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we have had this discussion many of times..do a search and you will find out lots of information.

I think though that the overall general opinion on it was dependent on the operator & the types of property.
 

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anybody tired of the do a search routine?
As I have said in the past WHY would I spend an hour of my time looking at totally unrelated bunk rather than just ask the question???
 

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Originally posted by dvmcmrhp52
anybody tired of the do a search routine?
As I have said in the past WHY would I spend an hour of my time looking at totally unrelated bunk rather than just ask the question???
WHY do we want to keep on answering the same question every week after week? I have used searches many times and I have gained the most information from searches.
 

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:) tiedeman i think you set a record, member 7mo, lawnsite,addict LoL. Just seems funny when i registered there where only around 3000 members, anyway back to the subject King ive got both types i perfer the fixed decks, they are alot easier for me to handel plus if you know what your doing you won't be scalping, floater is nice when changing heights, but the fixed is simple to, you need to demo both types on several types of grasses then youll know how they compare...good luck on your purchase} Marks Mowing Service
 

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I agree that it seems like a hassle to do a search instead of asking/answering a simple question. BUT … this topic and other basic ones like it are discussed on a regular basis. So putting all the replies where everyone can find them would be the most efficient. However, lots of times people take the topic of the thread so far away from the original topic, that it’s not even remotely relevant. I suppose it’s going to go both ways no matter what.

Anyway, from my experience, a fixed deck is less likely to scalp (both planer and edge type sclaping). The reason is that you can predict exactly what a fixed deck will do, since it’s not hanging, tilting, or bouncing. Floating decks are a whole lot easier to change the cut-height and have a much greater range.
 

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Back to the subject and enough of this bickering and whining. Sounds like a group of hormone crazed teenage girls in a catfight...

Anyway, 36" and below, get a fixed if you're not changing cutting height that much. If you're changing height alot, go floater, much faster and easier. For a 48" get a floating, or you'll scalp way too much on an uneven lawn.
 

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Originally posted by tiedeman
WHY do we want to keep on answering the same question every week after week? I have used searches many times and I have gained the most information from searches.
There are constantly new members joining all the time. Some have different experiences and ideas. I for one like to read about topics, even though they do not directly pertain to me, and I would have never searched on them myself. This is how I expand my overall knowledge base. Think of how boring this board would be if everyone searched??? This is a discussion board, not a library.:D :D
 

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Originally posted by Bluesteel
Floating (which are actually hanging) Decks are more likely to scalp, no matter what size.
Why is that? I read your post about being able to predict when a fixed deck is going to scalp, but how do you figure a floating deck with properly adjusted anti-scalp wheels is going to scalp more than a fixed deck?
 

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If your deck size is 52"/54" or above you can justify a floating deck if you cut properties that could benefit from a floating deck. Below that size go with a fixed deck because unless you're a total hack you won't scalp. Floating decks should actually be called "quick adjust" because in my opinion that's where they really shine. The decision is yours.
 

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I second what mowdini said. So much big deal on decks, it really comes down to your skill to negotiate the mower not to scalp or tear the turf.
 

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Originally posted by KenH
There are constantly new members joining all the time. Some have different experiences and ideas. I for one like to read about topics, even though they do not directly pertain to me, and I would have never searched on them myself. This is how I expand my overall knowledge base. Think of how boring this board would be if everyone searched??? This is a discussion board, not a library.:D :D
true, I have to agree
 

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Originally posted by dvmcmrhp52
Didn't mean anything personal tiedeman,but thats where I'm coming from too.(discussion board not a library)
ya I know what you mean. Sorry about that.
 
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