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GrandStand and Wright Stander side by side

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by brucec, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. brucec

    brucec LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 479

    Here is a Wright I just sold next to the toro GrandStand I had on demo last weekend. Both are great machines. Side by side I would almost call it a draw but I had to give it to the toro because of the turbo force deck. With that being said I bought a 60" BadBoy with the 32hp Vangard. See pic in my other post.

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  2. brucec

    brucec LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 479

    A few more.

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  3. Mowbizz

    Mowbizz LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 970

    The foot positioning on the Wright looks very restrictive (one position for your feet) whereas the Toro gives a wide open pad to vary foot position...That alone would be a deal breaker for me with my size 13 wide feet...:drinkup:
     
  4. brucec

    brucec LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 479

    for some reason I liked the wright platform better, and I have big feet as well
     
  5. brucec

    brucec LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 479

    The toro is a 48" that is all they had for me to demo, A 52" would have had more trim side.
     
  6. W.L.M.

    W.L.M. LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 525

    The grand stand certainly looks like a lot more machine, what price did they offer you on it ? and what engine?
     
  7. brucec

    brucec LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 479

    $7490 tax included but I would have had to buy at least one weight for the front because the front end wanted to come up on me on moderate inclines. I am 6' 4" 270# though. I didn't really think it was right to have to pay $100 for a weight to keep the front end down, seems like a design flaw to me. The wright would climb some crazy hills and never begin to lose the front. I still REALLY liked the grandstand though! I bought a bad boy for $500 more and it is much more machine. I know it is apples to oranges but for $500 the bad boy was a no brainer. I will get another stander later.
     
  8. brucec

    brucec LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 479

    Sorry that was for the 52"/ 23 hp.
     
  9. joef450snowplow

    joef450snowplow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 844

    i like the toro looks cool and u got more space for you feet
     
  10. Smithco Lawncare

    Smithco Lawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 143

    thats a rh stander, I never knew it was SOOOOOOOOO much smaller than the regular oe.
     

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