frederick md mower sale

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mickman, Apr 9, 2003.

  1. mickman

    mickman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 96

    this saturday at Frederick MD harry grove stadium, Wright manuf.

    co. is selling their sentars. I went to the plant where they produce

    these machines. They had alot of sentars & stand-up riders. Some

    didn't even have hrs. on them. They said dealers went out of

    business and they bought they're inventory back. They were

    adding oil coolers to them. I test rode 25 hpower, very fast,

    however the seat seemed like a ball buster. I don't know how

    well they cut, but they seemed pretty nice. Prices were from

    $ 3k to $ 5500. But I think I'll buy another lazer 27hp lcooled.

    Anyone have an sentar? Let us know what you think.
  2. Grass Master

    Grass Master LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 328

    The Sentar sucks!! Hits you in the "Sentar of your butt!!

    Buy another Lazer!!

    Wright is "selling off" their product direct at low prices because nobody wants it...plain and simple!!
  3. lawn and stump

    lawn and stump LawnSite Member
    Messages: 191

    I just bought my second Sentar and think they are the best mower in my 20yrs of business. the last years model did have a hard seat and they redesigned it on this years model and added an oil cooler. the cutting quality is great.
  4. Scraper

    Scraper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,656

    I'll have to agree with Lawn & Stump. I just bought this year's new improved Sentar with the 25 HP 61" cut. Still working on leashing this thing in, but comfort does not seem to be an issue. Have yet to see cut quality as grass is still growing in, but if it is anything like their stand-on, I have no worries.

    Echo speaking from first hand experience? Have you tried the new version? Any mower is going to have its kinks to work out the first couple years of production. I believe Wright has worked them out and some. You should go take a look at the new version before you bash it.
  5. Gravely_Man

    Gravely_Man LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,075

    Thank you for the tip. I will pass this along to some of the companies in the area that us their equipment.

  6. Buba

    Buba LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Messages: 93

    I have been in this business for a long time as well, and it bothers me when I read posts from people bad mouthing products that they haven't even demoed. The sentar seat has been changed to a big cushy wide style. They also added a large spring to adjust tension on the seat. This is the best hill machine that I have ever used. Low center of gravity of the machine makes it very very good on hills. You owe it to yourself to demo this machine. This company is going places. The stander has been a great mower and now they have the sentar and a new walk behind. I have been watching this guy since he invented the stand on sulky (velke). Scapers in our area are swithching to wright's standers and sentars. Don't know about the new walk yet.
  7. Tidycut

    Tidycut LawnSite Member
    Messages: 67

    Scraper, I own a Stander and really like it and I’m also considering the Sentar.

    I have a question though does the new model have the hand controls located higher (for standing) than the previous model? Seems like I heard a rumor about that, but don’t know if it’s true or not.

  8. Buba

    Buba LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Messages: 93

    Tidy cut, yes the control frame is higher now. I heard that tall users asked wright to raise the frame so it would be more comfortable. I noticed it when I saw the 2003 model at my dealer. They also made a protective cover for the front caster bearing cap. I also heard that it is faster than last year.
  9. Tidycut

    Tidycut LawnSite Member
    Messages: 67

    Excellent, thanks for the reply Buba. The last time I was at my dealer I didn’t see the new model - guess I need to stop in and look.

  10. Scraper

    Scraper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,656

    I see Bubba beat me to the punch. LOL My only problem now is with the kill switch on the foot plate. Seems like the way I stand, when I bounce my feet lift a bit and kill the engine. Not all the way mind you, but I can hear it shutting down. I found in sitting position If I wedge my feet underneath the shelf I can avoid this. Any Sentar users know if this is adjustable or if I am doing something wrong?

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