BRADLEY 36" STAND-ON COMPACT MOWER BRIGGS COMMERCIAL TURF$4,199.99
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.