floating deck or fixed deck????

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ACE LANDSCAPING L.L.C., Feb 22, 2005.


    ACE LANDSCAPING L.L.C. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 80

    what kind of decks do you guys run? i've heard that alot of people run the fixed deck mowers. what are the pros and cons of both and which is better. i thought floating decks were good so when you have a yard that isn't so flat that you don't dig it up. but i've heard about the cut not being as even???? need alittle help with this one. thanks bill
  2. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    For 11 years and who knows how many big WB's (52" and 61" machines) we have used, we have always been fine with fixed decks. We rarely change the cutting height on our machines so it is no big deal to move the front caster spacers up or down once in a great while.

    BTW, any machine will scalp if the operator isn't paying attention. Period
  3. ztoro

    ztoro LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 735

    one pro for a Fixed deck is they are cheaper than a floating.... I feel that fixed decks seem to stripe better than floating(dont ask why i feel that way but i do)..... I use floating decks.. I think fixed decks have the ability to scalp easier than floating decks but they both can scalp if not careful.... I do cut the grass at different lengths thru out the summer so thats why I went with floating...
  4. captken

    captken LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,704

    just do a search here and read past threads...kenny :sleeping:
  5. ztoro

    ztoro LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 735

    70% of all these threads are re-ocurring.....
  6. captken

    captken LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,704

    I've been away for a while.....looking for the interesting ones these days in that 30% you talked about.

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