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Cut quality difference: 36" vs. 48"?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by All Seasons Landscaping, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. All Seasons Landscaping

    All Seasons Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 42

    Just wondering if there's any noticeable difference in the quality of cut left by a 36" vs. a 48" walk behind? Also, do the 48's have more of a tendency to scalp the lawn in places, or is not really an issue?

    Trying to decide which to go with. Obviously the 48 will be quicker, but I don't want to sacrifice quality. Thoughts? Thanks!
  2. delphied

    delphied LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,067

    What about the mower brand? That makes a big difference in cut quality. I like bigger stripes better than smaller.
  3. kaferhaus

    kaferhaus LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,444

    all else being equal the two blade deck will give a higher quality cut. Even small mowers can scalp... larger decks need more devices and operator care to prevent scalping.... floating decks are best at not scalping.

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