen424 LawnSite Senior Member
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    because no1 is selling a used 36" hydro w/ a floating deck.

    i've only been able to find a Scag 36, floating deck, belt drive...and a bobcat hydro with a fixed deck
     
  4. outlaw1960

    outlaw1960 LawnSite Senior Member
    from denver
    Posts: 307

    I am also looking at Bobcats. Just need more info on the Duradeck, love the floating decks for the terrain we have out here, but the price of the Bobcats caught my eye. I don't think a 36" mower would scalp like the larger mowers will.....that is why I am looking at fixed decks for my gate mower.
     
  5. SNAPPER MAN

    SNAPPER MAN LawnSite Silver Member
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    Get a fixed deck. Unless you are changing the height at every yard a fixed deck will suffice.
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  6. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Platinum Member
    from zone 6
    Posts: 4,164

    This is bad advice. The reason you want a floating deck design is that deck rake/levelness can be set and maintained at various heights while maintaining optimum blade placement in the deck. If mediocre QOC and cutting efficiency does not matter than get a fixed.
     
  7. SNAPPER MAN

    SNAPPER MAN LawnSite Silver Member
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    Well where I live everything is flat so that does not affect me at all.
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  8. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Platinum Member
    from zone 6
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    What does flat have to do with blade rake, cutting efficiency and QOC?
     
  9. stephen424

    stephen424 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 730

    thanks in advance for NOT turning my thread into a childish cat fight
     

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