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Why a stander?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mo Green, Nov 17, 2004.

  1. Mo Green

    Mo Green LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,487

    I've heard alot of guys talking about running standers. Why use one instead of a ZTR? I've never used a stander and wanted to know what their advantages are over ZTRs.
  2. CharlieBingo

    CharlieBingo LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 400

    Visibility, easier on lower back,more compact & manueverible,safer on hills.
  3. Mo Green

    Mo Green LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,487

    Good answer. Thanks.
  4. FosterLawnscaping

    FosterLawnscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 112

    My 52 inch super surfer takes up less room on the trailer than my 48 inch walk behind or a ztr. But like he said, great on hills and great visibility. Plus you develop good sea-legs.
  5. wissel_landscaping

    wissel_landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 262

    easy to bail out if you get in a situation.
  6. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,296

    very true, try bailing out of a zrt, tough!
  7. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,332

    A must have for "unfriendly" landscaping layouts..areas where Z's can't get to, a Stander can get in and out much faster and with higher productivity than a walk behind. I take mine everywhere I took the WB's and then some. I can fit 2 48" Standers on my 10' Hydroseeding trailer w/ breathing room, and will have 3 of them on a 14' trailer come spring.If you have a Wright dealer or JD dealer, try a demo and see for yourself. I love my Standers..
  8. EastProLawn

    EastProLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,110

    You said it, I have a Stander and I love it, I had to bail once, thank god it was a Stander. :)
  9. smlavin

    smlavin LawnSite Member
    Messages: 183


    Why did you choose to go with 48" over 54'? Will 48" squeeeeeeeze through 48" gates that a 54" could never do or is there some other reason?

    I like the wider tires and trim side on a 54" but not if a 48" will actually go through most 4ft gates.

  10. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,332

    We actually had two clients with gates that were too small to get the new mowers through, so I offered to split the cost of a new gate with them 50 / 50..only one took me up on it, the other didn't mind paying the whole bill. I got a really great deal on my Standers this June, and 48 was the choice based on that..I plan on buying a new 23 / 52" in March or April , and both gates are now double 4 ft opposed gates that swing out to 8', so we are limitless to equipment back there now. And no, it won't fit thru a single 4 ft gate...we tried before while demoing..I had trouble getting my 48" Snapper WB thru 4' gates.

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