Exmark Vantage

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by Forever Green Landscaping, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Knoxville, Tn
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    Generally speaking a stander will not replace a wb on hills.
     
  2. lawnkingforever

    lawnkingforever LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Bingo. I still laugh at the DVD I received with my grandstand. It shows how the mower can be used in wb mode. What an absolute joke. With 2 seasons and countless hours on this unit, I will say without a doubt that using this mower as a wb is useless. Toro should have never marketed it in that way.
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  3. weaver

    weaver LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Man i want one so bad.. Looked at a 36 and really liked it. Everything from electric start to the ease of height adjustment. My problem is i never demoed one, i just think i'm to heavy. I'm 6ft 250 lbs and the weight of just the machine alone is i think twice as much as my walk behind without me.. I still don't see how it wouldn't do a wheel stand just sitting there though. A 250 lb guy standing behind the rear wheels, just seems like the front would be extremely light on flat properties let alone anything with an incline...
     
  4. Jimslawncareservice

    Jimslawncareservice LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I drove one around the dealer. They had a steep area. It seemed to be ok. Wasn't like a wright. I'm 210 lbs or so. I'm sure if I bounced or pulled back on it I could have made it lighter. I'm working on a deal for 2 52" vantages, but could go Scag or deere. Maybe buy nothing.
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  5. weaver

    weaver LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Ya, see that's what i like also about the vanage is the platform can fold up and now a walkbehind where as the Wright and the V-ride are strictly riders only. But then the more reviews i look at people seem to say there no good in walk mode. So i'm at the point where i just need to go demo one to see if it will work out. For me if i bought one it would replace my walk behind so it would have to work as a walk for hills or a rider for flat.
     
  6. Jimslawncareservice

    Jimslawncareservice LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Demo is the only way to tell. I was dead set on a v ride a couple years back, I demoed it and hated it.
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