BRADLEY 36" STAND-ON COMPACT MOWER BRIGGS COMMERCIAL TURF$5,199.99
36" Bradley Stand-On Compact Commercial Mower
aleksandr -June 04, 2019
Willis -July 21, 2019
This is my first hydro mower. There is a bit of a learning curve from having used a belt drive for 20 yrs. First impression, this thing is built like a tank. Mower runs smooth and cuts great. I have a flat back yard. My front yard has a 10 degree slope. It mower this with no problem.
There are 2 reasons I did not give this mower 5 stars.
Reason 1: no hour meter. For a mower that relies on maintenance being done on an hour schedule this should have been included. I bought one from Amazon and installed it myself for $10.
Reason 2: this is by far the biggest reason and the one I believe needs to be addressed. The engineers at Bradley dropped the ball on this one. The gas tank. The gas tank is located behind the thigh pad and under the top plate for the key switch, choke an blade control buttons. Which means when trying to fill the tank you are unable to see into the filler neck on the tank. If your gas can does not have a long spout you will have trouble even reaching the tank. It takes great care when filling the tank to make sure you do not over flow the gas. There are a number of ways I believe this could have been fixed.
Moving the filler neck to the back of the tank instead of the middle.
Angling the filler neck.
Raising the filler neck long enough to come through the top plate.
Adding a see through window to the gas tank itself.
I am sure there are other ways as well. I would not count this as a deal breaker but I would love to see this fixed.
James Dochstader -September 05, 2019
James -January 23, 2020
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Chris -October 17, 2022
Aaron -October 18, 2022
Thanks and keep up the GREAT work.
Tim -October 23, 2022
James sheahan -October 26, 2022
For reference, I've had my Bradley for a few months now, put about 175 hours on it. Long story short I would buy it again and recommend it to friends/family/ commercial guys.
1)buying/shipping/uncrating process: all aspects in this process were as smooth as can be ordering such a large item directly to my home. I was helped by Brad who was helpful with any questions and keeping me updated along the way. Shipping was fast even during a busy time. The mower comes in a metal crate so have to be prepared to deal with that.
2)Use: the mower has held up relatively fine with only minor inconveniences. The quality of cut is okay with mulching blades, better with medium lift blades and great with high lift blades, as long as you're not worried about spraying debris 20 feet away. With the 36 in model it's extremely important to keep the deck scraped to get a good cut. For some reason those I know with the larger models this isn't as much of an issue. Also, pay attention to grease schedule as I had a bearing in the castor seize even though it was/is relatively new. Speaking of castors, pneumatic castors provide a much nicer ride then flat free castors when coupled with the suspension platform, but I did get a flat within the first 100 hours(could be user error, still was disappointed). The handles are a little short for guys above 5'10 but as of the time of writing I've heard they're coming out with extensions to avoid slouching. This is the first stander I've owned but I've driven a few and this is comparable in terms of responsiveness of steering. The commercial turf 25hp runs great, starts easily, only needs choked when it's cold and I've ran it through some thick grass I've never heard it bog down (north eastern tttf , kbg, weeds etc). Now that I'm into leaf season I've noticed no matter the type of blade, my 36 in model has some blowout of leaves from under the deck. Not sure how to fix this or if it's just a factor of life. Those I know with larger decks don't experience this. I have a newer model so it has an hour meter and gas guage. Parking break should be on the right side somehow, it's very easy to get it snagged on something mid stripe
Pros/cons: obvious pro is the cost. Unbeatable especially with the quality. I'm not sure how they do it, I almost feel the need to write an in depth review because their advertising presence is almost non existent but more people need to know about Bradleys. Another pro is it gets people like me off of walk behinds/sulkies and onto a stander. Complete game changer for my health, mood, ambition to mow, as well as efficiency. Cons I've mentioned but real minor stuff besides the leaf blowout, I'd like to use this year round as leaves are a big deal up here but I just can't justify the finished product with the leaves blowing out (maybe I am picky but I'm not the only one)