Benefits of a Stand-on unit

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Jbh0724, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. Blades Lawn Maintenance

    Blades Lawn Maintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Montague, NJ
    Messages: 1,237

    From what I can tell yeah... But hopefully somebody with experience with major hills an say sometning
  2. jbell36

    jbell36 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from KANSAS
    Messages: 1,416

    let's get our facts straight before saying one is better than the other...well, actually, i will say that standers are better hands down, but walkers have their can put attachments on walkers, especially a nice bagging system, in that aspect stand on's don't compete, you can also put a snow blower on a walker and use it year round...walkers are known to be slow yes but do understand there is a speed up kit you can install...most standers are around 8 mph, at least off the assembly line...the only standers that are faster, to my knowledge, are the stander X at 9.5 mph and the stander ZK at 13.5 mph...

    what deck size is your walker? what deck size would you get if you did get a stand on?
  3. Jbh0724

    Jbh0724 LawnSite Member
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    My walker is a 42" GHS. I understand that the walker has its place and I don't intend to ise a standr orstandard ztr when the walker is more appropriate. I am looking to purchase a mulching mower for open areas. I will probably buy something in the 48-52" range. I'm not interested in the speedup kit for my walker. It is slow for a reason. That is why it cuts this grass and collects so well.
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  4. Jbh0724

    Jbh0724 LawnSite Member
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    I am demoing a superb tomorrow, being that my walker dealer support here is great. I am not sure that another long mower will fit my needs. We will see in the morning.
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  5. Jbh0724

    Jbh0724 LawnSite Member
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    I was impressed with the super b...until I saw the price tag. 12k is more than I paid for my ghs new. I'd rather get a standard ztr or standon for consideravly less money.
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  6. trooper8870

    trooper8870 LawnSite Member
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    I love the disclaimer at the end!:clapping:
  7. yardguy28

    yardguy28 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    well I'm tired of people thinking I'm argumentative with everything and that I disagree with everything when I'm just sharing my view. it's not being argumentative.

    all my post on this site are just my personal opinion and posted to express my view and ideas for others to read and maybe some will see it my way and maybe they won't.

    I'm not so arrogant to think its my way or the highway. I recognize everyone has there way of running and doing business and everyone is gonna have a diff opinion.

    so maybe I should include a disclaimer in my sig for my post.

    personally I prefer standing on a stand on rather than sitting most of the day. it's more convenient to remove myself from the mower for whatever reason. I can also get a stand on in more places than a sit down.
  8. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    Kind of judgemental of you to think that I think you are argumentative. :laugh:
  9. yardguy28

    yardguy28 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    funny but I didn't name names in post.
  10. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
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    you think stand up going be easyer on your back
    now your knees and your back will hurt How many years you been riding JD ztracks that might be the reason you back hurts is riding JD there other mowers out there rides 10 times better then a JD at high speeds
    I know a company talk big about there wright Standers after first year they added seats to there's cause the stand on was killing there backs and knees standing on them They have banana seats on them

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