Wright Stander on your gate

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by afftandem, Apr 8, 2005.

  1. afftandem

    afftandem LawnSite Member
    Messages: 196

    my 32" stander wont clear my drop gate.. deck catches every time... even when Im on a slope which decreases the drop, and even with a 4 x 4 underneath the lip.

    anyone else have this problem with the standers?... what do ya do to fix it.
  2. Yard Perfect

    Yard Perfect LawnSite Member
    Messages: 133

    I got a pair of curved (up) ramps and solved the problem right away.
  3. afftandem

    afftandem LawnSite Member
    Messages: 196

    explain more.
  4. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,332

    What about doing a wheelie over the gate hinges?..that's what I'm assuming you are catching on. Even with ours set at 3.5", I still have to do a little wheelie to clear the concrete lip into our garage so the ACS or mulch plates don't bottom. I wouldn't even mess with 4x4's and stuff like that.
  5. Gautreaux's LNG

    Gautreaux's LNG LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 379

    The Wright rep was at our shop earlier this season, he had a ton of trouble getting it on and off his own trailer.... this was a real turn off for me. A commercial mower MUST be trailer friendly.

    I also found it very hard to keep speed and control of the unit if the terrain wasn't very smooth.
  6. jtkplc

    jtkplc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,656

    Yeah, I would agree it's a turnoff. The standers I've used you must pop a wheelie to get it up on the trailer and really jerk it to get it off.
  7. joeg2246

    joeg2246 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 169

    You guys just validated my decision to pass on a Wright. I have decided to go to a rider for sure.
  8. Spirit Lanwcare

    Spirit Lanwcare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 86

    No problems here getting my Great Dane Super Surfer off a trailer.

    Probably because of the floating deck that makes it comaprable to a rider.
  9. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
    Messages: 2,572

    I just pop a little wheelie to get on the trailer, carefully manuver it off the trailer.....no big deal. It would never be a reason to not use the Stander for me. The benefits far outweigh the challenges.

  10. Teiman

    Teiman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 103

    The guy that delivered my Stander 61 had a tilt bed trailer.
    It was a thing of beauty, real low to the ground, wheels
    near the center. When it tilted, it was only at about 20 Deg.
    It still had a flop down gate to keep small stuff inside or I
    suppose if you did not want to bother with the tilt.

    I have done about 10 acres with the machine and I am
    pleased with it. Built like a Tank and Drives like a Porsche.

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