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Hills with a wright stander?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawncuttinfoo, Sep 19, 2005.

  1. lawncuttinfoo

    lawncuttinfoo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,010

    I was just wondering if the wright stander is a good mower to use if you have a lot of hills. Is it still easy to control if you step off it and walk behind?

    I Currently own a belt WB and I was planning on purchasing a ztr this off season and keep the belt WB for my steep hills but my engine just broke down and I need to buy a mower now that can do it all. I was kind of set on a rider so I would rather not get another WB if I don't have to (but will if I must)

    I would say that 20% of my mowing is done on hills about 25 degrees or greater.
  2. WoodBrothersLC

    WoodBrothersLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 418

    Send itsgottobegreen a pm. He's the man to talk to about standers.

    -Mark Wood
  3. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,177

    Sounds like you need a stander. They are one Bad Mother in hills. I have several hilly properties because I was the only guy that had a machine that could cut. A stander with 8psi in the rear tires is a freaking tank with claws on hills.

    They are faster than a walkbehind and can almost keep up with a ZTR.
  4. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,332

    What he said...we mow some really varying terrain here in WV, and the Standers were a perfect fit for us. Call and set up a demo with your local dealer...then let us know.
  5. milo

    milo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,259

    hi i just got a stander 3 day ago and used it 2 days. hills they do ok. they hold a hill perty good but you are never relaxed on the stander. i would just buy a ztr. look at scag tiger cub if you dont want to spent much the lazer zhp's dont do well on hills.. i must say, the wright stander is built tuff but when you are cutting it is more like hard work to do it compaired to a ztr.
    go to the dealer and ask for a demo of one before you buy it, then try a ztr. if you do this job a few days a week go with a ztr. you will say thanks to me later for that.
    i bought mine used for very cheap and around me i am the only guy i have ever seen have one so far. they are different..
  6. MacLawnCo

    MacLawnCo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,847

    my 52 would roll the downhill tire off routinely. sure it would do the hills, until it lost the tire.
  7. jtkplc

    jtkplc LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,646

    i've used a 52 stander on some pretty steep hills and they hold to them like glue.
  8. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
    Posts: 2,574

    my 52" does great on hills
  9. milo

    milo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,259

    hi how do you guys like using there machines everyday? i have used the one i got 3 days now and every time i am on it i am mad. you cannot go under trees and your package, knees and shins get a beaten on these stander's.. not only that but curb climbing is not possible on them. today going up on a porch to get out of a yard i ripped off the fake grass on the porch cause the deck grinded all over it.. at least with a walk behind you can pop the front wheels up to get up things. i do think they are built good but even when im on it, my dogs look at me funny. ;) ;)
  10. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
    Posts: 2,574

    I love mine it is a very versatile machine. I have no problem crouching down to go under things, and yes my shins get bumped once in a while but no big deal. Curb climbing, by backing over them one large wheel at a time is fairly easy for me. And I would never take any mower, especially one this large on to a customer's porch.

    I'm not sure 3 days of use is enough to really appreciate a Stander. You seem to have had a negative view of Standers to begins with??? I am wondering why you bought it.


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