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Anti scalp wheels

Discussion in 'eXmark' started by rick2752, Apr 13, 2006.

  1. rick2752

    rick2752 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 161

    Exmark should take a look at Kubota anti-scalp wheel system. I think it is a long time coming. Any idea if Exmark is considering changing to a caster type system?
  2. brucec32

    brucec32 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,403

    I suggested this before Rick, but their rep said that they had tested it and had problems. I'm not sure what, but it seems to me like it would result in less turf damage, especially when mowing low grass and sparse lawns where a typical anti-scalp can plow into the soil somewhat.

    I'm actually surprised that all mowers of all brands don't have more anti-scalps on them, period. I see a lot of wide 48" fixed deck mowers with no side anti-scalps. Fine if you're mowing bluegrass on the plains, but pretty worthless on fine low-mowed turf in undulating terrain.
  3. rick2752

    rick2752 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 161

    I agree Bruce, this setup seems like it would be great. I understand that Kubotas may not be perfect, but there has got to be a better solution than scalping the lawn doing a zero turn on uneven ground. Kubotas system might have problems but I think it is a step in the right direction.

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