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Old 11-20-2012, 06:49 PM
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Walk Behind or Stand Behind??

So leaf season has been very generous to me this year. Thanks to a few cleanups, we now have several new clients. So now I've got to start planning for next year on what new mower I'm gonna buy.

I already own a John Deere Z-Trak, but due to the hills on some of these yards, the Z-Trak isn't gonna work. I need something that can handle inclines extremely well without leaving lines where the deck has dug into the turf.

So whats everyone's suggestion on what to buy??
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:09 PM
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Ive got a BOP 36" single hydro Id be willing to sell, awesome machine on hills. Like new condition, still has the paint marks on the tires.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:34 PM
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So leaf season has been very generous to me this year. Thanks to a few cleanups, we now have several new clients. So now I've got to start planning for next year on what new mower I'm gonna buy.

I already own a John Deere Z-Trak, but due to the hills on some of these yards, the Z-Trak isn't gonna work. I need something that can handle inclines extremely well without leaving lines where the deck has dug into the turf.

So whats everyone's suggestion on what to buy??
If I can't put a stander on it, I won't take the account. I only had one last season I had to turn away, for that reason, but it was on the side of a mountain even the 21" was a ***** to use it was so steep, I gave it one cut then gave a price for pushing the entire yard, of course he said no way! He's going to regret buying that house LOL!

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Old 11-21-2012, 12:00 AM
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Well without knowing the pitch of the properties you service, I would suggest a walk behind. If you ever get in a place where you're concerned the deck will scrape you can easily push down like on a push mower style mower and you won't scrape. But, the walk behind will less likely cause ruts, etc.
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:45 PM
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Thanks guys. Some of the properties are anywhere from 20 to 45 degree slopes. Some may be steeper. I have a feeling a walk behind its probably going to be my best bet. Thanks for the input
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:36 PM
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If I can't put a stander on it, I won't take the account. I only had one last season I had to turn away, for that reason, but it was on the side of a mountain even the 21" was a ***** to use it was so steep, I gave it one cut then gave a price for pushing the entire yard, of course he said no way! He's going to regret buying that house LOL!
AMEN, I gained 2 accounts this year one being a church because I was able to mow the hill with my toro grandstand and everyone else had to push mow it, the other person said he would give me a extra 5 dollars a mow if I could do it.
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:45 AM
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Ok so for the guys with standers. Why did you go with a stander over a walk behind???
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:25 PM
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I got the toro grandstand because you can do both, and I have always thought toro cut better then most mowers. I spend 8,000 for mower OCD chute, atomic blades, bagger.
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:44 PM
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I got the toro grandstand because you can do both, and I have always thought toro cut better then most mowers. I spend 8,000 for mower OCD chute, atomic blades, bagger.
Actually the GS is pretty useless in stander mode, we never use ours as standers.
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:55 PM
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Ok so for the guys with standers. Why did you go with a stander over a walk behind???
Several reasons actually.

1- versatility
2- why walk when you can ride?
3- trailer space one walk behind or two standers?
4- great cut
5- Just like the stander style of mower, only thing better would be a walker and we will be getting one of those in the near future.
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