Small ZTR vs Wright Stander

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by pugs, Aug 16, 2006.

  1. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,025

    I see alot of talk about the small 34-36" ZTRs...but what about the 32 and 36" Wright Standers?

    I was just curious why I never see them suggested as an alternative...
  2. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,547

    I have owned a great dane and a gravely 34z. The differnece is too much to imagine. Would you rather sit or stand when your hot and tired? What would you rather hook a chain to and pull out a dead shrub or another stuck mower? How many people dont like the small riders? Ha ha ha!!! The last one was a trick question. How many people who own a small rider dont like it? Better yet, how many who have one dont love it?
  3. Ferdelance

    Ferdelance LawnSite Member
    Messages: 76

    I would take a 32 Stander over an gravely 34.
  4. Idealtim

    Idealtim LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 939

    gravely for me.
  5. dKoester

    dKoester LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,327

    Stander hands down!!
  6. dlm17

    dlm17 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 102

    stander has worked for me also takes up less space in trailer
  7. stuffdeer

    stuffdeer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,617

    I'd go with a Small ZTR before I bought a Stander...
    Even though those standers are neat!
  8. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,362

    Very good point and the Wright Sentar Sport has a seat, a starter, rapid height adjustment. If you have customers that may be sensitive to having large machines on the property this is an alternative. I believe this unit is going to a big winner. We have had ours for about 5 months and like it a lot compared to Snapper and Scag Hydro WB machines that we used previously. We have the twin cyclinder 17hp Kaw which is plenty of power. It works well on hills since you can step off or lean from a standing position. This unit will cost more than Gravely.
  9. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,025

    Yah, I only mentioned the standers since you can get them closer to the prices of a 34-36 ZTR. The Sentar Sport is another small option. I have a 36" one of those sitting here that I have not taken out of the crate yet.
  10. Daneman

    Daneman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 154

    Pugs, where is your shop located? I have a cousin that lives in Minooka, and is looking for a dealer?

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