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Better on hills--Stander or WB.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by JohnnyRocker, Jan 3, 2010.


Which one of these would you rather use on a fairly steep hill?

  1. A stander of your choice.

    16 vote(s)
  2. A walk-behind of your choice.

    26 vote(s)
  1. demhustler

    demhustler LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,322

    some w/b handles nasty even on the flat...
    average and edge performance - might be different - some extreme spots might be even not worth it - easier (faster, safer or just less pain in the s.) to knock it down with the trimmer and forget about it
    -all will depend on proportion and form overall opinion (what will overweight)
  2. Bob_n_weave

    Bob_n_weave LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 375

    " I have limited experience with Toro Grandstand " That's obvious to anybody that has experience on a Grandstand.

    Is that the sales pitch the Wright dealer gave you ?

    Now stepping off when CLIMBING hills will effect it's climbing ability, especially on wet/muddy turf. Better to have your weight over the drive tires
    to aid in traction.

    I have been on some very steep slopes and have slid down a few times,usually no more than a few feet. If you don't panic you should not have to "pick it up at the bottom ".
  3. PTP

    PTP LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tulsa
    Posts: 1,383

    Wow, I think I may have touched a nerve here.

    All I am saying is that when you walk behind the Grandstand instead of standing on it, it will change the weight distribution ratio. The front will hold a higher percentage of the weight. As such, when you are going across a hill, it will tend to nose down because the front wheels are non-steering.

    Solution: Keep standing on it.

    Next, I am going to get in trouble for saying that the Grandstand is red.

    BEACH BOY LawnSite Member
    Posts: 10

    MY LAWN :laugh:
  5. JohnnyRocker

    JohnnyRocker LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 740

    I know where you are, I lived in Clearwater for a few years.
  6. JohnnyRocker

    JohnnyRocker LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 740

    Bump for the polls.:usflag:
  7. JohnnyRocker

    JohnnyRocker LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 740

    Poll bump.
  8. pkra12

    pkra12 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 45

    I started with a 48 inch wright stander and now have a grandstand.I think the toro is by far the better of the two standers on hills, especially since you can use the toro as a walk behind on the steepest hills

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