That's is the sad state of affairs with all of the turf equipment manufacturers these days ... the cutting width on the deck indicates the industry standard cutting width so they can claim that they are competitive, however, the cutting widths are usually a little less than that because of the slight overlap that each blade has with the others under the deck.Pj showed me in the specs sheet where it clearly states that the mower has 40.25" of cutting capacity.
I stand corrected.
But it is a little deceptive. For crying out loud call it a 40" cut, I would have still bought the thing.
When you put it in that light it, its actually not that bad of a deal.I believe that's less deceptive than others that call their mowers a 36" (for example) when the overall width is like 39". Makes for a bad purchace when you buy that "36 inch" mower to go through 3 foot gates, and you find it won't fit any of them! Seems like Hustler is posting the overall width of the deck outside measurement instead of blade tip to blade tip.