36 inch floating deck

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by MeadowsLawnCare, Jun 15, 2007.

  1. MeadowsLawnCare

    MeadowsLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 192

    What is a good hydro wb that has a floating deck over 30 inches? I prefer 36 inch but over 30 is fine. I would like to stay around 3k new or used. And is floating deck really that much better than fixed?

  2. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,988

    Well for a 36" deck, a floating deck isn't really necessary. The deck width is so narrow that you really have to try to scalp anything.

    The nice thing about a floating deck is the ease and speed at which you can change cutting heights. It's not so easy with a fixed deck.

    I dunno if you'll be able to find a new 36" floater for 3K. Maybe a belt-driven mower of some sort but if you want a hydro you're probably going to have to buy used to stay in your budget. For example, my Turf Tracer HP 36" mower was 4600 new.

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