Stand on mowers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by DownSouth, Jun 29, 2005.

  1. DownSouth

    DownSouth LawnSite Member
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    what companys offer a stand on zero turn mowers besides wright and JD, im looking to buy one but cant find any besides these 2 companies and i was wondering if anyone else makes these?
     
  2. GreenGrassEarnsCash

    GreenGrassEarnsCash LawnSite Member
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    great dane. do a google search.
     
  3. DownSouth

    DownSouth LawnSite Member
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    i googled it and didnt find anything besides great dane, JD, and wright..i was just wondering if there are any more out there
     
  4. txlawnking

    txlawnking LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Nobody besides Great Dane, Wright, and John Deere's make em'.. I had a GD Super Surfer last year and for the most part really liked it.
    I don't think I'd ever own a sit down machine unless I was cutting 50 acres a day or something like that..
    I'm that sold on the Stand-up concept. If I ever need another mower bigger than 21".. It'll probly be a Wright 32" Stander.
     
  5. DownSouth

    DownSouth LawnSite Member
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    yeah i rode my friends wright and was hooked on standers
     
  6. GLC51

    GLC51 LawnSite Member
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    I traded my Toro 20hp hydro 44" with a toro tru track sulky on it in and bought a 32" Wright Stander last week. Still getting used to the way the Stander handles but time wise it is faster than the Toro and a better cut IMO. Like most who have bought one I agree it soooooo cool. Will post a details later, Also have made a stripping rig for it with chain works pretty good, still some tinkering to do on it will post pics soon.
     
  7. Pumper

    Pumper LawnSite Member
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    Downsouth,

    Bill Wright came up with the concept and built the first stand on machine. Great Dane copied it with the Surfer. They lost a patent infringement law suit and ended up selling out to John Deere. This is how John Deere ended up with a stand on unit. To my knowledge, these are the only three commercial units. There is a home owner style called Lonmore that showed at Louisville at the Lawn & Garden Expo but I haven't even seen it in a few years.
     
  8. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
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    There maybe three companies that make them. But there is only one that you need to look at. Wright is the only way to go. I have three and love them. I sold my wide area walkbehinds and ZTR. Because the stander is faster than the walk behinds and almost can keep up with a ZTR. Its the only machine that can go from postage stamp lawns to 3 acres and still be productive.
     

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