Stand on mowers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by wannabemowing, Apr 27, 2008.

  1. wannabemowing

    wannabemowing LawnSite Member
    Messages: 106

    I was just wondering how these mows handle. I have seen many of them being used by other companies and I have mentioned to my boss that they would be nice to have. They seem easy to handle but he said that they aren't any good. I just wanted a little info on how they handle compared to a zturn. I guess I thought they looked easier to work and looked kinda fun:) So give me some info on these bad boys!!
  2. flattoplawncare

    flattoplawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 321

    I dont know what his prob is but you can see more of what is happening, save your back (he prob does not care) go up and down curbs easier this is my experience so far i just started using it this week.
  3. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,801

    Best mowers..You can see everything in front of you..have him demo one or you can ask for a you'll like it..
  4. hackitdown

    hackitdown LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,610

    I have a Great Dane Super Surfer. It is way. way faster than a walk-behind, but not as productive as a ZTR.
  5. wannabemowing

    wannabemowing LawnSite Member
    Messages: 106

    So compared to a z-turn which would be more productive, or does that depend on your property? Also how well do they handle on slopes? You may think this is a dumb question but how do you get to demo these mowers??
  6. Lawnut101

    Lawnut101 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,260

    The Wright mowers are pretty sweet. I would definitely buy one if I needed one and could afford one. I drove one around at my dealers, and I really liked it. Maybe next year I'll have one. They are really good on hills as well.
  7. wannabemowing

    wannabemowing LawnSite Member
    Messages: 106

    So to demo mowers do you just go to a dealer and say hey I want to demo this mower or how does that whole thing work? I really need to try to convince my boss to buy a new mower, he has a nice deere z turn but the other one has to be 10 years old at least and it is nothing but trouble!!
  8. wannabemowing

    wannabemowing LawnSite Member
    Messages: 106

    I'm guessing an hour or so on one of the standers and you have the hang of it? How do you go about getting a demo of these machines?
  9. Loyds Lawn Service

    Loyds Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Messages: 23

    I own a Great Dane surfer and love it. My brother inlaw talked me into it and glad he did.

    BNR LAWN SERVICES LawnSite Member
    Messages: 33

    I have a wright rapid hite and love it. For normal size lawns it is great with the small foot print of the mower able to go between houses and turn around without going on other properties. I have one 3 acre cut and it gets old standing that long and wish I had a ztr for that job.

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