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Old 08-01-2013, 01:49 PM
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Old man with a stand on

Shopping for a stand on and have had a couple of dealers suggest stand ons are for the younger crowd. Me being an ancient 50 year old would like some feedback from the more seasoned stand on owners. I am only going to be on it a few hours a week. I am mainly looking at Scag and the new Gravely.

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Old 08-01-2013, 01:58 PM
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I'm 56, and I'll never have another mower with a seat. Your legs adsorb the shock a lot better than your spine.
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Old 08-01-2013, 02:12 PM
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Thanks Monoshock I have read that some people say easier on the spine.
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Old 08-01-2013, 02:15 PM
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Shopping for a stand on and have had a couple of dealers suggest stand ons are for the younger crowd. Me being an ancient 50 year old would like some feedback from the more seasoned stand on owners. I am only going to be on it a few hours a week. I am mainly looking at Scag and the new Gravely.

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The younger crowd wow I'm 61 and I wouldn't trade my Grandstand. I think I'd start looking for some other dealers. You say your mainly looking at Scag and the new Gravely. I'd also check out the Toro Grandstand or the Exmark Vantage, with the Flex ride platforms there a better ride than the others IMO.
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Old 08-01-2013, 02:38 PM
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Thanks I will check them out!
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Old 08-01-2013, 04:36 PM
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This will most likey be my next mower to buy. http://www.gravely.com/en-us/stand-o...s/default.aspx but I wouln't have a grass catcher on my mower.

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Old 08-01-2013, 06:25 PM
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And here I thought this thread was about a new pharmaceutical = Mowagra!

I'm 50 and I still use a walkbehind. Any job that entails sitting OR standing would drive me bonkers. BUT, if I had to choose........I would most definitely choose a stander over a sitter/Z. You're gonna get beaten up either way. Would you rather get beaten up sitting or standing? I rest my case.
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Old 08-01-2013, 06:33 PM
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48 here and running a toro grandstand and a BOP duel hydro, not to mention the snapper 21. It actually hurts a lot more climbing on and off a sit down mower than it does to stand on the back of one.
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Old 08-01-2013, 07:25 PM
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Yes I kinda figured the dealer I spoke to was FOS as he sells no stand on machines.

Aren't there some Gravely reps on this board somewhere??
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Old 08-01-2013, 07:34 PM
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The Toro Grandstand has a fold up platform and can be walk behind. I don't know if you can walk behind a Gravely, but most stand on mowers wont run unless your standing on them, that makes life tough loading and unloading, as well as getting under trees. Just something to think about
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