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48" Stander-X or V-ride same price

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Dimples82, Jul 15, 2012.


which stander

  1. Stander X

    9 vote(s)
  2. V-ride

    14 vote(s)
  3. other

    2 vote(s)
  1. Dimples82

    Dimples82 LawnSite Member
    from NC
    Messages: 12

    I've decided to get a stander to step up my production. My lawns are residential and all less than 1\4 of an acre. I've been using a 36" Ferris Hydro-cut for a couple of years.

    My local dealer offered a 48" Stander-X or the the V-ride for the same price. The Stander-X is last year's model is why he'll give it to me for the same price as the V-ride.

    I demoed the Wright Stander last week. This was my first time using a stand-on so it took a little while to get use to it. I'm demoing a Scag this week.

    Any advise on which one you'd choose? Pros and cons from anybody who's using them?

    Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!
  2. Lawnut101

    Lawnut101 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,260

    I would buy an Exmark Vantage or Toro Grandstand. I like those machines, and usually cheaper too.
  3. chagh2.0

    chagh2.0 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 144

    The wrights are great. I have tried the v rides as well and they seem to be just as good but I bought the wrights for my business
  4. pflasch

    pflasch LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Messages: 294

    If you have a Gravely dealer close to you, you might also want to check out the new Gravely Pro-Stance.

    While not the cheapest Stand-on, it has a lot of great "firsts" like seperate interrogated Transmission / wheel motors (no cross contamination), a nice foot pedal operated deck lift... it also has a "flip up operator's platform" that looks it might be better designed than what Toro/Exmark currently have (watch the videos on the Gravely site), and it's a "floating deck" unit.

    I don't have a dog in this race, but since you are just starting to look at Stand-on units, this might be a consideration.

    Check out the thread from NMS0219...

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  5. chagh2.0

    chagh2.0 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 144

    I think I want to try one
  6. HPSInc

    HPSInc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 763

    the v-ride a 48'' as well? i have a 52'' and 36'' vride. I really like these mowers but cant say i ever tried a wright. I think the wright x is a more expensive mower by quite a bit if i recall? so maybe a good deal there. but i can tell ya the scag v-rides are the business and ive cut some seriously tall grass and they havent missed a beat.
  7. BestImpressions99

    BestImpressions99 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 491

    Wright started the Stand-On game. Dane Scag worked for him and quit, developed the Great Dane (which he couldn't use the same design as the Wright that HE helped design) which we all know got sold off so he could develop SCAG into what it is today. Hence why SCAG now has a stander. I would like to try a SCAG possibly for our next walkbehind but since Wright isn't in our area Toro Grandstand is a close second in my opinion to a Wright.
  8. Dimples82

    Dimples82 LawnSite Member
    from NC
    Messages: 12

    Thanks for the replies. The Grandstand was the first stand-on I looked at. I'd had ruled it out cause I'd heard they were light in the front. Have you'll had any experience with the front being light? I weigh 230 so I was a little worried it. Sounds like I may need to demo one.

    I'm demoing a V-ride a try tomorrow.

    The Gravely is a good looking mower. I don't I have a dealer near here.
  9. Wright all the way. They started the stander. I love mine, it's a great machine.
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  10. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,778

    If mowing steep hills do not go with Vride...I have one, scary on hills.
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