Any comments from tall landsapers concerning stand-on mowers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Stoner, Feb 23, 2001.

  1. Stoner

    Stoner LawnSite Member
    from MA
    Posts: 19

    I'm considering a stand-on mower but am 6'6". Has anybody that is tall experienced any physical or operating problems with these machines.
     
  2. Island Lawn

    Island Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 632

    @ 6'4", I'd like to hear more!
     
  3. jeffyr

    jeffyr LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 876

    I demoed one for a day--why don't you see if you can do that. By the end of the day you should be able to tell if its for you. I am 6'3" and didn't have a height problem....but being new to it found myself tensing up which wound up hurting. Once you get used to it I'm sure it would come natural.

    jeffyr
     
  4. Island Lawn

    Island Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 632

    I've stood on a surfer now that you mention it.
    It didnt seem to be an awkward fit at all.
    I'm not sure about the long term though.
    My dealers pro day is March 20. They're reported to have booked both the surfer and the stander.

    I might go just to check these two out.
    or
    Imight have to avoid the multiple temptations.
    I can't afford to walk out of there with a gas can!
     
  5. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,354

    You are probably going to end up bending
    over which will make a day long.
     
  6. dmk395

    dmk395 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Posts: 1,003

    HAHA, I am only 5ft7. Sounds like you guys must get killed by going under trees and such with branches sticking out.
     
  7. guntruck

    guntruck LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 527

    Duck!!!!!!!!! LOL No seriously i cant imagine it being a problem other than being cautious and watching where your going. Im not super tall but im 6' and i have used one once and just had to watch around the ornamentals so i didnt closeline myself.

     

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