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Anyone prefer Exmark's Triton deck over the Ultra Cut?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by HenryB, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. HenryB

    HenryB LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,848

    Just curious, a lot of guys on here knock the Triton but guys in my area seem to prefer the Triton over the Ultra.
  2. jtkplc

    jtkplc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,656

    I ran a 66" Lazer Z since July next to a 60" XS Ultracut that I've put over 500 hours on over the past 2 seasons and the new Triton is by far the better deck. Better in really thick, dense grass. The cut quality in all conditions is truly a step above the Ultracut. The Ultracut is amazing, but the Triton is just plain flawless in terms of cut quality. It's better in wet conditions, it doesn't clump like the Ultracut. It has better suction and air flow. It seems to throw the clippings better and when using the mower to blow off it moves much, much more air than the Ultracut.

    I say Triton all the way from my experience. :weightlifter:
  3. dwlah

    dwlah LawnSite Senior Member
    from Argo Al
    Messages: 558

    Dont know yet Ill post later on this spring
    Im picking up a used exmark with a 60" ultracut deck next week
    to go with my triton 46

    I like the cut of the triton over the gravelys Ive used a few times last year
    and so did the guy that has the gravelys
  4. Frue

    Frue LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,472

    I have found the exact oposite but thats my own opinion.
  5. jsaunders

    jsaunders LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,781

    'triton better in thick grass' - How about thin grass?

    It is funny that the new 08 Exmark brochure says the Triton deck has a faster blade tip speed of around 18,500 YET all the other decks are also listed with the same blade tip speed as the triton 18,500:dizzy::confused:
  6. blind04

    blind04 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 117

    i have to agree whole heartedly, i have had many ultracuts, cant deal with the lack of cutting down every blade of grass that i have to deal with on the triton
  7. Itzkcatz

    Itzkcatz LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Messages: 193

    I have both, The triton deck sucks. Both new mowers. I hate having to double cut with the triton
  8. Frue

    Frue LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,472

    I have had both. I had the triton for a whole month and was very disapointed in it.
  9. lawnjockey56

    lawnjockey56 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 227

    im in florida and prefer the ultra cut-my brother has 2 tritons and the difference is immence
  10. jsaunders

    jsaunders LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,781

    Frue- It looks like you traded the exmark for the Ferris- how do you like the ferris 2000?

    As a general rule- not to many people 'like' the triton deck.

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