whats better

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by splatz100, Sep 3, 2004.

  1. splatz100

    splatz100 LawnSite Senior Member
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    a fixed deck hydro or a floating deck gear
     
  2. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
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    Depending on the brand, I'd take the hydro everytime over a gear...
     
  3. splatz100

    splatz100 LawnSite Senior Member
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    both exmark metro hp and viking
     
  4. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
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    I have never used Exmarks, so I can't comment. I did use Snappers for 4 years. Both fixed and floating decks.The floating deck was nice on the gear, but for obvious reasons, I liked the loop handle hydro better. Funny thing is with the floating adjustable decks, we rarely ever changed the cutting height, and both decks gave a similar performance when cutting. The floating deck was just easier to change cutting height when needed, and if I remember, was about 700.00 more in price than a fixed deck.
     
  5. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
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    comparing a hydro to a gear drive is like comparing a bicycle to a motorcycle.
     

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