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Stander X 9 36.00%
V-ride 14 56.00%
other 2 8.00%
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Old 07-15-2012, 11:20 AM
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48" Stander-X or V-ride same price

I've decided to get a stander to step up my production. My lawns are residential and all less than 1\4 of an acre. I've been using a 36" Ferris Hydro-cut for a couple of years.

My local dealer offered a 48" Stander-X or the the V-ride for the same price. The Stander-X is last year's model is why he'll give it to me for the same price as the V-ride.

I demoed the Wright Stander last week. This was my first time using a stand-on so it took a little while to get use to it. I'm demoing a Scag this week.

Any advise on which one you'd choose? Pros and cons from anybody who's using them?

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 07-16-2012, 01:33 AM
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I would buy an Exmark Vantage or Toro Grandstand. I like those machines, and usually cheaper too.
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Old 07-16-2012, 02:34 AM
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The wrights are great. I have tried the v rides as well and they seem to be just as good but I bought the wrights for my business
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Old 07-16-2012, 03:04 AM
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If you have a Gravely dealer close to you, you might also want to check out the new Gravely Pro-Stance.

While not the cheapest Stand-on, it has a lot of great "firsts" like seperate interrogated Transmission / wheel motors (no cross contamination), a nice foot pedal operated deck lift... it also has a "flip up operator's platform" that looks it might be better designed than what Toro/Exmark currently have (watch the videos on the Gravely site), and it's a "floating deck" unit.

I don't have a dog in this race, but since you are just starting to look at Stand-on units, this might be a consideration.

Check out the thread from NMS0219...
http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.p...ely+pro+stance
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Old 07-16-2012, 03:27 AM
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I think I want to try one
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Old 07-16-2012, 03:32 AM
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the v-ride a 48'' as well? i have a 52'' and 36'' vride. I really like these mowers but cant say i ever tried a wright. I think the wright x is a more expensive mower by quite a bit if i recall? so maybe a good deal there. but i can tell ya the scag v-rides are the business and ive cut some seriously tall grass and they havent missed a beat.
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Old 07-16-2012, 11:42 AM
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Wright started the Stand-On game. Dane Scag worked for him and quit, developed the Great Dane (which he couldn't use the same design as the Wright that HE helped design) which we all know got sold off so he could develop SCAG into what it is today. Hence why SCAG now has a stander. I would like to try a SCAG possibly for our next walkbehind but since Wright isn't in our area Toro Grandstand is a close second in my opinion to a Wright.
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Old 07-16-2012, 09:21 PM
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Thanks for the replies. The Grandstand was the first stand-on I looked at. I'd had ruled it out cause I'd heard they were light in the front. Have you'll had any experience with the front being light? I weigh 230 so I was a little worried it. Sounds like I may need to demo one.

I'm demoing a V-ride a try tomorrow.

The Gravely is a good looking mower. I don't I have a dealer near here.
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Old 07-16-2012, 09:49 PM
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Wright all the way. They started the stander. I love mine, it's a great machine.
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Old 07-16-2012, 09:52 PM
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If mowing steep hills do not go with Vride...I have one, scary on hills.
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