Stander ZK Hill Demo....VIDEO

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Smithco Lawncare, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Just remember that it will probably take much longer to get comfortable operating a stander. But after you get the hang of it as this video shows it is a very versatile machine. Most people will give up too soon because of this steep learning curve.
     
  2. FastMan

    FastMan LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks for the heads up. Yeah, I've been running setters so long it's going to feel like *******. I experienced that on the grandstand earlier this year.

    But too, that thing was not balanced like this one appears to be. On the GS I had to pitch myself way over the front of the machine when going uphill, and the deck still wanted to lift up in the air. Perhaps I just need to cut back on the dinner helpings.
     
  3. pflasch

    pflasch LawnSite Senior Member
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    In your most excellent video, there is a second Wright running around. Is that your 52" Stander, or a smaller Wright?
     
  4. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    i have found with personal experieance that weighing a bit more if you will can get you more traction than you speak of. i have put on a few extra over the last 2 years and have noticed a difference of my own. plus the light folks that work for us all have more problems than I and it is not always the expereience thing
     
  5. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    by the way, very nice video. untill you watch someone else mowing you dont understand how fast we all really mow and how it looks to a csutomer. some are amazed and others bothered. hm
     
  6. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
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    I was thinking the same thing. I am not very heavy, and it seems like a heavier person would get better traction with the regular stander. Even turning on ground that is slightly uneven I had some wheel spin in reverse. Of course I have only a few hours experience but enough to know the standard fixed deck Wright is not going to be my choice for most hills. But I have found other things I like about the unit, most have been mentioned before, small foot print, ability to put several on a trailer, easy towing, they follow contours very well. I really like the unit I am using, just not in the way I had imagined. It probably speeds up the time on small lawns with lots of obstacles, contours, etc. I can run to the trailer hop on and be mowing very quickly, step off to remove trash, turn very tightly around most trees, etc. If gas goes back to $4.00 per gallon I can see using a smaller truck and trailer for some routes as I grow.
     
  7. Smithco Lawncare

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    Last year I had to use the 52'' (other mower in background) on that hill. It was not easy. Forget about striping, I would just cut what ever way I could. I would slide all the way down and was very hard not to pop a wheelie on the way up. Now it's a breeze as you can see, I can stripe it now. On this hill the ZK is 10X better than the regular Stander.
     
  8. Smithco Lawncare

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    Yeah it's the 52'' 19hp
     
  9. Smithco Lawncare

    Smithco Lawncare LawnSite Member
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    I weigh 190lbs and my dad weighs 230lbs. He has much better traction on the 52'' than me. Ill be sliding all over a hill and he'll jump on and mow it, no problem.
     
  10. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
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    That is very valuable information since you have used both units on the same hill. The ZK must be better balanced and have superior traction to the regular stander.
     

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