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Wright stander leaving ruts in yard?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Stinchcomb Lawn, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. Stinchcomb Lawn

    Stinchcomb Lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 95

    I have been kicking around the idea of buying the wright stander 32. I have read several post about the 32 leaving ruts in yards. Have they fixed this problem or is it still happening. For those of you who currently run this machine let me know what you think. Is the 15 kaw big enough, how is the rutting, etc.:confused:


  2. tamadrummer

    tamadrummer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,102

    You cannot fix a problem with a person that does not know how to operate a machine except to teach them how to operate that machine.

    Leaving ruts is the end result of poor operations not bad quality manufacturing.
  3. Stinchcomb Lawn

    Stinchcomb Lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 95

    The post that I've read on here about the 32 leaving ruts are from the small and narrow tires on the back of the mower. I want to see if this is still an issue before I spend the money on a machine I can't use. I also want to make sure there isn't an other issues that I should be aware of.

  4. Stinchcomb Lawn

    Stinchcomb Lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 95

    No one has anything to say about this ?? I'm going to order this mower this week !! Who is using this mower ?
  5. cfrymow

    cfrymow LawnSite Member
    Messages: 65

    I would not worry about that problem. If you run all out anything will leave ruts. A friend of mine has one and I have a 52 and in are opinion there is nothing better. Id say get it.
  6. mcduff48

    mcduff48 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 96

    As a Wright dealer, I have delivered a number of these units and honestly have not heard any negative feedback concerning "rutting" except in wet conditions. I believe that you will enjoy the product. Good luck! :usflag:
  7. Stinchcomb Lawn

    Stinchcomb Lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 95

    Thanks guys,

    I appericate the input I'm going today to the dealer to order it !!
  8. coonman

    coonman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 686

    We used to have the 36. We had a terrible problem with it rutting. It had nothing to do with the operator. This thing would rut just making your straight passes across the yard. We had to roll one yard for a customer because of the ruts. Had many complaints from customers, we finally sold it because of this problem. If you have a lawn that has softer than normal turf or it has been raining some the day before, FORGET IT! You will rut the yard bad. I think the 36 weighed around 660lbs and then a 200 pound operator standing directly on top of that. With its compact size, small tires and 800 plus pounds it would rut. I would check it out carefully before buying. It did leave a very nice cut and is well built. For a lot of reasons including around half the price, you might check out the Quick 32. Good luck.
  9. TPLawnPro

    TPLawnPro LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 424

    I own a 32" Stander, and tamadrummer is absolutely correct. If someone is leaving ruts in a lawn with the Stander 32, then they obviously need to learn or re-learn how to negotiate turns and maneuvers on this machine.

    You'll get it figured out soon enough. Have faith.
  10. T.E.

    T.E. LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 799

    I have one, bought it toward the last of 2007. Don't have a lot of experience with it. That being said, I have seen ruts made with a 21" Toro proline, if that tells you anything. If the ground is soft don't mow....really quite simple. Good luck.

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