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View Poll Results: What is the best stand on mower?
Wright stander 33 23.74%
Toro Grandstand 22 15.83%
Exmark Vantage 19 13.67%
Great Dane Surfer 3 2.16%
Scag V-Ride 37 26.62%
John Deere QuikTrak 9 6.47%
Gravely Pro Stance 13 9.35%
Bad Boy Outlaw 0 0%
EverRide Scorpion 0 0%
Ferris Evolution 2 1.44%
"HATE THEM" 4 2.88%
Other 4 2.88%
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Old 03-06-2013, 03:30 PM
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My dealer usually works with me, I expect them to make money but not thousands on one purchase?
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:32 PM
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My dealer usually works with me, I expect them to make money but not thousands on one purchase?
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I looked at the fixed deck 61 stander x. It was $2800 cheaper at the expo. I wish I had a reliable dealer here.
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:03 PM
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I guess that is thousands cheaper. That's buying direct?
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Old 03-07-2013, 12:05 AM
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Just purchased 3 scag v- rides. 48 & 2 52". Love them
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:25 AM
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How are your v rides on hills?
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:42 AM
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There good. They track well on hills. But are hill in south Louisiana may not be as steep,as yours
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:51 AM
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I have some that I will still use my walk behind for.
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:11 AM
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These standers are all going to have issues on steeper hills no matter what brand you buy. Since I switched from a wb to grandstand a couple years I have found myself using a pushmower much more on hills where in the past I could mow with my wb. But the agility and comfort outweigh the negatives. I can mow all day and not be fatigued. Running a wb with a sulky all day was something I did not want to do anymore. Also the grandstand with the platform folded up leaves a very small footprint on a trailer and in my garage. Here is some pros and cons in no particular order.

Cons
1. Difficult to service. Belts, oil changes. Ect....
2. Hills
3. Deck needs scraped down a lot
4. Clumps in wet conditions

Pros
1. Fast, agile and very comfortable
2. Nice cut and bags good with accelerator
3. Not tiring to operate for long periods of time
4. With toro ocdc installed. Can block off deck, side discharge
or bag quickly with a pull of a lever and the bagger can be
installed with the ocdc in place.
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i too use a grandstand and i have to disagree with anyone that says they are bad on hills.

maybe i don't know what a hill is but on the hills i have, i mow them weekly with perfection using the grandstand. i've never used a push mower for a hill.

in fact other than it being a little difficult to service i have to disagree with all the other con's listed as i have certainly not found that to be true in any way, shape or form for me.

the pro's are right on though.
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:06 PM
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Just FYI, you have options for both John Deere and Wright on your list. The old JD Quicktracks are different from the ones they are currently selling. The new ones are made by Wright - same mower just painted green.
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:37 PM
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i too use a grandstand and i have to disagree with anyone that says they are bad on hills.

maybe i don't know what a hill is but on the hills i have, i mow them weekly with perfection using the grandstand. i've never used a push mower for a hill.

in fact other than it being a little difficult to service i have to disagree with all the other con's listed as i have certainly not found that to be true in any way, shape or form for me.

the pro's are right on though.
Just have to agree to disagree. Hills are really a pointless subject when it comes to stand ons. Too subjective. Where I live there are really steep hills on many properties where a stand on simply cannot mow. For other parts of the country a stander may be able to tackle any hill in that particular area.
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