Who uses standers to mow small residential yards?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by kse1221, Jun 8, 2014.

  1. Chris_NC06

    Chris_NC06 LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Sanford, NC
    Messages: 6,825

    52" Grandstand is our "main" mower.
  2. Marshmallow

    Marshmallow LawnSite Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 329

    Lovin my new 48 V-Ride, I can't tell that it's slower than a 60" even on open lots, just so easy to turn and get around on.
  3. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,104

    It would be nice if "small" wasn't such a subjective term.

  4. samuel_schumaker

    samuel_schumaker LawnSite Member
    Messages: 24

    Ok, been on this site awhile but haven't ever posted. Whats the deal with walk behind and stander mowers? Whats the advantage of them vs. small zero turn riders? I have never seen any lawncare business in northeast Kansas use either one. Everyone here uses riders or a 21" pusher for tight spaces. Most of the guys use 60" mowers and a few have 54's. Are our lawns just that much larger in general?
  5. Marshmallow

    Marshmallow LawnSite Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 329

    People don't realize how good the stand on mowers are. They are lighter smaller and more maneuverable, unless you are riding the mower for over an hour a stander is the ticket. I will never buy another rider.
  6. TPCLandscaping

    TPCLandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 336

    Ive put more hours on my stander than my zero turn. So much more efficient
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  7. Chuckduck

    Chuckduck LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 549

    How long have you had your 48" scag vride ?
    Looking to buy either a 36" wright stander or a scag vride and don't know what to buy yet !!
  8. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,370

    thats a tough one.

    i run a scag bride right now that whenever the guys use itÂ… i get complaints!:laugh:

    I think they have brain farts about not setting the deck height right and then go as fast as jesus will carry them on a prayer.

    If it's for employees, I'd get a Wright Fixed deck 36" as cheap as you can get it.

    If it's for you. Deck height adjustment is nice.
    The Vride is a bit more comfortable than the Wright.
  9. Chuckduck

    Chuckduck LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 549

    It's for me and I will be operating it. I had a older 36" wright stander probably a 2008 and it seemed like it would rut the grass a little bit but I heard the newer ones have slightly bigger tires in the back but haven't confirmed that yet. It's funny because if you go to a dealer that sells both they tell you to go with the scag when I see wright standees everywhere mowing
  10. kse1221

    kse1221 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 33

    By small i meant yards from 6000sqft to 10000sqft. Also taking in to consideration the fact that you have to squeeze through a gate that is 36 inches give or take.

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