52" Vride yes or no?

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by knox gsl, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. cdqat1432

    cdqat1432 LawnSite Member
    Male, from Youngstown, Ohio
    Messages: 138

    I am interested in the 61 vride. Are there any stability issues with the larger deck. The dealer thinks I would be happier with the 52 vride or the 61 cheetah. Just thinking vride because it would cost maybe 3000 less and weigh 300 less pounds.
  2. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,096

    With 11mph travel speed the stand on is as fast as any deck will handle. I can say that I sold my 60 ZTR because my 52 walkbehind was faster on residentials.
  3. PlantscapeSolutions

    PlantscapeSolutions LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,009

    For a 61 you better be mowing very flat areas mostly. The 52 would be a little more forgiving of convex/concave areas.
  4. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,659

    I would say the 52 would be a better choice, everybody I've talked to says they got rid of anything bigger than a 52, unless you have some really big flat stuff stick with the 52.
  5. Rvldesign

    Rvldesign LawnSite Member
    Messages: 200

    Also with the 52" it uses the same blades as the 36" so you want need a bunch of different sizes
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  6. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 6,309

    How happy are you with the deck compared to the exmark? Your in another part of the country but still wondering if you are happy with it.
  7. PlantscapeSolutions

    PlantscapeSolutions LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,009

    It looks like the e-brake handle on your WB Scag is getting shaft wear like mine did. Mine was getting pretty sloppy as well. If you get much wear the C-clip will pop off. I had a thick washer you would use as a blade spacer welded on the end of the brake shaft and it solved the problem.

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