TTHP or Viking? or just floating/fixed deck hydro?

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by blakerugg, Mar 18, 2010.


fixed or floating deck hydro wb?

  1. fixed

    5 vote(s)
  2. floating

    30 vote(s)
  1. blakerugg

    blakerugg LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 450

    title says it all. fixed deck or floating for the hydro wb's?

    for me itll be between the tthp and viking.

    DLAWNS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,780

    I vote for the floating deck...
  3. blakerugg

    blakerugg LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 450

    In reality tho, how much floating does a (I'm guessing) 3-400 pound deck do?
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    DLAWNS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,780

    I'm not sure I totally understand the question, but the best way to explain a floating deck is that it hugs the ground better and kinda "floats" as compared to a fixed deck. This will help cause less scalping. That's the best way I can explain it......
  5. Shasta Lake Landscaping

    Shasta Lake Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 438

    yes, and the height of cut is changed in seconds, compared to minutes.
  6. scagrider22

    scagrider22 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,272

    The floating deck is allways level no matter what hieght you have the deck at, and thats one of the reasons they cut better.
  7. Darryl G

    Darryl G Inactive
    Messages: 9,500

    Ease of cutting height change alone is a good reason to go with the Tracer. Resale value is much higher too.
  8. lawnangel1

    lawnangel1 LawnSite Senior Member
    from KY
    Messages: 601

    Floating Hydro W/B. Most versatile mower ever!
  9. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,778

    I agree. The last thing you want to mess with is height adjustments either via carrier frame or blade spacers.
  10. lawnworker

    lawnworker LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 897

    48 and up i would go floating. 36 and under the floating deck might not be worth the cost difference.

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