Is a Wright 60in Stander (w/out a floating deck)too big?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by CharlieBingo, Jun 28, 2005.

  1. CharlieBingo

    CharlieBingo LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 400

    I had a Dane 60in Super Surfer w/ a floating deck and it was fine. Am I asking for trouble with a deck this big that's fixed scalping, transport etc?
  2. jtkplc

    jtkplc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,656

    i've spend many hours on a 61" stander and they do scalp pretty bad. the deck hangs past both sides of the tires 4 or so inches. the 61" is on a 52" frame, so the over hang is a lot. if you're good enough, you can avoid most scalping, but i wouldn't recommend a 61" stander, only a 52", those can go anywhere and you can't scalp with them if you tried, well maybe not, but they hardly ever scalp.
  3. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,177

    52" is the only way to go with the standers. The 61" is to big. It scalps really bad on hills. I had one for a week. Traded it back for a 52". Couldn't be happier with it.

    Even the 61" sentar still scalps a little with its floating deck.
  4. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,366

    We recently switched to almost all standers this year. The 52's are the biggest machines we use. As stated they fit almost everywhere, and have alot of ground speed. A 61" is just too big IMO, unless you are doing acres of flatlands. :)
  5. WoodBrothersLC

    WoodBrothersLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 418

    If we showed up to a residential account with anything larger than a 52", we'd lose a lot of business.

    -Mark Wood
  6. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
    Messages: 2,572

    I had a 61" for a year. I really never had scaping issues. But I used my Toro 36" more because of the size of the 61". I traded it in on a 52" this year and now the 36" sees a lot less mow time.

  7. CharlieBingo

    CharlieBingo LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 400

    I heard something about Wright coming out with a Quick height change or something to that effect, I hope it's true.

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