Floating decks

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by TiredOfWalking, Oct 3, 2003.

  1. TiredOfWalking

    TiredOfWalking LawnSite Member
    Posts: 40

    How important are floating decks? I'm looking at the Hustler Fastrak and I don't think it has a floating deck.
  2. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
    Posts: 1,878

    The larger the machine, the more a floating deck comes into play. What size are you looking at?
  3. TiredOfWalking

    TiredOfWalking LawnSite Member
    Posts: 40

    I'm looking at 52in decks with either an 18hp honda or a 20hp honda.
  4. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Posts: 9,761

    The FasTrak has a floating deck.
    It is suspended by 4 chains, and has stabilizer bars in the rear to prevent forward or reverse movement.
    The unit has a full set of anti scalp wheels that can be adjusted in 3 different positions to help you float over any parts of your property that it may need to.

    Hope this helps
  5. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Posts: 8,745

    it all depends on your property layout whether or not you should or would use a floating deck compared to a fixed deck. Sometimes it is better to use a floating deck, while others it is better to use a fixed deck. It also depends on the operator.

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