I have a predator pro and since I got a stander the pred pro just sits collecting dust besides cleanup time. . If standers had better fall cleanup baggers I’d get rid of the pred pro completely. Huge relief on my back vs a Ztr. I’m getting a tiny bit of center back inflammation but nothing compared to how my lower back feels after sitting on a ztr all day.I'm sure this will get mixed reviews from my LS brethren, but hey, it is what it is lol!
I've been thinking about doing this for a while now, and today when I saw a 2019 61 V-ride for sale at the Dealer, I had to inquire. The short of it is (assuming my guy I've worked with for 8 years is telling the truth) the mower was traded in by a fella who trades every two years because he likes his stuff under warranty. It's got the Kawi 801 engine. I traded my '16 Cheetah 61 inch with the 31 Kaw for the V-ride (both with about the same number of hours) even up. No cash, check, credit.... nothing. Only think I need to do with the V-ride is put new tires on it ($250).
I figure if I hate standing the whole time, I can always go back. But I am ready for a change. When I run my gen I v-ride for extended periods of time, my back and knees always feel so much better, than when I sit for those long times. Obviously taking a risk buying used, especially since I've taken really good care of the Cheetah. But in the end, I think this is going to be a better fit for me once I get a little more time on it.