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Wright Now Makes The Best 36" Walk On The Planet of Earth

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by Turf Tracer, Aug 13, 2018.

  1. Turf Tracer

    Turf Tracer LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,597

    Why is it Better than Tracers and FW's?

    The 36” VHC model uses the same cross bar and motor support set up as 32" so the rear width of the 36” is only 2” wider than the 32” but has 4” more deck width So you get trim sides and amazing flotation on 7.5" wide tires. Wheel placement also allows tight circles. This means that even moderately skilled operators should be able to leave a property with almost nothing but edging.

    Mower sits on handlebars for easy access deck cleaning in field. Very Useful Feature.

    And Velke is made w/sealed bearings and oil based bushings so you need Only Grease the Casters. Also runs Synthetic based hydro system w/very easy access filter meaning very Little Effort and Time required on hydro maintenance.

    Velke 36" runs optional 19hp which provides enough power to mulch any weekly maintained lawn easily from Spring to Fall.

    FWs are close but lots of grease points and Hydro-Gear 3100's (more service time) and 38" width at drive tires on the 36". Over 36", I'd still take the Velkes due to their total ease of maintenance. They also feel much better built than the Ferris but time will tell.

    Pic 1-ECS Knock Off Controls w/Integrated Parking Brake

    Pic 2-1" Trim Side w/7.5" wide tires

    Pic 3 - shows Absolute Craziness attention to detail. Wright actually notched a support beam so that it would hold 4 eXtra deck pins. Great idea because some break each season and usually have to run back to truck.



    Wright Cotter.jpg
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  2. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Knoxville, Tn
    Messages: 6,033

    Most of the other manufacturers have taken on Wright with standon mowers so it looks like Wright is going after their walk behind market.

    Hope it causes the others to step up their game.
  3. Scott's Lawn Maintenance

    Scott's Lawn Maintenance LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 376

    Are you satisfied with how it cuts ?
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  4. Evolution IX

    Evolution IX LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 340

    More pictures we want more!
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  5. OP
    Turf Tracer

    Turf Tracer LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,597

    Yes performs very well. The 36” Walks run baffled mulch kits full time. Once you cut the discharge baffle from the Aerocore decks and run the correct blades at the correct deck pitch, the 19hp keeps blades spinning and chopping flawlessly even in very thick turf.
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  6. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Fanatic
    from zone 6
    Messages: 7,137

    How about a picture of mower resting up on handlebar . Asinine idea welding in discharge baffle. Do they expect you to leave it in while running Mkit? They really don't take mulching serious do they? Green tires, hmmmn, no easy way to get to truck with major staining. Nice mower!!
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2018
  7. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,527

    In the end it’s still just a 36 WB
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  8. OP
    Turf Tracer

    Turf Tracer LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,597

    Sure but makes $80 an hr easy.

    Will get handlebar Stand pic. Deck scrape made easy.

    Had discharge baffle on this unit cut w/plasma cutter. Previous unit was done w/grinder and heated up metal so bad it blistered paint on outside of deck

    Wright builds these things strong. They got the rock solid feel of a Tracer w/less grease points and easier access hydro filter. Spring tension also less in the controls than previous unit. Very easy squeeze.
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  9. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Fanatic
    from zone 6
    Messages: 7,137

    Ya Ted , they 're all the same....heck , put 5" tires on that thing, 5.5" of trim , thata do it! "We don't need no damn flotation".

    Last edited: Aug 13, 2018
  10. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,527

    There’s not enough mower there to make vast leaps and bounds in productivity
    It’s likr investing in a better tooth pick.
    Can you make it better?
    Sure but how much better is it for the price?
    How much ROI is there?

    Compare that mower to a 36 from thirty years ago
    Now compare a 60” rider today with one from 30 years ago
    Now you get my meaning
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