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What deck width are you using?

  • 54"

    Votes: 49 33.8%
  • 60"

    Votes: 85 58.6%
  • I opted for no deck

    Votes: 11 7.6%

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I only have about an acre of grass, with some tight areas to negotiate...so I opted for 54" deck. 60" certainly is nice especially if one is using wheel weights which increases the width footprint. I don't think 54" would get close enough for edge trimming with wheel weights.

Good poll psrumors! Interested in pending results :munch:
 
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Our place has about 1 acre to mow and there are some tight spots. The dealer let me demo my 1026R with the 60" and it almost fit every where I needed it. Fot a little extra clearance I took the shoot off when I put my mulch kit on and the 60" fit with no issues after that. What a great deck! The extra width helps get close to things when the tractor would otherwise be too close for comfort.

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One other thing to consider is how flat you lawn field is. The more bumps and humps the more likely you will get an uneven cut with a larger deck. Smaller decks tend to follow the contours better.
 

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Got the 60" as with 3.5 acres of almost all grass I was trying to cut down my mowing time. Only have a few spots that it would have been nicer to have the smaller deck.

Like the cut and no issues so far.

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1.5 acres here and went with the 54". Prefect size for me, as if I went with a 60" I would not be able to fit between the house and fence, or the well and tree.
 

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I went for the 60" , man it will cut some grass, great machine. I have always had a 54" and thought I would try the 60". Have not regretted getting the 60" ,heard all kind of horror stories of uneven cuts, scalping and everything else. Today did the first mowing of season , mowed close to 3 hrs I seen maybe 3 places of a small area of scalping , maybe 3"x 6" at the very most. This is in our back yd ,if lucky maybe 2 people besides me will see this the whole summer.
I can't say how the 54 " would do on the 1026r , but with the 60 , today and most of last summer only ran engine at 25-2900 , maybe one time last summer I ran the tractor at 3200. I can see no difference in cut .
 

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60D for Me

I went with the 60D to get the true 7 Iron Deck. The price difference is very small for the much heavier duty deck. I had a 7-Iron on a Z850 and would never have a regular deck again
 

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I have the 54" but its never been used...:unknown:
 

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I have the 54" but its never been used...:unknown:
same here Chex.. Just got mine home yesterday with the H120 loader and the 54" deck.. Still a few weeks away from the 1st cut.. Hope it's as good as everyone says it is..
 

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60" deck on my 1025R
 

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I have the 60". Haven't used it yet. My 2 acres of "grass" is awfully bumpy and uneven so I have been using my Cub Cadet (46") to mow. Someday I will fix the lawn and make it nice and smooth. Someday. The 60D is so much better built than the Cub Cadet, and yet I feel like mowing my lawn with it would be abuse.
 

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Mechanical lift 54D to take some of the load off the 48C on the GX335. This 1/2 acre spread really puts a load on a mower!:laugh:
 

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60d

We've gotten input on the belly mowers, now how about the 3ph mowers? 48", 60" or maybe even 72". Does anybody have an opinion or experience with them?

I love mowing, but I suddenly have a lot more of it to do. My daughter and her husband are relocating back to our hometown, into a family homestead where my wife's grandmother was born. The property is HUGE country estate and it's been let to run down a bit. There's a lot of work and heavy mowing to be done. I'm either going to need a flail mower or bush hog.
 
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