Bad boy stand on?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by bigorange03, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. bigorange03

    bigorange03 LawnSite Member
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    Has anybody ran the new bad boy stand on's? If so what Do you guys think about them? Have never really looked at a bad boy but since they have a stand on now they have me intersted.
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  2. Rvldesign

    Rvldesign LawnSite Member
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    Also very interested. Hope to pick up my new 52" vride tomorrow.
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  3. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
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    There's a huge thread here somewhere from last summer by Craig PLC IIRC. Tons of info you may find interesting......or not.
     
  4. retrodog

    retrodog LawnSite Silver Member
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    They are crazy over built for a stander. 5 guage deck etc. I love how it looks so clean all wires cables and junk is tucked behind the swing out door. The new bb decks lay some of the nicest stripes ive seen too. I like the power deck lift on it with deck stop adjustment. We have a great dane still you physically have to break out tools to change the deck height. Bb has really came along way the past 6it uears ive been dealing with them their new stuff is all top notch and in line with the big boys even better on some things
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  5. Greyst1

    Greyst1 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Retro,

    Did BB fix all the problem CraigPLC had with his? I really like the look, still would like to see some cut quality pics.
     
  6. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Ridin' is right. This thread is a must read. If you can get through a lot of the muck there is a ton to learn about the stander and BB in general. If its still around its one of the few that hasn't been deleted.
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  7. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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  8. retrodog

    retrodog LawnSite Silver Member
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    That particular person had an issue on lush grass being a larger individual when hitting bumps in the yard due to the platform you stand on in the back going out past the rear wheels would cause the deck to actually lift up and loose suction on the cut. He didnt have that issue when cutting slower speeds. It was actually lifting the front slightly off the ground (not really but creating enough bounce to actually loose suction. The stander was very fast when first released i noticed they slowed them way down now. I was suggesting maybe a different tire setup or weight kit would fix the issue or maybe just offering up a descent trade in to the same mower in sit down version to create a happy customer. We put some larger framed guys on ours here and you really dont see a change in cut due to our turf types here. I suggest for the moment if you have larger guys planning on running the stander and have high end turf to mow to have your dealer talk to tech support to make sure issue is fixed, or just demo machine first. I dislike our great dane stander, but one thing i see is the user stands between the tires directly looks like you avoid issues like that this way. Or just slow it down when in those types of situations. I mowed on a wright zk stander that goes 15mph on a demo and when cutting that fast was a blast, to get desired cut i kept the speed around the 5-6mph. The bb was at 10the or better, my only complaint was it was funner to operate until the slowed it down...
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  9. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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    My concern actually wasnt so much the mower but how the situation was handled by his dealer and BB. His dealer blew him off for months causing him to write and email BB with no response. He finally went public on LS and got help from BB, although it was handled very unprofessionally with no help from Craig(the customer). But I can understand his frustration.
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