Towing with a stander

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Lawn Enforcer, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. Lawn Enforcer

    Lawn Enforcer LawnSite Silver Member
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    Hey everyone,
    I have been contacted by the baseball coach at my high school about rolling the infields of the baseball fields. I did it last year, but I still had my Dixon 4515B and I have since sold it. I have 2 Everride Scorpion standers, a 2008 Scorpion FX with a 19 hp Kawasaki (small frame machine, 34") and a 2007 Scorpion with a 23 Kohler Command. I've heard that towing with these machines can really damage the hydros, is this true? It's not like I'm going to be pulling it around all the time, just at the baseball infields and the coach's house (small yard) Would it be ok for me to tow with these, and would one be better to tow with than the other?
    Thanks in advance for your input!
     
  2. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
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    If I had to tow with one, I would tow with the one that has the bigger engine.
     
  3. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
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    I have towed an aerator and a Cyclone Rake with a Wright Stander.....for years....no problems, no damage
     
  4. Lawn Enforcer

    Lawn Enforcer LawnSite Silver Member
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    Ok, thanks for the info. This is a roller that will weigh around 200 pounds
     
  5. huskres

    huskres LawnSite Senior Member
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    Have any pics of the aerator set up?
     
  6. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
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    tie it to your belt and do some sled training!
     
  7. lifetree

    lifetree LawnSite Fanatic
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    It seems to me that they use the same hydro pumps and wheel motors on a stander as the do ona ZTR ... therefore, it shuldn't make any difference !!
     
  8. TPS

    TPS LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 363

    Lawn Enforcer how do you like your 34" scorpion? I was considering one, great price.
     
  9. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
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    Sorry no Pics I just welded up a hitch that tied into the rear anti-tip wheel mounts and hitched it up....
     
  10. STIHL GUY

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Posts: 5,225

    :laugh::laugh:have fun with that
     

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