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Scag Vride vrs Wright Standers????

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by Keene Landscaping, Apr 14, 2014.

  1. Keene Landscaping

    Keene Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 51

    I am going to be purchasing either a scag v-ride or one of the wright standers. I was curious if anyone has demo'd the two and what their preference was in the end and why.
  2. Keene Landscaping

    Keene Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 51

    Wow, no one has debated between the two?
  3. jpotter0135

    jpotter0135 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    I prefer the Wright stander. Ive ran a 52 for years at different companies. We just bought a new one last year the Rapid Height.
  4. MilitaryMowers

    MilitaryMowers LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    I drove the V-ride 36" and the Stander RH 36" at my dealer and the differences that helped me make my decision were; the V-ride has a shorter rear wheel base with skinnier rear tires which makes it feel unstable, especially on hill sides. The standing platform on the Scag sticks way out the rear of the already longer design of the v ride versus the compact wright which has the standing platform in-between the wheel base. The overall length of the Vride when they were side by side was pretty noticeable and would take up a lot more room on a trailer and not as tight of turns when operating.
    I ultimately went with the Wright as they invented that stand on mower and improved their design through the years, so far I have been pleased with the decision and am looking to upgrade to either the X or Intensity models for my next wright.
  5. Armsden&Son

    Armsden&Son LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,358

    I have been operating the V Ride recently and while I swear by Wright and I think Wright is the best....

    The V Ride is really impressing me....

    The ride is super super comfortable and the hydros are really responsive and strong....

    The one I have been operating is a 36 incher....
  6. mattymax

    mattymax LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 179

    I have the 52" Stander X. Still working on getting the deck dialed in but the ride, maneuverability around objects and the hills stability is amazing. Tight spots even on hills is great. Very impressed so far and I only logged about 8 hours. Also takes up less room on the trailer and in the shed than my 48" WB did

  7. hillbilly1188

    hillbilly1188 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 24

    i own a new scag vride 61" and love the ride and is great on hills been places i should have not been but it done great... never mowed with a wright just no dealer close to me but compared to exmark hands down scag. i like all the rollers for the big deck. very couishing platform. and easy to throw your wieght to one side for better grip if needed instead of being between the wheels. ive got 100+ hrs on it by now.. i mow two lots thats 3+ acres dont hurt my back at all and you can move around allitle with the big platform. only down fault i have is the controls could use less effort to move..
  8. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,670

    Vride platform is more comfy

    wright is a better mower, for standers

    why doesn't my v ride foam cushion thingy adjust like they do in the dang video?? its fixed!
  9. kawakx125

    kawakx125 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,130

    my vote goes to wright, while their deck could be better, the rest of the mower is exactly what you want in a stander. stand right between the wheels, easy controls, very compact. I have taken my 52'' X on some seriously steep hills and have never had the front end come up or slid down one sideways
  10. caseysmowing

    caseysmowing LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,137

    Both are good. Pros and cons to both. Demo both for at least 10 hours a piece and let us know what you decided.
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