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best for hills

Discussion in 'Wright Manufacturing, Inc. (Archived)' started by mowerenvy, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. mowerenvy

    mowerenvy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    I have about one acre of nothing but hills.
    There is an embankment pond that is close to 45 degrees.
    My question is which model would be recommended for this.
    Also would the rear discharge give more ground clearance and are atv type tires an option.
    Perhaps a stander is not my best option possibly a Steiner would be better?
  2. Andyshine77

    Andyshine77 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 147

    The regular Stander is likely your best option, they also seem to be the most reliable. I tested a ZK and it also did quite well on hills, and the new Stander X looks like a dramatic improvement over the Stander RH "which I own" that has very poor hill holding ability.
  3. WrightCommercial

    WrightCommercial Inactive
    Messages: 526


    Andyshine is correct we do have models that are better than others on the slopes, the concern is 45 degrees is very steep and we wouldn't recommend a mower for that type of slope. Also oil starvation in the engine has to be considered depending on how long the slope is, the Steiner is likely set up to handle that so there is no oil starvation. Our rear discharge are essentially the same ground clearance as or side dicharge and users have put AG tires on our mowers but we don't have specific fitments.

    Best Regards
    Wright Mfg.
  4. mowerenvy

    mowerenvy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    I agree it is very steep however I am still thinking about a stander it would be ideal for my needs. From what ive seen they handle hills very well with the right operator.
    Check out tosaerba wright on you tube. they have six videos were they beat the hell out of the mower. What i am mowing is nothing compaired to this. My longest hill is about 50 yards with a 20 degree slope but i have many short hills that are steeper.
    The steepest is only 15 feet tall but 40 to 45 degrees.
    I have been looking for a used steiner for over a year now and i just ran across the videos of the wright mower if i had known of there capabilities a year ago i would have forgoten about the steiner
    You guys should build one for rough severe duty with a pressurized lube system

    I was thinking fixed deck 48 inch with the biggest engine still dont know weather the rear discharge would be better?
    Thanks for your time
  5. jsslawncare

    jsslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,673

    Goats. They work cheap.
  6. WrightCommercial

    WrightCommercial Inactive
    Messages: 526


    If I had to rank hill holding on our Stander line the ZK would be first followed by the 48"-61" fixed deck and X. Our Sentar (sit or stand) model if you can find one (discountinued this year) fell in between the ZK and the others.

    Best Regards
    Wright Mfg.

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