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I know the Simp's have been known to have some of the best cutting decks out there, but who else make a good one.

I know my Ingersoll cuts REAL nice, but only if the blades are REAL sharp, and the speed is kept up. [going to repully mine to spin a little faster, they spun them WAY to slow]

So give me your oppiouns on the best 1 2 and 3 blade decks.
 

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The 48", 10 Gauge deck on my GT5000 cuts great. I'd have to put it ahead of the 42" I had on my Case, and that was a nice deck. And it's leaps and bounds over the 50" deck I had on my GT3000.

Those decks on the JD L series are great too, or so I hear. Toba would be a better judge of that.
 

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Regardless of manufacturer, the best decks will be deep, with lots of vacumn and made of heavy gage metal. My JD 112L deck cuts flawlessly and is better than my 214, which cuts better than my old 110. My old AYP isn't even in the same class as these. The only Simplicity I've used was average, well below my 112L, but a lot better than the AYP. Does this mean that AYP makes lousy decks? Probably not, but this particular one wasn't good.
 

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The deck on my cub cuts great and its not a deep deck . I think it has alot to do with design more then depth now mulching you need a deep deck.
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Deck on my Cub also mow great. I have never had it plug up and I have mowed some tall stuff.Not allof it could be called grass either; small trees ,weeds you name it.
 

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My 46inch White (MTD) cuts good if grass is short, but if it has any height at all the reinforcements at the edges hold the grass down and the blades pass over it. Several years ago I had a 48 inch Homelite (Simplicity), that was probably the best all around deck I ever saw.
 

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sorry, i know many have seen this before..

but i just love the stripes... simplicity has an awesome cut.. many dont like the stripes, but i do...


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IMO there are many factors which influence quality of cut. I might point out that I am very fussy about my lawn. Most of my neighbors have professional lawn maintenance service and I wanted my lawn to look just as good. When I was tractor shopping three years ago I demoed several machines on my lawn. In general I felt that the Simplicity decks tended to yield the best cut - when comparing discharge decks. I soon decided on a mulch only deck after being disappointed in the "mulching" kits of Deere, Simplicity, and Cub Cadet. (I also tested the Sim side disharge/mulching deck on their Regent). After testing the Freedom 42 dedicated mulching deck on a Deere I never looked back. This was the major factor in my tractor decision. I went with a GT225/Freedom 42 and have been very happy with the quality of cut.
 

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IMO, the old 42" Simplicity 3-blade, 6" deep deck, with high lift blades... but I'm also happily biased....

The new 50" deck does a great job if you have a fairly smooth lawn, while the old 42" deck will make about any rough yard look like a lawn...

I have no experience with the dedicated mulching decks -- not practical for my use....

My recurring advice to people is that approximately 75% or more of the typical homeowner use is mowing, while snow removal is largely the remaining use, other than pulling a cart (any tractor with a decent tranny will pull a lawn cart). The Simplicity will give what many consider the "best cut in the business" for mowing while the Simplicity snowblower is clearly in the top-three in performance (Ariens, Simplicity, Toro are usually rated the best). They also do fine with a snow blade, though the Toro Wheelhorse is likely the best with a front blade....

Unless you're going to be using a moldboard plow, a tiller, a loader, or other demanding implement, you can't go wrong with a Simplicity.... JDs, Cubs or other premium brands may be better suited for some of these uses, but how many homeowners use these implements?

Just my opinion...
 

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Hello Ken.
This was brought up mostly for the mower search for my Mom's house.no plowing, or snowblowing planded. Just mowing, and maybe towing something, thats it. I am only one mile down the road, and I have the bigger stuff if it's needed.

I know the deep heavy deck on my Ingersolls work AWSOME on the rough stuff, wile on the real thick smooth stuff, I am sure there is better. Her lawn, wile in no way smooth, is mostly flat, and not that bad.
 

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I am not sure who makes the best but my John Deere 7 Iron 72" MMM deck is the heaviest duty deck in the industry. All of the 7 Iron decks are. 7 gauge steel stamped out one piece deck. They are built like tanks. I am real happy with mine.
 

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Grazer Isnt that

Originally posted by PeteNM
Grazer is the best I've seen, bar none.

Cows:bull: :smiles: :lmao:
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Cows do a pretty good job but usually leave things pretty uneven. Besides that, they leave those little smelly mounds all over and next year the grass gets more uneven.......
 

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Grazer and cows in the same picture. Notice the difference in the cut and of course the speed too......

Sorry about the fuzzy picture.
 

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