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Bradley 48" Stand-On Compact Mower Briggs Vanguard


(15 reviews)

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Increase your comfort and productivity with the Bradley 48" Stand-On mower. Get commercial quality at a low price! This lawnmower has the same industry-standard components as the other name brands without the big price tag. Features: 24HP Briggs & Stratton Vanguard Engine with Donaldson Air Filter; Ultra-responsive zero-turn controls; heavy-duty fabricated steel frame with floating deck; Hydro-Gear ZT3400 hydro drive system; the adjustable cutting height of 1 1/2" to 4 1/4"; 3-blade deck; 5-gallon fuel tank; 23" rear tires; 13" front tires. 2-year commercial warranty: 3-year residential warranty.

Shipping charge is only within the Contiguous US (lower 48 states) only to a commercial address with the business name that must have a dock or forklift for unloading, otherwise, we will ship to a freight terminal of our choosing. 

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If residential delivery with a liftgate is needed, additional charges will apply. Please call with any questions. 815-205-0741

Commercial address needs to be specified when checking out. If residential address is supplied, the item will only deliver to a freight terminal. Freight companies require a company name when delivering to a commercial address. Any incorrect infortmation supplied may cause the item to be returned. Freight costs will be deducted from any item returned to our warehouse. Incorrect information may delay your item or cause the freight company to charge you additional to receive your item.

Local pickup is available at no shipping charge.

Local pickup WITH assembly is $100 extra.

SKU: 48SC-BS24


(Based on 15 reviews)

July 11, 2017
I cannot write a review as you no longer sell my exact model mower. It is now 3 years old. Having said that, I love it. 5 stars.

May 22, 2018
I will begin my five star review with the buying process. I spoke with Shannon at the company and explained my mowing needs to her. When I posed a question or two that she could not answer with absolute certainty, she got the answers from her technical staff. I was not originally looking at this model but she and the technical staff assured me I needed this machine and I would love it. They were correct!
It shipped to my door in under a week and is it ever a beautiful machine. I did not have the instructions for uncrating the mower so I contacted Shannon again. She immediately e-mailed the illustrated instructions and the uncrating adventure began. In addition to some metric sockets and wrenches to disassemble the crate, I found a cordless Milwaukee Sawzall to be invaluable. After I cut away some of the lower crate assembly (steel square tubing) and removed all of the upper shipping tubing, I was ready for gas and oil and hooking up the included battery. I hit the starter twice (once to prime the fuel system) and the mower came to life. I ran it for a couple minutes on low speed and checked for leaks or odd noises. Everything checked out perfectly. Okay, time to try out my new mower. I started cutting grass that was 7-8" high with the deck set on 3.5" and that was effortless, even running wide open throttle. The cut is beautiful! I tried the mower out on some slopes I have and the mower felt totally surefooted on approximately a 20 degree slope mowing back and forth. The mower did an awesome job. I have some steeper slopes (on the dam side of a pond) with which to contend and I will ease my way into them with the Bradley. While operating the mower, I made some observations. The mower is quieter than I thought it would be. The mower has great traction. The steering is very sensitive compared to a home owner zero turn that I have. After mowing about a half acre with the new mower, I am getting pretty used to the steering. I only have three acres to go. The mower does not come with an hour meter but I think I will add one. It's a great tool for planning maintenance.
In summary, my review is based on first impressions since I just got the mower today. The mower is a beast and quite agile. I am impressed with the customer service of the company and with the quality of the mower. Everything is heavy duty. I have a neighbor who wants one after seeing me mow with mine. If he springs for one, I can help him uncrate it since I now have the experience.

May 27, 2018
Great value. I have been running my compact stand on 48 for almost a year commercially and love it. Well built and easy to operate, great value for the money.

May 30, 2018
i own a 48 inch stander and just bought the 36inch stander blade belt broke made a phone call 2 days later parts were at my door free of charge great local company with a great staff

June 05, 2018
Purchased my compact 48 from Bradley Mowers in Bradley IL. The dealer there is fantastic very helpful and made sure I knew all the functions of the mower before I took it home. Let me start out by saying this machine is a beast! If you want a quality cut at a fast pace this is the machine for you! The overall build of the mower is one of the best I have seen. Heavy duty steel, bolts, wheels everything is very well built. Even the paint job is good. Very high quality at a very fare price. The stability of the machine is very good on slopes, it weighs a fair bit so it stays put, even in damp grass. One thing I can say "I wish" was better is that the controls are a little low. I'm average height 5'-11" and they are a bit low for me. Other than that I have no complaints. I highly recommend this machine for anyone wanting to cut down on there yard time. I'm not a commercial mower but this defiantly has the quality that can withstand daily use.

July 30, 2018
It surprises me to see that there are only five reviews of the 48" Bradley Stand-On as of today; what does not surprise me is that they are all five stars! Come to think of it, what really surprises me is that I don't see Bradley mowers everywhere I look; that tells me that a lot of people just didn't do their homework before buying their mower-- if they had, we'd see a LOT more of these red beauties at work! Other reviewers have mentioned the quality of construction that is so evident in these machines... I mean, they are built like an army tank, no joke. The aspect I want to mention is Bradley's ease of operation. The controls are well-placed and straightforward, so the learning curve is a breeze. Even more important to me as an arthritis sufferer is the Bradley's smooth ride, courtesy of those big tires and the shock-absorbing operator platform which allows the legs to cushion most of the jolts which are imparted to the operator's spine on any sit-down mower. Lastly, how about that price? Check out comparable mowers like the Ferris and Bobcat stand-ons (I said comparable, not better) and you'll find that while they'll cost a lot more than the Bradley, you won't necessarily be buying more. I'm glad I purchased mine!

September 07, 2018
I bought my Mower back in July and have used it several times in many different grass conditions and it has handled it like a boss! Customer Support has been A+ , I drove 540 miles one way to pick it up in Illinois and the dealer there was awesome! Answered any questions i had! I would love to see a forums added to Bradley's website!

April 09, 2019
I looked at a lot of stand on mowers. And I ended up choosing the Bradley 48 inch stand on mower with the Vanguard. I have had the Bradley now for five months. It has been running like it supposed to the hydros are strong. I can use this mower hills . The zero turn I hadbefore cannot hold the hills like this one does. I have a grass gobbler and it does attached directly to the Bradley with no extra hardware. I would recommend buying a Bradley

April 25, 2019
Built like a tank. This machine gets the job done. Impressive power. I had some hill work today and this mower took care of it.

May 29, 2019
I bought this mower. I LOVE this mower! Am already thinking of getting the 36" to go along with it!

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