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Old 03-23-2013, 08:05 AM
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I guess I'm puzzled because Standers are not new to me. We've had Surfers Super Surfers, Standers. John Deere's version etc. They have never disliked a stander like this.The platform really seemed too high and the controls are too low.
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Old 03-23-2013, 08:48 AM
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if you have ran a walkbehind/sulky for twenty years the switch to a stander is not going to come in a weeks worth of hours, i will cut circles around a walkbehind/ sulky with my stander, with that said i have one account that i almost flipped my walkbehind 3 diff times last season, Super STEEP, on that one a stander is not the best choice, if you want a mower to cut 100% of everything get a walkbehind, if you want something to cut 95% of everything super fast get a stand on ( that 1/4 to 3/4 acre is where standers shine imo)
How do you flip a walk behind? If you can keep the front going straight, it will cut anything. Until the motor starves for oil.

I just don't know.
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:05 AM
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How do you flip a walk behind? If you can keep the front going straight, it will cut anything. Until the motor starves for oil.

I just don't know.
Drive it off a retaining wall? Idk
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:42 AM
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^ 36s are easy to flip

We flipped a turf tracer last year
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:54 AM
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I guess what is comfortable for some is not for others. My guys like our turf tracers, but I much prefer my V-ride 48. I'm getting ready to pull the trigger on the new v-ride 36. I love these machines and am super comfortable on them. We don't have any steep hills on our properties though so maybe that's the difference.
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:34 AM
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Well I'm 6ft and had a 6'3" guy on it also. Never thought they were low when using it. Having at that height allows it to go under low branches. The platform height could be slightly lower but I'm guessing it is a clearance issue on hills and unloading off the trailer.
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Good point about unloading off a trailer. Never thought about that or ditches. I always have one of my guys mow out the ditches with our 36" wb.
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:05 PM
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I have never been in danger of flipping any mower.
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:35 PM
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I have short gates on my trailer and never had a problem with loading or unloading as far as at dorm height. But I used my 36" last year and mowed some very steep terrain and was very proud of the way it handled you just can't panick on the way down lol. I loved my 36" so much I bought a 52" as well
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:37 PM
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That being said I got a cheap 36" walk behind last season for bagging and it felt safer on those hills a little but both got the job done as looked great.
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Old 03-23-2013, 04:55 PM
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I bought the 52" vride a few weeks ago and like it a lot. I'm the only person I know of in my neck of the woods using one. In fact, not many standers around period. The dealer I chose for service has never sold a vride ( I drove almost to Georgia to by mine used 140 hours on the clock). It ok some getting used to but it cuts great, is comfortable and I can get into way more places than my 48" Lazer could. However, I do miss the foot deck lift assist for feathering over dips and roots etc in lawns. I prefer the standers now. Of course, my exmark Viking 36 is a beast and handles any steep ditches or smaller lawns too. My only question with the 52 vride is scalping. Does he 52 scalp more than a 48? And yes, I'm quite sure I know how to mow. The deck doesn't seem to 'float" as much as it should and does some digging in uneven spots if I'm not super careful. If it keeps up and he 48 is better with this, I may get a 48.
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