Stander vs Zero

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Fwilamosky, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. MTenterprises

    MTenterprises LawnSite Senior Member
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    Can someone please give me honest answer on which is harder on the spine overall, standing or sitting?
     
  2. stonebridge

    stonebridge LawnSite Senior Member
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    if you don't have alot of open lawns, stander would be your best bet. i would go with the 52'' vantage, it seems to get everywhere a 48'' can get.
     
  3. MTenterprises

    MTenterprises LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks. They have both 48 and 52 in stock. Would have to order the Z. I have a bunch of obstacles, hills, ditches and one large open cut (about 4 acres).
     
  4. MTenterprises

    MTenterprises LawnSite Senior Member
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    One other thing, how do you load and unload your vantage. I have a 16ft tandem with 4ft gate and it was very awkward /unstable to go off backwards for me. I had to flip stand up, turn it around and drive off forward. Seems like its not good idea to go backwards down the gate.
     
  5. stonebridge

    stonebridge LawnSite Senior Member
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    sitting is worse than standing, i have a bad back from laying brick for 20 years and i have mowed full days with just my dixie and then with my grandstand, and you WILL feel a difference. but i do prefer to sit on my big yards
     
  6. stonebridge

    stonebridge LawnSite Senior Member
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    i always flip the platform up and walk it on and off, almost flipped it the first day, driving it up the ramp at close to full speed. and taking it off i just walk backward right off. the first few times was alittle weird but now i do it with out thinking
     
  7. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    Sitting is far worse. Your knees are shock absorbers for your body.
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  8. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
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    The human body isn't made to sit. Can't you tell how the more people sit the fatter they are... Seriously though, standing is far better for your body but it will make you feel more tired because you're actually using more energy to stand.
     
  9. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    But you will be thankful you are not suffering back pain at the end of a long day.
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  10. MT get the 52" lazer, you won't regret it. A 52" lazer will go anywhere a 52" vantage will go. They are both just as wide. Sure the lazer is longer, but that shouldn't matter at all unless you are mowing postage stamp yards. I find it easier on the body to sit, than stand all day. And I'm young and fit too. The vantage sucks on hills and doesn't do well with ditches like a lazer will. The lazer is far easier to get on the trailer and off. The lazer is way faster to raise the deck height, which you need to do alot of mowing around hills and ditches. Plus the standers are too expensive for what they are. You may or may not regret buying a vantage, but I know you won't regret the lazer. If you want the lazer too be smoother get the air front tires instead of no flats and get a grammer seat. The grammer seats are very expensive, but their is bother better. I'm standing by my statements that the lazer is superior, I don't care what anyone on thi thread says. What do all the lco in your area use ztrs, not standers. It's that way, because ztrs are better. This thread just happened to draw out all the stander lovers because of the title
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