Standers Only?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by dutchacres, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,025

    A Wright will make up time around obstacles. So even if you have a large area to mow, if you have alot of obstacles the Wright can be as quick or quicker than the ZTR because of its nimbleness.

    I have mowed our property with a 61" Bobcat ProCat, a 61" Ferris IS2000Z and a 52" Wright Stander. It takes 45-50 minutes with each machine. Doesnt matter which one. The stander has a smaller deck and lower top speed yet it keeps up.

    Now if you have wide open fields to mow then the ZTR with a higher ground speed and bigger deck is going to win...or a Stander ZK.
  2. caseysmowing

    caseysmowing LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,137

    I agree with this one.
  3. ric1

    ric1 LawnSite Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 184

    With all the talk about standers, what about the Toro Grandstand or the Gravely Pro-Stance. What do you guys think about those standers.
  4. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,345

    Im currently testing and writing a review on Gravely's new stander. Here is the link.

    What Im finding is the stander is way faster on properties under 1/2 acre and Im saving a ton of time. But over 1/2 acre my ZTR is still much faster.
  5. Realslowww

    Realslowww LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,527

    My Super 72 on any property that is bigger than a medium to upper medium sized residential unless it is all real real tight with mounds will for the most part kill a 52 stander.

    I have used standers and they are great but no match for a good Z and I say a good one, Not this 10 MPH crap.
  6. stonebridge

    stonebridge LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from NEW PALESTINE IN
    Messages: 891

    i have a 60'' john deere quik trak and a 52'' scag vride, love them both and the "older folks" that don't like those big zero turns on there yards for some reason don't mind seeing the stander on there yard even though they are about the same weight its the tires that scare them. i would rather stand than sit seems more comfortable, plus its easier to get on/off and load and unload.

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    I was going that route, i have 4 scag v rides and was ready to go with no walk behinds, hydros with velkes of course. But late this seazon i changed direction a little. I am keeping one stander and one walk behind on each trailer. The reaon being for those tricky yards that may need som funky manuevering that a stander could not do. It is working out ok so far.
    Thanks and good luck to all.
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  8. turfbuilder

    turfbuilder LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from WI
    Messages: 554

    Wright zk kicks azz..
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  9. Realslowww

    Realslowww LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,527

    How much is a 52 Wright now?, I love standers but I do know there limitations.
  10. turfbuilder

    turfbuilder LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from WI
    Messages: 554

    17% off msrp if you purchase in November. That's around $7700.00 for a Stander X. The ZK would be around a grand more I think.

    There are more limitations with a sit down z than a stander. You can cut any area with a stander that you can with a sit down. We run our sit downs primarily in bigger, flatter areas.

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