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48” or 52” stander

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Shindaiwa_operator, Jun 24, 2020.

  1. Shindaiwa_operator

    Shindaiwa_operator LawnSite Member
    Messages: 57

    Looking to get a couple standers. Wanting either 48” or 52/54”. We have dealers for Gravely, Toro, John Deere, and Hustler. So quite limited in that area. What are your opinions and personal experience? Worth buying from farther out without dealer help? Thanks
  2. Mac-s Lawn & Snow

    Mac-s Lawn & Snow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 604

    I bought a Exmark 48" stander a year ago, the guy I bought from no longer sells Exmark and now I have to drive over an hour an half to the next dealer-find something with local dealer support. I priced out the Gravely, Toro and Deere. I think the Toro might have the best all around cut with the Deere in a close second. The Gravely was almost $2000 cheaper than the others and lots of guys around here run their Gravely's pretty hard. Dont know any thing about the wright's other than they are a good machine.
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  3. rippinryno

    rippinryno LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,600

    The deere is going to be a wright unit with green paint and probably will be the best out of all of those options.
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  4. Birk lawn

    Birk lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    If you’re doing lots of subdivision lawns, a 48 will save time overall if getting in gates is an issue. When we went from 52 to 48 we cut down how often we pull the 36 by about two thirds. They also fit between more trees, landscaping and such that you would have had to weedeat larger areas if using a 52. I don’t think there is much time savings on large lawns with a 52 over a 48
  5. Birk lawn

    Birk lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    We’ve had three grandstands and they are alright. Our next mower will be a Wright. The new grandstand 48 can’t seem to keep the front wheels on the ground and we have an 18 so it doesn’t have the deck lockdown and it slams up and down constantly and ruins the cut quality.
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  6. OP

    Shindaiwa_operator LawnSite Member
    Messages: 57

    Wright builds Deere’s standers?
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  7. Cam15

    Cam15 LawnSite Fanatic
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  8. Jeff@diyokc

    Jeff@diyokc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 405

    That is correct!
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  9. Cam15

    Cam15 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,077

    Toro or John Deere would be what I would go for.
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  10. Brucey

    Brucey LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 306

    There's a few differences. Most significantly the controls, the JD QuikTraks have a single pair of sticks like a ZTR, with hand rests/loops fore and aft. The Wright's have four sticks, to reverse you need to use the other set.

    Currently JD has $400 off the 600 series QuikTraks, in addition to zero percent financing for 36 or 48 months. I have a 636m stander and it's a great addition to the trailer, would love a 52 or 61.


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