Stander vs walk-behind..?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Turf Commando, Jan 13, 2008.

  1. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Can someone explain the differences between a stander and walk-behind
    besides the obvious.
    Walk behinds have adapters so you can stand, sit, etc....
    So why make a stander..? when a WB does the same thing...?
    I'm sure this question has been answered, then again maybe Not !!!

    Thanks for reading share some insight...Joe
     
  2. tb8100

    tb8100 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from TX
    Posts: 1,627

    standers go faster, typically have bigger engines, and come in a smaller overall package. No more backing up on an annoying Sulky. With the Sentar, you get the best of both worlds (stander and Z).
     
  3. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
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    Standers have a smaller footprint...while mowing & on the trailer.
     
  4. mudwisr2

    mudwisr2 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Never owned a stander, just looked at them. Like previously stated, they are a smaller overall package (generally) and have more motor. Basically a Z that you stand on.
     
  5. TNT Lawncare

    TNT Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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    You can take a walk behind and a pretty severe hill where you would kill yourself on a stander. Saw it first hand.
     
  6. tb8100

    tb8100 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from TX
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    how I wonder? The weight is more on the front on a stander...
     
  7. TNT Lawncare

    TNT Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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    When you are standing on a mower, your center of gravity is higher. Now by the walk behind, I don't mean on a sulky. It is better and safer on hills only if you are walking behind it.
     
  8. tb8100

    tb8100 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from TX
    Posts: 1,627

    I agree....to a certain extent. Your center of gravity is higher, but you're only standing on a platform what, 4" off the ground? But that's not taking into account the fact that you're leaning forward against the machine, which would negate an inch or two of your overall height at least. I'm not sure there's a huge difference, but then I only spent about 30 minutes with one.
     
  9. siklid1066

    siklid1066 LawnSite Member
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    The Standers and Sentars ground out alot.Poor deck and wheel design.
     
  10. IN2MOWN

    IN2MOWN LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Better for your hands also. No more pistol grips so less arthritic hands.
     

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