If I’m not on your “ignore” list, you know I’m a big fan of the concept of a commercial grade stand on zero turn for slopes and other difficult terrain. I played with a Toro Grandstand and Hurricane blower belonging to my buddy who owns a landscaping company. after that I knew I had to have one for the slopes I have on my lawn now. So down to the Toro dealership I went. Needless to say, I drove home broken hearted with an empty trailer after learning the prices. Yikes! About $8k a few years ago.
I found this cream puff 52” Wright Stander on marketplace yesterday for a quite bit under 4 figures. It has under 100 hours on brand new engine, new tires, new battery, and like new grass catcher. 910 hours on the chassis (privately owned its whole life). I cannot say enough good things about the seller. He was honest, patient, reasonable, kept his word to hold it for me for about 12 hours until I could get down there (2 hour drive and my work day just started), and the machine was everything he said it was. Shout out to Brady if you find this! Thank you again!
Needs a few little things to be perfect (spindle bearings, cleanup, weird sticky left wheel control valve, I guess that’s about it), but usable as is.
I took it off the trailer and put it to the test on my soaking wet slopes. With the new tires it has on it (turfs), IT IS THE MOST SURE FOOTED MOWER I’VE EVER OPERATED. It just barely slides from WOT to dead stop going down hill. I can very easily change to whatever direction i want to travel in from whatever direction I’m traveling in. It steers exactly where I want it to go. It climbs and side hills like it’s built for it. I feel like I’m practically dancing performing every random maneuver I can think of.
Here’s a few pictures of what I’m working with. The hill is steeper than it looks in the pictures.
Stay tuned for updates after I work with and on it. It’s going to clean up really nice.