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What's the easiest walk behind to adjust deck height (48'')

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by T.Brandon, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. T.Brandon

    T.Brandon LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 590

    I was wondering what is the easiest 48'' deck to change?
     
  2. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,844

    I love my Quick 36 but it is definitely not easy to raise/lower the deck height.
    Can't readily do this in the field....
     
  3. indyrs2

    indyrs2 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 62

    Turf Tracer
     
  4. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    Does Ferris make a 48"? I don't know but their 52" hydro is absolutely the easiest to change. You turn a crank and the deck goes up and down.
     
  5. W.L.M.

    W.L.M. LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 525

    Scag pro v has a similar system to the Ferris mowers, but I am not wild about the new control system.
     
  6. ericmcj31

    ericmcj31 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 404

    I LOVE the way my 48 Ferris Hydro changes height. It's a simple crank up or down and that's it--big change over how they used to adjust. Go ahead and get the bigger motor too, (I got the 19 Kawasaki). I don't think you'll be dissapointed at all! Good luck
     
  7. T.Brandon

    T.Brandon LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 590

    How is the ferris's cut compared to exmark or any other leading brand?
     
  8. jbell36

    jbell36 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from KANSAS
    Posts: 1,258

    to my knowledge the crank decks are fixed decks only, so if you are talking about a floating deck then i don't know, but once again i'm not sure on that...i know the john deeres aren't the easiest...
     
  9. ericmcj31

    ericmcj31 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 404

    I like the Ferris' cut--I also use the pro-slide so that helps add more stripe to the lawn. Keep in mind that in GA the warm season grasses don't stripe as well as your blue grasses and fescues, but it does cut well!
     
  10. T.Brandon

    T.Brandon LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 590

    Well in my area it's mostly st.aug and centipede
     

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