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delphied
06-08-2007, 07:46 AM
I am a whisker away from buying a Wright Sentar Sport or Stander. I love everything after demo but I read now that the cut isnt all that great in different conditions. Im in Michigan and will side discharge fescue of various height and mostly thick lush lawns. Am I in for trouble with the Standers because cut quality is important for me?

outlaw1960
06-08-2007, 08:50 AM
I have the 36" rapid height, I did not like the cut with the standard (stock) blades. Changed to high-lifts and I am more than satisfied. Cut irrigated bluegrass 99% of the time, hth

LawnScapers of Dayton
06-08-2007, 10:01 AM
my 52" Stander cuts great.....

SpfdTurfMasters
06-08-2007, 01:05 PM
Do any of you guys know if the stander would be kinda awkward for a taller guy?? Im like 6'3' and I was wonding if I would have to be hunched over on it.

02DURAMAX
06-08-2007, 01:12 PM
My 52" 23hp cut awesome!!!!

LawnScapers of Dayton
06-08-2007, 03:27 PM
I am 6'2" .....no problem.....

ed2hess
06-08-2007, 05:42 PM
Do any of you guys know if the stander would be kinda awkward for a taller guy?? Im like 6'3' and I was wonding if I would have to be hunched over on it.

If you got long arms you are ok...or sit on seat.

delphied
06-08-2007, 07:12 PM
on the arms issue,most peoples hands are at about the same height. stand beside someone who is shorter than you and your fingers should be at about the same level.

mkirby
06-08-2007, 07:46 PM
Yes I am very interested in 36 and 42 but can't seem to get a straight answer about mulching thick grass. One guys says great, others say there is blow out everywhere. I can't demo one since no dealer around here.

johnnywill08
06-08-2007, 11:13 PM
I have the 36" rapid height, I did not like the cut with the standard (stock) blades. Changed to high-lifts and I am more than satisfied. Cut irrigated bluegrass 99% of the time, hth

with hi-lifts or superhilifts, they cut great- so-so with standards.... i own 2 (52&36).... 52 is 5 yrs old and cuts bette than ever with the hilifts....

CustomKare
06-09-2007, 12:08 AM
I had to play around with various blades to get a descent cut. Highlifts this time of year for sure but still not excited about the mulching quality. Taller grass needs double cut or to be pick it up. Wright now offers baffles to help distribute the discharge. Get the machine you won't be disappointed unless you you get a 19HP 52" it's under powered. Good luck

delphied
06-10-2007, 07:59 PM
Ive got a feeling mulching is better in the south on Bermuda

Lynden-Jeff
06-10-2007, 08:21 PM
Regarding the blow out I was told last week the new sentars/standers have fixed the front blow out problem with a baffle.

Cheers
Jeff

ed2hess
06-10-2007, 08:32 PM
Yes I am very interested in 36 and 42 but can't seem to get a straight answer about mulching thick grass. One guys says great, others say there is blow out everywhere. I can't demo one since no dealer around here.
We mulch everything year round with a plate over the outlet and the machine does just fine....we cut some wet rye grass on a property the other day and was doing better than my Scag Tiger. We cut St Augustine and Bermuda and think this is our most productivity machine...our yards are mostly small.

lawnprosteveo
06-10-2007, 09:45 PM
Do any of you guys know if the stander would be kinda awkward for a taller guy?? Im like 6'3' and I was wonding if I would have to be hunched over on it.My buddy bought one and he is 6'4...he hasnt mentioned it being a problem.

delphied
06-11-2007, 10:45 PM
Do you know where the baffle is located?

LawnScapers of Dayton
06-12-2007, 05:41 AM
along the arc of each blade on the front edge of the deck....

bobcat175
06-12-2007, 12:41 PM
Regarding the blow out I was told last week the new sentars/standers have fixed the front blow out problem with a baffle.

Cheers
Jeff

A brand new one should have the baffle. I don't think they have it for the 2 blade models yet. If you have an older model you can retrofit it to your deck. It uses the existing holes that the mulching kit mounted to. If you don't have these holes then you have to drill.

