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Hey guys I have really been interested in possibly adding a small stand-on mower to my business. Something like a 32"-36" at the biggest. Anyone have any experience with these types of mowers. What advice would you give to someone looking to possibly buy one? There are so many different brands out there, so what features should I look for?

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Stand-on mower is very productive, compact small footprint, quick on and off to remove obstructions. Great blend between walk behind and zero turn. Why are you interested? How will it help your business?

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Hey cleancutVA. I think it would help by offering a more compact solution for those types of yards that are too big to walk but not quite big enough for a ZTR. The other benefit would be the lighter footprint, and more productive vs. Walking.

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I think that a small stander is a good idea. You also might consider a Toro Grandstnd. I hear they are great!
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Never had the chance to use one! I know Exmark makes some great stand on's but I am not sure how small the deck size goes for theirs.

I always used a sulky. Is that the option you're looking for, or a Grand Stand / V-Ride style?
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LauerLawnandLandscape thanks for the input. The toro grandstands are one of the models I have considered as its one of the few models I know are available for sure in my local area.

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brianslawnmaintenance I considered a normal walk behind as well but the stand on models seem more compact compared to a walk behind and sulky combination.

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Been very interested in upgrading to a stand on, recently tried out a Gravely ProStance, I can see the benefit of one especially at the smaller size!
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gdlawncare How did you like the gravely? What were your first impressions of it?

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The only problem that is preventing me from getting a stand-on is the fact that they are hard to work on compared to a Zero Turn, harder to access the belts and blades and ext. so if you do the maintenance yourself it seems more difficult. i could be wrong tho but those were my first impression when i was looking to get one.

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In Cincinnati Ohio, its extremely common for a company to have a 36" Wright stander and a big deck Z. A few years ago it was usually a walk behind instead of the stand on and still is common today due to our hills. It goes to show how versatile a small stand on mower really is with so many companies converting. I think it's an excellent idea if you're willing to invest. Since youre a solo outfit it will definitely help with fatigue!
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here in Mississippi i am looking at the big dog trooper 36 or 48 really hard, id like to have one for small tight spaces as well. let us know what you end up doing

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Thanks for all the input guys! Keep it coming.

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Many people really like the smaller wright standers. I have yet to use one though. I cannot imagine they are great on hills.

My dealer suggested buying a scag 36" walk behind instead of the stander. We were told the cut, handling, and all around performance was better than the small stand ons.

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Ok Thanks for the input. I do like those Wright stander ones and have looked online at the 32” models. Since I made this post I found and bought two different used 36” walk behind mowers. The first is a Exmark Viking with a fixed deck and the second is a Exmark turf tracer with a floating deck. They are nice but I would still like a stand on. If I find a good used one I will probably sell the viking and keep the turf tracer as a back up to the stand on.

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