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Old 01-13-2012, 02:49 PM
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Stander recommendations

I am thinking about buying a stand on mower to mow some large hilly areas. I have a 52" Ferris WB which is great, but I would like to cut some time. I am thinking of something in the 60" range, any recommendations?
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Old 01-13-2012, 03:51 PM
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Hills: wright zk or fixed wright.
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Old 01-13-2012, 04:51 PM
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scag v ride and deere quik trak standers are the ones i like the best. i would probably go with the scag v ride.
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Old 01-13-2012, 04:55 PM
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Deeres are not the greatest on hills imo. I had one a few years ago. Best cutting mower I've owned, but was light in the rear.
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Old 01-13-2012, 05:16 PM
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i have no idea as i've never owned a stander. just going by what i've seen and heard.

this is an older one. i'm sure the newer ones are even better.




and here's the scag v ride

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Old 01-13-2012, 05:42 PM
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The problem with both those mowers are heavy in the front. That vride will kick your butt on hills from moving your weight around to get traction. When and if you do demos with standers take them down a hill, stop and try to turn around. The only one that I could do it with was a fixed deck wright. My deere would get Hung up on slight hills nose down. The vride I demoed was better. It would have been better without the weight in the front. I never got to use an exmark on a hill, but are lighter in the front. Could make the mower pop up in the front if not careful, but you should have more weight on the drive tires making it good on hills
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aren't you supposed to go side to side on hills and not up and down?
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Old 01-13-2012, 05:57 PM
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Idealy yes, but I have hills all over that I can side to side. And if you go the same way you can get ruts. If a mower can go up and down and stop going down, its going to hold and hill. Trust me, wrights are half goat. I do prefer the cut of other manufacture mowers. Wrights not bad, just not to my liking as well as the others.
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Old 01-13-2012, 05:58 PM
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Thanks for the info. Any one have experience w/ Grand Stands?
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Old 01-13-2012, 06:05 PM
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Not other than driving a vantage which is the same just different deck. I prefer how they handle compared to other brands
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