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How to attach a rubber flap to Wright stander deck?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bwilder10h, Apr 1, 2007.

  1. bwilder10h

    bwilder10h LawnSite Member
    Messages: 186

    I just bought a 52" wright stander rapid height and it doesn't stripe nearly as well as my old Toro w/b with the rubber flap.

    I was thinking about just buying a rubber mat like several here have suggested in the threads I found when I searched, but didn't see any recommendations on how to attach it to the deck.

    I hate to think about drilling holes in it like I had to do with the Toro...;)
  2. greengiant9963

    greengiant9963 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 762

    How do you like the new stander with the rapid height? Looks like a nice mower but can't understand why they put the battery in the middle of the footplate.
  3. mrgreen3

    mrgreen3 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 34

    Drill holes,next year it's worth half regardless of the holes..It's a piece of equipment...
  4. bwilder10h

    bwilder10h LawnSite Member
    Messages: 186

    It's an awesome machine. I got to use it today quite a bit (don't normally work on Sunday's but it rained all day yesterday) and it put grins on my face at every stop. A 3 acre lot that took me 2.5 hours last year got completed in 1 hour 10 minutes. The mower screams and cuts like a dream. I thought the 19hp kaw might be a little underpowered but it buzzes through tall grass at full speed without a hitch. I will never mow with anything else....

    With the battery, they just ran out of room. Being between my feet doesn't bother me. You quickly forget it's there...

    mrgreen, actually a 2002 52/19 with 95 hours just sold for $4500 on ebay so I doubt that 1/2 rule applies to these things.

    Any other suggestions on mounting?
  5. dKoester

    dKoester LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,346

    Standers are very nice. Here is some advice for you on your machine. Don't forget to tie a small sandwich bag around the fuse housing. This keeps your fuses from getting wet and going bad. Also, keep an eye on your battery terminals make sure they are tight. If they are loose your machine won't run. if your machine doesn't start for some reason use this check list. Test battery, fuses, selenoid, and make sure your brake is on. Won't start with the break off safety precaution.
  6. bwilder10h

    bwilder10h LawnSite Member
    Messages: 186

    Yeah, I figured that out the hard way... :rolleyes:

    Anyone else have suggestions for the rubber strip?
  7. cwmiller928

    cwmiller928 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 109

    I have the same exact mower and was wondering just that. I thought about chains. But would rather go for a mat of some type. Also where could i get a piece of mat like that?
  8. bwilder10h

    bwilder10h LawnSite Member
    Messages: 186

    Yeah I want to stick with the rubber mat too. I had really good luck with it on my Toro w/b. I picked that stripe kit for the Toro up off ebay for $25 and it was for the 52" as well. Might have to look for another... just need a way to attach without drilling.

    I think you could get a thick enough mat from a truck (semi) supply store or a place that sells those truck bed mats... they might have some scraps laying around.
  9. bobcat175

    bobcat175 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 377

    I would look into attaching something using the wheelie holes behind the foot plate. Let me know if this works as I'm probably going to do the same.
  10. naturescape

    naturescape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,696

    A couple years ago here, there were great pics of a Wright set up with a rubber flap bolted all along the rear of the deck -- it looked like it would stripe GREAT. But I believe he took those posts down, maybe as he wanted to patent or market the idea, if I remember what he said correctly.

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