fixed deck or floating

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by turfguy, Oct 29, 2000.

  1. turfguy

    turfguy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 141

    HOW MANY GUYS USE FIXED DECK MOWERS AS OPOSED TO FLOATING DECK? MY LOCAL DEALER SAID HE SOLD VERY FEW FLOATING DECK WALKBEHIND MOWER THIS YEAR !!! AND SOLD OVER 80 FIXED DECK.
    I HAVE BOTH AND THINK THE FLOATING DECK IS OUTSTANDING

    COMMENTS? QUESTIONS? THOUGHTS?
     
  2. jaybee

    jaybee LawnSite Member
    Posts: 128

    I have two floating decks. Both Exmark turf tracers. I've never owned a fixed deck. When I was getting ready to buy, I sought out guys already in the business and the floating deck was the choice of most. But cost is a factor, just like a hydro compared to a belt drive. I chose to spend a little more now to make things a little easier in the long run. After mowing some of my so called lawn(rough cow pastures) Irealize a fixed deck would have been digging in all the time. The only floating decks I know of are Exmark, Toro, Scagg. Could be others.
     

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