Welcome to Bobcat Turf Talks. Ron Scheffler, Senior Project Manager for Bobcat Mowers, compares Stand-On versus Sit-On zero-turn mowers.
First, ask yourself, why would you use a Stand-On mower? Well, assess your properties. Are you on and off the machine several times a day? Are you mowing average sized lots, urban areas, cemeteries, or tight spaces, highly landscaped areas or fenced communities with gates.
A Stand-On Zero-Turn mower will help you get into places that a larger mower may not. Stand-on mowers are typically lighter, so certain soil conditions may require you to use a lighter machine. Sit-Down mowers are typically used for larger, wide open properties and municipalities like hospitals and school systems with acreage where a Sit-Down larger deck mower should be used for efficiency.
From a productivity standpoint, a Stand-On mower is more compact than a Sit-Down, allowing more units on a trailer for a larger crew. The Stand-On has enhanced maneuverability. Using a Stand-On will allow an operator to get around flower beds and highly landscaped areas that much quicker.
A Stand-On also allows you to duck under smaller trees and get a little lower than a seat-back on a Sit-Down machine and standing on the more platform, your stronger leg muscles are utilized as shock absorbers versus your lower back on a Sit-Down machine, giving you more energy at the end of the day.
Whichever mower you choose Bobcat Company supports both mowers with the three year or two thousand hour warranty.
For more information about Bobcat Zero-Turn Mowers, visit: https://www.bobcat.com/mowers/zero-turn-mowers?ref=b21natsoptwrhsu