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32" Wright stander? Pros & Cons?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by bntt68, May 14, 2005.

  1. bntt68

    bntt68 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 329

    I would like to know if anyone has used one of these or own one? I have just seen one pic. of it and it dont show the rear whellbase. I was worried about rutting. Seems they had this problem in the past. I think they improved them. I am looking to buy one but my dealer dont have one to look at yet. Does anyone have pics.? THANX BRENT
  2. bntt68

    bntt68 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 329

    Anyone Yet?
  3. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,177

    The 32" has the narrow rear tires like the old 36" models had. The new 36" has wider tires. So you might have some of the same problems. But the 32" is a lot lighter than the old 36".
  4. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,449

    We talked with a guy in our area and the problem with cutting ruts was a back breaker for him. And in additon low bushes and trees was a problem and deck height changing was difficult. We tested a unit and haven't decided yet, we presently use 36" Scag/snapper hdro WB unit. The price is also high compared to the WB.
  5. bntt68

    bntt68 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 329

    Did you test the 32 stander? As far as rutting I was concerned about the mower leaving ruts where tires run.
  6. Sweetwater

    Sweetwater LawnSite Member
    Messages: 66

    Well guys, for my money I would NOT buy the Wright. My newest machine, a Wright 52/23 has been all problems and the local rep is not helping(the dealership recommended full replacement for my junker after 4 trips to the shop). Now, I may have a lemon, but I have never had an unresolved problem with any machine the way this Stander has and I am currently blaming Wright.

    The 32" seems like gilding the lily in a sense because we use 36" WBs in all rear lawns with gates...only one has gate too small for 36" and we have to flip 21" sideways thru this "kennel door" to access rear lawn. If rear lawn lawn is big, and a couple are, we attach the Jungle Wheels and ride behind 36".

    Save your money for something without the headaches. The 32" Stander is just not useful enough IMO.
  7. bntt68

    bntt68 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 329

    Does anyone have the specs on the 32? wieght? overall width with chute up? PLEASEEEEEE!!!!
  8. Sweetwater

    Sweetwater LawnSite Member
    Messages: 66

    This is exactly why I won't buy another Wright product. You can't even get basic info from local dealer, who can't get it from regional rep, who doesn't care to get it from Wright! So here you are asking the forum, which is exactly what I would do, but what happens when the thing craps out on you?

    I will tell you: you scramble around trying to find something to finish jobs and spend more money, lowering your profits and getting madder every day. The wife gets hot 'cause she sees this boat anchor sapping your cash and costing you drive time to service bay. While you fight with this crap on Saturday your third crew chief runs over an old stand pipe with a perfedtly good Exmark 'cause he's trying to work fast to catch up 'cause you are at shop with p.o.s. Stander...You work Sunday, alone, to escape your now madder wife and to figure out a way to deal with the 6000.00 problem sitting at the shop. When you get home the wife is happier 'cause she only sees red machines on the trailers...little does she know, the Wright regional rep is still screwing you!

    And all you want is some basic numbers. Call Exmark now b4 it is too late!
  9. steelcity

    steelcity LawnSite Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 45

    i recently had the chance to purchase the wright 36" thinking it would improve my production and make me less tired at the end of the day. Wow i used it only at a couple of sites(residential) and was not impressed at all. The controls are awkward to use, changing the deck height is cumbersome and it left with more areas to trim when i was finished. I also bought the grass gobbler bag for it only to find that it was metal. When it was full of grass it was heavy and very awkward to empty. All i could imagine was one of my employees carrying this thing to my truck and dropping it off the side and leaving a nice yellow mark with a big dent. For my uses in tight resi lawns this was not the machine i needed, maybe in more open sites it would prove more useful but if i get more of those i will just buy a sulky. i have since exchanged it and purchased the exmark 36" and am much happier (my other machine is an exmark 48") and my wife is happier knowing the money was better spent.
  10. lawn_pro

    lawn_pro LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 284

    We tried a 36 this week, the controls are strange? Very difficult to mow a straight line.....but maybe we need to give it more time. The one thing that all my guys complained about was the rear wheels slipping, impossible to keep the thing on a hill. Like I said maybe we needed to give it more time-but it seemed to be lacking in alot of different areas.

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