Fixed or Floating Decks??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MacKenzie, Jan 17, 2003.

  1. MacKenzie

    MacKenzie LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    Hi Everyone,

    I'm new to this forum, but the conversations look really great!

    I am in the market to by an Exmark commercial mower, my budget prevents me from getting the Hydro model, so I am looking at a 48" Metro. My Question is, I can get this in the fixed deck model or the HP Floating deck for more cash, does anyone have any preferences over fixed or floating decks?

    I will be mowing both commercial and residential properties.

    Any info is greatly appreciated.
  2. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    Depends on your properties. I have a fixed deck 48" w/b that does pretty good on everything. But, the floating decks have a little better finished look when completed. Then again, it goes back to your situation. The wider the deck the more potential for scalping. If you have some rough properties, the added investment for a floating deck would be a good idea.
  3. Gravely_Man

    Gravely_Man LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,075

    A lot of members on this site will recommend a floating deck for anything bigger then 36". Best of luck to you and welcome to the site.

  4. bubble boy

    bubble boy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,020

    floating easier to change heights too.
  5. G. Moose

    G. Moose LawnSite Member
    Messages: 48

    Floating deck is the way to go- it will contour to uneven turf better.

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