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How well do standers stripe??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by GRT, May 7, 2004.

  1. GRT

    GRT LawnSite Member
    Messages: 116

    I've never even considered standers before, but they are really starting to interest me. They seem lighter, more stable, and more manuverable than your average ZTR rider, and provide better visibility. (those are just some advantages others claim, but I'm sure individuals opinions vary).

    My question is, are you happy with the striping ability compared ZTR riders?? I don't want to sacrifice the quality of the cut, or the overall effect of the lawn. If you've got some pictures, I love to see them. I am considering Wright, Great Dane, and JD...I'm probably going with a 52" or 61" cut.


  2. Signature Services

    Signature Services LawnSite Member
    Messages: 43

    Hey I have used a Wright Stander, 52" for about two years and it has a tendency to stripe certain grasses more than others. Like Bermuda and Rye does well, but Centipede and mutt-grass it just cuts it down. You need to bag it somehow (we use Gobbler) and that will give a nicer finish.
    It is very quick and easy to use. Doesn't hop curbs like I'd like but that's not too bad.
  3. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,177

    I would agree with Signature. I am building a striping kit for mine. Because sometimes when you get onto thin lawns you can get a good strip. But on thick lawns they do very well. I would go with a stander. I have two and love them. There is nothing that will stop a 52" 23 kawi, but a 52" 17 kawi will get bogged down a little. Which is why when i replace mine, i am getting 23hp kawi engines. Get a 19hp at a minumim. The 52" is the best deck on a stander. If you are looking at a 61" check out the wright sentar. I have one and you will love it.
  4. thelawnkid

    thelawnkid LawnSite Member
    Messages: 139

    I will take some pictures of the stripes that my 52 makes later on today. I think that they look pretty good.
  5. GRT

    GRT LawnSite Member
    Messages: 116

    I'd sure appreciate it. Thanks!

  6. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,177

    Here is a picture of my lawn. I cut it a week ago, and you can still see the stripe. You can not see any of the other stripes, since i over seeded last week. The tractor screwed up all the stripes with the roller on the overseeder. Usally it has a double checker board pattern.


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