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View Poll Results: Which mower holds on hills and slopes the best?
ZTR 2 4.76%
Walk Behind 20 47.62%
Stander 14 33.33%
Sentar 6 14.29%
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Old 01-15-2004, 09:21 PM
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Wright Stander

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How does the Stander hold on hills and slopes compared to a walk behind or ZTR?
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Old 01-16-2004, 04:19 PM
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I love my Stander. If you remember to work from the bottom up....IMHO it will handle any hills you have guts enough to try!! I have done some that i know walkbehinds had trouble with. Just my opinion.

Mike
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Old 01-16-2004, 05:33 PM
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I just bought a Stander and have only put about 5 hours on it. The one lawn I service with a hill has a lake at the bottom. It got scarey there a few times. Real scarey. I think the only troubles I got into were because of lack of experience on it. It seemed to handle it just fine otherwise. This same hill was no problem for my walkbehinds though, and I have never ran a ztr for more than a few minutes so I didn't vote in your poll.
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Old 01-16-2004, 07:25 PM
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I agree with working from the bottom up. Also, its easy to jump off a stander if the need arises. I love the standers....
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Old 01-16-2004, 08:28 PM
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I had a demo a while back and went close to a car and then turned up a hill and it just started spinning in the grass quickly turning it to mud. I was stuck and since there is no way to manhandle the stander I thought I would just back it up and get out of the way of the car. As I was backing it up it just slid right into the car. It cost me $800. I took the stander back to the dealer. I will never own a machine that has nothing to grab on to to help you steer it out of trouble.
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Old 01-16-2004, 10:24 PM
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standers hold hills just as good as any ztr, but walkbehinds are the champions of hills and slopes.
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Old 01-16-2004, 10:30 PM
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I think Ferdelance is correct if you are talking one of the bigger Standers, ie a 52. I have a 36, and no way it is as good on a hill as any walkbehind. I do not think it is even as good as most ZTR's. I believe it is due to the small tires, and narrow stance. I would imagine a larger tired wider wheel base stander would be the equal of most riders, though those Hustler Z'a are pretty awsome on a hill.

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Remo,
All you have to do on a stander to get traction is lean into the spinning wheel. if its bad just lean back a little, bring the nose up.
After you use them for a while you start to understand the balance. I have a 42" stander and I have never had a problem with slopes, I have a retention area with a 45 degree slope it holds fine. I have to put a foot on the high side wheelie roller to hang on. But never, never,NEVER point the nose downhill!
I usually go down the bank backwards and work my way up.
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Old 01-17-2004, 09:12 AM
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Pretty sure this had nothing to do with the machine. More like operator error.


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I had a demo a while back and went close to a car and then turned up a hill and it just started spinning in the grass quickly turning it to mud. I was stuck and since there is no way to manhandle the stander I thought I would just back it up and get out of the way of the car. As I was backing it up it just slid right into the car. It cost me $800. I took the stander back to the dealer. I will never own a machine that has nothing to grab on to to help you steer it out of trouble.
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