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Old 03-27-2013, 10:26 PM
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Sit down, Stand on, Walk behind

I am very happy with my 44" ZTR Gravely.

But I might be looking to add another mower some time this year. My business has grown so quickly that I might need a part time helper and a second mower, so...

My question is what are the basic pro's and con's to the the three styles of mowers?

Advantages and disadvantages? what is each mower style really designed for?

Thanks in advance...

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Old 03-27-2013, 10:31 PM
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If growth is that fast raise your rates before hiring. Get your rates with drive time up to $75 plus then hire. Really depends on how properties are set up. I doubt I will ever buy a sit down rider. My clients hate them and my lawns are generally too small to have any advantage.
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:44 PM
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It seems like Standers are taken over on this site. But with that said a sit down has its place too. GMLC made a great point on his thread about the Pro Stance that Standers are at their best on 3/4 and 1/2 acres properties. I wouldn't want to stand on a 2 acre property. Just something to thnk about.
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:54 PM
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If growth is that fast raise your rates before hiring. Get your rates with drive time up to $75 plus then hire. Really depends on how properties are set up. I doubt I will ever buy a sit down rider. My clients hate them and my lawns are generally too small to have any advantage.
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thanks, good advice on getting the rates up before hiring.

my properties are anywhere from 1/4 acre to 1.5 acres.

why do your clients hate them? the weight?
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:57 PM
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It seems like Standers are taken over on this site. But with that said a sit down has its place too. GMLC made a great point on his thread about the Pro Stance that Standers are at their best on 3/4 and 1/2 acres properties. I wouldn't want to stand on a 2 acre property. Just something to thnk about.

so the only differences really are on comfort for the operator?

i mean they all have zero turn capability, so what are some advantages that particular styles offer that others don't?

aren't the overall length of most of this mowers about the same?

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Old 03-27-2013, 11:35 PM
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The over length of stand on mowers are about 10" shorter than sit downs. (less trailer space) Standers are lighter thus meaning less effect on the yard. Have you tried to search for Stand ons vs sit downs
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Old 03-27-2013, 11:47 PM
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The over length of stand on mowers are about 10" shorter than sit downs. (less trailer space) Standers are lighter thus meaning less effect on the yard. Have you tried to search for Stand ons vs sit downs
thanks for the info...

my gravely is fairly short and i based my assumption on that. i should have realized most sit downs are longer.

i will search for 'Stand ons vs sit downs', good idea...

one more thing, what about walk behinds? are there any advantages to those? i sure can't imagine what it is unless it's a narrow model designed to get into backyards.

thanks for your help


searching google found a wealth of threads...

"Stand ons vs sit downs:lawnsite"

my bad...
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Old 03-27-2013, 11:56 PM
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No prob dude. Its cool. I don't have much experience with walk behinds. Sorry
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:09 AM
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:55 AM
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Sit down, Stand on, Walk behind

Standers and walk behinds can do hills that riders can because of centre of gravity. Walk behinds are light for wet areas.
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