Will a 48" WB mower (with no anti-scalp rollers), scalp my lawn? I have been keeping my eye peeled for a nice used Exmark 36" Viking. My original plan was to purchase a new 36" Metro, but after testing a Viking and having the variable speed (no gears) (not to mention no potential of slipping belts) I've set my eye on the Viking. When we had the fence installed, I requested double gates at the end of the driveway (to park a trailer if ever needed) so I am not limited by a 36" gate. My original mind of thought was to go with a 36" to expedite resale if required, however now I am thinking it would be better to go with a 48" mower. Would a 48" Viking mower scalp my lawn? If I can find a ZTR for the right price, I will go that route. But I am not going to spend any more than $3K for a mower.