Scag V Ride VS. Toro Grandstand - The Rundown

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

  1. Rvldesign

    Rvldesign LawnSite Member
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    I have gotten over every curb needed and we don't now a lot of ditches but the couple we do mow no issue.
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  2. lawnkingforever

    lawnkingforever LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The 36" vride is much too long compared to other 36" standers. The tires are also very narrow. I drove around on one at a dealer for giggles and was not impressed.
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  3. Rvldesign

    Rvldesign LawnSite Member
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    I have the 36" vride and we changed out the tires for wider tires increasing tire surface by %30+ I have really enjoyed both ours.
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  4. Judo

    Judo LawnSite Member
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    Where did you drive one around? I just bought a Scag V Ride 48 from Steel City Mower and Plow. Good guys there and great prices.
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  5. lawnkingforever

    lawnkingforever LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Hastings in millvale. I did not break out a tape measure but the length of the 36" vride seemed as long as the 48" model. The length made it not as compact as the vantage/grandstand or the wright. The guy at the dealer agreed and said unless you are buying it for narrow gates just to buy the 48".
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  6. lawnkingforever

    lawnkingforever LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I agree about the frames. My grandstand is pretty stout and may even be overbuilt by toro standards. The grandstand has some negatives but the strength of the frame and deck is not one them.
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  7. arkansas502

    arkansas502 LawnSite Member
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    So with all the pros and cons on this thread and you could only buy one of these mowers, which would it be?
     
  8. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
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    I have run fleets for big business over the years.

    Scag I think has better fleet programs which is why you see more of them in larger companies.
    TruGreen ran both over the years.

    Ive seen a reliability difference between Scag and Toro/Exmark.

    Personally in my own business, Ive run Toro/exmark ( i guess I like the color better)

    But I would recommend either brand to a fleet.

    Individual owneroperator? pick what you like.

    OVer all Ive seen much better customer service from Toro/exmark dealers than scag...but that could be coincidence.

    If it were me? And I was going to loose sleep over which stander to buy?
    I'd choose the better dealer, on a hunch.

    The Vride is a bit faster.

    I think it's more maneuverable.

    But I prefer the vantage's ability to get off and walk... something you could do waaaaay back in the day with an original super surfer and none of the other standers have had until vantage, It's more handy than you would think!
     
  9. weaver

    weaver LawnSite Bronze Member
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    My gosh I forgot how funny reading this was....
     
  10. Rvldesign

    Rvldesign LawnSite Member
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    You can walk behind the 2013 vrides as well
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