WB or stander?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by QC Lawn Services, Aug 26, 2004.

  1. QC Lawn Services

    QC Lawn Services LawnSite Member
    Messages: 63

    I just did a search of the site trying to get some opinions on what the community feels is a better choice: a WB or a stander?

    All of the properties that we currently mow are smaller residential lawns with standard 36" gates. We would like to increase our efficiency over the 21" push mowers that we currently use. Since neither of us has used a WB or a stander, we wanted to opinions as to what would be a better type of mower to buy for our situation.
  2. MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC

    MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 840

    Until they put bigger tires on the 36" standers, go with a wb. The standers will rut too much.
  3. sprout

    sprout LawnSite Member
    Messages: 94

    I have wanted a stander from the first day. However, a stander will never get me in and out of many places, you must think of how your opertion is set up. I have a lot of hills, burms, retention ponds,and all kinds of low hanging tree branches, a stander will just never work for me. Think-about-it!!! :rolleyes:
  4. Doc_77

    Doc_77 LawnSite Member
    from IL
    Messages: 92

    check out this thread. people are talking about a 32 " stander and the new wright's coming out .
    i can't really give ya any advice on these mowers. if i did i would be just talking out of my @** but i thought this might help ...

  5. Tider6972

    Tider6972 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 649

    If you have 36" gates, ( measure the narrowest portion, post to hinge or post to post, etc), you need to know a 36" mower won't usually pass through--usually!

    If that is the case, you have several options: if you like to walk, a 32" WB; if you prefer to ride, Gravely makes a commercial grade ZRT that has a maximum width of 35.3 inches.It's only weakness is poor hill holding; it will handle only mild slopes.

    The Wright Stander 36 also won't clear a 36" opening.

    Hustler also makes the FasTrak that is less than 36" wide, but has a non-commercial hydro system.
  6. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,177

    If you have been on this site long enough, you know what I will say.

    Get the stander. The 32" model is going to be a big seller. I know I want one. Or you could pick up a 04 model 36" stander real cheap in the spring, since everyone is going to want the new style.

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