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Old 03-25-2014, 06:00 PM
Keene Landscaping Keene Landscaping is online now
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Stand on or traditional seated ZTR?

I have worked in the landscape/mowing trade for aroung 5-6 years and am planning on starting my own venture this spring. However, I cannot decide if I want stand on or sit down mower. I will only be marketing to residential this year but commercial properties are in the future. I was just wondering the advanages and disadvantages between sitting and standing. I have hundreds of hours on Hustler, Exmark, and Dixie Chopper and am curious why people go with stand-ons and the benefits that come with a stand-on vrs sit down.
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Old 03-25-2014, 06:15 PM
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I have a Toro Gramdstand and I like it. I do a lot of slopes that I simply would ride on. Also you can pick up a stick eaiser.
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Old 03-25-2014, 06:26 PM
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I have a Toro Gramdstand and I like it. I do a lot of slopes that I simply would ride on. Also you can pick up a stick eaiser.
Okay, so with that being said if you only had one main mower for residential properties would you rather have a stand on or seated?
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Old 03-25-2014, 06:42 PM
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Personally Id rather have a Stand On. However most fellers ride.
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Old 03-25-2014, 06:58 PM
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Stand on or traditional seated ZTR?

I have a wright stander because I have big steep hills. My sit down can't even do any of these hills it would slide or roll 100%. Nothing beats a stand on for hills. Easy to get off and on. The only reason I have a sit down is because It does long straight lines a bit better and it's 12 mph while my stander is 8 mph The wright ZK is 13.5 mph tho. It's a beast
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Old 03-25-2014, 07:21 PM
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Stand on or traditional seated ZTR?

Stand ins are easy to get off and on for obstacles like branches , dog toys etc
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Old 03-25-2014, 07:46 PM
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Stand on for residential properties. You could even look at the Ferris Evolution or the Wright Sport if you want a stand on/sit-down hybrid.
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Old 03-25-2014, 08:01 PM
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Stand on for residential properties. You could even look at the Ferris Evolution or the Wright Sport if you want a stand on/sit-down hybrid.
Not familiar with the Wright Sport. Checked them out and it looks like a good idea, do you own one? if so how do you like it?
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Old 03-25-2014, 08:08 PM
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Have you thought about walk behinds? I think thats what I am after now.
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We have a Turf Tiger and V-Ride and I prefer the V-Ride for the reasons listed above. If the property is 2+ acres open cutting, I prefer the TT for a slight speed advantage and straighter lines.

Be aware that standers can take a toll on your knees just as ZTRs can take a toll on your back.
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