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Old 04-23-2010, 10:22 PM
HarleyDawg HarleyDawg is offline
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Wright Stander Fixed or Rapid height?

Im getting ready to by a wright and I was wondering what are the pros and cons to a fixed vs a rapid height...I was told the quality of cut is much better with the fixed deck as opposed to the RH...but if I had to adjust the height on the fixed I got to do the spacers under the deck and this is a pain...anything else I should be aware of? Thanks...
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Old 04-23-2010, 11:34 PM
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Per my Dealer: The rapid height has smaller tires that are more likely to rut or slip on a hill. The RH has the worst traction of their models due to the tires.

Tim
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Old 04-24-2010, 12:20 AM
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You really need to mention what size machine you're wanting.
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Old 04-24-2010, 09:08 AM
HarleyDawg HarleyDawg is offline
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Tim Thanks...Unknownfl Im looking at a 36in and getting a 52in...so both I guess...
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Old 04-24-2010, 09:30 AM
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I have a 52" fixed deck Wright,I don't change the cutting height for anyone and I let them know it from the getgo,if they object I tell them to get someone else.If you set it to low, you scalp or get hung up on raised sidewalks tree roots etc,you'll end up with dull blades from all the stuff you hit.Summertime I raise it to 3" when I sharpen the blades,spring and fall 2.5".
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Old 04-24-2010, 09:32 AM
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Per my Dealer: The rapid height has smaller tires that are more likely to rut or slip on a hill. The RH has the worst traction of their models due to the tires.

Tim
I had a 48 RH. I bought it brand new, and sold it for quite a loss the same season. Traction was the reason.
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Old 04-24-2010, 11:44 AM
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You guys do know you can put wider tires on the RH right?
It made a huge improvement when I did.
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Old 04-24-2010, 12:55 PM
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greenery, what tires did you put on it?
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Old 04-24-2010, 01:13 PM
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Well to be honest I don't remember, I'll have to take a look. My dealer knew what to get me when I asked about it.
I do remember that I had to get new rims also though.
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Old 04-24-2010, 01:37 PM
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yea if you got some spare time could you check and post it on here both the tires and the rim?
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