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What is the difference between floating and non floating decks? (toro)

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by TheTurfTender, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. TheTurfTender

    TheTurfTender LawnSite Member
    from Mn
    Posts: 130

    Rook needing to know!
  2. shovelracer

    shovelracer LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,009

    In general the floating float and the fixed are as such. The fixed are simpler and cheaper in the long run, but can scalp lawns if they arent real smooth. The Floating decks usually ride on a set of pins that allow the deck to raise up over bumps when the deck wheels hit them. You can still scalp though. The fixed are much tougher if you are gonna be mowing rough areas and hitting stumps and rocks. The floating will cut slightly better, but some have a tendency to break welds where the pins attach. Hope this helps.
  3. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,273

    The first one is a fixed deck (attached completly to mower). The second one is a floating deck.

    fixed deck.jpg

    floating deck.jpg
  4. TheTurfTender

    TheTurfTender LawnSite Member
    from Mn
    Posts: 130

    awesome response- Thanks

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