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.
David Oliver -
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.
Michael McWilliams -
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!
Austin A -
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!
Gary Guzman -
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
PHILIP DESAUTELS -
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.