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Old 09-02-2012, 01:48 PM
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I love standers period!!! I will always have one big ztr and a 36 wb the rest will be standers. Once u get good on them it's all u want and very good on hills..
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Old 09-02-2012, 02:03 PM
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Questions? Do any of you that use stand on mowers, collect clippings or leaves? If so, what kind of collection system?
Could it replace your walk behind mowers? Any wheel damage on turf like with a Z in the hands of a yahoo?
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Old 09-02-2012, 02:22 PM
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How well do the standers do on hilly areas? I know that they will not compare to a WB but is the overall savings worth it to spend a few extra minutes with a trimmer. I am looking for a faster/newer mower than what I currently and running and really and looking at the exmark vantage 52". I know it will run about 1.5mph faster and has the same series 4 deck that I'm currently running and I can go wide open with it now. The other advantages is not having a sulky stripe and all the issues that go with those and a better deck lift setup.
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Old 09-03-2012, 01:38 AM
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any one do any mods?
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Old 09-03-2012, 04:08 AM
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any one do any mods?
When I went to marathon solids on the front. It lightened up the front on my stander even more. I have considered welding a half inch dowel rod bout six inches long on the deck in the vertical position which would allow me to be able to slide weights on it to weigh the front end down. But I kinda like the light front end. It allows me to curb hop and stuff of that nature very easy.
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Old 09-03-2012, 11:43 AM
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How well do the standers do on hilly areas? I know that they will not compare to a WB but is the overall savings worth it to spend a few extra minutes with a trimmer. I am looking for a faster/newer mower than what I currently and running and really and looking at the exmark vantage 52". I know it will run about 1.5mph faster and has the same series 4 deck that I'm currently running and I can go wide open with it now. The other advantages is not having a sulky stripe and all the issues that go with those and a better deck lift setup.
I bought a 60" Vantage this spring. Can give you some feedback if interested.
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Old 09-03-2012, 11:49 AM
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I bought a 60" Vantage this spring. Can give you some feedback if interested.
Really interested. I need to cover more ground and still be able to do the small hilly stuff. I do plan on having my turf tracers with me. I really miss my 60" lazer, didn't really need it till I sold it.
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Old 09-03-2012, 12:09 PM
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Really interested. I need to cover more ground and still be able to do the small hilly stuff. I do plan on having my turf tracers with me. I really miss my 60" lazer, didn't really need it till I sold it.
Let me begin by saying I love the Vantage. That said, at the end of the week it seems to take less time with the 60" Turf Tracer. Within its designed limits the Vantage is faster than a walk behind. The closer one gets to its limits the slower it is largely because the operator has to be more careful. Since you had a 60" Lazer so you will have less of a learning curve. Just a guess but the Vantage and Lazer probably have similar handling characteristics.

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Old 09-03-2012, 05:20 PM
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I have a 52" Grandstand, that I love. It is so much fun, and it makes light work of hills. As for striping, I put a striping kit on it from Toro.
I took my Toro stripe kit off my Grandstand after 1 year. Its fine on flat terrain but get on some steep slopes and funky terrain I had problems with it.
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Old 09-04-2012, 10:47 PM
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We run a 40" Grandstand and love it, Going to get a 52" next year, just an all around great mower, haven't tried a wright yet, apparently they are pretty good from all I hear on here, is the stander X their top of the line mower? about how much would a 52" stander X run?
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