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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by GSL 23, Oct 15, 2003.
We would like to know the pro's @ cons on floating deck
thank you GSL
Pro--Quick height adjustment
Less scalping due to the fact the deck will flow with the lands conture.........Pro
Harder to find the correct pitch due to the deck being attaced in 4 places on sliding bolts.......No biggi............Con
Floating decks are far suppirior in my eyes, its hard to think of many cons.
I cant think of many cons to a floating deck. I have a 36" exmark with a floating deck. The deck on the 36" is more for ease of height adjustment than to "float" as it only has one anti-scalp roller. I believe this is true for all 36" floaters.
Cons - heavier weight of machine = larger tire ruts when ground is saturated.
GEES...... compared to fixed, they are no cons......... All the cons are just minimal and nit picky............
No cons for floating. Quick height adjust and less scalping are the 2 biggests pros.
If you change height more than once in a day (I don't) then a floater is for you.
I personally don't experience any scalping with my fixed, and like its simple, lightweight design.
Plus with fixed decks, you can adjust the blade depth in the deck because the spindles use spacers and a long through bolt, where as a floater uses a small bolt with no spacers like my Lazer.
Depends on the size deck, that's D E C K.
36" or smaller, go fixed, any larger go floating.
Big positive factor for floating decks as stated above is much easier height adjustment.
Negatives for floaters, more parts, more weight. Smaller floaters can actually scalp easier than fixed, JMO.