Two types of exmark decks

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mike Blevins, Dec 28, 2006.

  1. Mike Blevins

    Mike Blevins LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,390

    What is the difference in the Tri-vantage deck on the turf tracer hp and the Ultra-cut deck on the turf tracer? Is one of these used as the Triton deck platform some people are having problems with? only thing I can find is one is a little deeper.
  2. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,282

    The Tri-vantage, Ultracut, and Triton are three different decks. with the Triton being the newest. Trivantage is the oldest.

    All of the them are good, Ultra-cut is one of the best out there, I have never used a Triton so I don't know much about it.
  3. metro36

    metro36 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,417

    Ultracut is the best deck exmark makes. The trivantage is good as well.
  4. S man

    S man LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,562

    Why Have you used them personally mr. 21"?
  5. LarryF

    LarryF LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,181

    Mine is a ZTR, but I had often wondered about that too. I asked Exmark one time, and this was the response I got:

    "Hello Larry. I will answer this from a service guys perspective.
    Technically, all for our rider decks are TriVantage; this means the same
    deck can be used in side discharge, bagging and mulching. The main reason
    for the Triton was more room for higher ground speeds. Also it has
    baffles that users can adjust for blowout and discharge. This is what I
    would think that would be the noticeable differences in the Triton vs
    our other decks."

    I guess I should have recognized that the Tri in TriVantage must have some meaning, so it looks like that email I received from Exmark explains what it is. I presume the Tri in Triton is for the same reason. Hope this helps someone.
  6. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,289

    The Tri-Vantage and ultra cut are both excellent decks. They are in my oppinion equal to each other. The triton I would stay away from at all costs unless you live down south which you dont.
  7. Happy Frog

    Happy Frog LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,224

    It puzzles me that Exmark who make a new deck (Triton) which gives not as good of a cut than their older deck (Ultracut).
    Since I believe they do some trials before putting new products on the market, is there something we are missing here?
    Does this deck exist just because of the Toro Turboforce deck?
  8. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,289

    Exmark designed and tested the deck down south. It cuts southern lawns great from what I hear. Same with the hustler XR7 deck from what I have gathered on here. Even my local exmark dealer told us to stay away from the Triton. They are haveing alot of them come back with cut quality issues.

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