Is it too big?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by smlavin, Nov 22, 2004.

  1. smlavin

    smlavin LawnSite Member
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    Attention: Deere owners with a 48" deck (Z or stander).

    Are you able to get your machines through most 4' backyard gates? It appears the Deere 48" deck is 4 or 5 inches wider than an exmark. I like the 647 QuikTrak but a mower that spends half it's life on the trailer is little use to me.
     
  2. Mico Landscaping design

    Mico Landscaping design LawnSite Member
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    when i use it for that purpose yes it does :)
     
  3. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    if you are not going to use the mower, or only use the mower for one job then why bother
     
  4. smlavin

    smlavin LawnSite Member
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    tiedeman,

    That is the point. I am starting to expand my residential service and I don't want to purchase a mower that won't allow me access to the rear of the many gated back yards in this area. I prefer a 48" cut because I believe it is the best compromise for the type of lawns I service, but evidently there is enough difference in deck size (4 or 5 inches) that some 48" decks could go almost anywhere where some may not be able to. That is why I wanted to hear from those who actually face these situations with the Deere deck.

    All things being equal I would like to purchase the Deere stander (Wright dealers are 3 hours away!) but that few inches may determine that I go with another brand and style (Z).
     
  5. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    oh, now I understand smlavin. Sorry about that
     

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