What size Stander do I get?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Lawnkeeper, Feb 5, 2005.

  1. Lawnkeeper

    Lawnkeeper LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 31

    My mind is made that if I get a new mower it will be a Stander. The question is do I get it.

    Got back from the dealer today with quotes:
    52" 25 kaw. for 6899
    52" 23 kaw. for 6699
    48" 19 kaw. for 6399

    Not much difference in price

    I currently have a 36 belt walkbehind and a 21 honda. I am part time with 20 accounts. I will not be adding any other accounts due to time constraints. My average property is 12 - 17,000 square feet. I also 3 acres for myself and family members who live on the same street. Some of my customers have fences, and all but 2 have double gates to allow big equipment into the backyard.
    I currently have a velke, but it doesn't solve all the problems: striping and tight corners are tough because I have to get off then throw it into reverse then throw it into a gear then jump on. I know it may not sound that bad but I am looking to be as effecient as possible.

    1. Should I keep the 36 WB and add a 52 Stander? isn't it a pain to have to switch mowers on the same property for different situations?

    2. Dump the 36 WB and replace it with a 36 or 42 Stander? This way one mower does it all, only one mower to do maintenance on, etc.

    3. How much time should I expect to save on a property with a Stander? I am looking for percentage of time, I realize that the size of the property dictates the exact time. If a 15k property currently takes 25 minutes to cut with a 36wb, then a 36 stander should take x amount of time.

    4. I feel that with only 20 lawns and none on the horizon, I can be somewhat picky and choose lawns where a 52 stander will fit and be most effecient. What do you think?

    5. How about those prices? For 200 dollars more would have to get the 25 kawa.?

    6. Is is unreasonable to think that I can get a 52 stander in the same places I currently get my 36 belt wb?

    I have heard the pros and cons, many posts go into great detail. I cut kentucky bluegrass and tall fescue, so no need to change cutting height except at end of season. My 36 WB is a fixed deck so I allready have to do it now. There are no hills to worry about.
     
  2. truenorthlandscaping

    truenorthlandscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 141

    Drive to Indiana & buy my 52" for $3000. 17HP Kawasaki, 500 hours, good condition. Have a Sentar for sale as well. Whatever you do though, you'll love the Stander. We're going to 60" decks on 2 more of them. They'll increase your productivity BIG TIME.
     
  3. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
    Posts: 2,573

    Selling my 61" Stander due to poor air flow and clumping problems. Getting a 52" / 23hp.......or possibly the 25hp.

    This will make my fleet a 52", a 36" belt drive and 21".

    I would go with the 52".......I don't find it a BIG deal to change mowers on a lawn, but I am also actually to the point where I pick lawns where I don't have to. 2 long time customers require it.
     
  4. LawnMowerBoy48

    LawnMowerBoy48 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 136

    go with the 25hp
     
  5. J.Gordon

    J.Gordon LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 675

    I agree, get the 25 horse.
     
  6. nitrotim

    nitrotim LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
    Posts: 525

    Those prices sound high to me. Check the Channel Program on the wright website. As long as your dealer participates you deal direct witht the factory and its delivered right to your dealer. He still gets his cut because he is a wright dealer. I just bought sentar sport 52/19 for 5769 and I think on the program the 5219 stander was 5569. Check because I think those prices are good until 2/19/ They change continually thruout the year as the season's change.
     
  7. redoak77

    redoak77 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 291

    i am with nitrotim, those prices seem high. I ould go with the 52in, but there really shouldnt be too much difference between 48 and 52. I mean u can prob take the 52 anywhere u can take the 48 right?
     
  8. MacLawnCo

    MacLawnCo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,847

    wait on your purchase of a stander. wright is aware of their discharge issue and JimV told me they are redesigning their deck to fix this isssue. He didnt give a time horizon but it will be worth the wait. If you are dead set on getting the unit now then get the 25
     
  9. Kevin Mackenzie

    Kevin Mackenzie LawnSite Member
    Posts: 5

    Did you check out the new Great Dane Super Surfer Gen 2 realised just this season before going down the Wright path?
     
  10. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,267

    For the extra $200 I would got with the 25hp without a doubt.A 23hp will probably be enough for just about anything you are going to cut on a weekly basis but if it is available in a 25hp thats what I would get.
     

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