Andyshine77
06-13-2007, 04:34 AM
I had to play around with various blades to get a descent cut. Highlifts this time of year for sure but still not excited about the mulching quality. Taller grass needs double cut or to be pick it up. Wright now offers baffles to help distribute the discharge. Get the machine you won't be disappointed unless you you get a 19HP 52" it's under powered. Good luck

I have a 19hp 52" RH and it doesn't seem under powered.

The cut however isn't as good as I would like it to be, especially in tall thin grass. The deck is set up correctly so that's not the problem. I installed the baffle about a month ago and I don't know if I like it yet, it reduced the a mount of front end blowout (it's almost non existent now), but I don't think there is enough room in front of the blades, it seems to knock down the grass before the blades can cut it. I guess I'll try some high lift blades, what do you recommend.

delphied
06-13-2007, 05:11 AM
Ive been round and round with the exact problem. I want what you have and cant bring myself to buy it only because there are stringers and lone blades left standing especially in tall grass no matter how slow I go. This is all on demos. What a great design in a mower. I love to drive it . Its way more comfortable on rough lawns to stand even for long periods of time regardless of what others say. The manueverability is awesome. It just wont cut as well as I want it to. Im very disappointed. I wish Wright would take care of this but they,in all honesty wont even update their out dated web site. You cant even see a Sentar Sport on it and it is prolly there best seller,or wil be. They say, we are working on it, Im disgusted at this point. If you ask them about the cut issue , they act like there is no problem. These companies have many buyers willing to plunk down many thousands and hope it works. I wont do it.

bobcat175
06-13-2007, 02:38 PM
I have the 36" rapid height, I did not like the cut with the standard (stock) blades. Changed to high-lifts and I am more than satisfied. Cut irrigated bluegrass 99% of the time, hth

The stock blades are hi lift.. What did you change to? Blade mfg/part#?

delphied
06-13-2007, 06:48 PM
The stock blades are hi lift.. What did you change to? Blade mfg/part#?

exactly what I was wondering

outlaw1960
06-13-2007, 11:36 PM
I went to Scag Hi-Lift's, don't know the part number. Side by side the scag blades look to be about 1/8" taller on the sail portion of the blade....outlaw

Greenery
06-13-2007, 11:45 PM
I also just put on scags high lift blades and they definitely did improve the cut quality compared to the standard wright blades.

CustomKare
06-14-2007, 12:00 AM
Where do you get your scag blades from?

CustomKare
06-14-2007, 12:01 AM
where do you get your scag blades from?

Lawnut101
06-14-2007, 12:04 AM
Do any of you guys know if the stander would be kinda awkward for a taller guy?? Im like 6'3' and I was wonding if I would have to be hunched over on it.

Just make sure that your head doesn't get taken off when you go under a low tree. That would suck!

outlaw1960
06-14-2007, 08:01 AM
where do you get your scag blades from?


My local dealer, They are a good one, lucky me =)

bobcat175
06-14-2007, 12:28 PM
Outlaw1960 and Greenery -
Are you buying scag part number blades? Or just going to your dealer and saying give me a hi lift scag blade? Is your Wright dealer also a Scag dealer?

Reason I'm asking is that there are plenty of OEM scag blades or any mower blades. If I ask for a hi lift scag blade they will give me what they have in stock, meaning it could be an Oregon blade which will also fit a Stander, unless I give them a scag part # and they order it directly from Scag.

Does that scag hi lift have any markings on the blade that would indicate who made it or what the part# is?

outlaw1960
06-14-2007, 10:56 PM
I'll have to pull one off the rack, they have the scag logo on them, did'nt look at the part number though...outlaw

outlaw1960
06-14-2007, 11:00 PM
482462, this is the number on my blades, hope that helps, outlaw

I see Bobcat also posted this part # on a different post, good luck

bobcat175
06-15-2007, 09:00 AM
482462, this is the number on my blades, hope that helps, outlaw

I see Bobcat also posted this part # on a different post, good luck

Thanks -
I'm going to try and find out what the differences are from the 482462 and 482878, foil-wise. Yeah the posts bled to this thread as well, didn't mean to double dip.

