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floating decks good or bad???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by grasshopperslc, May 9, 2005.

  1. grasshopperslc

    grasshopperslc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 50

    I had a 52" Scag walk-behind with a floating or some people call them hanging decks.And I found that when I would hit a bump the deck would jump? :dizzy: And in some case's the belt that went from the deck to the engine broke off and I was driving slow.This happened with the deck at 31/2" and 4".So I want to know if any one else had this problem?? :confused: Oh and the grass was around 2 1/2' tall so that might be a problem.
  2. op4_camper

    op4_camper LawnSite Member
    Posts: 99

    is that two and half feet?
    I would think you answered your own question. Does it break when you cut normal height grass?

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,138

    2 and a half feet,this will make your belts smoking hot
  4. grasshopperslc

    grasshopperslc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 50

    Thanks for the feedback :D ,and no the belts never broke off the mower when the grass was normal,but the belts we're torn & cut pretty bad so I'm not sure what to think?? :confused: I replaced the belts ever other month practically ;)
  5. LCME

    LCME LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 430

    floating decks are good :drinkup:
  6. jbell113

    jbell113 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 654

    This has nothing to do with a fixed or floating deck . They both use belts and pullies ..... the problem is grass 2feet tall.
  7. grasshopperslc

    grasshopperslc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 50

    Thanks guys I think your right. :rolleyes: Two foot grass is insane. ;) But that was a while ago and I sold that mower,but I do know that floating decks are fine :D

    Thanks again guys!!! :waving:

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