What is the best all around set up for mowing?????

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by THORNTON SERVICES LLC, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. HRidgeLandscapes

    HRidgeLandscapes LawnSite Member
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    cabover with a 19ft bed
    61" scag turf tiger
    52" scag walk behind
    36" scag walk behind

    been using this setup for years and its the only way to go in my opinion
     
  2. OrangeToys

    OrangeToys LawnSite Bronze Member
    from SW MO
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    Just curious, Why wallkbehinds instead of stand on? I'm debating on getting 2 new stand one in a 52 & 36
     
  3. HRidgeLandscapes

    HRidgeLandscapes LawnSite Member
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    I personally don't like stand ons. It's hard to walk behind or walk beside a stand on a hill it's alot easier to step off a velke. My guys don't care for them either and they are the ones using them so I try to keep them happy.
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  4. ddixon7

    ddixon7 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Walk behinds are a lot easier to manipulate. A lot easier to avoid little ruts or ditches in the yard. They are a lot less weight. They handle on less than ideal turf and terrain better. There is almost nothing that you can't cut with a walk behind. Very versatile.
     
  5. caseysmowing

    caseysmowing LawnSite Bronze Member
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    This is pretty close to what I'm working towards.
    61 cheetah
    48 vride
    36 wb
    Just need the 16ft box truck with a dove tail. I hate unloading and loading different mowers every couple days.
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  6. caseysmowing

    caseysmowing LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Why would you walk beside a stand on?? It's not a wb. If I got off my stander while mowing a bank it would just slide down. My 48 stander is way better on hills than my 36 wb belt driven.
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  7. HRidgeLandscapes

    HRidgeLandscapes LawnSite Member
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    Many reasons to have to step off a mower.. if the yard is really wet to take some weight off the mower to leave less of a rut, ive used a vride on hills and it do near as well as a walk behind.

    We have to get up and over to many curbs to use a stand on.. i feel like thats just asking for a busted curb or banged up deck

    anything is better on hills then a belt drive mower
     
  8. THORNTON SERVICES LLC

    THORNTON SERVICES LLC LawnSite Senior Member
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    i have never used a stander before and have been back and forth on buying one , how do you rate the standers as far as handling. I do not like belt driven stuff and have not used it very much so maybe that is the case but i know a couple of areas that i mow with my hydro walk behind that a stander cannot , i mean the walk behind slides down its so steep you can barely stand on the ground , so i would probally disagree with you that a stander can mow hills that a walk behind can't but again i do not have any hours on a stander so , certainly not trying to argue , more looking for your opinion on the hillside stability of the stander , and also how does a stander with the foldable plate handle when the operator chooses to walk behind it? Does it handle bad because it needs the rear weight to balance it? Also in your opinion do you think the standers with the foldable platforms are better than the ones where you stand between the wheels? Thanks for your insight.
     
  9. THORNTON SERVICES LLC

    THORNTON SERVICES LLC LawnSite Senior Member
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    have you used the standers that you stand between the wheels like the wrights? If so i was curious what you thought of them? , and also when using the platform stander did you or your guys have problems with the handling of the machine when you were not standing on it and walking behind it? Thanks
     
  10. caseysmowing

    caseysmowing LawnSite Bronze Member
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    All that makes sense to me. I guess you unhook the safety switches to be able to walk behind. Or you had the one that allows you to fold up the platform and walk. Yes the belt drive is a joke on banks. I was wondering how anybody mows with one day in and day out.
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