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fixed or floating deck

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MarkSk1, Apr 11, 2003.

  1. MarkSk1

    MarkSk1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 12

    fixed or floating deck for on an Exmark 36 wb/ztr. The floating is a whole lot more. is it worth it?
  2. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    Posts: 8,745

    I have personally used both...and it all has to do with the operator. Believe it or not I actually like the fixed deck on mowers than floating. The floating sometimes correct themselves too much. But like I said, it all has to do with the operator.
  3. fatboy5803

    fatboy5803 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 330

    I have a fixed deck and no problems, never used a floating deck so can't compare. Deck height adjustment might be easier on a floating :confused: It just takes a minute or two to adj. on my fixed deck..... Hope this helps..

    Lou :cool:
  4. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    I usually think too that adjusting the height on the fixed is a lot easier than floating. On the fixed I only have to adjust the front (two points) while on the floating (four points). The only problem with the fixed that I run into is the grease.
  5. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
    Posts: 6,074

    Exactly!! We have both fixed and floating. And Matt is always complaining about this. He's always saying that the guys on Lawnsite always say how easy it to adjust, but he says no one ever mentions the grease issue. Looks like you just did tiedeman;)
  6. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    Ya. the grease issue is major with use. We actually switched over our pants to navy blue to hide the grease more and we also use our "grease changing gloves".
  7. Mark P

    Mark P LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 352

    :) I use both and like the fixed decks the best, the floating decks do sometimes overcorrect and you have a 1/4" deeper cut on one end around 2' in length just something else to trimm-feather in.....Marks Mowing Service
  8. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,457

    I like floating.

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