Mower Deck Question

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by DoktorCorb, Apr 5, 2008.

  1. DoktorCorb

    DoktorCorb LawnSite Member
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    This is just a question out of curiosity. I have used mowers with two types of decks. One type has a "lip" that curves under and the blade rotates just above that lip. The other type does not have this "lip". Can someone tell me what the purpose of the it is, and what is the ideal situation for each? Below is a picture of the two deck types I'm talking about.

    Thanks!

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  2. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 15,783

    The lip under is for bagging. The standard lip is for mulching.
     
  3. DoktorCorb

    DoktorCorb LawnSite Member
    Posts: 6

    Thanks!

    So let's say that I have a Quick, and it has a deck without the lip. Am I SOL for bagging? Is it that the "lip" creates more lift? To bag with a deck that does not have the "lip", can I just use higher lift blades?
     
  4. Raceral

    Raceral LawnSite Member
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    I suspect that if you see a deck that is curved under, it is a light weight stamped deck. The "curve under" adds rigidity to the deck. You will even see some that curve out, it serves the same purpose.
     
  5. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    No you can still bag with the Quick. The rolled under edge you see on smaller mowers does help with bagging, but a set of high lift blades will still work on your quick and allow you to bag.
     

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