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Old 01-05-2013, 01:33 AM
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best stand on mower

I am looking into differnt stand on units. I currently run walker mowers and wanted to add a stander to my crew. I wanted to get opinions on what you felt is the best stand on mower and why. I have looked at the grandstand and the wright thus far. Gathering opinions to see what route to take. No dealers are close so I do all my own maintenance. Used is probably the way I will go. Dollars are tight nowadays. all posts are welcome
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Old 01-05-2013, 03:19 AM
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I REALLY like the scag v-ride.probably my next mower. Wright is very good as well which they should he because they are the original stander. The exmark vantage I dont like at all it cant hold a hill (my opinion)... but exmark made new changes to thw controls this year and I havent been on gravleys new stander (which looks really nice).

So in my opinon Scag V-Ride takes the crown.
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:30 AM
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I REALLY like the scag v-ride.probably my next mower. Wright is very good as well which they should he because they are the original stander. The exmark vantage I dont like at all it cant hold a hill (my opinion)... but exmark made new changes to thw controls this year and I havent been on gravleys new stander (which looks really nice).

So in my opinon Scag V-Ride takes the crown.
scag over all is the better stander out there. john deere has the better cut but its to heavy, i've used every stander except exmark but thats just a toro grandstand with there deck
1 scag
2 toro/exmark
3 john deere / wright (i know john deere and wright are coming together with a stander, witch if it comes together right it will one of the best standers ever made, but it will have a price tag to match).

i've got scag vrides and love them. i have one for sale right now, if interested
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Old 01-05-2013, 03:42 PM
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how much are you asking for the v ride? I am a half day away but I will travel for a great deal.
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Old 01-05-2013, 04:25 PM
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how much are you asking for the v ride? I am a half day away but I will travel for a great deal.
im asking 4500 for either one
48 24hp 500 hours
52 26hp 500 hours
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:08 AM
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Their are tons of threads about which stand-on is the best here on lawnsite. I have only demoed a Scag at an Expo show for 45 mins, but it takes the cake for me. I was on very bumpy ground on a hill and within 20 mins I was almost able to hold a straight line.

Michael

PM me if anyone has standers for sale, really looking for a Scag 52" or 48" within a couple hundred miles (19711).
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:13 AM
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Well like someone said there are tons of threads here and on other forums about which stander is the best, it seems like what ever model you have it's got to be the best.
Someone said the Exmark is nothing more than a Toro with there deck and that's a true statement but as far as holding hills go I don't have that problem with my Grandstand. Now that being said my hills consist of pond areas which can be greater than the 20 degree recommendation for the mower.

Before you buy a stander go out and demo a few and find the one that operates and is the most comfortable for you and you'll have the best stander. I can say though that you'll be hard pressed to find a more comfortable riding stander than the Toro Grandstand.
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:47 PM
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Can't go wrong with the original Wright Stander but personally I liked using the 52" exmark vantage this passed season.
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:06 PM
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Well like someone said there are tons of threads here and on other forums about which stander is the best, it seems like what ever model you have it's got to be the best.
Someone said the Exmark is nothing more than a Toro with there deck and that's a true statement but as far as holding hills go I don't have that problem with my Grandstand. Now that being said my hills consist of pond areas which can be greater than the 20 degree recommendation for the mower.

Before you buy a stander go out and demo a few and find the one that operates and is the most comfortable for you and you'll have the best stander. I can say though that you'll be hard pressed to find a more comfortable riding stander than the Toro Grandstand.
i do miss my toro grandstand 52" it was the most comfortable ride of any stander, just not great in damp conditions. had the tire pressure set at 9 and i would go on any hill with it, great mower it was a 09 and my scag would go faster backward than the toro did forwards
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!! I WANT TO CUT YOUR GRASS !!
SUND LAWN CARE
Ford F150
6' 1/2 x 14' open trailer
60''/28hp John Deere 757 zero turn
48''/17hp John Deere 7H17 walk behind
22"/6.5hp Honda HRT216 push
22''/6.5hp Toro Personnal Pace push
19"/4hp Bluebird aerator
2 Echo trimmers, 3 blowers, 1 hedge trimmer
1 Husqvarna trimmer/edger/hedger/pole saw
14'' Stihl TS400 concrete saw
and a bunch of other crap a solo operator needs
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:51 PM
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i do miss my toro grandstand 52" it was the most comfortable ride of any stander, just not great in damp conditions. had the tire pressure set at 9 and i would go on any hill with it, great mower it was a 09 and my scag would go faster backward than the toro did forwards
I have my pressure set at 10 and It mows hills with no problem and it climbs great, mine is a 2012 36" 15hp. I'm considering a 52" or a 60" to go with it.
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