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stand-on vs walk behind

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bobo316, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. bobo316

    bobo316 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 130

    i'm looking to buy either mower this year .can anyone give me some pro and con on this ,i have a few hillsides as well.all will be apprec.
  2. buttaluv

    buttaluv LawnSite Senior Member
    from MidWest
    Messages: 569

    you'll probably get a lot in OPINIONS....just remember that is exactly what they are, get what works for you!

    that said, I bought a Wright Stander, put about 20 hours on it and sold it to go back to a walk behind....I have several hillsides as well....

    Flat ground, it mowed great, and bagged great...but I could only use it on a hand full of my properties.
  3. bobo316

    bobo316 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 130

    thanks im trying to get away from my push mower,i have a ztr 52".and i know this summer is going to be another hot one.
  4. ncknaklawns

    ncknaklawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 379

    I use my stander on one slope that is ~38 degrees its 36in cut. With the bald tires last fall got real challenging. Just ordered some new ones online to see if I can change them out on my own. I bag everything so getting back to the truck ASAP gets me to my next lawn quicker. I don't know how you walkers can do it. I do the walking during the trim cycle=enough for me.
  5. buttaluv

    buttaluv LawnSite Senior Member
    from MidWest
    Messages: 569

    If you already have a 52" ztr, I would definately get a W/B, put a velke on it and cut a rug!
  6. Baytownlawncare

    Baytownlawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 236

    Well I live here in flat southeast Texas. I love my V-ride but with my weight on hills it will pop a wheelie. Other than that it is much faster then my walk behind. It is a 36" model and it get into tight spots and out again. I am still learning how to use it and mow real slow around obstacles but in the open I fly. I guess it depends on how your properties are. If you live in a hilly area you might want to think twice about a rider.
  7. watsmi57

    watsmi57 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 327

    i just went thru all this, lotsa research and just bought 2 mowers. i felt like the perfect rig for me and my area was a 52 ztr and a 36 WB. the 36 is to go places the 52 can't get, like slopes and gated back yards. i also have some commercial accounts with some severe ditches that i have only been able to push mow so far. i, like you, also wanted to get away from the push mower . i felt like the wb was the best way to go. remember this - something you can walk behind will always hold hills better than anything you are sitting or standing on.
  8. bobo316

    bobo316 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 130

    thanks all,i really enjoyed all the input ,i think the walkbehind will be my choice.:)
  9. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,021

    stand-on will cut lot faster than a walk behind once you will get used to a stand on you wont regret it
  10. bobo316

    bobo316 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 130

    when u do have to get off and walk, compared to the walkbehind ,is it fairly easy to operate it on a bank or ditchline?

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