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new machine research

Discussion in 'Wright Manufacturing, Inc. (Archived)' started by dschomp, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. dschomp

    dschomp LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    I have been looking for a new 52" mower and have been concentrating on the Wright machines. I like the Standar RH but I have concerns about the frame. Most of the customers I currently have are hilly lawns with a lot of tree roots, rocks, and some holes. When doing research on the RH I have heard of a number of people with the frames cracking just in front of the rear wheels, as well as saw 2 frames sitting in the junk pile at a local dealer, that had been replaced under warranty with the same cracks. Have there been any changes made to resolve these issues? What if I buy a machine and the frame cracks after the warranty expires? Should I look at the heavier frame machines like the original Standar, Sentar, or the new ZK as the frames look stronger and able to take more abuse? Also I'm not a small operator at about 300lbs, adding more stress to the machine.

    -Lawn Watcher
  2. WrightCommercial

    WrightCommercial Inactive
    Messages: 526


    I have replied to you from the contact area. The frame issue has been resolved, and yes, they have been covered under warranty. I have extended the warranty for the early model frames for an additional year for parts only. The heavier frame machines would make a better fit for you mainly for comfort. If you choose a smaller frame unit, I recommend you get on the unit and have someone measure for deck pitch.

    Best regards
    Wright Service Dept.

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