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Old 12-18-2012, 10:38 PM
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I am interested in the 61 vride. Are there any stability issues with the larger deck. The dealer thinks I would be happier with the 52 vride or the 61 cheetah. Just thinking vride because it would cost maybe 3000 less and weigh 300 less pounds.
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:02 PM
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I am interested in the 61 vride. Are there any stability issues with the larger deck. The dealer thinks I would be happier with the 52 vride or the 61 cheetah. Just thinking vride because it would cost maybe 3000 less and weigh 300 less pounds.
With 11mph travel speed the stand on is as fast as any deck will handle. I can say that I sold my 60 ZTR because my 52 walkbehind was faster on residentials.
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:30 PM
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I am interested in the 61 vride. Are there any stability issues with the larger deck. The dealer thinks I would be happier with the 52 vride or the 61 cheetah. Just thinking vride because it would cost maybe 3000 less and weigh 300 less pounds.
For a 61 you better be mowing very flat areas mostly. The 52 would be a little more forgiving of convex/concave areas.
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:12 PM
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I would say the 52 would be a better choice, everybody I've talked to says they got rid of anything bigger than a 52, unless you have some really big flat stuff stick with the 52.
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Old 12-23-2012, 04:43 PM
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Also with the 52" it uses the same blades as the 36" so you want need a bunch of different sizes
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Old 12-23-2012, 05:00 PM
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How happy are you with the deck compared to the exmark? Your in another part of the country but still wondering if you are happy with it.
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Old 12-23-2012, 06:03 PM
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I purchased a 2012 52" v ride this past spring and love it. I had a everride scorpion 52" floating deck and the scag is hand down way better. The v ride was night and day with the ability to hold hills this resulted in being able to use a stand on more lawns than a walk behind. Quarter inch height adjustment, a hydraulic oil cooler,heavy duty air filter and less weight. I was able to increase productivity by at least 2 lawns per day. A couple of thing i don't like is one spark plug is very hard to access do to the battery and exhaust location and the oil filter is a little crammed. I can't speak for the grandstand/vantage or the wright. I would recommend this mower, but if you have really steep hills than the walk behind is your only option.


It looks like the e-brake handle on your WB Scag is getting shaft wear like mine did. Mine was getting pretty sloppy as well. If you get much wear the C-clip will pop off. I had a thick washer you would use as a blade spacer welded on the end of the brake shaft and it solved the problem.
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