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S man
01-13-2013, 03:07 PM
I bought a stander x brand new from my local dealer and got to put 8 hours on it. Problem is, the cut is terrible. I tried different blades but didn't help. Need a rep to come check this thing out. Very unhappy with it so far. My old 36 stander is a champ however.

LandFakers
01-13-2013, 03:12 PM
What do you mean by terrible cut? Missing strips? Uneven? Uncut grass everywhere?

S man
01-13-2013, 03:50 PM
Uncut stragglers everywhere, looks very rough, and looks like its dragging and pulling up the lawn.

LandFakers
01-13-2013, 03:54 PM
Geez, thought it might be an easy fix or adjustment, but not so. You need some dealer and mfg. support for this one

S man
01-13-2013, 07:14 PM
Geez, thought it might be an easy fix or adjustment, but not so. You need some dealer and mfg. support for this one

Yes I do. Wright give me a hand with this one!!

Like the mower just not the cut.

grassman177
01-13-2013, 07:26 PM
sounds like out of adjustment, cuz they cut pretty darn well

pugs
01-13-2013, 10:42 PM
What cutting height are you running it at?

The X models come with a built in stripe kit and it could be whats dragging on the lawn(rubber flap at rear of deck). The original ones were not adjustable but the newer ones are. And you can change the old one over to the adjustable one. I am guessing you are cutting too low for where the stripe kit is set at...hence the dragging and that could also be affecting how the deck cuts.

I would check that out first. If you are dragging it around, raise it up and see if the cut improves.

S man
01-14-2013, 12:37 AM
What cutting height are you running it at?

The X models come with a built in stripe kit and it could be whats dragging on the lawn(rubber flap at rear of deck). The original ones were not adjustable but the newer ones are. And you can change the old one over to the adjustable one. I am guessing you are cutting too low for where the stripe kit is set at...hence the dragging and that could also be affecting how the deck cuts.

I would check that out first. If you are dragging it around, raise it up and see if the cut improves.

I was thinking that. I cut between 2.25-3.5. I noticed the x cuts higher than my old rh. Meaning I cut on 2.75 with the rh and to get the same height on the x I have to go to 2.25. So I'm cutting low often with it. Also the blades have a drop on both sides compared to a standard high lift blade. I switched them for the standard blade which made it worse because the blade is more up in the deck.

grassman177
01-14-2013, 01:47 AM
sounds like you cut way too damn short no matter what.

but that is a great idea from pugs. you can use the regular blades if you want, but have to add 2 spacers to the bolt to be at the same height of cut in the deck etc.

WrightCommercial
01-14-2013, 09:37 AM
S man,

Pugs and grassman177 are both correct, the stripe flap may need to be raised so it is not as aggressive on the turf and if running flat blades two 1/4" blade spacers will also need to be added to each spindle to properly position the blades. Also check the rear tire pressures, if lowered they may be allowing the rear of the mower to drop when the operator is on the mower (causing flat or negative deck pitch(back lower then front)). It is okay to run lower pressures but the deck will need to have its pitch reset with an operator on the mower to account for the back end dropping. With the operator on the mower the blade tips should have a 1/4" positive pitch (front tips 1/4" lower then the back tips). Also check the engine RPM's (3600rpm +/- 50 RPM at full throttle, no load), it's hard to hear if the RPM's are low but poor cut quality can be caused by low RPM's causing lower blade tip speeds.

Best Regards
Wright Mfg.

S man
01-14-2013, 04:38 PM
I'll try that first, if it doesn't improve I would like a rep to come see it in action.

S man
01-15-2013, 12:43 PM
well I guess I can't use the flat blades for some time because my dealer takes off for quite a while and can't get service or parts until feb sometime. Great dealer

S man
01-20-2013, 07:58 PM
Update..... Its cutting better since I took the rubber stripper off, properly inflated the tires, and have the right blade/spacer combo. Rpms need to be higher and the deck pitch is still a little off.

Likestomow
04-20-2013, 09:10 PM
wanna sell it?

STATEMENTLAWNCARE
04-21-2013, 12:45 PM
In order to run a flat blade, you need to get longer blade shafts and 2 washers for proper blade height. The stock blades that come on the X's are junk. Try using a scag high lift or scag standard blade(that's what I use). Also make sure your deck has the proper pitch (1/4 inch lower in front). I have the same mower as you and had the same problems when I first purchased it. Now that it's set up properly I wouldn't trade it for ANY other stander! Good Luck

kawakx125
04-24-2013, 06:35 AM
mine cuts beautifully after switching to scag 482788 blades and removing the front baffle

TURFSMURF
05-01-2013, 08:45 AM
If you are cutting Bahia grass. Slow down....

THG
05-21-2013, 09:02 AM
In order to run flat blades, can someone advise exactly what size bolt / shaft is needed and spacers and more importantly where to buy them? Part numbers would be extremely helpful especially if Wright has the parts that would allow this?
Thanks,
THG

WrightCommercial
05-21-2013, 02:12 PM
THG,

If your mower has a 10" blade bolt and three 1/4" blade washers in between the blade and the spindle and three on top of the spindle you will just need to change the blades and move two of the spacers from the top of the spindle down to the bottom. The blade bolt is part number 11990014 and the spacers are 13990007.

Best Regards
Wright Mfg.

THG
05-22-2013, 08:37 AM
Dear Wright,
I have the Stander X in 52" so can you confirm that the 10" blade bolt is what I have?
I actually have great performance with the stock blades but just thought I would keep this information available in the event I ever wanted to try different blades.

WrightCommercial
05-22-2013, 09:47 AM
THG,

The fixed deck Standers and both the Stander X and Sport X changed to the 10" blade bolt at serial 56787.

Best Regards
Wright Mfg.

S man
06-08-2013, 01:42 AM
Mower cuts great now. Got extra spacers and run scag blades.

kawakx125
06-11-2013, 07:14 AM
which scag blades are you running?

S man
06-12-2013, 10:59 PM
Scag eliminator