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flscci
09-14-2010, 11:29 AM
1. Engine blew up 12 months after purchase.
2. Gravely used internal fuel tank hoses that are inferior and deteriorate in the gasoline. This is unthinkable that an educated engineer would specify this material. Four years and a major problem. DO NOT BUY A GRAVELY RIDING MOWER!

Restrorob
09-14-2010, 11:55 AM
educated engineer


Is there even such a thing ?

Don't even want to get started..... *bites tongue*

Mowingman
09-14-2010, 01:38 PM
1. Not a Gravely problem,, It is the engine manufacturers problem
2. There was a service notice sent to dealers about this fuel pickup tube problem. It will be fixed by your dealer at no cost to you. It is so easy to fix, that they can probably do it while you wait. So, why the anger? Having a bad day? Looking for someone to blame?
Now, tell us the truth. What exactly is the problem with Gravely and their machines?






1. Engine blew up 12 months after purchase.
2. Gravely used internal fuel tank hoses that are inferior and deteriorate in the gasoline. This is unthinkable that an educated engineer would specify this material. Four years and a major problem. DO NOT BUY A GRAVELY RIDING MOWER!

flscci
09-14-2010, 03:04 PM
It would have been nice to be notified about it before a failure. The mower was in use and in an area you can not just push it back to the shop. All work has to be performed in a field. It would have been nice to know about the bad valve situation as well before failure.
I once trusted gravely and B & S but no longer. Hiding problems is not the way to do business. Sill very poor engineering.... back training.

I still will never recommend a gravely!

sehitchman
09-14-2010, 03:07 PM
Everything deteriorates with the methanol in the gas. Replacing fuel lines is part of regular maintenance these days. If that is all that is wrong, I'd consider celebrating. The engine should be covered by the engine manufacturer also. Is this a home owner unit or commercial mower. If a home owner used for commercial, perhaps the warranty is way less than one year.

Patriot Services
09-14-2010, 03:17 PM
You gotta love posts like this. Rant and rave and flail your arms about a manufacturer. Never mind they have thousands of units and satisfied customers out there. Everything wears out and needs maintenance. Case in point the previous poster owns 3 BOP units, but there are people on here who bash them all the time. Nothing will ever be problem free.:usflag: