FOCUS ON: Stand-on Riders
If you're looking for a mower that combines the maneuverability of a zero-turn riding mower with the flexibility of a walk-behind, look no further. The following companies offer the latest models in stand-on mowers. Some are equipped with a permanent platform for you to stand on while others offer a sulky that can be attached for operation and removed for transport. If you need more information about any of these stand-on mowers, use the circle numbers provided at the end of each product description.
Cub Cadet Commercial's line of walk-behind mowers has been streamlined to the HFF 1748, which can handle tasks with a 17-hp Kawasaki V-Twin OHV engine and 48-inch Command Cut System floating fabricated deck. The line of walk-behinds features soft-touch hand controls for maneuverability with less user fatigue, a “Float-Fab” floating fabricated deck and an optional 2-wheel standing sulky. In-line wheel design provides operator comfort and greater mowing speed for increased productivity.
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Dixie Chopper introduces the Run Behind mower designed to incorporate the benefits of a riding mower with the versatility of a walk-behind. Equipped with a 27-hp Generac engine and featuring a 50-inch cut, the Run Behind comes equipped with a hide-away rolling platform that allows the operator to mow quickly with a speed of 8 mph while cutting 3.2 acres per hour. Hide the platform away and you can use the machine like a conventional walk-behind mower in tight spots and on hillsides. It also has the ability to raise and lower the deck from the operator position.
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Exmark introduces the StandOn, which is engineered to integrate seamlessly onto walk-behind mowers. The QuickMount system allows you to easily attach and detach the StandOn in seconds. The large, stable operator platform on the Exmark StandOn facilitates operator control and safety. Raised foot-guards around the perimeter of the platform protect against impacts, and a two-position wheel height adjustment enables you to customize stand-on settings for situations requiring increased ground clearance. It features an 11-inch-diameter caster wheel to reduce turf compaction and contribute to a smoother, more stable ride for the operator.
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The Super Surfer Series II Stand-On mid-mount zero-turn mowers from Great Dane are available in three models ranging from 48 to 61 inches in cutting width and horsepowers ranging from 18 to 25 hp. All models feature the exclusive floating deck that follows the ground contours for a clean, even cut. The extra-wide stance grips tight on hills. The spring-loaded platform is positioned ahead of the rear axle for extra comfort, better visibility and less tracking.
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With John Deere's A-Series Quik-Trak mowers, you don't sit or walk; you stand on a platform. The compact size requires less trailer space, while the zero-turn design offers maneuverability and trimming ability compared to large walk-behinds. The 19-hp 647A, the 23-hp 657A and the 23-hp 667A are all powered by air-cooled, vertical shaft Kawasaki engines. All models are equipped with industry-exclusive 7-Iron mowing decks. The 647A has a 48-inch deck, the 657A has a 54-inch deck and the 667A has a 60-inch deck. A restyled, longer operator platform is supported with suspension springs to absorb shock and provide a smooth, comfortable ride for all-day mowing.
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Wright Manufacturing introduces the Stander, which comes equipped with a 32-inch mowing deck. The Stander's compact zero-turn radius design allows you to drive through gateways and mow right up to fence lines and other obstacles needing to be trimmed. Driving from the standing position, you can shift your weight instantly as the terrain changes. And you can simply step off the mower in problem situations. The Stander's deck is made of 7-gauge steel with flare flow design and a ¾-inch steel buttress plate on the deflector side.
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