Toro Grandstand

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Leatherneck, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. Southern Elegance

    Southern Elegance LawnSite Member
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    very slow ground speed
     
  2. GrandMaster

    GrandMaster LawnSite Member
    from Utah
    Posts: 217

    It will eat grass for breakfast lunch dinner and more. LOL I have currantly 6 of these with 3 wright standers also. The z's will sit most of the time. They are not good for WB unless its mild terrain. And they will cut 1/3rd of grass blade at 6mph with sharp blades nicely. Way fun and will leave alot of burn outs on the grass so it takes some getting use to. Ive been on some real steap hills and slopes to where you need to stand on blade deck with one foot. But heck demo one! There not slow!!
     
  3. mysteryman

    mysteryman LawnSite Member
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    walk behind should be limited to taking it off a truck or trailer, despite the advertising and hype, this is a stand-on mower, it is not and should not be considered a dual-use mower. plan on it being a stand-on only! i screwed myself by eliminating scag and others that were not advertised as dual use, i thought the dual use would be handy. turns out that it is not capable. in light of this, consider other makes that are stand-on only because this is all it seems the grandstand is capable of doing...and reverse performance is anemic and uneven. it's a mystery with Toro and my dealer but it is annoying and something i will have to live with apparently. considering it has mirror image pumps, motors and controls i can't imagine why it cannot be adjusted to operate smoothly in reverse. i am not talking fast, just even so i don't travel in circles in reverse. if there is a slight grade that you wish to back up out of forget it, there's nothing positive about the reverse action of the grandstand in this situation. in my opinion this is a design or customer service flaw, but should not exist. i am an individual so my aresnal consists of one toro grandstand, but if i were a fleet operator, i would still only have the onegrandstand...fool me once. by the way i am referring to a 2010 24hp 48" unit.
     
  4. GrandMaster

    GrandMaster LawnSite Member
    from Utah
    Posts: 217

    I geuss its what you like and what performs the most efficant for the cost etc. But I do excavation and landscaping also and I fill that ALL hyrdo controls are operator's skill. Meaning in reverse its differant than your every hour foward sure, its going to need to be feathered and the operator will need too adjust. Thats a good operator. I can take one of my best trackhoes and run it so smooth then jump straight in a shitty john deere and run it just as smooth. All controls take skill and some people dont have the cordination or steady hands. It shows when you look at there stripeing. After a year on a stander you'll never want to use that milky controled z again. HEHE :weightlifter:All dealers will sell you whatever you look at first.
     
  5. mysteryman

    mysteryman LawnSite Member
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  6. GrandMaster

    GrandMaster LawnSite Member
    from Utah
    Posts: 217

     
  7. sqvick

    sqvick LawnSite Member
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    i currently have a 52 wright stander and im thinking about selling it to buy a grandstand what are your thoughts? thx!
     
  8. turfbuilder

    turfbuilder LawnSite Senior Member
    from WI
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    Why sell the Wright? The GS can't hold a hill like the Wright can.
     
  9. sqvick

    sqvick LawnSite Member
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    Yea the only thing I was thinking whas being able to adjust deck height and walk if need be!
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  10. GrandMaster

    GrandMaster LawnSite Member
    from Utah
    Posts: 217

    Ya sell the Wright there service sucks and it dont perform like a toro! It will hold hills better trust me. The tires at 8lbs psi bag up hill its scary what I go on. The new stands are so nice Im getting 2 more this year.
     

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