ZTR or Stander?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by ryan41, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. ryan41

    ryan41 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'm looking at getting a Gravely ZTR or Stander in spring. I went to a trade show last week and now i cant decided between the two. The only thing that i am worried about the ZTR is the hills. Let me know what you guys think?
     
  2. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Ztr if you over 40.*trucewhiteflag*
     
  3. jones68

    jones68 LawnSite Senior Member
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    never used a stander but i love my ztr. i use the ultra vac in the spring and fall a ton and will be carrying it on the trailer this year due to picking up a pool. i know you can use a standard bagger that fits on a walkbehind but they fill up fast especially with a big deck. i would like to add a stander in the future they have their place but if i had to choose i would choose the ztr its very versatile. again i havnt used one but i could see where a stander would hurt your knees on rough terrain.
     
  4. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    Only get a stander to save space in the tailer or shed. It is tough standing up all the time. And I think Gravely and some of the other new standers have a lot to prove yet. Only get Scag or Wright standers.
     
  5. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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    All depends on the size of your accounts. I have found a stander is extremely productive under 1/2 acre. After that a ZTR will save you a bunch of time. Gravely makes a great stander and ZTR.
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  6. Mrkomedy

    Mrkomedy LawnSite Member
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    I have an exmark advantage stand on does great but I will warn you you can bust ya ass on one till you get used to it unseen holes are a sob otherwise great machine!
     
  7. 123hotdog

    123hotdog LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have had a Great Dane 61" Super Surfer ( which is a stander ) for years. I have a walk behind, a zrt, and a front deck mower as well. Each has its advantages in one manner or another, but if I only took one mower out it would be the stander. :usflag:I told Mr. Wright himself when I met him in Louisville at the expo that if they made a 61" Stander with a diesel engine, I could get rid of all my other mowers.
     

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