Greenery
06-15-2007, 09:26 PM
my dealer carries both wright and scag and they tell me they regularly sell their scag brand high lift blades im unsure of part # to their guys using wright mowers.

bobcat175
06-15-2007, 10:03 PM
Well it looks like the 482462 does not have a notch behind the foil. Scag tried it for a while then discontinued it and went back to the 481707. The 482462 has a 2.5" foil length. The 482878 is the same lift but with a notch and a 3.5" foil length. You'll find these on the ZTRs while the 481707 will be on the WBs.

J&T Kiev
06-15-2007, 10:40 PM
I bought my first stand on mower this season, a rapid height 19 Kawasaki 48 inch deck\engine combination, the engine is not underpowered, could it use more power ? Sure, You never get to much of the power stuff , but the 19 on the 48 is more than adequate. I paid 6650 .The quality of cut, stripe, is very impressive, using high lift blades, side discharging .

CustomKare
06-16-2007, 06:58 AM
John,

My under power is on a 19HP 52" I paid $5299 for it new

cpel2004
06-19-2007, 10:19 PM
I'm glad CustomKare you said that. I think it is terrible that a manufacturer would even consider selling a 52inch deck with a 19 hp. It should be felony fraud. I have a Sentar and i know a times it bogs down in normal cutting conditions. Imagine if I had a mulch kit. I think the prices that they are asking for these machines are outrageous. Its a shame that there are about 4 to five diff labels of these machines but they are all the same with no improvements or differences except for the color. I just dont get it?

CustomKare
06-19-2007, 10:48 PM
CPEL,

They are great machines though. My 36" 17hp Sentar is a work horse. Never bogs down. But the 52" definately needs the 23hp to spin the 3 blades through tall grass.

maxrep12
07-11-2007, 07:55 PM
I've got a 25hp 52 stander. The cut quality and mulching are much better with double blades - but that does require a decent size motor(23-25hp) .

GrasshopperL&P
08-02-2007, 07:15 PM
Anyone have any pics of the quality (or lack of) cut from these standers? Thanks...

02DURAMAX
08-02-2007, 09:57 PM
Anyone have any pics of the quality (or lack of) cut from these standers? Thanks...

Here is the cut Quality of my Stander..

LawnScapers of Dayton
08-03-2007, 07:13 AM
I'm glad CustomKare you said that. I think it is terrible that a manufacturer would even consider selling a 52inch deck with a 19 hp. It should be felony fraud. I have a Sentar and i know a times it bogs down in normal cutting conditions. Imagine if I had a mulch kit. I think the prices that they are asking for these machines are outrageous. Its a shame that there are about 4 to five diff labels of these machines but they are all the same with no improvements or differences except for the color. I just dont get it?

Wright "Standers" are not being sold under any other name..... Great Dane, Gravely, Deere, etc are all Great Danes......

LawnScapers of Dayton
08-03-2007, 07:15 AM
I like to run doubles in the spring, due to the heavy growth, but in the heat of summer I run single high lifts and I use Meg-mos in the fall for leaves.... I have a 52" 23hp Wright Stander

02DURAMAX
08-03-2007, 08:28 AM
Wright "Standers" are not being sold under any other name..... Great Dane, Gravely, Deere, etc are all Great Danes......

I Agree......Great Dane, Gravely, Deere, And Ever Ride are all the Same and Nothing like a Wright Stander.

rogerwb
08-03-2007, 09:13 AM
Here is the cut Quality of my Stander..

Question for you. Do you have the Rite Height adjustment on your stander?
And if you do any problems?
Thanks

LawnScapers of Dayton
08-03-2007, 11:47 AM
no because as stated the 19 hp (max on the RH due to size) is way underpowered