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Steelratt
10-28-2006, 05:40 PM
My new-new baby. Dealer replaced the "new" one he originally sent me that had rust and wear.

It has the mulch kit installed, and I was impressed when I saw the under-deck photo, as I had mowed 1 acre of wet lawn yesterday, and the deck looked CLEAN.

http://img122.imageshack.us/img122/6172/gravely1or4.jpg
http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/4055/gravely2pc0.jpg
http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/9701/gravely3su4.jpg
http://img122.imageshack.us/img122/7563/gravely4er4.jpg
http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/1866/gravely5ww5.jpg
http://img122.imageshack.us/img122/9022/gravely6zp4.jpg
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lawncare18
10-28-2006, 06:29 PM
who did you buy it from?? lt me guess cny ??

DixieFerris
10-28-2006, 06:40 PM
yeah, where did you buy that from that they tried to pull that scam on you?

Steelratt
10-28-2006, 06:52 PM
http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=162310

I do not consider it a "scam" so much as a misunderstanding. They did right by me, and I got the mower I wanted. It's pretty awesome too!

lawncare18
10-28-2006, 07:17 PM
where did you get it?? I have a feeling it was cny power???

John Gamba
12-05-2006, 07:35 AM
how was the mower this past season???

J&R Landscaping
12-08-2006, 05:26 PM
Looks nice! Have any striping pictures?

jtkplc
12-08-2006, 09:15 PM
How is the power with the 17hp Kawasaki and mulching?

How is the cut quality?

Steelratt
12-18-2006, 07:01 PM
Mower worked fine this past season, though I only got about 8 cuts in with it before the season ended. No striping pics yet, though the kit made a noticeable difference.

The power seemed fine to me, though I have no real basis for comparison. It was able to go full speed and mulch without an issue. What was interesting was that when I would disengage the blades, a big pile of grass clippings would drop onto the ground. There must be a hell of a lot of life to keep all that stuff under the deck like that. Also, there was almost no grass clumping on the deck, even though the grass was damp and I hadn't coated the deck with anything.

Cut quality seemed good. At least equal to what my landscaper was doing with his walk-behind toros, and light-years beyond the neighbor's tractors and residential ZTRs. VERY few stringers and good equal cut length.

I love the thing. It's build quality is absolutely superb. I wish I had looked at the small gavelys sooner. It destroyed anything else I looked at in the price range, including Dixons and Hustlers.

John Gamba
12-18-2006, 07:13 PM
Mower worked fine this past season, though I only got about 8 cuts in with it before the season ended. No striping pics yet, though the kit made a noticeable difference.

The power seemed fine to me, though I have no real basis for comparison. It was able to go full speed and mulch without an issue. What was interesting was that when I would disengage the blades, a big pile of grass clippings would drop onto the ground. There must be a hell of a lot of life to keep all that stuff under the deck like that. Also, there was almost no grass clumping on the deck, even though the grass was damp and I hadn't coated the deck with anything.

Cut quality seemed good. At least equal to what my landscaper was doing with his walk-behind toros, and light-years beyond the neighbor's tractors and residential ZTRs. VERY few stringers and good equal cut length.

I love the thing. It's build quality is absolutely superb. I wish I had looked at the small gavelys sooner. It destroyed anything else I looked at in the price range, including Dixons and Hustlers.


For 07 the 19 kaw is on the 44":clapping: Merry christmas:waving:

Steelratt
12-18-2006, 07:44 PM
For 07 the 19 kaw is on the 44":clapping: Merry christmas:waving:

Thanks :hammerhead:

Did the price go up?

John Gamba
12-19-2006, 06:38 AM
Thanks :hammerhead:

Did the price go up?



I have no idea

Jeds_Lawn_Care
02-11-2007, 11:42 AM
if you get a 144M XDZ gravely, you get a 21hp. My dealer quoted me a price of about $6550 after tax.

dmanb2b
06-21-2008, 08:56 PM
Hey Steelrat...just wondering how that 44z is holding up. I just ordered the 48z and can't wait to test it out...any issues thus far?

racertjay
05-21-2009, 10:27 PM
Hi, I just purchased a used 44z, wondering how yours has held up? And also where did you get your mulching kit from? It looks real nice, and I'm trying to find one online so that I can get it delivered to my house so I do not have to drive 40 miles to my local dealer. Thanks -TJay