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Great Dane vs Wright Stander

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by AB Lawn Care, Jan 27, 2000.

  1. AB Lawn Care

    AB Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 585

    I have seen that Great Dane and Wright Stander both look like they would be great mowers both are fast,zero turn,stable on hilly areas and they don't take up much needed room on trailers.I am convinced they would be at least looking into.But the problem i have is not are they a good mower it is what's better Dane or Stander?Has anyone tryed both mowers?What one did you pick?If any one has any idea on witch is better please let me know what you think.<p>THANKS! <br>from:Adam<br>AB Lawn Care
  2. Lazer

    Lazer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,446

    Ran them both.<p>I like the Super Surfer by Great Dane with the large rear tires and quick-adjust height of cut. (Haven't run that particular one, though)<p>Both machines are built by gentlemen who are innovative and have a history of quality products.
  3. ashlandscaping

    ashlandscaping Banned
    Messages: 113

    I have ran both and I own Great Danes. Dane just came out with a new super surfer for this season it is alot better then the Wright Stander more updated. Here keep this in mind Dane Scag designed the wright stander for the Grass Gobbler company First cutter they ever made. Then Dane designed the Surfer. I like the ride and comfort of the Surfer better. Go down to your dealer and see if they have a new Super Surfer their yet, most likey not the Mid-Am show last week was the first showing of the super surfer. I have had a chance to play with one but not cut with one yet since snow on the ground but the feel is to me aleast is that much better. Here a guy by me who used to be a chopper man sold all his riders and gave his guys surfers to use, They cut mostly multi-faimly and comm. but this machine has saved him about 15 hours a week in cutting. This machine will cut anywhere a walk behind can go. In spring take a demo for a couple days one of both and try them out see which you like better.
  4. Lazer

    Lazer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,446

    ashlandscaping,<p>I was at the mid-am as well. Kinda cool, I guess. We bought a ton of plants.<p>As I understand it, Lawn-Wright (builders of Grass Gobbler, Clip software, Velke, Wright Stander, etc.) owns the patent for that type of machine. Dane Scag builds the Surfer under license from them. That's what I was told anyway.<p>The Dane is already more cutting edge with the quick adjust HOC and larger drive tires.
  5. Barkleymut

    Barkleymut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,117

    Does anyone know what the cost for each of these mowers is? Just a ball park guess even? I'm just curious. Thanks
  6. Lazer

    Lazer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,446

    I think they're about $1000 more than their walk behind counterparts w/ the same engine/deck size etc.
  7. moonarrow

    moonarrow LawnSite Member
    Messages: 223

    I own a wright stander and love compared it to the dane I liked the wright better the front whells on the dane were to big and stuck out to far I used walk behindes with sulikes when worked for others and the wright saves at least 1/3 the time it strips good and is very manuverable have had it for one season and had no problems in 300 hrs. paid $3800 for it new good luck <p>----------<br>Dale moonarrow@hotmail.com<br>Southern lawn and Landscape
  8. Kent Lawns

    Kent Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 870

    What engine and deck size for $3800?
  9. moonarrow

    moonarrow LawnSite Member
    Messages: 223

    48&quot; deck 18 hp b&g vangard v-twin<p>----------<br>Dale moonarrow@hotmail.com<br>Southern lawn and Landscape
  10. ashlandscaping

    ashlandscaping Banned
    Messages: 113

    Hey Lazer it was a good show. No as far as Dane and Wright goes Wright Suied Dane for the design so Dane Scagg redesigned the mowwer which is the Super Surfer. And put a patent on it total differant then Wright so now no more problems. Great Dane came out before the wright Stander did. As far as the wheels go I like that plus the Danes wheels hold up better then the Wright. I saw a lot of guys going and buying Danes front wheels and bolting them on to the Wright Standers to get rid of the problems of breaking them off all the time. As far as price goes 52 20hp Great Dane is around $ 4500 about a $ 1000 more then a walk behind give or take a few dollars. BUT a couple thousand less then the common ZTR riders. Plus takes up less space.

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