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Old 01-14-2012, 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted by BestImpressions99 View Post
LRHandP, where are you located. If Wright is in close vicinity to you I'd recommend trying to get a demo on the StanderX. If not then I would go with Toro Grandstand. I didn't think I'd really like it but it's faster than our 44" compact Toro Z (professional series, not homeowner). It may not be as fast as a 60" ZTR BUT... unless you spend $300 in addition to a suspension seat and another $100 to foam the front tires... your back will thank you.

We don't have weights on our front forks and I'm 6'2" and 215lbs so...
I am looking at buying the 40" grandstand. Can you tell me what your experience has been with the toro grandstand? Thanks!!
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Old 01-14-2012, 03:17 PM
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I am in southern maine. It seams like more people have stand ons in the 52" range or smaller, is it a mistake to get one larger then 52", or does it just depend on the type of lawns one has
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Old 01-15-2012, 02:14 PM
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All depends on your needs. If you have all large wide open areas go for the largest deck. Scale it appropriately.
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Old 01-15-2012, 02:46 PM
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Is there any differences in the 2009 model and the new models now?
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Old 01-16-2012, 11:02 PM
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Old 01-19-2012, 01:03 PM
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We have the 48" model with the 21HP option. It really doesn't have a bad quality on it. I think the gas cap should be located more toward the center of the gas tank. I think personally it just invites trouble from a stray limb. But other than that it does great. The weight ratio is definitly made so you standing on the back gives the drive wheels more traction. It really doesn't do well as a walk behind. I think they only gave it that feature for temporary use. As always though on wet ground you should be careful.

Anything larger than a 48 for Toro at least will have a larger frame and larger frames and larger decks mean more pull toward the front. So if you're on a hill you'll have a tendancy to nose dive down toward the bottom of the slope. If you don't have any hills really to bother with then yes, get the 52 or larger. But then again, I beleive the ZTR's have larger pumps on the bigger models. You may want to check that out. It will alter how fast you can go. But for us our 48 stander goes just as fast if not faster than our 44" ZTR.
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That video of the wright on hills is amazing
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:55 PM
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I wanna see how this is going to turn out
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