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New Gravely Pro-Stance Stander Review!!! With PICS!!!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by GMLC, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. Blades Lawn Maintenance

    Blades Lawn Maintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Baton Rouge, La
    Posts: 1,233

    You don't have to to shut the machine off every time you get off, just pull the parking brake up
     
  2. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I never had that problem with the left hand controller. Maybe yours was adjusted to sensitive? Should only activate the safety when you let go. Also when you get off the machine you just have to set the parking brake and it wont shut off.
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  3. lawnkingforever

    lawnkingforever LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I noticed the engine shutting off in the same manner when I tested out the pro stance. I also did not like having to set the ebrake every time I got off. The Toro was the simplest as far as operator presence function.
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  4. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Does the toro/exmark set the parking brake automatically when getting off the machine? I have never owned any commercial ZTR/WB/Stander that lets you leave the machine without setting the parking brake.
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  5. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Posts: 12,852

    Neither have I, and the ProStance I demo'd I had to set the brake in the usual fashion. I have to set the brake on my Deere just like any other mower.
     
  6. lawnkingforever

    lawnkingforever LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,280

    You can step off of the grandstand without setting the brake. The reason for this is toro marketed this mower as a wb if need be. Walking behind the gs is awkward and I never use it in wb mode. This was a marketing gimmick by toro. The instruction video shows it being used as a wb it is a joke to say the least. The deere I demoed was the worst as the operator presence is on the platform. You step off for a second to pick something off of a yard and it shuts down.
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  7. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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    You can also flip up the platform on the Pro-Stance to use as a walkbehind. The traction isnt as good though.
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  8. lawnkingforever

    lawnkingforever LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,280

    Gravely pro stance is a great mower. Already having an accelerator bagger and the ocdc was a major factor in my purchase of a new grandstand. I would of had to purchase these two items if I went with the pro stance. I am a cheerleader of no brand of standers. They all had their faults.
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  9. baitdragger

    baitdragger LawnSite Member
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    It could have been too sensitive. I wasn't hitting ditches at full speed trying to roll the thing. Just 4-5 mph through a gravel lot to the grass and if I hit a bump my arm would raise a little and the engine would spool down and 1/2 second later my arm drop and the engine pick up RPMs

    I figured if it did that so many times on test ride. It would surely annoy me on a bumpy lawn

    I went to demo the pro stance 100% because of this thread and review. I had demoed the stander X and GS already. Neither had such a finicky cut off

    My main yard has a big gate and lots of sticks. I didn't know the ebrake kept the engine running till these replies so I was worried I would start the engine 7 times each yard
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  10. Blades Lawn Maintenance

    Blades Lawn Maintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Baton Rouge, La
    Posts: 1,233

    When I was demoing I had that problem too. I would for get to put the brake on or my hand would come off the handle but after a couple days you get used to it.
     

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