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Wright Stander Fixed or Rapid height?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by HarleyDawg, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. HarleyDawg

    HarleyDawg LawnSite Member
    Messages: 67

    Im getting ready to by a wright and I was wondering what are the pros and cons to a fixed vs a rapid height...I was told the quality of cut is much better with the fixed deck as opposed to the RH...but if I had to adjust the height on the fixed I got to do the spacers under the deck and this is a pain...anything else I should be aware of? Thanks...
  2. BigGreen1

    BigGreen1 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 293

    Per my Dealer: The rapid height has smaller tires that are more likely to rut or slip on a hill. The RH has the worst traction of their models due to the tires.

  3. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,837

    You really need to mention what size machine you're wanting.
  4. HarleyDawg

    HarleyDawg LawnSite Member
    Messages: 67

    Tim Thanks...Unknownfl Im looking at a 36in and getting a 52in...so both I guess...
  5. whosedog

    whosedog LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 730

    I have a 52" fixed deck Wright,I don't change the cutting height for anyone and I let them know it from the getgo,if they object I tell them to get someone else.If you set it to low, you scalp or get hung up on raised sidewalks tree roots etc,you'll end up with dull blades from all the stuff you hit.Summertime I raise it to 3" when I sharpen the blades,spring and fall 2.5".
  6. JohnnyRocker

    JohnnyRocker LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 741

    I had a 48 RH. I bought it brand new, and sold it for quite a loss the same season. Traction was the reason.
  7. Greenery

    Greenery LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 512

    You guys do know you can put wider tires on the RH right?
    It made a huge improvement when I did.
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  8. Blizzard1

    Blizzard1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    greenery, what tires did you put on it?
  9. Greenery

    Greenery LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 512

    Well to be honest I don't remember, I'll have to take a look. My dealer knew what to get me when I asked about it.
    I do remember that I had to get new rims also though.
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  10. Blizzard1

    Blizzard1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    yea if you got some spare time could you check and post it on here both the tires and the rim?

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