A Seat ZTR vs Standup ZTR mower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Snyder's Lawn Inc, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I dont understand them been mowing riding type ZTR since 1985 Standing mowers came out and I lol at them still do Why buy something you have to stand on after few years ur knees will be killing you from the beating you get O yes you can put a seat on them with no back i like to be relax as i mow thats my rest time before trimming

    What are the pros about the Stand up mower
     
  2. Showpropserv

    Showpropserv LawnSite Member
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    speed speed speed isnt that what all industries are about
     
  3. BINKY1902

    BINKY1902 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Standers are known to be very good on hills. It's also quicker to hop off of it and pick up sticks, trash, etc. Alot of people like them. I don't see any around here, but there isn't many hills and stuff around here either.
     
  4. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Stand up mowers are slow compare to my choppers
     
  5. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
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    Compact size. You can fit more Wright standers on a trailer in the same space than ZTRs or walkbehinds.

    Ease of getting on/off to pickup debris or for whatever.

    Visibility of the cutter deck. You can see the entire deck without moving your head. This leads to better trimming ability and also more agility around obstacles.


    I have cut the same area with a 61" ZTR and a 52" Stander. Lots of obstacles. I can do the exact same place in about 50 minutes with either machine.
     
  6. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
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    Standers have gained popularity over the last few years. A couple benefits that really are advertised about these mowers are the compact size (more on a trailer or easier to use on small properties), great hillside stability and increased visibility.

    When you also start looking at price, the standers are cheaper than a comparable ztr. A 52" stander can be $1000-$2000 cheaper than a 52" ztr.

    Most of the time we don't mow lawns at full speed on mowers, so the fact that ztr's can go 13+ mph doesn't really mean much. So the speeds when cutting are going to be pretty much the same with a stander and a ztr. But with a stander (since it is lighter weight) you can turn around quicker without doing and turf damage.

    You would really be amazed at how efficient you can be with a stand-on type mower.
     
  7. Showpropserv

    Showpropserv LawnSite Member
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    the faster you can get out of the corner the quicker you will get done havent any of you seen nascar.:hammerhead:
     
  8. turftracerhp

    turftracerhp LawnSite Member
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    one more time please im not quite getting it.
     
  9. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
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    How big is ur 50 min job
    You say fit more on the trailer that means have hire more help to run all them
    The local guy here hauls 4 stand up on his trailer and I timed him on a job I use to do and takes him same amount time as i did it with 2 ZTR riding ones Funny part is he didn t want the job again so i got it back this yr
     
  10. Showpropserv

    Showpropserv LawnSite Member
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    Mods please close this thread the op has no use in seeing the true advantages of stand on mowers and is being a troll TO HIMSELF
     

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