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Hey Exmark, Scag or Hustler why not revolutionize WB's and offset the deck?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by HenryB, May 15, 2006.

  1. HenryB

    HenryB LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,844

    I must be missing something. If standing behind the WB (in the operator position) Why not move the deck over about 8 inches to the left. By doing this the walkbehind or rider has a lot more trimmability and more importantly one could manuver the machine through gates. Centering the deck doesn't seem to have any advantage.
     
  2. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,290

    Some of the machine scalp now , wouldn't it be a lot worse with it off set? We use 20" trimmers to get around the edges.
     
  3. all ferris

    all ferris LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,309

    Ferris 52" DD walkbehind is off set by about 4".
     
  4. K c m

    K c m LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,313

    move it 8inches to the right. Trimming with the open part or the shoot side is the best way to trim. Took me a while to learn it but it does very well.
     
  5. PaulJ

    PaulJ LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,774


    NOt when you have a grass catcher on:rolleyes:

    I think the machines witha centered deck cut more ecenly and are easier to line up and keep straight.
    My 48" has about 1/2" on either side and I like it that way. no worry abut the edges scalping and turning and trimming is still no prob. wiht a hydro.:)
     

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