Originally Posted by Deererunner
Ok, I have been looking for a used 32" wright stander for a little while now to increase my productivity on my smaller gated properties and I am finding that they are hard to find. Got to thinking today, is the frame the same for the 32" as the 36"? I know on the newer models, the 36" have wider tires. But my thinking is, could I buy a 36" stander and then just order a 32" deck and belts/ blades and then just switch the spindles to the new deck. Also if it had the wider tires, I would swap them out of course. Just wondering if anyone knew this, having trouble find the specs for the later models. I would just use a 36" but I have to many properties that the gate with is literally 33", my Ferris Hydrocut barely fits.
It would be possible but very expensive. First thing you need is a 36" of the same vintage as the 32" machines. The older 36" machines are nothing like the new ones and they didnt make a 32" when those were made.
Easiest way to tell is the fenders at the rear of the machine. If it has those then you could convert it. I am not sure what all is different though. Obviously the deck and belt. Might have a different idler arm. Would have to look. Different wheels/tires for the back. The wheels are narrower too and might be offset differently. The wheel motor mounts might be different. I doubt it but I would have to look at a diagram. You may or may not want to convert the fuel tank/bracket. The older 32" models had a narrow tank(not sure on the bracket). The latest ones since the emissions updates run the same tank as the 36 I believe.
The deck shell is probably in the $500-600 range. The wheels and tires could be a bit pricey as well. The rest wouldnt be too bad depending on what all you need.