Is the Tri-Vantage deck good???????

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by DillonsLawnCare, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. DillonsLawnCare

    DillonsLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,100

    hey guys, I'm looking to add another mower to my operation. My scag is about to give up on me.....

    Anyways, i've found an exmark turf tracer hp with the 52" Tri-Vantage deck and 19hp kawi.

    I cut alot of thick fescue and some thick bermuda later on in the summer. I need something thats going to be dependable, wont bog down on me, and something that cuts GOOD!

    I know exmark is a very reputable brand, but i hear more about the ultra-cut and how it cuts great, but i've never heard any thing about the tri-vantage deck. How well will it cut in my applications??

    Any advice/ suggestions are welcome.

    Thanks! :usflag::usflag::waving:
  2. greengiant9963

    greengiant9963 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 762

    I have the trivantage on my lazer Z hp. Leaves a very good crisp cut. The downside is not really great on anything overgrown. Will clump worse than any mower I have ever run in wet conditions.
  3. vmderrick

    vmderrick LawnSite Member
    Messages: 81

    I found the best cut from exmark mowers is the ultra cut. I have all three (ultra cut, tri vantage, and triton) the triton is by far the worst.
  4. driver5

    driver5 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 270

    i have ultra cuts on my lazer z and my TT.

    I too cut in the same area that you cut.

    HI neighbor
  5. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,361

    You have been messing around with buying and selling mowers for the last two years:confused: While I don't care for the Better machines it might be time you give them a look.
  6. DillonsLawnCare

    DillonsLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,100

    Do you mean i need to start looking at the better quality machines, or i need to look into the Better Outdoor Products?

    Thanks for all replies.
  7. 12thKY

    12thKY LawnSite Member
    from ky
    Messages: 123

    In dry, normal conditions it is a great deck. In wet and/or overgrown conditions it is a pain. Will clump like crazy in crabgrass, and if there is any moisture (dew) on the grass it will clump. On weekly lawns in dry conditions it will cut like a champ and leave a good stripe, so overall it is a good deck. If I'm not mistaken the only difference between the Ultra Cut and the TriVantage deck is that the Ultra deck is about a inch deeper.
  8. jameson

    jameson LawnSite Fanatic
    from PNW
    Messages: 7,419

    I believe the TTHP comes with the small block 19? If so, I think that's pushing the limits with a 52" machine.

    It just seems woefully underpowered, IMO.

    Agreed. The TriVantage is a clumper in wet conditions, though it will still leave a nice cut behind.

    And the difference between the depth of the Ultra and Tri decks is .5" - or at least, it used to be.

    Who knows, now?


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