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Old 02-29-2012, 06:54 PM
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Can someone please give me honest answer on which is harder on the spine overall, standing or sitting?
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Old 02-29-2012, 06:58 PM
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Decisions decisions, Lordy I'm truly undecided what to buy now. I can get a new 48 vantage with the 24kaw, the 52" vantage, or the 48 or 52 lazer z. I'm buying tomorrow and killing my brain with this one!
if you don't have alot of open lawns, stander would be your best bet. i would go with the 52'' vantage, it seems to get everywhere a 48'' can get.
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:04 PM
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if you don't have alot of open lawns, stander would be your best bet. i would go with the 52'' vantage, it seems to get everywhere a 48'' can get.
Thanks. They have both 48 and 52 in stock. Would have to order the Z. I have a bunch of obstacles, hills, ditches and one large open cut (about 4 acres).
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:08 PM
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One other thing, how do you load and unload your vantage. I have a 16ft tandem with 4ft gate and it was very awkward /unstable to go off backwards for me. I had to flip stand up, turn it around and drive off forward. Seems like its not good idea to go backwards down the gate.
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:19 PM
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Can someone please give me honest answer on which is harder on the spine overall, standing or sitting?
sitting is worse than standing, i have a bad back from laying brick for 20 years and i have mowed full days with just my dixie and then with my grandstand, and you WILL feel a difference. but i do prefer to sit on my big yards
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:23 PM
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One other thing, how do you load and unload your vantage. I have a 16ft tandem with 4ft gate and it was very awkward /unstable to go off backwards for me. I had to flip stand up, turn it around and drive off forward. Seems like its not good idea to go backwards down the gate.
i always flip the platform up and walk it on and off, almost flipped it the first day, driving it up the ramp at close to full speed. and taking it off i just walk backward right off. the first few times was alittle weird but now i do it with out thinking
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:38 PM
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Can someone please give me honest answer on which is harder on the spine overall, standing or sitting?
Sitting is far worse. Your knees are shock absorbers for your body.
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:42 PM
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The human body isn't made to sit. Can't you tell how the more people sit the fatter they are... Seriously though, standing is far better for your body but it will make you feel more tired because you're actually using more energy to stand.
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:43 PM
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The human body isn't made to sit. Can't you tell how the more people sit the fatter they are... Seriously though, standing is far better for your body but it will make you feel more tired because you're actually using more energy to stand.
But you will be thankful you are not suffering back pain at the end of a long day.
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:53 PM
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MT get the 52" lazer, you won't regret it. A 52" lazer will go anywhere a 52" vantage will go. They are both just as wide. Sure the lazer is longer, but that shouldn't matter at all unless you are mowing postage stamp yards. I find it easier on the body to sit, than stand all day. And I'm young and fit too. The vantage sucks on hills and doesn't do well with ditches like a lazer will. The lazer is far easier to get on the trailer and off. The lazer is way faster to raise the deck height, which you need to do alot of mowing around hills and ditches. Plus the standers are too expensive for what they are. You may or may not regret buying a vantage, but I know you won't regret the lazer. If you want the lazer too be smoother get the air front tires instead of no flats and get a grammer seat. The grammer seats are very expensive, but their is bother better. I'm standing by my statements that the lazer is superior, I don't care what anyone on thi thread says. What do all the lco in your area use ztrs, not standers. It's that way, because ztrs are better. This thread just happened to draw out all the stander lovers because of the title
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