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Old 02-07-2019, 05:44 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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John Deere says it all if you buy a Deere made tractor , not a contract made Deere.
And the Delta faucet bodies sold at wholesalers are not the same as those sold at Lowes.
And loud pipes save lives.


Repeating it doesn't somehow magically make it true.
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Old Yesterday, 11:15 AM
 
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Find a used commercial zero turn, preferably a stander, a wright stander would be ideal. They run damn near forever, repowering them 2-3 times with new engines is the norm before retiring my them.
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Old Yesterday, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Find a used commercial zero turn, preferably a stander, a wright stander would be ideal. They run damn near forever, repowering them 2-3 times with new engines is the norm before retiring my them.
LOL, seems like a horrible way to pick a lawn mower
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Old Yesterday, 11:44 AM
 
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LOL, seems like a horrible way to pick a lawn mower
Been there, done that, can beat the cut but a used commercial mower could be a money pit. Pats are expensive on a commercial mower and if landscapers are selling them, itís usually due to their maintenance costs. Also, to adjust blade heights on most of the older commercial mowers, you need to remove the blades and add shims/washers to the spindle shafts.

Much better off with a no frills lawn tractor for the stated $1200 and it will be less costly in the long run.
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Old Yesterday, 12:17 PM
 
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I have a late 1900s Craftsman that's still going strong.
Some of those pre-World War I models were really built to last.
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Old Yesterday, 01:05 PM
 
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Some of those pre-World War I models were really built to last.
feeding firewood into the boiler is a real pain tho
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Old Yesterday, 01:06 PM
 
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Been there, done that, can beat the cut but a used commercial mower could be a money pit. Pats are expensive on a commercial mower and if landscapers are selling them, itís usually due to their maintenance costs. Also, to adjust blade heights on most of the older commercial mowers, you need to remove the blades and add shims/washers to the spindle shafts.

Much better off with a no frills lawn tractor for the stated $1200 and it will be less costly in the long run.
Wright standers are not money pits! For the simple reason there are very few moving parts compared to lawn tractors, sit down zero turns etc. you can pickup aftermarket spindles for $34 dollars! Besides the motor (commercial grade) that is usually good for 2000 hours, you have the hydro pumps and motors. And those are very long lasting and very less trouble some than any Deere (unless you get the John Deere stander wright made for them). Iíve had plenty of lawn tractors thru the years. Deereís, kubota and exmark zero Turn (still have it). Nothing compares to the 2 Wrightís I have, and I loved my old Deere 110!
The chassis of the original wright stander is a tank, itís footprint is small, amazing cut, blades are cheap, extremely easy to service (nothing easier), replacement parts are cheap and easy they change. I know I sound like a salesmen, but they are everything (and more) that Iíve stated they are.
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Old Yesterday, 01:15 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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I have a late 1900s Craftsman that's still going strong.
With a manual transmission and one of the old Craftsman boxer engines? You Betcha!

Find one or keep your's tuned up and they'll last long enough to justify replacing the mower deck
and rebuilding the steering, wheels, tires, suspension etc which will need replacing by this point.
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Old Yesterday, 02:37 PM
 
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Wright standers are not money pits! For the simple reason there are very few moving parts compared to lawn tractors, sit down zero turns etc. you can pickup aftermarket spindles for $34 dollars! Besides the motor (commercial grade) that is usually good for 2000 hours, you have the hydro pumps and motors. And those are very long lasting and very less trouble some than any Deere (unless you get the John Deere stander wright made for them). Iíve had plenty of lawn tractors thru the years. Deereís, kubota and exmark zero Turn (still have it). Nothing compares to the 2 Wrightís I have, and I loved my old Deere 110!
The chassis of the original wright stander is a tank, itís footprint is small, amazing cut, blades are cheap, extremely easy to service (nothing easier), replacement parts are cheap and easy they change. I know I sound like a salesmen, but they are everything (and more) that Iíve stated they are.
Iím sure itís a great piece of equipment but whatís the chance of the OP finding one, in his geographical area for less than $1200?
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Old Yesterday, 06:04 PM
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Location: Western KY
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Iím sure itís a great piece of equipment but whatís the chance of the OP finding one, in his geographical area for less than $1200?
Craigslist?

That's where we got our JD mower for super cheap.
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