Wright Stander 48" vs. eXmark ZTR 52"

billc

LawnSite Member
Location
Rochester, NY
Went to a local dealer today to get a price on an eXmark 52" ZTR. (new - $7600). Asked about used machines and when we went out back there was a 48" Wright Stander with 22 hours on it for $5200.

Price, of course, is important. But as a newbie to mowing, I have a couple questions:

First, I'm planning to do residential lawns. What are the advantages/disadvantages of the 48" vs 52" cuts?

Second, I'm 50 years old. Physically, how much more taxing (if any) is the Stander vs. a riding mower? The sales guy actually said he found the Stander less sfreeful than the Lazer because his body on the Stander could adjust to the ups and downs better than the Laser could.

Third, which gives the better cut?

Finally, is that a good price for the Stander?

Thanks!!
 

MacLawnCo

LawnSite Bronze Member
what engine is on the stander?
 

mowerman90

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Spring Hill, FL
I'm 53 so I know why you're worried. Us old guys gotta stick together! I've owned both ZTR's and a Wright Sentar. The sentar has a seat but can also be used as a stander. It's been my experience that you may have more back problems after sitting on the ZTR all day as opposed to standing on the Stander. The reason, I believe, is because your legs absorb the jolts and bumps better than the seat on a ZTR. If you get the ZTR spend the extra $500 on the suspension seat, your back will thank you.
 

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