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Old 02-07-2013, 02:29 PM
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Exmark Vantage Stander with ECS Controls!!

This is an interesting move by Exmark. I find it very intriguing and would love to give it a try. Just like a walkbehind the only time you would need to use the controls would be during turns and reverse. I think this would be better than always using the controls and letting go to turn. I hope it takes little to no effort to squeeze... What do you guys think?
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:03 PM
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I'd like to give one of them a try when the season gets going here. They look a lot more interesting to me than the syd type controls on most standers.
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:36 PM
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I like my walkbehind controls better than the pistols but would want the z controls for the Vantage...
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:26 PM
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Should make it better on hills, I'm looking forward to trying one!
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:07 PM
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I demoed one of their mules. My preference is the z controls on the VAntage.
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:12 PM
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I dont like the ECS on the walkbehinds and they couldnt be used for more than an hour for me without my hands going numb. I can go 8 hours on the Z without any hand problems, Id rather have a ZTR style controls in my situation.
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:24 PM
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the ECS controls are nice for walkbehinds. but I think I'll take the ztr controls for my toro grandstand/exmark vantage.
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Old 02-07-2013, 11:05 PM
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i agree, but who knows, maybe there are many out there that really like the controls and such, and this is their ticket into stand ons.
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That's a good point grass man
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Old 03-16-2013, 08:14 PM
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I demoed the first version and it was good--very good, but this switch will put it into the realm of excellence.

If your hands are sore from ECS you aren't using it correctly. We have four walkbehinds with ECS and everyone loves them and hand soreness has gone away compared to the pistols
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