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Old 11-16-2010, 03:28 PM
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Bradley Stand-on ... interesting

just saw article in Turf magazine:
Bradley Stand on Mower Hydro Drive-Sulky Mower

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check handlebar location on w/b...interesting
does it still allow same handling (ability to muscle mower, rise front, etc) like like regular w/b?

some more links and pics:
New 36" Bradley Hydro Drive-Sulky Mower 18hp Twin Honda
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Old 11-16-2010, 07:40 PM
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That is simply a converted Bradley hydro walkbehind machine. Look at their website and it is obvious. They attached the handles at a steeper angle, and came up with a modified riding sulky to hook on to the back of the walkbehind.
These two simple modifications = instant stand-on mower.
Cheap and clever way to get into the stand-on market.
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Old 11-16-2010, 08:29 PM
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still pretty nice though for what it is
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Looks pretty alright, I suppose. Don't think I'd buy one ever, but hey, whatever trips your trigger.
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Old 11-16-2010, 10:30 PM
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That is simply a converted Bradley hydro walkbehind machine. Look at their website and it is obvious. They attached the handles at a steeper angle, and came up with a modified riding sulky to hook on to the back of the walkbehind. These two simple modifications = instant stand-on mower.
Cheap and clever way to get into the stand-on market.
that this is modified w/b with sulky - is obviouse (no-one asking if it's not... : ))))
do you have coments on mod? ( would work, not, good/bad idea, etc)
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Old 11-17-2010, 03:09 AM
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Chinese mower... No thanks.
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Old 11-17-2010, 06:23 AM
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It misses the mark on two of the biggest selling points of stand-on machines. These are:
1. Short, compact design.
2. Ability to place all or most of operator's weight directly over the drive wheels.

This converted walkbehind accomplishes neither of these things.
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Old 11-17-2010, 09:53 AM
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check handlebar location on w/b...interesting
does it still allow same handling (ability to muscle mower, rise front, etc) like like regular w/b?
Stand on attachment looks like a floating design so the front of the mower should raise up some. I think the ability to "muscle" the mower around and lift the front would be much harder since the handlebar location is moved forward (op would have much less leverage that a regular WB with longer handles to the rear of the machine) Tubes that attach the handles to the frame don't look strong enough to take a lot of muscle mower torque either.
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Old 11-17-2010, 10:13 AM
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one observation..

I certainly can't say ya or na on it..no clue on quality. But..in second pic you can tell it had rained as mower and area all wet..and the three holes above the spindles are wide 'open' to let moisture get in/down around the blade bolt,ect..just a little observation..as well as the spindle support arms don't appear very robust like some others..look to be just square tubes.
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It misses the mark on two of the biggest selling points of stand-on machines. These are:
1. Short, compact design.
2. Ability to place all or most of operator's weight directly over the drive wheels.

This converted walkbehind accomplishes neither of these things.
Im sure it would be alot better about not rutting so much. I went to look at the Toro Grandstand thinking it would be a little less heavy. I was wrong still over a thousand pounds,on even smaller tires then the 60" lazer I just sold. Rutting and soil compaction is a huge problem with zero turns. I like my residential properties to look good,not rutted and like cars have been driving acroos the yard all day.
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