I'm not sure this is the right place to ask this, but I've asked it before and never gotten a satisfactory answer, and you guys are experienced stand-on operators.
I operate a walk behind with sulky and a Z rider and am often popping up the front of the walk behind and using the foot lift assist on the rider to clear obstacles in lawns...roots, rocks, bare areas etc. How do you guys deal with this on a stand-on unit? I know some of them have a hand lever that you can use to raise the deck, but is it practical to do that while mowing? I can't imagine not being able to raise the deck when I need to and instead having to go around everything.