Trade in Scag V-Ride for Toro Grandstand??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by Joel B., Jul 11, 2014.

  1. Joel B.

    Joel B. LawnSite Senior Member
    from MN
    Posts: 458

    OK, here's the deal, I have a V-ride with about 50 hours on it and for the most part I like it. Some things I don't like:

    Controls are quite stiff and jerky, hard on the turf sometimes.

    Operator platform a little small.

    This machine is scary on hills!!

    While the VR was in for service, I had a GS for a loaner and wow what a difference in controls. The GS controls are SOOOOO much smoother which results in much less turf damage. I also like the larger operator's platform. I haven't used it on all of the hills I mow, but it did perform better on the ones I have used it on.

    I liked the controls so much better I'm thinking about trading in the VR for a GS.


    So the big questionÂ…should I?

    Thanks.
     
  2. tundraman

    tundraman LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 660

    Yes, but it will cost you money to make the trade. If you can make up for it in productivity and comfort go for it.
     
  3. caseysmowing

    caseysmowing LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,849

    Try taking the front weight off of the vride. It will much better on banks. What size vr?
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  4. Marshmallow

    Marshmallow LawnSite Senior Member
    from IL
    Posts: 329

    I love my v ride but some people like their cucumbers pickle...
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  5. Joel B.

    Joel B. LawnSite Senior Member
    from MN
    Posts: 458

    52"
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  6. Joel B.

    Joel B. LawnSite Senior Member
    from MN
    Posts: 458

    ???
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  7. ryno23

    ryno23 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 192

    Wish you was closer. I'd probably trade u my 60" toro z for it.
     
  8. Marshmallow

    Marshmallow LawnSite Senior Member
    from IL
    Posts: 329

    Check out the exmark as they have special controls on the new vantage series mowers.
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  9. PicturePerfectLawns

    PicturePerfectLawns LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,308

    I agree with tundra. If you can afford it, make up for it in productivity, and be more comfortable, go for it. If you can't afford it or don't have plenty of "extra" cash around, I'd stick to what you have. I just tried to do a trade-off. Winded up having to sell private. My brand new mower had less then yours on hours (35 hours). Even with 35 hours the dealer will still rob you. So then you have another question to answer, will it be worth the hassle and time?
     
  10. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Knoxville, Tn
    Posts: 2,737

    There are other guys on the forum who own your machine. Hopefully, some of them will chime in and offer some tips to get the most out of your machine. Several vride owners have mentioned removing the weight and how it helped with hillside handling.
     

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