grandstand or vantage

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by turftracerhp, May 29, 2010.

  1. turftracerhp

    turftracerhp LawnSite Member
    from mo
    Posts: 133

    is there really any difference besides the name?
     
  2. blakerugg

    blakerugg LawnSite Senior Member
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    i dont have experience with either one but ive read on here that the exmark is the same thing just with all the small kinks worked out. try searching for it.
     
  3. yardguy28

    yardguy28 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,464

    the vantage is the same as the grandstand.

    toro worked the kinks out of the grandstand so now they are the same machine. just different decks.

    if your comparing the 2010 vantage to the 2009 grandstand then yes the vantage would be the machien without the kinks. but if your talking 2010 vantage vs. 2010 grandstand, they are both the same machine just different decks.
     
  4. blakerugg

    blakerugg LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 450

    thanks for clarifying.
     
  5. Josh32RVP

    Josh32RVP LawnSite Member
    Posts: 60

    I have the Vantage and went with it because instead of cables connecting for the steering, Exmark uses rods. No stretching and less maintenance!! I have no complaints with mine, it's the 52" 24hp. Good luck on making your decision and let me know if you have any questions...
     
  6. yardguy28

    yardguy28 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    less maintenance???

    the only maintenance my 09 grandstand requires is your daily, cleaning under the deck, changing or sharpening blades, cleaning air filter once a week and there are greasings to be done after x amount of hours.

    i'm not trying to be a jerk but i don't think the vantage is ANY different than the grandstand. infact the 2010 grandstands have these rods as well.
     
  7. Josh32RVP

    Josh32RVP LawnSite Member
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    I stand corrected!! I bought the Vantage bc that is what I was told. I'm glad to see you like it!!
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  8. tigerfan88

    tigerfan88 LawnSite Member
    from SC
    Posts: 82

    demo a scag v-ride before you make up your mind. its an awesome machine!
     
  9. yardguy28

    yardguy28 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    again i'm not trying to be a jerk. nor do i want to come across like the vantage is not a good machine. because thats not true.

    the vantage is a very good machine. but when you are comparing it to the grandstand the difference is the deck. if you like exmarks decks go with the vantage. if you like toro's go with the grandstand but other than that everything else about them is exactly the same.

    the 09 grandstands had some kinks to be worked out and the vantage had those kinks worked out from the beginning. so do the 2010 grandstands.

    and just what makes this machine so great? i've demo'd this machine and i wasn't impressed..........
     
  10. lilweeds

    lilweeds LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 595

    The Toro is still not using the rods. Exmark is having issues with the rods as we speak. Something with the part that compensates for the pumps moving up and down and the ground speeds changing with the change in deck height.
     

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