New to me stander

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  1. liledgy

    liledgy LawnSite Member
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    Just bought a 2000 stander. Seems to run decent have a few quirks. 1 top speed is 5.4 mph, plan on changing hydralic filter first, the adjustable nut on the rods near pump seems fine ( not out of round). Blades look fine not razor sharp but no gouges either ( they have 3 slashes on top gator blades?) . The mower also doesn't cut all the grass, it doesn't leave strips it it seems like it pushes grass down. I adjusted washers on front casters from 1 on top 2 bottom to 2 on top 1 on bottom, not much difference. Blades are below all 4 or 5 washers on spindle. I havn't checked rear tire position yet. Air pressure is right on front and rear. Blades are at 3" ( checked by discharge ). I may change blades next. I'm from N Illinois so grass is probably blue grass. Thank you for replys. Also , is oil drain plug below filter ( Allen head). How do yu keep from getting oil all over? To change hydralic filter do you need to drain tank first? Sorry for all the ?'s I don't have owners manual yet. Thanks again
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  2. WrightCommercial

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    liledgy,

    Top speed seems slow, check which hole (fast/slow) the rod is in on the control lever, if I remeber on the old units the rear hole (towards the operator) is the fast hole. Also if this mower has the control hoops over top each pump then look at the attachment clamp on the left side of each pump, if it moves before the pump shaft the clamp is egged out, you can try to tighten it but they may need to be replaced. The blades sound like a Gator style which may not be producing enough lift possibly causing the cut issue. Before you changed the casters what was the pitch of the cutter deck, this will also depend at what pressure the rear tires are at, you said okay so I will assume 20psi if going by the manual (which you can download from the "support" area on our website). With the stock air pressure and the mower in its stock set you should have a 1/4" pitch (lower in front). If the mower checks out the blades could be the problem, not sure what mulching blade is installed or what level of lift but usually you will want the next level of lift over the stock blade (med lift) when running mulching blades. For the filter change it is easier to lightly clamp the low pressure lines that come off the filter housing, this way the tank won't empty when you remove the filter.

    Best Regards
    Wright Mfg. Service Dept.
     
  3. liledgy

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  4. olde_blue

    olde_blue LawnSite Senior Member
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    Is your Stander a large-frame (48"+) or small (36" or 42")?

    Prior to SN 11935, large Standers only were designed to go 6.1 mph, so your speed might not be far off. Sometime about 2000, the speed was increased to 6.9 mph using a larger hydro drive pulley. They used to make a "speed up" kit (see Wright Bulletin #007 you could purchase to upgrade the speed. Measure your pulley diameter.

    The small-frame Standers were probably significantly slower, although I don't possess a specification.

    My 36" Stander does not cut bluegrass well with gator-type blades. Standard lift blades leave a good cut.

    For large-frame Standers, you can buy a bolt-on baffle which improves the cut in many situations. My 52" Stander with a baffle cuts well with Gators, even in floppy grass.

    If your Stander is a 48", people used to complain about the low blade-tip speed compromising the cut (the 48, 52, and 61" Standers used the same deck pulleys up until this year). Wright later (2004, 5, or 6???) used a larger PTO clutch (and different belt) to increase the blade tip speed on the 48".
     
  5. liledgy

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  6. liledgy

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    Thank you for the info, it's a 48" so I guess it's a large frame. I'll have to decide to get the baffle or a different blade or maybe both. I think my serial# is 13456 so 6.9mph is probably the right speed. From front to back wright says a 1/4 higher but where do you take your measurements from?
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  7. liledgy

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  8. liledgy

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    My clamps are egged out on the shaft of the hydralic pumps. I measured the front of the deck and the back ( in front of rear wheel). Less than 3/8 higher in back than the front. So that should be good. I'll try some different blades. Thank you so much for the wealth of knowledge your willing to share with this rookie!!!!!! Time to make a parts list.
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  9. WrightCommercial

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    liledgy,

    Try tightening the rear Allen head bolt for the clamps, if the slot at the rear of the clamp is still open it can be tightened if not the clamps should be replaced. The current version is a cast piece and it has the same part number (96410001) as the original clamp.

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