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I've run my walk behinds in 5th gear all day every day. No exceptions. Both before I owned a sulky and after, with of without it attached. I go balls out.

I still want a stand on or ZTR though.
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Really, I could only get to 5th for a few seconds then was afraid that I was going to lose my grip on the mower and it would run out of control because I disengaged the safety feature. So 4th was the highest that I was comfortable with.
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What is your view on why you don't have any use for them? Is it the matter that the walk behind unit can get into spots the stander can't? Or is it something else?

Also, how often is that important versus, the importance of taking the wear and tear off your legs having to do all that walking all day?
Steve right,A sukly is made to make it eiser on the rider.
I have a used exmark 48 i rebuilt. it has all kinds grease fittings.
I found out if i keep the mower and suly which allso has grease fittings
graesed it glides along easly.
i perfer a walk behind over a stander ,I have challenging teran.a stander just would not work.
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because I disengaged the safety feature.
LOL should I ask why?
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... I have challenging teran.a stander just would not work.
I don't know, man. Those standers stick to the hills. Especially the Wrights. Up, down or straight across, it doesn't even care.
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What are the advantages of having a stander such as Wright Stander or Toro Grandstander?

Is it better having these than a typical walkingbehind with a sulky?
What kind of mower/s do you have right now?
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What kind of mower/s do you have right now?
I have a 52" Toro Zmaster. Whatever I get will probably be a 36" because most all I do is in town yards.
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On my SCAG the handle, which is the safety feature, broke off. I welded it but it broke again, itís just in a bad spot so it keeps on breaking, I had no other option but to disengage it. I hate that I had to do it because if you let go it will run away but I kind of had to, I donít have time to weld it every few months.
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Didn't another member of ours on here have an issues with that and flipped his mower down a hill and over a retaining wall, all while it kept running? Hedgermaster I think?
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Default Hydro WB Vs. Stander

I believe that the only fair comparision would be to compare a hydro WB Vs. a Stander (and you could even throw a sit-on Rider into it). The belt driven WB is a (IMO) an entry level or inexpensive addition to a fleet, they have a weaker drive train as compared to the hydro WB. I run a Scag Hydro WB with a Velkie and it has never shown any struggles doing so, as a matter of fact it it will spin the tires if the Velkie hits soft ground. I also believe that if you choose to pull a "Sulky" with a belt drive, than you need to understand the added strain you are putting on your drivetrain.

So if you are trying to decide between a hydro WB and a Stander you have to consider the what the application is, e.g. Primary mower or a secondary mower to compliment a rider, you also need to look at the weight difference between the two. You also need to see what is readliy available in your area (as stated earlier).

I have not ever used a Stander, however I have looked at them and I am somewhat interested in them. I do have one concern that I would like a little thinput from some of you that have used them in the past. Do you have any major issues with low tree branches? It seems to me that standing that tall would just make tree branches that much more of an issue as compared to a WB.

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