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bwilder10h
04-01-2007, 09:15 AM
I just bought a 52" wright stander rapid height and it doesn't stripe nearly as well as my old Toro w/b with the rubber flap.

I was thinking about just buying a rubber mat like several here have suggested in the threads I found when I searched, but didn't see any recommendations on how to attach it to the deck.

I hate to think about drilling holes in it like I had to do with the Toro...;)

greengiant9963
04-01-2007, 11:27 AM
How do you like the new stander with the rapid height? Looks like a nice mower but can't understand why they put the battery in the middle of the footplate.

mrgreen3
04-01-2007, 12:34 PM
Drill holes,next year it's worth half regardless of the holes..It's a piece of equipment...

bwilder10h
04-01-2007, 10:22 PM
It's an awesome machine. I got to use it today quite a bit (don't normally work on Sunday's but it rained all day yesterday) and it put grins on my face at every stop. A 3 acre lot that took me 2.5 hours last year got completed in 1 hour 10 minutes. The mower screams and cuts like a dream. I thought the 19hp kaw might be a little underpowered but it buzzes through tall grass at full speed without a hitch. I will never mow with anything else....

With the battery, they just ran out of room. Being between my feet doesn't bother me. You quickly forget it's there...


mrgreen, actually a 2002 52/19 with 95 hours just sold for $4500 on ebay so I doubt that 1/2 rule applies to these things.


Any other suggestions on mounting?

dKoester
04-01-2007, 11:22 PM
Standers are very nice. Here is some advice for you on your machine. Don't forget to tie a small sandwich bag around the fuse housing. This keeps your fuses from getting wet and going bad. Also, keep an eye on your battery terminals make sure they are tight. If they are loose your machine won't run. if your machine doesn't start for some reason use this check list. Test battery, fuses, selenoid, and make sure your brake is on. Won't start with the break off safety precaution.

bwilder10h
04-02-2007, 02:03 PM
Won't start with the break off safety precaution.

Yeah, I figured that out the hard way... :rolleyes:

Anyone else have suggestions for the rubber strip?

cwmiller928
04-02-2007, 02:25 PM
I have the same exact mower and was wondering just that. I thought about chains. But would rather go for a mat of some type. Also where could i get a piece of mat like that?

bwilder10h
04-02-2007, 02:41 PM
Yeah I want to stick with the rubber mat too. I had really good luck with it on my Toro w/b. I picked that stripe kit for the Toro up off ebay for $25 and it was for the 52" as well. Might have to look for another... just need a way to attach without drilling.

I think you could get a thick enough mat from a truck (semi) supply store or a place that sells those truck bed mats... they might have some scraps laying around.

bobcat175
04-02-2007, 03:21 PM
...I was thinking about just buying a rubber mat like several here have suggested in the threads I found when I searched, but didn't see any recommendations on how to attach it to the deck.


I would look into attaching something using the wheelie holes behind the foot plate. Let me know if this works as I'm probably going to do the same.

naturescape
04-02-2007, 08:14 PM
A couple years ago here, there were great pics of a Wright set up with a rubber flap bolted all along the rear of the deck -- it looked like it would stripe GREAT. But I believe he took those posts down, maybe as he wanted to patent or market the idea, if I remember what he said correctly.

bobcat175
04-02-2007, 09:27 PM
A couple years ago here, there were great pics of a Wright set up with a rubber flap bolted all along the rear of the deck -- it looked like it would stripe GREAT. But I believe he took those posts down, maybe as he wanted to patent or market the idea, if I remember what he said correctly.

Was it bolted under the deck or behind the footplate? Under the deck would be very hard to mount anything.

naturescape
04-03-2007, 02:06 AM
Was it bolted under the deck or behind the footplate? Under the deck would be very hard to mount anything.

Right to the back of the deck, curving with it, if I remember right.

bobcat175
04-03-2007, 09:43 AM
Right to the back of the deck, curving with it, if I remember right.

Wow - that's actually a pita because the back of the deck is under the motor. Any pics - or are the threads gone for good?

naturescape
04-03-2007, 09:44 AM
Wow - that's actually a pita because the back of the deck is under the motor. Any pics - or are the threads gone for good?

I think they are, you can search around. It was posted maybe 2 or 3 years ago.

bwilder10h
04-03-2007, 10:08 AM
I searched numerous times before posting this and didn't come up with anything...

bobcat175
04-03-2007, 10:39 AM
I searched numerous times before posting this and didn't come up with anything...

Found it.....
http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=111449&page=4

The flap is mounted behind the mower....not behind the deck.

bwilder10h
04-03-2007, 11:34 AM
Excellent. I dont know why I didn't think about mounting it like that... (slaps forehead... duh)

bobcat175
04-03-2007, 12:46 PM
Excellent. I dont know why I didn't think about mounting it like that... (slaps forehead... duh)

The only issue that I see with it is that it looks like it is holding the operator presence plate down....meaning you are defeating that safety sensor and can have the blades on while you are off the mower. Also if it isn't in the right place then it would get crushed when you lift the front of the deck to change blades out.

naturescape
04-03-2007, 04:17 PM
Found it.....
http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=111449&page=4

The flap is mounted behind the mower....not behind the deck.

Well, that is ABSOLUTELY not the post I was referring to, which I believe has been removed.

The one I saw was a firm rubber piece bolted all along the back of the curved deck. It really looked good.

bobcat175
04-03-2007, 04:31 PM
Well, that is ABSOLUTELY not the post I was referring to, which I believe has been removed.

The one I saw was a firm rubber piece bolted all along the back of the curved deck. It really looked good.

...and I thought I had it.... if you think it was deleted then I'd probably never find it....do you remember who posted it? From what you remember, which one looked better? Seems like this one would be easier to service.

naturescape
04-03-2007, 04:39 PM
...and I thought I had it.... if you think it was deleted then I'd probably never find it....do you remember who posted it? From what you remember, which one looked better? Seems like this one would be easier to service.

I don't remember who posted it, I wish I did! I don't think he's been online in a couple years tho.......

The one I saw a couple years ago looked far better, no offense to the person who set up flap in the pic you were talking about. The way it was firmly bolted to the back of the deck made it look like it would stripe like crazy! I'm not sure how much adjustment there would be in the Wright deck with that setup tho.

bwilder10h
04-05-2007, 03:05 PM
I wish we could find it because after looking at my stander (06 RH) bolting the flap to the footstand wouldn't work. It's moved forward on the new unit and wouldn't work at all...

bobcat175
04-05-2007, 03:59 PM
I wish we could find it because after looking at my stander (06 RH) bolting the flap to the footstand wouldn't work. It's moved forward on the new unit and wouldn't work at all...

??? what is moved forward? I thought that the only difference was that the battery was mounted in the middle.... what about using the wheelie wheel holes?