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Old 02-09-2013, 10:06 PM
captaindan1 captaindan1 is offline
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Stand-On. What's the best cut/mulcher?

I've got 20 or so residential properties in the Minneapolis area. I'm looking for a stander that can be my primary mower for spring clean ups, mowing, and fall clean ups. Who can recommend the best brand and make? I was considering Wright, but I hear Toro cuts and mulches better, and Exmark, because of it's deck design, cuts and mulches even better than Toro. I welcome all feedback. Thank you!
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:47 PM
Rvldesign Rvldesign is offline
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I have a scag vride and recommend it but I'm in the south with Bermuda
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Old 02-10-2013, 12:00 AM
Sharps_lawn&landscaping Sharps_lawn&landscaping is offline
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I have a scag and really like it. Second choice would be a toro . Scag has a promo this month on their v rides
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Old 02-10-2013, 12:06 AM
4slservices 4slservices is offline
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Stand-On. What's the best cut/mulcher?

I have a wright 36" with the old deck. It does well unless grass is overgrown or wet. Then it kinda pukes it out. It stripes well without a stripping roller installed.
I just bought a wright stander x 52" with the new aero core deck. Heard the new deck has made a good quality of cut difference but I have not had a chance to try it out myself yet.

I don't know much about the scag vride but I have been happy with the Wright brand and I have good dealer support in my area. Wrights are made in Fredrick md and I'm in Baltimore so if there are any parts I need to be shipped I can get them fast.

I did try the grandstand when I first looked into standers and I did not like it. While I was demoing the unit the ignition or some onboard computer failed and the dealer said Oh no that's a quick fix. The mower would not turn on until they replaced this computer board or something behind the ignition. It had much more integrated parts than wright stander did. And this meant if one piece failed they had to replace the whole thing. I had a reason for not liking this mower was the flip down platform. You get better traction when standing on the platform but because you're behind the wheels when you go to make a turn at the bottom of a hill or go up a steep hill the platform can dig into the dirt and if you step off you lose traction.
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:55 PM
ABG PROP ABG PROP is offline
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I have an older 32" Wright with Gator blades. I doesn't care if the grass is tall or wet. Does a great job.
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:26 PM
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what's the best is ALWAYS a pissing contest.

my opinion thought. you can't go wrong with an exmark or toro. in my opinion they both provide about the same quality of cut. I can't speak much for the mulching because I don't mulch. only side discharge and bag as needed.

I personally own the toro grandstand. I chose it because that was the first year they came out so the vantage wasn't out yet. I chose it over wright because of the large platform for your feet.

in my neck of the woods toro and exmark are the cheapest price wise as well. and I don't think a wright is any better than a toro or exmark. in fact I think they lack features over toro and exmark.
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:54 PM
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We have run wright and scag.
We like scag
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:46 AM
Ridin' Green Ridin' Green is offline
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The new Gravely Prostance is a great all around mower.
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I can also tell by looking back to see how they're hanging and often reach back and feel them to see how firm they are.
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:53 AM
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Pick one that YOU like! We use Grandstands and lovem but that's us.
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