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Going from 60" to 52" decks?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Eclipse, Oct 13, 2006.

  1. dave k

    dave k LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,178

    Envy, what is a ZTwo? Did you get the DVD on the TANK with the Gunny? Need to watch it again.
    Thanks for all the help and advice.

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,566

    A ztwo, been ask before.
  3. dave k

    dave k LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,178

    well I'm asking again
  4. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,062

    Same thing as a TANK.

    Just available at Lesco in their colors.
    That's one in my avatar.
  5. nfarr

    nfarr LawnSite Member
    Posts: 84

    My main mower is a 52" ztr. I also use a 36WB belt drive for gated yards. The majority of my yards average around 12K with the smallest being around 5k and the largest 3 acres. ( mowed 75 weeklys this season)

    I have demo'd several mowers this year to determine what to buy next season. I am going to need some more mowers. I used a 60" Z with good results, however, the 66" was too large and scapled quite a bit in areas I have never had problems with.

    The 36" is too small for the open spaces. I have decided that for my crews a 48" WB hydro is the way to go. It is virtually as fast as the 52ZTR and takes up less space and weighs less.
  6. gqnine44

    gqnine44 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 501

    Simply not true. I prefer 52" decks and have and will continue to take jobs from 60" LCOs who scalp the hills of this area leaving unhappy premium customers. You couldnt be more wrong in this case.
  7. Eclipse

    Eclipse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,149

    Just and update, I no longer own a 60" deck and I have not missed them yet.

    For all purpose mowing the 52" is a much better choice in my opinion.

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  8. kjslawn

    kjslawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 618

    I went 61 inch to a 54 inch and love it we very rarely have to push mow the ditchlines Everride 54" kaw articulating front deck is awsome
  9. RutledgeLawnCare NC

    RutledgeLawnCare NC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 15

    i hear alot about scalping. and now that i consider myself a pro mower, last year i started running a new 56" exmark. from 36&48"exmark wb's to 56"z, i thought was to big. i dont have any experiance on any other brand of mower, but i know i will not allow my mower to scalp! it has the deck lever that raises it. my leg at times may get fatigued from pumping the heavy lever, but when i drive away its worth not seeing a scalped spot that us mowers can spy from a mile away....thanks
  10. jsaunders

    jsaunders LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,781

    don't forget the 54" decks- I like my hustlers yet I still want to get a flex -deck so I can get wide when needed.

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