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Old 11-09-2009, 10:56 AM
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ummmmmm can you say exmark grandstand?

the least they could do is change the frame wow...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVZluDALHgY
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Old 11-09-2009, 11:43 AM
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Looks pretty sweet. I think that's gonna be a major hit with the Ultracut deck.
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Old 11-09-2009, 01:26 PM
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I'm actually considering buying that. Are there any nagative's I should know about?
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Old 11-09-2009, 01:58 PM
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not really that I can see yet waiting to try one out tomorrow ill let you know. as of right now it is looking like a toro grandstand with the nice ultra cut deck. personally i like the wright standers itll be interesting to see how they compare. the biggest difference i can make out between the two is where you stand on the mower.... wright is over the wheels and the toro / exmark is behind. not sure which is better i think i heard somewhere that wright has a patent on putting the person right over the back wheels or something...
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Old 11-10-2009, 03:21 PM
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not really that I can see yet waiting to try one out tomorrow ill let you know. as of right now it is looking like a toro grandstand with the nice ultra cut deck. personally i like the wright standers itll be interesting to see how they compare. the biggest difference i can make out between the two is where you stand on the mower.... wright is over the wheels and the toro / exmark is behind. not sure which is better i think i heard somewhere that wright has a patent on putting the person right over the back wheels or something...
I believe that Wright sued another company for copying their design and part of the outcome of that was they could decide...or essentially design, a model that other company's could make. One of the things they kept to themselves was being directly over the axle. They call it being in the "zero turning point".
Here's a thing from their site.
http://www.wrightmfg.com/10reasons/
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Old 11-10-2009, 03:51 PM
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the least they could do is change the frame wow...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVZluDALHgY
if im not mistaken didnt toro buy out exmark a year or so ago?
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Old 11-11-2009, 09:39 AM
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Well just i got to see one yesterday, sadly no mowing time or riding time because of the tropical storm coming through... The funny thing was it was only a "prototype".... This prototype was actually a toro stander unit with and ultra cut deck on it and magnetic exmark emblems over the toro stickers.... I am officially disappointed with Exmark.
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Old 11-11-2009, 06:55 PM
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if im not mistaken didnt toro buy out exmark a year or so ago?
Toro has owned exmark for a while.
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Old 11-11-2009, 06:57 PM
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Old 11-11-2009, 08:33 PM
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Here are some shots from the GIE Expo. I noticed one of you said something about the stickers covered up. Well the dealer rep I have for Wright which he also works for Ferris and Shindawia. Told me when Exmark took them out of the crates at GIE that the gas tanks still had the Toro label on it! Keep in mind most labels these days are built right in the gas tank. Told me that guys were on their phones trying to get decals in there to cover them up!
Sure enough I took a close pic of the gas tank to see, and clearly they are stupid enough to send it from their facility without changing the tank decal. That is true disappointment!

I do recall that a couple of years ago when Wright was showing prototypes of the ZK there was a sign on their gas tanks that read something like. "Tanks are just prototypes and not mounted, please do not touch tanks." That is ok with me because they had just finished the mold for those tanks and just able to get them to the show to for temp mounting...

on to those pics!
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