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Old 06-25-2012, 04:33 PM
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Benefits of a Stand-on unit

I am a current walker mower user. I have several properties that would benefit more from a mulching mower. I was wondering if anyone had input on the benefits of using a stand on unit as opposed to a standard Ztr. The properties I have in mind are generally too large to use a walk behind and some are too small to efficiently use a sulky. Any input is appreciated.
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Old 06-25-2012, 04:40 PM
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Could you not get a mulching deck for the Walker?
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Old 06-25-2012, 04:43 PM
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I probably could but I need a second mower anyway. Plus the walker is too slow for larger properties.
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Old 06-25-2012, 04:51 PM
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I probably could but I need a second mower anyway. Plus the walker is too slow for larger properties.
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I can understand the second mower idea. I did not know the effective mowing speed of a Walker was slower than a Stand on unit.
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Old 06-25-2012, 05:14 PM
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I can understand the second mower idea. I did not know the effective mowing speed of a Walker was slower than a Stand on unit.
Walkers cut nicely but are considerably slower than other sit down or stand up models. I believe top speed is around 7mph on the walker.
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Old 06-25-2012, 05:23 PM
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Walkers cut nicely but are considerably slower than other sit down or stand up models. I believe top speed is around 7mph on the walker.
Is 7 MPH a reasonable cut speed? Maybe on a nice sports field.
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Old 06-25-2012, 05:44 PM
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Is 7 MPH a reasonable cut speed? Maybe on a nice sports field.
I think it is...but that is full stick. Not sure about cutting at full stick with them. They seem to just crawl along. I've never owned one but I have looked into it. Our Wright standers and scag wildcat are both around 11-12mph...I feel like we could cut way faster with them.
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Old 06-25-2012, 05:16 PM
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I can understand the second mower idea. I did not know the effective mowing speed of a Walker was slower than a Stand on unit.
We have Walkers and demoed an Exmark Vantage and they are about the same speed. Why not get a larger SD deck for your Walker? The benefit is in tighter areas with standers. If you are looking for speed and size go with a Z over a stander.
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:13 PM
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I probably could but I need a second mower anyway. Plus the walker is too slow for larger properties.
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If the speed of your current walker is too slow buy the speed up kit for walker.

I would get as a second mower the Walker Super B, they are really really fast, are available with mulch and side discharge decks, and are much less expensive than the walker with the GHS.
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:00 AM
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Hi everyone first post I've been reading here for a while and just got around to registering.
Im switching to a stand ups been running JD 60" ztracks for years but the abuse to my back has caused me some back problems. Speed isn't always a good thing when it comes at the expense of the operator down the road.
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