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Old 06-18-2013, 11:34 PM
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You don't have to to shut the machine off every time you get off, just pull the parking brake up
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Old 06-19-2013, 05:58 AM
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I just demo'd a pro stance. Was it just my machine or does the left handle controller shut the engine off? I don't mind how the grandstand cuts the PTO off if you let the handle go. But the pro stance was shutting off when I hit bumps and my arms bounced up. Also to open a gate or pick up trash the mower turned off every time. Very annoying

I liked the fit and finish of the wrights and toro/exmark a little better. Bad boy not so much. Not yet able to demo a vride. But the dealer is close. Hope to pull trigger soon
I never had that problem with the left hand controller. Maybe yours was adjusted to sensitive? Should only activate the safety when you let go. Also when you get off the machine you just have to set the parking brake and it wont shut off.
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Old 06-19-2013, 07:36 AM
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I just demo'd a pro stance. Was it just my machine or does the left handle controller shut the engine off? I don't mind how the grandstand cuts the PTO off if you let the handle go. But the pro stance was shutting off when I hit bumps and my arms bounced up. Also to open a gate or pick up trash the mower turned off every time. Very annoying

I liked the fit and finish of the wrights and toro/exmark a little better. Bad boy not so much. Not yet able to demo a vride. But the dealer is close. Hope to pull trigger soon
I noticed the engine shutting off in the same manner when I tested out the pro stance. I also did not like having to set the ebrake every time I got off. The Toro was the simplest as far as operator presence function.
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Old 06-19-2013, 07:40 AM
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I noticed the engine shutting off in the same manner when I tested out the pro stance. I also did not like having to set the ebrake every time I got off. The Toro was the simplest as far as operator presence function.
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Does the toro/exmark set the parking brake automatically when getting off the machine? I have never owned any commercial ZTR/WB/Stander that lets you leave the machine without setting the parking brake.
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Old 06-19-2013, 01:33 PM
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Does the toro/exmark set the parking brake automatically when getting off the machine? I have never owned any commercial ZTR/WB/Stander that lets you leave the machine without setting the parking brake.
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Neither have I, and the ProStance I demo'd I had to set the brake in the usual fashion. I have to set the brake on my Deere just like any other mower.
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Old 06-19-2013, 04:01 PM
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Does the toro/exmark set the parking brake automatically when getting off the machine? I have never owned any commercial ZTR/WB/Stander that lets you leave the machine without setting the parking brake.
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You can step off of the grandstand without setting the brake. The reason for this is toro marketed this mower as a wb if need be. Walking behind the gs is awkward and I never use it in wb mode. This was a marketing gimmick by toro. The instruction video shows it being used as a wb it is a joke to say the least. The deere I demoed was the worst as the operator presence is on the platform. You step off for a second to pick something off of a yard and it shuts down.
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Old 06-19-2013, 04:14 PM
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You can step off of the grandstand without setting the brake. The reason for this is toro marketed this mower as a wb if need be. Walking behind the gs is awkward and I never use it in wb mode. This was a marketing gimmick by toro. The instruction video shows it being used as a wb it is a joke to say the least. The deere I demoed was the worst as the operator presence is on the platform. You step off for a second to pick something off of a yard and it shuts down.
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You can also flip up the platform on the Pro-Stance to use as a walkbehind. The traction isnt as good though.
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Old 06-19-2013, 06:36 PM
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You can also flip up the platform on the Pro-Stance to use as a walkbehind. The traction isnt as good though.
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Gravely pro stance is a great mower. Already having an accelerator bagger and the ocdc was a major factor in my purchase of a new grandstand. I would of had to purchase these two items if I went with the pro stance. I am a cheerleader of no brand of standers. They all had their faults.
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Old 06-19-2013, 10:48 PM
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It could have been too sensitive. I wasn't hitting ditches at full speed trying to roll the thing. Just 4-5 mph through a gravel lot to the grass and if I hit a bump my arm would raise a little and the engine would spool down and 1/2 second later my arm drop and the engine pick up RPMs

I figured if it did that so many times on test ride. It would surely annoy me on a bumpy lawn

I went to demo the pro stance 100% because of this thread and review. I had demoed the stander X and GS already. Neither had such a finicky cut off

My main yard has a big gate and lots of sticks. I didn't know the ebrake kept the engine running till these replies so I was worried I would start the engine 7 times each yard
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Old 06-19-2013, 10:51 PM
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When I was demoing I had that problem too. I would for get to put the brake on or my hand would come off the handle but after a couple days you get used to it.
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