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Old 10-11-2012, 06:53 AM
yardguy28 yardguy28 is offline
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i've used my toro 52" grandstand for 3 years now and absolutely love it.

it handles hills just fine. there is no weight problem.

i do strictly residential properties.

i've used walkbehinds, stand ons and sit downs. i'd choose a stander over a sit down any day of the week. you do need a small walkbehind on the trailer though. i carry a 36" walkbehind to get into a few gated backyards. but it only leaves the trailer 2 or 3 times a week for me.
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:13 PM
D&F lawnmaster D&F lawnmaster is offline
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Thanks guys, I will demo a exmark next week for a few days and try to demo a gravely for one day.
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:17 PM
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I hear only good things about wright mowers and I don't think there is a dealer in my state.
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:23 PM
Shawn S Shawn S is offline
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I bought a John Deere 647A and I really like it. JD is the only dealer we have within 50 miles which was what made up most of my mind on the brand. The 7 Iron deck is great. Right now we are running it with an Accelerator to clean up leaves and the thing is like a vacuum.
The only thing that is remotely annoying can be tree limbs. It certainly puts you much higher than a ZTR, and a little higher than a walk-behind.
The vast majority of our properties are residential and it works great for those.
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