walker mower decks?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 2 clowns mowing, Apr 12, 2006.

  1. 2 clowns mowing

    2 clowns mowing LawnSite Senior Member
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    thinking of getting 62" deck for my new 20hp walker. want to know if this walker will handle the 62" or should i buy the 52". the 52" does have the mulching attachment available and wonder if the 20hp will handle the 52" with the mulching deck" :confused:
     
  2. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
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    I don't own a 20HP but it is a good motor from the input I have seen here. I do own the 52 and know that it is a beast. The doubles and mulch kit are awesome for me but I have a 26EFI that spins it nicely. I think you may be able to run either deck but if you have a chance, get in touch with your regional rep and get both to demo on your properties. I personally would stay with the 52 but that is from my own experience on my lawns.
     
  3. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
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    I Demoed a 52" deck, with a mulch kit, on my 20hp Walker. I felt the 52" was about all that the 20Hp engine would handle. It was struggling a little, to mulch really heavy St. Augustine grass. I thought the 52" deck, with the mulch kit did leave a nice looking cut.
    After that demo, I am positive the bigger deck would be more than the 20hp engine can handle, in all but the lightest of cutting conditions
     
  4. sslawn

    sslawn LawnSite Member
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    I've used both decks on a 20hp , no problem with either. I thought the 62 had a nice cut than the 52.
     
  5. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
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    62" deck works fine on my 20HP Walker....
     
  6. 2 clowns mowing

    2 clowns mowing LawnSite Senior Member
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    thanks for your inputs, i bought a 52" used deck for $750:rolleyes:
     
  7. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    You got lucky ....I'll bet you won't have liked a 62" mulching deck with the 20 hp engine. We was considering putting a 18 hp on a 36" deck. And the Walker I have can't be raised very high for high grass.
     
  8. 2 clowns mowing

    2 clowns mowing LawnSite Senior Member
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    the used deck works great!!! i lucked out on this one.:clapping: :clapping: :clapping:
     
  9. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
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    that is a great price. Is it a tip up or an older style? Are you running the doubles on it? I have the doubles on it without the mulch plates. It is an excellent deck for all of my conditions. Congrats on the purchase, you will really like it.
     
  10. 2 clowns mowing

    2 clowns mowing LawnSite Senior Member
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    older style but has spine shaft didn't think of running doubles. cut a yard yesterday worked fine on singles:clapping: :clapping: :clapping:
     

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