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Old 06-25-2012, 05:01 PM
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stand on units are just as fast as your standard sit down ztr, some are faster.

the benefits for me in choosing a stand on unit over a sit down unit was that for one thing i'm standing all day. i'd much rather stand. i can remove myself from the unit quicker should i need to pick up an object in the way or in case of emergency.

i can also maneuver under low hanging limbs and things like that by moving my body, getting the mower into places a sit down won't go.

the size of the unit is another benefit. they take up less space than a sit down. so you can either have a smaller trailer or just have more room on your trailer.

this post is of course my opinion and what i personally think. i'm sure others will have other ideas. sit downs aren't for everyone and neither are stand ons.
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Old 06-25-2012, 05:20 PM
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How does a stand-on unit perform on slopes?
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Old 06-25-2012, 06:22 PM
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Top speed on a Walker is 5mph. Are stand on units slow as well? I don't need blazing speed but 7-8mph would do the trick. And I like the idea of having the versatility of using it in tight areas. Esp this time of year. I could give my walker a break. I am not looking for a deck bigger than 48-52"
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Our Walkers go around 8 mph. Standers are nice in tight spots and take up A LOT less trailer space.
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Old 06-25-2012, 07:32 PM
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How does a stand-on unit perform on slopes?
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the slopes I have are no match for my toro grandstand.
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Old 06-25-2012, 08:12 PM
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stand on units are just as fast as your standard sit down ztr, some are faster.

the benefits for me in choosing a stand on unit over a sit down unit was that for one thing i'm standing all day. i'd much rather stand. i can remove myself from the unit quicker should i need to pick up an object in the way or in case of emergency.

i can also maneuver under low hanging limbs and things like that by moving my body, getting the mower into places a sit down won't go.

the size of the unit is another benefit. they take up less space than a sit down. so you can either have a smaller trailer or just have more room on your trailer.

this post is of course my opinion and what i personally think. i'm sure others will have other ideas. sit downs aren't for everyone and neither are stand ons.
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Old 06-25-2012, 09:13 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, 06:00 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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Old 07-09-2012, 01:42 PM
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I have an Exmark Lazer and a Toro Grandstand. I'm a firm believer in the stander. I am not as sore after using the Grandstand. You are already upright when it comes time to exit your mower to remove your object. Inclines are not scary and I don't do any damage when spinning around in a lawn. If I had it to do over I would have 2 standers and zero sit downs units.
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:55 PM
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Yeah I was a little hesitate on the stand on mowers but I demoed a scag Vride and I LOVED it. Like someone said u can get under trees better. Less space on the trailer, I had the 48" and it goes I think 8mph so I'm am pretty much sold on the Vride
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:09 PM
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Is the hill stabilty any good on the Vride?
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