The Best Stand on Mower

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by Larson Lawn Care, Mar 4, 2013.

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What is the best stand on mower?

  1. Wright stander

    23.9%
  2. Toro Grandstand

    15.8%
  3. Exmark Vantage

    13.4%
  4. Great Dane Surfer

    2.4%
  5. Scag V-Ride

    24.9%
  6. John Deere QuikTrak

    6.7%
  7. Gravely Pro Stance

    9.6%
  8. Bad Boy Outlaw

    0.5%
  9. EverRide Scorpion

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Ferris Evolution

    1.9%
  11. "HATE THEM"

    2.9%
  12. Other

    2.9%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Larson Lawn Care

    Larson Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 738

    I have some hills that make me nervous with my walk behind especially when wet. I am aware that jd's quiktrak is the Wright stander. I wasn't sure if they altered the design a bit though.
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  2. STIHL GUY

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Posts: 5,225

    i love my vride...its great for fitting into small spaces and takes up less room on my trailer...also lighter than a ztr so doesnt rut as bad in wet grass
     
  3. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,659

    Personally, I love my GS's, I've only had to turn down one job because of the hill issue, but we couldn't even cut it with 21's either it was so steep so it was a wash either way. The type of grass is also an issue as far as hills go, bermuda, zoysia are all less stander friendly on hills. If hills are a major concern, just keep that in mind and plan around it, like was said above, a 21" or 30" for those tough places or a WB as a back up, but if the hill is so steep that I can't cut it with my standers I won't take the account, no biggie, there's too many accounts without hills to worry about it honestly.
     
  4. Larson Lawn Care

    Larson Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 738

    I got to ride a 52 wright stander x for a few minutes around the parking lot. It's a comfortable ride. I'm hopefully getting a demo to bring home this week.
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  5. JustRidinAlong

    JustRidinAlong LawnSite Member
    Posts: 14

    Grandstand 52" and soon to be the 30" TurfMaster

    Performance on the GS is excellent, like the vision across the deck.

    The platform is comfortable, trailer space is a big plus with folding up the platform.

    Also, the unit is fairly light and serves as a good alternative to riders on soft/irrigated lawns.
     
  6. Larson Lawn Care

    Larson Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 738

    I looked at a jd quik-trak yesterday. It seems to be just like the wright stander, I was quoted $6,299 for a 60"????? They had a promo going but not sure why that is nearly half price of a wright?
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  7. kawakx125

    kawakx125 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,124

    my local dealer quoted me 7700 out the door for a 52'' JD. went ahead and got the wright though for 400 more since controls are the same as my 36'' stander. it is almost identical, JD made some changes to controls and few other minor things but nothing major. i figured in the long run JD parts wouldn't be cheap either and heard they are only making a limited number
     
  8. Larson Lawn Care

    Larson Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 738

    Thank you everyone for your voting. I went with a 61" wright stander x. It should be in next week.
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  9. 123hotdog

    123hotdog LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 482

    Excellent choice. I demoed one at the expo last year. If they ever make one with a diesel engine, I will stand in line to wait for one.:weightlifter:
     
  10. Larson Lawn Care

    Larson Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 738

    Before I set my mind on a stander, I was considering going with a propane walk. I may convert the stander in the future if possible and if it is worth it.
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