Wright Sentar 61

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by one man gang, Aug 5, 2006.

  1. one man gang

    one man gang LawnSite Fanatic
    from N. In.
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    Has anyone had any problems with scalping(or anything else) with this mower? I demo'd the 52 23 on a (thick bumpy field) and was impressed but the dealer won't( says he can't) take one for the day. I run a Gravely Hydro 52 WB(helper runs a 36 belt) now and the 61 would save me a lot of time and would allow me to compete for small acreage( although it's low ball city out here). Thanks in advance for any replies
     
  2. nautiq544

    nautiq544 LawnSite Member
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    I just bought a 52" stander, Friday was the first day I ran it. It was awesome. Can't speak to the Sentar but I can say hold out for a good used one if you can. I waited and loked and looked and I pick up a 52" w/ 23 Kawi, w. 370 hours, for $2500.00!
     
  3. one man gang

    one man gang LawnSite Fanatic
    from N. In.
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    Not in a great hurry. That sounds like a steal. The local guy was pushing me to buy a used 52 17 for $4000,I declined.
     
  4. REALSLOW

    REALSLOW LawnSite Senior Member
    from FLORIDA
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    The machines are great but in a 60 or bigger I go ZTR. The ultimate setup would be a 36 stander then a 52 stander wright and then probably a Hustler 66 super and you would have the most efficient mowing set I know of.
     
  5. one man gang

    one man gang LawnSite Fanatic
    from N. In.
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    I wish I would have looked into the standers when I was getting the WB's. They preform great but they're wearin my old a** out, hitting holes with the velkie is getting old quick and so are the pistles . The super looks great but a it's a few G's more no? I was under the impression the the Sentar is in the same class as a ZTR( but that's exactly why I'm asking)
     
  6. REALSLOW

    REALSLOW LawnSite Senior Member
    from FLORIDA
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    My WB work great, they are not as good as a wright sentar or stander but they tear the turf less and are more versitile. If you can get a good buy on one then yes. I could have gotten one for 4000$ with 160 hours on it but I needed to mow a property where you are on a mower 10 or 9 hours 7 if you own a Super z so I spent more money on the Super. They are good mowers but the 52's are better overall than the 60. On a 60 you should have a peddle not to scalp a 52 scaples way less. For doing small to medium properties they are the best in the 52 and 48 variety but if you are buying new and getting a 60 go with a ZTR .
     
  7. jtkplc

    jtkplc LawnSite Silver Member
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    I've run a 61" Sentar for about 75 hours an it's nothing you want to be on for very long. Very rough on the operator. Personally, I hate the machine and wouldn't use one if it were given to me. It cut great, in fact, really great.

    Like someone already said, look at getting a normal Z if you're going with 60"+ deck.
     
  8. REALSLOW

    REALSLOW LawnSite Senior Member
    from FLORIDA
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    Exactly I would pull the seat off and just use it as a stander.
     
  9. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    Guess it depends on whether you were walking before moving to the stander. Ours has a seat don't yours?
     
  10. jtkplc

    jtkplc LawnSite Silver Member
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    Yeah, it had the catapult, I mean seat. And I had used Standers before using a Sentar.
     

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