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Sulky vs. Stand on Mowers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by scottish lscape1, Jan 24, 2007.

  1. scottish lscape1

    scottish lscape1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 65

    Looking to add a new mower to the crew a 48". Should I go with a hydro WB w/sulky or a Stand on. If Stand on what brand? JD, wright, everride.
     
  2. Ric3077

    Ric3077 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,113

    I prefer a stander...I have a Wright...as far as brands...test them all and see which one you like.
     
  3. scottish lscape1

    scottish lscape1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 65

    I'm most likely going to demo a Wright & Everride. Does a stand on really live up to all the hype!? IE. Hills, works just like a wb,etc. & is the quality of cut as good as a wb.
     
  4. Ric3077

    Ric3077 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,113

    It is better on hills that a wb I think and the cut is great, no complaints I love it...
     
  5. mowers1

    mowers1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 21

    WE HAVE BEEN USING THE GREAT DANES AND HAVE HAD GREAT LUCK - WE CUT HILLS WITH THE STAND ON UNITS THAT USED TO MAKE THE GUYS TIRED WHEN THEY HAD TO WALK THEM, A GOOD STAND ON WITH TIRE PRESSURE SET AT 14PSI WILL CLIMB AND HOLD MOST HILLS - YOU WILL STILL NEED A SMALL WALK FOR THE CRAZY STEEP STUFF BUT 90% OF OUR HILL CLIMBING IS DONE WITH OUR 52" DANES - SIDE NOTE - WE TRIED OUT THE NEW SUFER FIXED DACK UNIT LAST FALL AND IT IS EVEN BETTER THAN THE FLOATING DECK DANES OR THE WRIGHTS I HAVE USED - AND YES THEY ARE AVAILABLE IN THE EVERIDE AND THE GRAVELY COLORS SINCE ACI BOUGHT DANE FROM JOHN DEERE A FEW YEARS AGO.
     
  6. scottish lscape1

    scottish lscape1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 65

    Thanks for the in-put guys.
     
  7. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,062

    OK... I wanna see where this thread goes :p
     
  8. LawnTamer

    LawnTamer LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,986

    Unless you have a lot of steep hills, I'd get some type of stand on. I tried a Stander last year, that is a sweet set-up. The advantage w/ a WB is that you can get off and walk on a steep incline.
     

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