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tjlco
12-27-2011, 09:19 PM
I am looking at a used Wright Stander, that I feel is a good deal. I'm curous, who is mulching with these? I'm talking thick Fla summer floratam lawns...we had one years ago and it wouldn't cut its way out of a paper bag. I hear they have improved, so I'm looking for opinions. I have scag & exmark standers now which I like soooo. Oh yea its a 48/24hp

unkownfl
12-27-2011, 09:33 PM
I have a 48/19 Kawasaki rapid height now and its fine. I use a OCDC and it mulches fine. We cut weekly here and I cut from perfect to weedy Bahia/Bermuda lawns.

tjlco
12-27-2011, 09:43 PM
That's what I like to hear. Lol.
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WJC
12-27-2011, 10:02 PM
What kind of problems were you having cutting floratam with your stander in the past? Was it poor cut quality?,bogging?,grass buildup and clumping?

tjlco
12-27-2011, 10:06 PM
Uneven....the whole deck was crap. It was the 42. At one point the shop said put different amounts of air in each tire. Stingers, clumping, oh and the scalping on EVERY turn
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WJC
12-27-2011, 10:16 PM
If the used one that you are looking at has the new aero core deck, then it will cut much better than what you had before. I think they're great mowers. Although I have the standup/sitdown versions because I prefer to sit most of the time.

tjlco
12-27-2011, 10:18 PM
I have no idea, it's on cl in Tampa, for 5500, should be easy to find. I'd post the link but I'm on my phone and have no clue how to lol
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WJC
12-27-2011, 10:29 PM
Couldn't find it on CL, but the new deck has a sloped nose.

Florida Gardener
12-27-2011, 10:30 PM
I have a 36" 15hp with mulch kit. IMO it isn't the best in the thick summer SA. I get a decent amount of blowout. I think though I should have went with the 17hp at the time. I also have 2 blades so I'm sure that plays a big part too. I'm not saying it's bad, but IMO I would expect to have no blowout.
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tjlco
12-27-2011, 10:32 PM
http://tampa.craigslist.org/hil/grd/2717544344.html

Let's see if this works....I had to google copy and pasting for iPhones lol
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tjlco
12-27-2011, 10:35 PM
Adding another crew full time this year, just trying to get my ducks in a row early. I don't feel like buying another new machine, so if I could find a deal on a used one....that's my theory anyway
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WJC
12-27-2011, 10:46 PM
My experience with Wright is that I think they're durable which is important when hired help are operating them. I'm assuming you have a dealer nearby as well.

tjlco
12-27-2011, 10:50 PM
Actually, none that I can think of...but then again I only deal with one place, they've been pretty good to me over the years, so that's where the broken crap goes haha
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tjlco
12-27-2011, 10:52 PM
And that's another thing, it's hired help running that crew, so as good and careful as they are, they still aren't the ones paying the bills
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WJC
12-27-2011, 10:58 PM
Thats exactly right. I used to work for a company in South FL. several years ago, and I remember how hard I was on the equipment. And the other guys were worse then I was.

Keith
12-27-2011, 11:21 PM
And that's another thing, it's hired help running that crew, so as good and careful as they are, they still aren't the ones paying the bills
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All the more reason to buy something with a full warranty.

unkownfl
12-28-2011, 11:03 AM
All the decks are the same on the standers I believe unless you go with the Stander X. The 42 is suppose to leave a nice cut with its long blades sucks to here it cut really uneven. I guess the deck was bent. When you buy another used one turn the blades underneath and make sure they are all even. I went and looked at a exmark the other day and it was off by at least 3/8 of an inch.