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Old 10-15-2013, 01:34 AM
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I have gotten over every curb needed and we don't now a lot of ditches but the couple we do mow no issue.
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:13 PM
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How easily do these 2 get over curbs? What about ditches? I will be buying one of these stand on's (36") for next season, this thread is pretty helpful, thanks.
The 36" vride is much too long compared to other 36" standers. The tires are also very narrow. I drove around on one at a dealer for giggles and was not impressed.
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Old 10-15-2013, 11:00 PM
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The 36" vride is much too long compared to other 36" standers. The tires are also very narrow. I drove around on one at a dealer for giggles and was not impressed.
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I have the 36" vride and we changed out the tires for wider tires increasing tire surface by %30+ I have really enjoyed both ours.
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Old 10-15-2013, 11:28 PM
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The 36" vride is much too long compared to other 36" standers. The tires are also very narrow. I drove around on one at a dealer for giggles and was not impressed.
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Where did you drive one around? I just bought a Scag V Ride 48 from Steel City Mower and Plow. Good guys there and great prices.
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Old 10-16-2013, 08:31 AM
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Where did you drive one around? I just bought a Scag V Ride 48 from Steel City Mower and Plow. Good guys there and great prices.
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Hastings in millvale. I did not break out a tape measure but the length of the 36" vride seemed as long as the 48" model. The length made it not as compact as the vantage/grandstand or the wright. The guy at the dealer agreed and said unless you are buying it for narrow gates just to buy the 48".
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Old 10-16-2013, 08:36 AM
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That's funny you mention the frames.. I have seen & heard of several V-rides frames breaking especially the 52in models but not none on the GS or vantage.. I am currently looking at a 36" vantage & think they look really good. I like the V-rides as well, had a chance to get one 2 years ago but went with a walk behind instead, just like the way the toro & exmark have the fold up platform for walking while the Scag is a stander only... Saw on here earlier Gravely is coming out with a 36in stander as well next season..
I agree about the frames. My grandstand is pretty stout and may even be overbuilt by toro standards. The grandstand has some negatives but the strength of the frame and deck is not one them.
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Old 01-21-2014, 01:31 PM
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So with all the pros and cons on this thread and you could only buy one of these mowers, which would it be?
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Old 01-21-2014, 02:09 PM
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I have run fleets for big business over the years.

Scag I think has better fleet programs which is why you see more of them in larger companies.
TruGreen ran both over the years.

Ive seen a reliability difference between Scag and Toro/Exmark.

Personally in my own business, Ive run Toro/exmark ( i guess I like the color better)

But I would recommend either brand to a fleet.

Individual owneroperator? pick what you like.

OVer all Ive seen much better customer service from Toro/exmark dealers than scag...but that could be coincidence.

If it were me? And I was going to loose sleep over which stander to buy?
I'd choose the better dealer, on a hunch.

The Vride is a bit faster.

I think it's more maneuverable.

But I prefer the vantage's ability to get off and walk... something you could do waaaaay back in the day with an original super surfer and none of the other standers have had until vantage, It's more handy than you would think!
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Old 01-21-2014, 03:33 PM
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Had a really scary moment when demoing the Vantage last spring. I lost control of it and it slid into the woods(muddy as well). Was trying to walk it out but the wheels were spinning so I hopped on the platform and the front end came up and flipped over backward. Not a 180 but just past 90 degrees. Was able to push it back and got it out. fuel was coming out of the air cleaner. Not pretty.
My gosh I forgot how funny reading this was....
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Old 01-21-2014, 11:39 PM
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You can walk behind the 2013 vrides as well
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