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Old 09-29-2013, 10:17 PM
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Torro or John Deere

I am looking at getting a stand on and wanted to see what everyone's thoughts were on the Toro Grandstand, a John Deere or another brand.
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Old 09-29-2013, 10:43 PM
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Ive had a Toro Grand Stand, Scag V-Ride, and I currently have 2 Gravely Pro-Stance 48s. The gravely stander is my favorite of the 3. Its much more heavy duty than the toro, out toro had 2 frame welds break in 3 years, and the deck at the end was really hard to lift. The gravely is much smoother on the controls than the scag. The Gravely and Scag both have anti-scalp rollers where the toro doesn't, and these are a must for well manicured mowing. Good luck!
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Old 09-29-2013, 11:13 PM
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thanks for the information
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Old 09-30-2013, 07:42 AM
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Torro or John Deere

John Deere if you want good cut quality in any condition. From what I've heard toro is terrible in wet conditions. I've had two john Deeres and the 7 iron deck is flawless.
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Old 09-30-2013, 07:49 AM
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The Deere is a wright
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Old 09-30-2013, 10:36 AM
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Is JD putting their 7-Iron deck on their (rebadged Wright) standers...YET?
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Old 09-30-2013, 12:35 PM
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New aerocore deck from wright is stamped by John deere
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Old 09-30-2013, 12:39 PM
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Correction I ment John deere helped them create aerocore not stamp it it is fab deck
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:37 PM
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The wright is a deere.
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Old 11-14-2013, 08:02 AM
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John Deere if you want good cut quality in any condition. From what I've heard toro is terrible in wet conditions. I've had two john Deeres and the 7 iron deck is flawless.
Yea the old jd standers had the 7iron. I had an opportunity to demo a 2012 last spring. The dealer wanted it gone it only had 3hrs on it. He told me to take it for $4800. I almost bought it. Here is what I liked about it.

1. It was the easiest stander to work on and for performing
Maintenance because of engine placement. Doing
routine maintenance on the other brands is a task.
2. It was fast and tracked true.
3. Great deck
4. Low center of gravity
The bad.
1. Stand on operator presence switch
2. A little heavy for my liking
3. Too wide for my application. The 48" model was 53"
wide it would not fit in some of my gates.
4. Controls were not placed in the best position
I sort of regret not buying it because of the price and just to run something different than the toro gs. I could of always sold it if it did not work out.
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