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Which is better: Exmark Trivantage or Ultracut Deck?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by CharlieBingo, Aug 15, 2004.

  1. CharlieBingo

    CharlieBingo LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 400

    I have both and don't see much of a difference. Any other opinions?
  2. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,569

    Toro's Solid 7GA Turbo Force Deck with the Adj Baffle System..
  3. TClawn

    TClawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,036

    I think there the same except the ultra cut deck .5 inch deeper.
  4. sawman65

    sawman65 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 751

    been wanting to star a thread like this myself because i have heard some pros and cons on this.
    i have been selling exmark for 12 years and the trivantage deck
    has ruled on commercial mowers. then along came the ultracut
    .50" deeper, better roller gussets,the idlers for the belts have roller bearings not the bushings that wear out every year. and a few other upgrades.
    now the trivantage...well its the trivantage tested and tough
    same deck used for many years
    i have had some complaints on the ultracut.i have a guy who mowes with nothing but turftracers with the 60" deck the guy buys one every year. he told me when he puts them side by side
    the trivantage will leave a better stripe, discharge better, and cuts in the wet better than the ultracut he dont like the new mower as well as his old ones
    i also have sold the city where i live exmark lazers, and they have both decks. they love the new deck but they run the
    ultravacs all the time they say it has better vac with the new deck
    than the trivantage
    some guys that cut for a cemertary company use both decks with
    mulch kits they like the new deck better they say it keeps the grass suspended longer and cuts it up finer
    my own opinion? i like the trivantage better i have 8 acres to cut
    and with the trivantage i seem to be able to do more balls to the wall mowing without boging down i dont know why but i will be doing an end users school i jan and plan to ask one of exmarks
    tech guys i will post a follow up then.
  5. MikeLT1Z28

    MikeLT1Z28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,732

    funny, i thought he said EXMARK in the subject.
  6. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Posts: 3,010

    sawman--I call that a great review. many thanks!!!

    GEO :D
  7. BCSteel

    BCSteel LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 876

    Yup, thats the info that I was looking for too, thanks.
  8. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    Here in connecticut the try cuts the dandylions better but the ultra cuts faster and handles the deeper grass better and double blades.

  9. dvmcmrhp52

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

    Overall I'll put our trivantage up against the ultracut and the ultracut kicks the pants off the trivantage.
    The trivantage deck will need to be scraped 4 times before the ultracut gets logged up.
    We run them side by side on the same properties.............
    23 horse lazerHP 52"(trivantage)
    23 horse lazer 60"(ultracut)
    12.5 horse metro 36"(trivantage)

    The trivantage does do better striping.........
    The trivantage does discharge farther........
    The trivantage is TERRIBLE in heavy wet grass..........
  10. Ive used both and id hate to live on the diffence of quality of cut

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