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View Poll Results: Which one of these would you rather use on a fairly steep hill?
A stander of your choice. 16 38.10%
A walk-behind of your choice. 26 61.90%
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Old 01-05-2010, 02:53 PM
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some w/b handles nasty even on the flat...
average and edge performance - might be different - some extreme spots might be even not worth it - easier (faster, safer or just less pain in the s.) to knock it down with the trimmer and forget about it
-all will depend on proportion and form overall opinion (what will overweight)
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Old 01-05-2010, 03:51 PM
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I have extensive experience with the Wright Stander and limited experience with the Toro Grandstand but I would bet that stepping off of the mower when on a hill will be a detriment to the hill holding capacity. It will take the weight off of the drive tires and the machine will get front heavy. It will then tend to nose downhill and, with no weight on the drive tires, it will do so and you can pick it up at the bottom.

" I have limited experience with Toro Grandstand " That's obvious to anybody that has experience on a Grandstand.

Is that the sales pitch the Wright dealer gave you ?

Now stepping off when CLIMBING hills will effect it's climbing ability, especially on wet/muddy turf. Better to have your weight over the drive tires
to aid in traction.

I have been on some very steep slopes and have slid down a few times,usually no more than a few feet. If you don't panic you should not have to "pick it up at the bottom ".
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Old 01-05-2010, 04:15 PM
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" I have limited experience with Toro Grandstand " That's obvious to anybody that has experience on a Grandstand.

Is that the sales pitch the Wright dealer gave you ?

Now stepping off when CLIMBING hills will effect it's climbing ability, especially on wet/muddy turf. Better to have your weight over the drive tires
to aid in traction.

I have been on some very steep slopes and have slid down a few times,usually no more than a few feet. If you don't panic you should not have to "pick it up at the bottom ".
Wow, I think I may have touched a nerve here.

All I am saying is that when you walk behind the Grandstand instead of standing on it, it will change the weight distribution ratio. The front will hold a higher percentage of the weight. As such, when you are going across a hill, it will tend to nose down because the front wheels are non-steering.

Solution: Keep standing on it.

Next, I am going to get in trouble for saying that the Grandstand is red.
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Old 01-05-2010, 05:13 PM
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48? You need to go to the beach!
I AM ON THE BEACH I LIVE ON A BOAT (OH WELL I DONT HAVE TO MOW
MY LAWN
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Old 01-05-2010, 09:22 PM
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I know where you are, I lived in Clearwater for a few years.
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Old 01-06-2010, 11:16 PM
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Bump for the polls.
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Old 01-25-2010, 12:51 PM
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Poll bump.
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Old 01-25-2010, 01:59 PM
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I started with a 48 inch wright stander and now have a grandstand.I think the toro is by far the better of the two standers on hills, especially since you can use the toro as a walk behind on the steepest hills
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