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Old 09-06-2009, 08:40 PM
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Smithco, you've been operating your ZK for a bit now. Could you share your impressions of the deck/cut in various conditions? I'm not familiar with it at all. I'm going to demo the ZK, but I'd like to hear what you think about it's performance,,, the good, bad and ugly, and how it compares on your grass with other decks you've used.
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Old 09-07-2009, 07:48 PM
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Old 09-07-2009, 09:00 PM
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Smithco,
Thanks for the video!
We demo'd a 52" Sentar, up and down hills was no problem, but we couldn't get the thing to hold hills sideways.
In addition, the smaller tires tore up alot of turf and the cut quality was fair at best
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Old 09-09-2009, 12:47 AM
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Impressions and observations

1. Very cool video, informative and interesting to watch.

2. It's absolutely pathetic that some manufacturers' marketing dept's are too lazy/backwards/incompetent to have already made dozens of this type of video already. If the mower has an advantage somewhere, they should be showing it off.

3. Hills are not always easy to judge, but I've done some on SOME ztrs that are about that steep and the ztr also handles it fine going up/down. A lot of it is dependent on the tires on the machine, the moisture on the lawn, and the design of the ztr. Some are definitely more low-slung and stable feeling than others. The stander is probably better going downhill it looks like, but that particular hill seems within my ztr's capabilities. Worst case I back down. It just doesn't come up that often here.

4. They look fun to run, but when you really work a lot (not part time) and when it's really hot I do prefer sitting to any sort of standing, as supporting your weight with muscles has to take more energy than sitting on your rear. Also various muscles are used to stabilize oneself on a stand on mower or sulky and that takes its toll over the day. I used sulkies and wb's exclusively for years and there is a difference. I will still take a wb out for the day sometimes and my body feels the difference that night. Tough on ankles too. A stander would be better than a sulky, but it ain't sitting. I walk about 10 miles a day even using a Z, so that's plenty for me.

5. I'm curious why so many Wright owners present their threads like salesmen, rather than consumers of the product . Is there something going on in that regard that we need to know about? Incentives or finders fees? ???? I own some machines I could recommend and some I wouldn't, but helping equip one's competition with superior machines doesn't sound like a great business plan. So why all the fervor and almost fanatical support?

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Old 09-09-2009, 02:31 PM
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Impressions and observations

1. Very cool video, informative and interesting to watch.

2. It's absolutely pathetic that some manufacturers' marketing dept's are too lazy/backwards/incompetent to have already made dozens of this type of video already. If the mower has an advantage somewhere, they should be showing it off.

3. Hills are not always easy to judge, but I've done some on SOME ztrs that are about that steep and the ztr also handles it fine going up/down. A lot of it is dependent on the tires on the machine, the moisture on the lawn, and the design of the ztr. Some are definitely more low-slung and stable feeling than others. The stander is probably better going downhill it looks like, but that particular hill seems within my ztr's capabilities. Worst case I back down. It just doesn't come up that often here.

4. They look fun to run, but when you really work a lot (not part time) and when it's really hot I do prefer sitting to any sort of standing, as supporting your weight with muscles has to take more energy than sitting on your rear. Also various muscles are used to stabilize oneself on a stand on mower or sulky and that takes its toll over the day. I used sulkies and wb's exclusively for years and there is a difference. I will still take a wb out for the day sometimes and my body feels the difference that night. Tough on ankles too. A stander would be better than a sulky, but it ain't sitting. I walk about 10 miles a day even using a Z, so that's plenty for me.

5. I'm curious why so many Wright owners present their threads like salesmen, rather than consumers of the product . Is there something going on in that regard that we need to know about? Incentives or finders fees? ???? I own some machines I could recommend and some I wouldn't, but helping equip one's competition with superior machines doesn't sound like a great business plan. So why all the fervor and almost fanatical support?
We want to show you how good the machines are. No one gives them a chance and always says they would rather sit than stand. Standing allows you to shift your weight and easily get off or duck under obstacles. Please look at this http://www.wrightmfg.com/10reasons/ People tend not to like them just based that you stand. We want to show you standing is the way to go.
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Old 09-10-2009, 01:11 AM
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Great Video!!!!!
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Old 09-14-2009, 12:06 AM
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Great Video!!!!!
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Smithco - Would changing the rear wheel position on the standard 52" 19 Hp stander help you with traction on hills with lighter operators like yourself? I know some of the standard standers have various holes drilled for rear wheel position adjustment.

Kudos on the ZK. I have the same mower and have grown to really like it.
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Old 01-21-2010, 01:46 AM
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i don't know any midmount ztr which would have such or any problem on this hill (may be only scag ttiger)
watch video close again:
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Old 01-21-2010, 02:04 AM
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i would be screaming while my dixon flew down that hill
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