Bad Boy Outlaw Stander Review @ 10 hours

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by 123hotdog, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. 123hotdog

    123hotdog LawnSite Senior Member
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    I just purchased my second Bad Boy mower this year. This one is the stander. After 10 hours of use I'm really pleased with the mower. I've mowed with a Great Dane Super Surfer for about five years. I demoed a Wright Stander and a Gravely. The tires are huge 23.50 . I like the location of the fuel tank as well as the location of the battery. They are both between the tires drastically lowering the center of gravity. With that and the largest tires in its class, it really sticks. I'm in the Appalachian Mountains and not many flat lawns here. I got the kawasaki motor this time due to the problems listed on lawnsite with the briggs cyclonic engine. The only con I see at this point is that the overall length is much longer than my previous stander. I'm a big guy and I'm not having the wheelie issues that some have posted about on here. I will post another review at the end of the season when I get some real hours on the machine.:weightlifter:
     
  2. 123hotdog

    123hotdog LawnSite Senior Member
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    I can't say enough about this stander. I wish it came in a 61" deck. I got the 54" which is the largest offered. The factory tires are Kendra with pretty aggressive tread. I got on my old Great Dane Stander last week. Man could I tell the difference after riding the Bad Boy Stander for a month. I am really amazed at the quality of ride. The huge rubber bushings that the stander platform rests on is great. If I could wish for any improvement, it would be another gallon or two of fuel capacity. It seems like the area where the fuel tank is, the engineers could have made it taller to hold another gallon or two. You guys that are reading this have got to go to Bad Boy's website and look at the stander. The location of the fuel tank and the battery is just downright genius. I don't know why somebody didn't come up with this years ago. This thing really sticks to a bank, nearly as good as my 36" walk behind.:dancing:
     
  3. Realslowww

    Realslowww LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Nice to know, are they cheaper than a Z?
     
  4. BestImpressions99

    BestImpressions99 LawnSite Senior Member
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    We looked at a GD Surfer a few years ago and last year got the Grandstand. I tell you what, the Standers now are what Standers SHOULD HAVE BEEN 15 years ago when Great Dane came out. I agree, there is no comparison with today's standers with past ones.
     
  5. 123hotdog

    123hotdog LawnSite Senior Member
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    My zero turn was 8200 but my stander was only 6500. It woulda been 5900 if I woulda went with the briggs motor.
     
  6. LandscapemanFL

    LandscapemanFL LawnSite Member
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    I just got done demoing a Scag V Ride and would like to know how this machine compares to the Scag. I didnt even know Bad Boy offered one. That price seems quite a bit better than 7,889.99.
     
  7. BestImpressions99

    BestImpressions99 LawnSite Senior Member
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    True, but like I mentioned in the below link, just because you buy something for less price doesn't mean it will make you money. You have to think through the advertising and bottom line. With the velocity deck under it, I would confidently put out there that nothing could touch Scag.

    http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=413994
     
  8. LandscapemanFL

    LandscapemanFL LawnSite Member
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    I really like that Velocity Plus deck under that scag. I even like the advantage. But it never hurts looking around seeing what else is out there.
     
  9. naveslawncare

    naveslawncare LawnSite Member
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    Did you buy this off the guys down at Warranty Plus in Elizabethton
     
  10. 123hotdog

    123hotdog LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yes and the service there has been nothing but 110%. They have been spot on every time I have needed something. These guys no what it means to service a commercial customer as opposed to the service I have gotten at other places in the area. I once had to wait 27days for a mower at Premier Equipment in Kingsport when they told me it would only be five days. This was my primary mower at the time and that was the reason I went to Warranty Plus and started purchasing Bad Boys. I even purchased a telescoping pole saw and a set of extended reach hedge trimmers from them this year. They sell "Echo" products which I despise, I've been a Stihl Shindaiwa Redmax user for two generations but with the service I get for the warranty work, I woulda bought homelite if I had to in order to get the work done there.:clapping:
     

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