I did research. Went through about 25 pages of the forums, and found nothing that directly helped with my question. Do you have any specific advice from experience from using 32/36" stander? If so, please let me know your experience. Thank you.Do some research on the site using the search function. She love the small frame standers buttoners hate them. Cons are narrow tires and poor hill side stability. If you cut mostly flat areas that might not be an issue for you. Look for a brand that has the widest tires.
In the end, though, purchase, what is available at what you consider a great dealer.
The 48" only goes through maybe 6 of the back yard gates we need to get through out of 45 total yards we service. We were running a 32 WB but it recently gave out, and are having to make due with a 21" for now. Fortunately where we work everything is pretty flat, so we don't ever really have to worry about how the machine runs on hills. The main reason we were considering a stand on vs a traditional ZTR was size for the trailer. Definitely will think about maybe another walk behind though, considering the price, as you mentioned.I owned a 36" Ferris Z1 for getting through gates in a subdivision where I had 65 yards. Traded for a 48" badboy revolt when I got rid of that contract. The 36" was just not productive enough on anything but those yards where it was all that would fit. How many of those yards can you not get in with a 48 and would it justify a $7k standon vs a walk behind at half the cost? They do make 36" sit down zturns btw, cheaper and would probably maneuver better on hills. That's where the 36" stander struggled. Real narrow wheel base and the engine was a weight pulling the front down hill, struggled to turn up hill and have had to pull the front around many times and drive straight up a hill, not fun when there is a lake at the bottom. Even with this new revolt I put 1.5 inch wheel spacers on the rear to kick the tires out further and help on hillsides, just a downfall with standers.
32 would get in everywhere, 36 would only not go through 5/6 gates out of all the yards we service. Was leaning towards the 36 for better productivity. What 32 are you running and what's your experience been like with it?32 and 36 will be the same thing, the question is, do you require a 32 to get into your gates? I do, so i bought a 32.