Why so few standers?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by blade cutter, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. Pat'sPerfectLawnService

    Pat'sPerfectLawnService LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 381

    i think people just dont want to stand while mowing
  2. mowzilla

    mowzilla LawnSite Member
    Messages: 171

    the thing i don't like about the stander is being able to lift the deck, you have the ability to lift with the 'handlebars' ( walkbehind) and foot lift (ztr) whereas maybe not so easy with stander.. and we all know at some time (especially if you are very cut-quality conscious or anal about scalping) you'll need to be able to lift the deck.. otherwise, i would like the stander and will demo one this spring.
  3. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,795

    they make rapid height standers for just that, although it may be akward to do if you look at them, i persnally dont like them, i like the fixed deck versions. i have never had an issue with scalping as the wheel base is soooo short and compact
  4. djchiodo3

    djchiodo3 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 345

    Why stand when you can sit? Most commercial mowers come with suspension seats and a few are adding rubber stabilizers like Xmark under the seat. Maybe it's just me, but the Standers are smaller then most commercial ZTRs, therefor they should coast less. Problem is, they cost more.
  5. Cummins343

    Cummins343 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 2,468

    That's what I run are wrights. Here in Kansas City, that's the only mower companies will use here.
  6. mowzilla

    mowzilla LawnSite Member
    Messages: 171

    i have used all but the standers, and i want to give the stander a shot 'cuase i am very intrigued by them..however: at the end of the day my #1 concern is to have a finished cut that is superior to all of my competitors, so I am going to use whatever mower is right for whatever property i am on at the moment, the mower i use the most being a 36 walkbehind..but i use my ztr where it works, 21 where it is needed, and a stander might be a gap filler for me ( although i am leaning toward a ztr/wb setup) ..the demo will tell the tale!!
  7. MileHigh

    MileHigh LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,466

    Everybody and there mama's got one out here.
  8. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,638

    Thought Missouri was Hustler country, Kansas too, at least it was in the North East part I am originally from.
  9. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,711

    So which deck will cut/mulch/side-discharge the best overall? And how about in wetter conditions?
    Your mileage varies...as usual!

    Turbo Force
  10. scagrider22

    scagrider22 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,272

    My Turbo force cut great I just did not care for the stander, I currently use a Ultracut and a Tri-vantage.

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