Scag V Ride VS. Toro Grandstand - The Rundown

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by GroundWorkx, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    Demo one on steep hills first. I won't buy another one.
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  2. weaver

    weaver LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I thought he just came to the conclusion that you just did'nt know how to operate it....:laugh:
     
  3. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yeah...maybe he did....or maybe he had a special vride?
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  4. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Silver Member
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    Guys, the only thing wrong with the vride on hills is the weight distribution. Your description is identical to a Toro walk behind I had. It was awful on slopes. Added about 70# of iron to the rear and the difference was night and day.
     
  5. dutchacres

    dutchacres LawnSite Senior Member
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    With me looking at buying one of these machines is there one better than the other for climbing curbs? I have a lot of islands and areas where I need to be able to get up on them with the mower. I know my Deere stand ons didn't have the clearance to do it so I had to use a walkbehind. This is another concern of mine. And also are they any better on hills in the walk position? I do not have many hills I am concerned about except one and it is pretty steep. A 48" walkbehind mows it just find as long as it is dry. It is probably 400-500 feet long and around 50' wide with a couple areas of rip rap for run off you have to go around. I know I could push mow it but I only do it every three weeks because it is behind the building so no one sees it anyway. I really do not know why they even worry about it because at the top of this sloop is just an open field that gets bush hogged a couple times a year.
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  6. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    When you have to change direction on a hill with the vride as you describe (going around the rip rap) you may find it will skid out of control as you nose down....going up hills it's fine, changing directions is where the problem lies.
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  7. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Silver Member
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    Isn't that common to most standons?
     
  8. fobaum

    fobaum LawnSite Senior Member
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    Just demo a GS W/ MORE HP.! I've demoed them all.
     
  9. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    Not sure, I only have experience with Vride.
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  10. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Silver Member
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    I have a 60" Vantage. It is fine on nearly any slope, if dry, so long as the nose is slightly uphill from the rear. Once the nose gets below that point it wants to go to the bottom of the hill.
     

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