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Picked up the 42" 17 kaw Wright Stander on fri night and got a chance to mow on sat. Its a fast little thing. It has a custom mulch kit and does a better job mulching than my toro proline (exmark) And it climbs like a goat. It is so much more stable than it looks and it went everywhere the walkbehind did and then some.

Pros;
Fast...
Stable
GREAT cut
Less trailer space than a w/b
very ergonomic for a tall person.

Cons;
Complicated blade hight adjustment
A friggen bar across your shins

All in all a very productive machine for small property's.
 

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I bought two toro wb's this year(one used) and they are fine, but in retrospect, for the type lawns I use them on, I wish I'd picked up a 42" stander instead. A wb (especially belt drive) and velke is just not as agile and easy to use. Glad to hear yours mulches well. That was the deal killer for me. Wright didn't seem too proud about or specific on how well they mulched and I couldn't chance it not handling my Bermuda and Zoysia lawns.
 

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I got mu 36 with the same emgine this spring and it has done all I expected it to do. I just put Gators on it to see if they are better than the standard blades for bagging. I too would be intersted in Mulch kit info.
 

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Brucec32 and Bluesteel,

Tbarchaser's stander was originally purchased from the dealer I got my Sentar from. This is the dealer that made the custom mulch kit. Apparently, Wright Mfg calls the block-off plate attached over the discharge side of the deck a mulch kit. Anyone who has tried knows that to properly mulch you must have your entire deck baffled. My dealer installs the Wright block off plate and then manufactures/installs baffles that completely surround each individual blade under the deck. It looks very similar to a mulch kit you would find on an Exmark, Toro, etc. All I know is that my 61" Sentar mulches better than any mower I've ever owned. I can cut 5in St Augustine in the rain and when I'm done it looks like it was bagged. No lumps, no clumps, perfect. Oh, and by the way, I don't have to go slow either. I can fly along at nearly top speed. Next time I change blades I'll try and remember to take a picture and post it.
 

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I have inspected the mulch kit throughly and it is bolted in, and appears that the holes were drilled in the deck, I must say it looks just like a factory mulch kit. Very professional and crisp, they do a great job.

I agree with mowerman90, I too can run thru wet 5-6" St. Augustine at full speed and get no clumps and VERY FEW stragglers. This lawn I did on sat in the rain and ran full speed, the toro walk behind w/sulky I have to run it in third gear and double cut nearly every week due to the heavy growth. Not with the Stander. Its a fine machine!
 

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I will take pics in the morning when I get to the shop and post them mon evening.
 

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Aha. So the key is the custom kit. Sometimes Wright mfg. makes me wonder. They do so many things so well, come up with innovative designs, then blow it on the little details and don't seem to care a bit. You've proven that the mowers will mulch well given the right baffles. How hard could it be for a company like Wright to stamp out a set of them and drill some holes to mount them on? And how many sales is Wright losing because they can't tout the advantages of their great mulching setup, ala Exmark?

example: I wrote them twice for a part number for a mounting bracket for my grass gobbler so I could use it on my Exmark mowers as well as my Toro. Finally, after *****in' here about it, someone from Wright got back to me and I told him what I had and what I wanted to do and he gave me a part #. I ordered it from a parts company online. Took 2 months to arrive, off back order from Wright I was told (why????) It arrives, right part. Unfortunately, it won't work with my grass gobbler. I'd explained which type I had and the person answering my question didn't know the bracket worked only with GG's designed to work with Exmarks. (the mounting pin was not at the right spot).

So I now have a nice little $15.95 paper weight.

My point is....how hard could it be to put a chart of which catcher goes with which bracket on which mower on one's website?

They remind me of BMW. Fantastic driving cars. But even after years of complaints by owners, they still wouldn't improve the design of their flimsy cupholders. " How dare they tell us engineers how to do our jobs!" I note that Exmark actually solicits input and feedback from users, passes it on to their engineers, makes improvements based on them, and last I heard they sell a few mowers.
 
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