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Two simple questions about walk behinds

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by bubka, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. bubka

    bubka LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    I am trying to determine the best walk-behind mower
    configuration I should buy to mow my acre lawn.

    1. Do I need a hydro transmission?

    2. Do I need a floating deck?

    I have a drainage ditch and slight hills on my property.
    The last fixed deck ztr I owned did cut into the lawn
    badly when I turned on the slight hills. The floating deck
    rider I had before that never had this issue.

    Thanks
     
  2. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,837

    what deck size?
     
  3. bubka

    bubka LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    48" deck size
     
  4. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,837

    If there is any chance of getting the belts wet don't buy the belt drive if those get wet you will have to push that machine. Fixed deck isn't bad in that size it may scalp in area but not from turning. A fixed deck will give a nicer cut than a floating deck IMO.
     

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