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32" 17hp Wright stander for sale

Discussion in 'Marketplace' started by kclawncare, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. kclawncare

    kclawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 5

    i found a 32" 17hp Wright Stander for sale with 80 or so hrs on it. What do you think is a fair price?
  2. cpel2004

    cpel2004 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,416

    I think 3k would be a fair price, depending on the year.
  3. kclawncare

    kclawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 5

    thanks. anyone else?
  4. ashs inc

    ashs inc LawnSite Senior Member
    from alabama
    Posts: 598

    got any pics? lets see the pics
  5. olde_blue

    olde_blue LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 349

    For a 36" (which retails for about the same) I'd say $3500 to $4200 (at this time of year, maybe more towards the lower end--minimal retail is around $5200) if it is the newer model (with fenders and 6.5" wide tires). The 32" is rare, and a 17 hp 36" is even rarer, so if I really needed this model I'd be willing to pay a premium for it. I've seen very few 32's for sale, especially in like new condition.
    I own a 36"/17 hp, which I bought used. If I needed to replace it, I'ld be more than happy to pay $3800-$3900 for one with under 100 hours.
    $3000 would be a real deal on this mower--for a 15 hp, it would more average (a 15 would probably go for $3000 to $3700).
    If it is the older model (with 4.80" wide tires, pre-2005), I wouldn't buy it--the tires are too narrow. If you still wanted it, I'd put the value at about $1500 less.
    Beware that, if it is of the newer design and the SN is below 30138, there is a design weakness (see Wright Bulletin 51). Wright makes a kit to fix it, so it is not a big deal (my Stander is eligible for the kit, but hasn't required it).
  6. kclawncare

    kclawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 5

    olde blue, thank you. that's a very helpful answer. I'm newer to the business and always try to rely on people who have been in the business for good advice.
  7. Ric3077

    Ric3077 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,113

    olde blue...what are some symptoms of needing the repair kit installed?
  8. olde_blue

    olde_blue LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 349

    The upright assembly tended to crack where it bolts onto mower frame. If you follow the link in the previous post (http://twww.wrightmfg.com/user_images/1/Documents/11185198225.doc), you will get to the bulletin that Wright published on the problem and the repair kit. I think that the mowers in the SN range were made in 2005 or maybe early 2006. Wright used to warranty the welds on their mowers for life to the original owner; they may fix it for free if you are the original owner.
    The bolts on my upright have become loose before, and I tightened them, but no cracks have appeared.

    P.S. If you are interested in the other service bulletins Wright has published, look here: http://www.edmdistributors.com/wrightservice.htm. It's a very useful site.

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