best stand on mower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by GLC, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. GLC

    GLC LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 174

    I am looking into differnt stand on units. I currently run walker mowers and wanted to add a stander to my crew. I wanted to get opinions on what you felt is the best stand on mower and why. I have looked at the grandstand and the wright thus far. Gathering opinions to see what route to take. No dealers are close so I do all my own maintenance. Used is probably the way I will go. Dollars are tight nowadays. all posts are welcome
     
  2. IXINRGIXI

    IXINRGIXI LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 279

    I REALLY like the scag v-ride.probably my next mower. Wright is very good as well which they should he because they are the original stander. The exmark vantage I dont like at all it cant hold a hill (my opinion)... but exmark made new changes to thw controls this year and I havent been on gravleys new stander (which looks really nice).

    So in my opinon Scag V-Ride takes the crown.
     
  3. stonebridge

    stonebridge LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 865

    scag over all is the better stander out there. john deere has the better cut but its to heavy, i've used every stander except exmark but thats just a toro grandstand with there deck
    1 scag
    2 toro/exmark
    3 john deere / wright (i know john deere and wright are coming together with a stander, witch if it comes together right it will one of the best standers ever made, but it will have a price tag to match).

    i've got scag vrides and love them. i have one for sale right now, if interested
     
  4. GLC

    GLC LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 174

    how much are you asking for the v ride? I am a half day away but I will travel for a great deal.
     
  5. stonebridge

    stonebridge LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 865

    im asking 4500 for either one
    48 24hp 500 hours
    52 26hp 500 hours
     
  6. CowboysLawnCareDelaware

    CowboysLawnCareDelaware LawnSite Senior Member
    from DE
    Posts: 555

    Their are tons of threads about which stand-on is the best here on lawnsite. I have only demoed a Scag at an Expo show for 45 mins, but it takes the cake for me. I was on very bumpy ground on a hill and within 20 mins I was almost able to hold a straight line.

    Michael

    PM me if anyone has standers for sale, really looking for a Scag 52" or 48" within a couple hundred miles (19711).
     
  7. ric1

    ric1 LawnSite Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 188

    Well like someone said there are tons of threads here and on other forums about which stander is the best, it seems like what ever model you have it's got to be the best.
    Someone said the Exmark is nothing more than a Toro with there deck and that's a true statement but as far as holding hills go I don't have that problem with my Grandstand. Now that being said my hills consist of pond areas which can be greater than the 20 degree recommendation for the mower.

    Before you buy a stander go out and demo a few and find the one that operates and is the most comfortable for you and you'll have the best stander. I can say though that you'll be hard pressed to find a more comfortable riding stander than the Toro Grandstand.
     
  8. brc1989

    brc1989 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 178

    Can't go wrong with the original Wright Stander but personally I liked using the 52" exmark vantage this passed season.
     
  9. stonebridge

    stonebridge LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 865

    i do miss my toro grandstand 52" it was the most comfortable ride of any stander, just not great in damp conditions. had the tire pressure set at 9 and i would go on any hill with it, great mower it was a 09 and my scag would go faster backward than the toro did forwards
     
  10. ric1

    ric1 LawnSite Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 188

    I have my pressure set at 10 and It mows hills with no problem and it climbs great, mine is a 2012 36" 15hp. I'm considering a 52" or a 60" to go with it.
     

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