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Old 01-20-2013, 01:40 PM
Forever Green Landscaping Forever Green Landscaping is offline
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Exmark Vantage

Looking for some information about the Vantage
I currently have a stander but there are some hills it can't tackle and have to break out the walk behind to finish.
Watching the videos and information about the Vantage they claim you can raise the platform and use it as a walk behind
How steep of a hill can you actually use it on?
Will it actually function like a walk behind or will I still need to carry around another machine for hills?

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Old 01-20-2013, 01:56 PM
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What brand of stander do you have? I have had wrights and a deere which is the same as a great dane and gravely. They both handled hills great.
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Old 01-20-2013, 02:01 PM
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I have a Wright and I can do some pretty decent hills but nothing compared to a walk behind but it will slide sometimes going down
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Old 01-20-2013, 02:16 PM
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I have a 52 inch vantage and i love it. You can fold up the stand on platform and walk behind it if you had too....
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Old 01-20-2013, 02:25 PM
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There have been a few people on here that have said that if your not standing on the platform it actually has less traction because your weight isnt over the wheels. Fold up platform is mostly for trailering I guess
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Old 01-20-2013, 03:03 PM
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Have you ever used it as a walk behind on a hill
I don't want to go from one to the other and be in the same situation
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:02 PM
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I see they come with the ECS controls now which I would think would be a huge benefit when doing hills
I see an 60" listed on EBay but Exmark website doesn't seem to offer that option
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:29 PM
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I have a 60" vantage. It will handle any hill that you can use a wb with a sulky. It is not better than a wb alone. Did a demo with a vantage with ecs and prefer the z type controls.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:27 PM
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I have a 60" vantage. It will handle any hill that you can use a wb with a sulky. It is not better than a wb alone. Did a demo with a vantage with ecs and prefer the z type controls.
I guess that's what I am getting at I wouldn't think the Z style controls would be as great on hills as the ECS If it can replace a WB for the hills and a rider for speed and open spaces it can save you some serious money with its versitility.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:57 PM
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I guess that's what I am getting at I wouldn't think the Z style controls would be as great on hills as the ECS If it can replace a WB for the hills and a rider for speed and open spaces it can save you some serious money with its versitility.
Generally speaking a stander will not replace a wb on hills.
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