It sounds as though your float position is not functioning properly. Also remember that only the lift cylinder floats. The tilt cylinder does not. And so you need to have the quick attachplate set to the proper tilt for the specific attachment & activity.Thanks for your response. That was my thinking my first season too. The reason I began to doubt it was because recently I was using the bucket in float mode to fill in some low spots with dirt. After dumping the dirt you tilt the bucket forward and float it, then pull it backwards over the ground you are filling in. The float mode seems to lift and lower the front of the Btutus to create a lot of downforce needed to smooth out the surface – maybe the opposite of “floating”, keeping the bucket rigid (not moving up and down over the ground) by using the weight of the machine, I don’t know. That works well though.
For my first mowing this season again I used the float mode and noticed the guide wheels dig into the turf at times when turning and backing (I confess I don’t lift the deck like the mower manual suggests when positioning for the next cut) and I get some scalping on uneven terrain too like last season.
So I switched to leveling the deck then just lowering it to the point where the deck wheels are on the ground and I’m not lifting the front of the Brutus, then I turn off the tilt. My grass is so thick (SE Michigan) I don’t know if my cut is more even but the guide wheels aren’t digging in and there’s been no scalping. The mower manual doesn’t say to float the deck but it does describe what the float setting is – leading you to believe that you should float it.
So even though floating the deck seems logical to me and you I think I’ll try the company to get the final word.