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Old 09-26-2012, 07:25 PM
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Good review! Makes me want to buy a V Ride!
Demo one on steep hills first. I won't buy another one.
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:30 PM
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I have thought about removing front weight on our 48" bride for that exact reason...it sucks on hills and I'm glad I'm not the only one to notice it. I recently went back and forth with a fellow on here that swore it would do as we'll on a hill has a WB...I have to disagree, there is a difference between a long smooth hill up north than a short and steep hill in the south...around here they will build a house on any lot...I mean any lot.
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I thought he just came to the conclusion that you just did'nt know how to operate it....
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:46 PM
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I thought he just came to the conclusion that you just did'nt know how to operate it....
Yeah...maybe he did....or maybe he had a special vride?
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:29 PM
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Guys, the only thing wrong with the vride on hills is the weight distribution. Your description is identical to a Toro walk behind I had. It was awful on slopes. Added about 70# of iron to the rear and the difference was night and day.
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:40 PM
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With me looking at buying one of these machines is there one better than the other for climbing curbs? I have a lot of islands and areas where I need to be able to get up on them with the mower. I know my Deere stand ons didn't have the clearance to do it so I had to use a walkbehind. This is another concern of mine. And also are they any better on hills in the walk position? I do not have many hills I am concerned about except one and it is pretty steep. A 48" walkbehind mows it just find as long as it is dry. It is probably 400-500 feet long and around 50' wide with a couple areas of rip rap for run off you have to go around. I know I could push mow it but I only do it every three weeks because it is behind the building so no one sees it anyway. I really do not know why they even worry about it because at the top of this sloop is just an open field that gets bush hogged a couple times a year.
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:45 PM
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With me looking at buying one of these machines is there one better than the other for climbing curbs? I have a lot of islands and areas where I need to be able to get up on them with the mower. I know my Deere stand ons didn't have the clearance to do it so I had to use a walkbehind. This is another concern of mine. And also are they any better on hills in the walk position? I do not have many hills I am concerned about except one and it is pretty steep. A 48" walkbehind mows it just find as long as it is dry. It is probably 400-500 feet long and around 50' wide with a couple areas of rip rap for run off you have to go around. I know I could push mow it but I only do it every three weeks because it is behind the building so no one sees it anyway. I really do not know why they even worry about it because at the top of this sloop is just an open field that gets bush hogged a couple times a year.
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When you have to change direction on a hill with the vride as you describe (going around the rip rap) you may find it will skid out of control as you nose down....going up hills it's fine, changing directions is where the problem lies.
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:48 PM
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When you have to change direction on a hill with the vride as you describe (going around the rip rap) you may find it will skid out of control as you nose down....going up hills it's fine, changing directions is where the problem lies.
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Isn't that common to most standons?
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:54 PM
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Just demo a GS W/ MORE HP.! I've demoed them all.
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:56 PM
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Isn't that common to most standons?
Not sure, I only have experience with Vride.
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:59 PM
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Not sure, I only have experience with Vride.
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I have a 60" Vantage. It is fine on nearly any slope, if dry, so long as the nose is slightly uphill from the rear. Once the nose gets below that point it wants to go to the bottom of the hill.
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