Floating deck

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by SCOTLAND YARD, Dec 10, 2003.

  1. SCOTLAND YARD

    SCOTLAND YARD LawnSite Member
    Posts: 19

    How important is a full floating deck vs. a standard deck.
    Im on the fence to by Wright Stander or Sentar. The only real difference seems to be the floating deck. Is it worth $1000 difference?
     
  2. MudslinginFX4

    MudslinginFX4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,170

    The only thing I will use is a floating deck, to me it is worth every penny! There are a couple of questions to ask yourself though... What is the grass like that you are cutting? Is there a lot of bumps? Are you cutting a lot of hills?...etc..
     
  3. SCOTLAND YARD

    SCOTLAND YARD LawnSite Member
    Posts: 19

    Any personal experience with the Wright Brand?
    I have heard some good results but, is it any better than Great Dane?
     
  4. bayfish

    bayfish LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 641

    I've never owned a fixed deck mower and not sure if I would want one. Seems it would do a lot of scalping on uneven turf. Also a pain to change cutting height from what I've heard. I looked at a Lesco w/b and when he showed how to change the cutting height, I said no thanks.
     
  5. DieselDeere

    DieselDeere LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 411

    $1000 is, to me, a lot for a floating deck. But if you are mowing hills a lot it could be worth it.
     
  6. TRex

    TRex LawnSite Senior Member
    from DFW ,TX
    Posts: 487

    There is a big difference between the sentar and the stander.

    The sentar has a floating deck, seat, two speed sensitivity settings, 10.7 gallon fuel capacity, 11 mph forward, 5mph reverse.

    The stander has nothing compared to that.

    I am glad I have a floating deck on my metro, I take the deck off in under a minute to scrape or change blades without having to lay down. I can change the cutting height quiker than a fixed deck and when you do adjust the heght the deck pitch stays correct.

    The floating deck will also help with the bigger deck to keep from scalping.

    I think the floating deck is as valuable as a hydro unit
     
  7. Lbilawncare

    Lbilawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,116

    Worth every penny of $1000, won't scalp, and height adjustment is a lot easier. Changing out the spindle shaft spacers to change heights is a royal pain, screw that.
     
  8. Rustic Goat

    Rustic Goat LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,194

    What size deck?
    Anything above a 36" ought to be a floating deck.
     

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