Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-18-2013, 08:03 PM
BLC1 BLC1 is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Ohio
Posts: 657
Hydro WB vs. Stand on

What are the biggest differences between the standers and the hydro walk behinds?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-20-2013, 10:11 AM
BLC1 BLC1 is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Ohio
Posts: 657
Anybody have an opinion here?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-20-2013, 10:19 AM
DA Quality Lawn & YS's Avatar
DA Quality Lawn & YS DA Quality Lawn & YS is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Rochester, MN
Posts: 7,962
Seems its pretty clear to see the differences. Do you want to stand right over your unit, or use a sulky behind a WB? Are you mowing where there are a lot of trees? If so, stand on may not be your machine. I have also heard that stand ons burn some good holes in lawns when they turn, whereas you can control that more with a WB.
__________________
7x14 Stealth SE Enclosed with 48" side ramp
08 Toro Z400 48" deck, 21HP Kaw with EZ Vac twin bag
09 Exmark Turf Tracer HP 36"
21" Toro SR4 Super Recycler
Stihl KM90 Kombi w/ straight shaft trimmer & tiller heads
Husqvarna 125B Blower
PG Magnum
Turfco XT5 Aerator
Turfco LS-22 Overseeder
EcoLawn 200 Applicator

I can do all things through Him who gives me strength.
Philippians 4:13
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-20-2013, 11:51 AM
BLC1 BLC1 is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Ohio
Posts: 657
Yeah, I can see the biggest difference of standing on it or riding behind. I was just looking for more details to see if it's worth the extra money to go to a stand on.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-20-2013, 02:44 PM
kawakx125 kawakx125 is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: lees summit, mo
Posts: 938
productivity. as far as burning holes, as long as your smooth on the controls i don't have any problems. learning curve to it just like anything else. give me a walk behind with a sulky and i'll probably tear a few things up at first
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-20-2013, 05:40 PM
BLC1 BLC1 is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Ohio
Posts: 657
I was just looking back and I could have worded the question a little differently too. What would make you buy a stander vs. just buying a hydro walk behind with sulky.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-20-2013, 05:59 PM
LandFakers's Avatar
LandFakers LandFakers is online now
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: CT
Posts: 5,797
Well for one the standers have a higher ground speed compared to a walk behind. They give you a very good view of the surrounding areas. They are shorter(dimensionally) than most walk behind in most cases. They dont hold hills aswell. They are also heavier, which can be a factor if you mow in the rain or shortly afterwards. Both are very good and I honestly cant toally see the benfits compared to the higher cost. I think the stander is a better overall alternative than spending 12k on a sit down, but you cant replace a walkbehind. Im looking to buy a stander this year to take the place of my ZTR and just keep that for cleanups.
__________________
Rob

PlowSite-SnowFakers
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-20-2013, 07:12 PM
weeble67 weeble67 is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Defiance Ohio
Posts: 284
Spring of last year I slid down a hill where I should have been using a walk behind but was instead on an Exmark ZTR. I came to a stop when I slid into a body of water. I decided I would be adding a walk behind to my trailer. I found myself asking the same question you are. I demoed a Toro Grandstand and never bought a walk behind. I have thought about selling my Exmark ZTR and adding another Toro Grandstand. I love it, I safely climb inclines I would never have thought about on my sit down ZTR. It is easier on my back standing as my knees and legs absorb a lot of the shock.
__________________
1996 Ford F-250 W/Western MVP Blade
1993 Jeep Wrangler W/Meyer Power Angle Plow
1987 Ford F-350 Dump Truck
2008 Exmark 46" Laser HP W/Powerchute & Air Ride
2010 Exmark 52" Vantage
2009 Toro 52" GrandStand W/Powerchute
2010 Lawn Solutions Ride On Aerator
Stihl FS 90 Trimmers
Stihl MS 170 & MS 390 Chainsaws
Stihl HT 101 Pole Saw
Stihl BR600 Backpack Blowers
Stihl BG55 & SH86 Handheld Blowers
Stihl Yard Boss Cultivator
Honda F220 Rototiller
Echo HC150 Shrub Trimmer
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-20-2013, 07:57 PM
ed2hess's Avatar
ed2hess ed2hess is online now
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Austin Texas 78727
Posts: 11,660
We got two standers and the workers prefer the WB and without sulkies. So we are selling ours after 5 years. The standers track easily due to weight and no dampers on the Wrights so a little jerkey. And the repair is difficuelt to everythign being cramped ujp.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:29 PM.

Page generated in 0.07186 seconds with 7 queries