help pick the right mower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Doc_77, Aug 12, 2004.

  1. Doc_77

    Doc_77 LawnSite Member
    from IL
    Messages: 92

    i have been looking at the wright stander 36 and super surfer 36, I'm not sure what one to get.
    these 2 mowers seem perfect for me. i cut only small yards with fences and lots of small areas where backing up is needed.
    anyway if any one has opinions on these or have used them i would love to hear some comments .
    i was also looking at some hydro 36 walk behinds but i can't decide what i should get.

    also are buntons any good ??? my dealer seems bent on selling me one for more then an exmark turf tracer HP !!!
    at least i got a good laugh when he claimed they cut better then exmark :p
  2. TClawn

    TClawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,036

    I've heard there are problems getting parts for the great dane so unless you have a really good dealer i would not even consider it.

    I have only heard good things about the wright stander but have never owned one.

    the turf tracer hp is a pretty good unit but the stander will have more manueverablity in tight areas then the turf tracer.

    buntons are a piece of junk in my opinion.
    remember your machine is only as good as the dealer servicing it.
    and demo demo demo!
  3. Doc_77

    Doc_77 LawnSite Member
    from IL
    Messages: 92

    err sorry i messed up on the turf tracer HP it was the viking hydro.

    i heard it was hard getting parts for the great dane. thats why I'm a little worried about getting it. i have a wright dealer 5 minutes from me. but i do not trust them at ALL !!!
    especially after he said he was going to add 8% to the price of the mower when i told him i was paying with a credit card. :angry:
  4. TClawn

    TClawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,036

    I would run from that dealer as fast as my legs would carry me!
    he sounds like he would be nothing but problems for you if anything ever broke.

    I don't know much about the viking so I can't help there.
  5. clay duncan

    clay duncan LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 445

    take a close look at the 36 wright velke mower. it will go anywhere, up anything and i think it mows better than our 48 turf tracer exmark. dealers have to pay a % of total cost on that credit card but 8% sounds high.......
  6. Doc_77

    Doc_77 LawnSite Member
    from IL
    Messages: 92

    ya i know they do . from what i understand 2% is the norm that credit card CO's charge. but when he said 8 , it made me think he is trying to rip me off.

    anyway, bumping this up because I'm at a loss . i don't know what mower i should get and i would rather listen to the people here that know , then a dealer trying to sell me something :)
  7. txlawnking

    txlawnking LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,905

    Doc, that's affirmative on the Dane parts availability.. I have had trouble getting some for mine.... As for the Wright.. It looks like a good machine, but again, you couldn't PAY ME to buy from my local Wright dealer, He sux... And refused to let me demo the machine properly... Go to Wright's web site and see if there is another dealer for them nearby... IT's too bad that Deere doesn't Make the Quick Trak in a 36"... That would be nice....
  8. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,370

    We use 2 36" Snapper Hydro and 1 36" Scag Hydro for our small yards. We had a demo Great Dane for a week and we didn't see any reason for changing...we are getting another Scag. One problem is low tree limbs and sharping the blades is more difficult on the Great Dane. For both Scag and Snapper we get parts in 3 days.
  9. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Messages: 4,205

    So why not an Exmark?
  10. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Fanatic
    from zone 6
    Messages: 6,057

    Exmark 36 TTHP and the mulch lit and stripping roller work great, Excellent cut, and excellent wet grass bagging.

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