triton exmark

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Frontstreetlawns, Jul 17, 2006.

  1. Frontstreetlawns

    Frontstreetlawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 168

    i just bought a new exmark with a triton deck on it, big step up from a homeowners gravely, but the problem i have is that its scalping a high end lawn on a hill side, its not a a steep drop off anyways, the dealer said thats the way it is and the only thing that can be done is get a striper. nothing against my dealer ( i absolutely love them) but i bought this thing with the intentions of no scalping, apparently the 46 inch and smallers dont " need" back wheels. now my question is has anyone else run into this and what have they done.

    other than that the mower is awesome

    If an exmark rep is reading this i would really like your feedback
     
  2. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Posts: 4,205


    If you're looking for Exmark feedback go into the Exmark forum.
    A striping roller does help by the way, but not completely, it depends on how your scalping......
    Is it while going over the top of the hill or otherwise?
     
  3. Frontstreetlawns

    Frontstreetlawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 168

    its kinda going over a hill, its flat and then it slops down towards a pond
     
  4. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Posts: 4,205

    Put a roller on it or don't cut it up and down. Going over the hill on a slight angle helps as well.
    Cut the top of the hill sideways while keeping your deck from scalping by only cutting half of the crest at a time...........
    It's simply something you have to learn to get around.........

    What size deck did you have before?
     
  5. dwlah

    dwlah LawnSite Senior Member
    from Argo Al
    Posts: 558

    Ive got one with a 46 deck Havent had a scalping problem since this spring and I started cutting at 3"I also use the foot assist to raise the deck when I get to a spot I think I might scalp
    HTH
     
  6. Frontstreetlawns

    Frontstreetlawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 168

    i dont have the foot assist on mine yet, and the stripper yet. i had to convence my wife to let me buy the thing first, the extras latter. i had a 34 inch gravely homeowners orrigally and around here 3 is kinda high, infact most of mine are 2.5
     
  7. Mark P

    Mark P LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 352

    :usflag: Just go ahead a get the foot assist, you will use it alot and this will take care of your problem....Mark's Mowing Service
     

Share This Page