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fixed deck 48

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by clay duncan, Mar 27, 2006.

  1. clay duncan

    clay duncan LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 445

    i am looking at a 48 in. fixed deck walkbehind. i have a 36 in fixed deck walkbehind and have never had any mowing problems (scalping). can i expect the same with the 48? or do i need t get a floating deck. for what its worth i very seldom change deck height.... thanks in advance.... clay
  2. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    I have two of these, one is a '98 Toro 30197 the other is an '05 Toro 30197.

    The only other machine I've ever used is a '95 Toro 30165 52" float-deck, but I like the 48" fixed deck much better.

    Only thing you will likely run into is a slight learning curve with the larger deck. I doubt you will have any problems, I even dare say it would be easier to do what you're doing (upgrading deck size) than going from a float to a fixed deck (which is what I did). Either way, few days, couple of weeks at the most, and you'll be in love with that wide deck.

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