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AWILLIAMS64
06-07-2011, 12:55 PM
I was looking for a used 36" belt drive but after several attempts to look and getting sold before i get there i have turned my intentions to maybe getting a new one with a warranty. I mow less than 10 yards per week and most of them gated so i need a max of 36" walk behind. I want belt drive to keep the cost down. So far i have gotten prices on exmark metro 2010 model for $2999 and gravely 36g new model for $2999 both with financing available. Both of these dealers are close and are service dealers. Anyone have opinions on either mower why one would be better than the other?

tuffram
06-07-2011, 01:06 PM
Exmark!!!!

Hawkshot99
06-07-2011, 02:15 PM
I love the cut of my Viking(same mower/deck as the metro, but with hydro) but I would realy consider the Gravel because of the much easier to adjust deck. Adding spacers and unbolting the wheels gets old fast, were the gravely the deck can raise and lower. No idea on their cut though.

AWILLIAMS64
06-07-2011, 03:27 PM
also just looked at a toro tbar design, its a 3 year old model that still is basically new. It was used 2 times so it is now a used mower but with no warranty. dealer wants $2880 plus tax for it. I did possibly find 2010 metro with 15hp kawa for $2800 plus tax that is new. Just have to see if any more are available. same dealer told me $3050 for 2011 metro with 16 kawa

ProStreetCamaro
06-07-2011, 05:57 PM
I had the exact same price quotes as you for those 2 mowers. Also was quoted $3300 for the bobcat classic and $3300 for a scag.



Went with.................................




































http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v426/prostreetcamaro/P1050852.jpg



Just a beefier better built machine and easy to adjust the cutting height.

Bagit
06-07-2011, 08:03 PM
Gravely! I like the looks of it, and the easily adjustable cutting height. I was thinking about purchasing the 32" deck to get through all gates. I've got a price quote of $2,799.00 on a 2011.

It's a bit heavier at 500lbs, than some of the other 32" WB's. Still haven't made up my mind on it yet.

AWILLIAMS64
06-07-2011, 08:06 PM
WHat made you go with that instead of the xmark
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Bagit
06-07-2011, 08:35 PM
Maybe the easy change of cut height and a cheaper price.

AWILLIAMS64
06-07-2011, 10:24 PM
I see the easy height adjustment. I can get both for same price so its just up to which one I choose. Now if I can get the last year exmark for 2800 I will probably go with it. I hate decisions like this.
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ProStreetCamaro
06-07-2011, 10:25 PM
WHat made you go with that instead of the xmark
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The exmark just plain looked cheap. The gravely also has 2 grease fittings on each spindle (one on top and one on bottom, one for each bearing), castors, idler pulley bracket, wheel bearings and the splines on the transmission. Couple that with the easy height adjustment, electric clutch, flat free front tires and digital hour meter it was a no brainer for me. We have run Gravely for many years and they have all been great mowers that lasted a long time.



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v426/prostreetcamaro/P1050854.jpg

gasracer
06-08-2011, 12:15 AM
I have the Hydro version and love it.

AWILLIAMS64
06-08-2011, 03:45 AM
I have the Hydro version and love it.

the gravely or exmark?

gasracer
06-08-2011, 08:11 AM
the gravely or exmark?

The Gravely Pro walk 36" in Hydro version.

I picked it up from my dealer the 4th of April and already have 35 hours on it.

Bagit
06-08-2011, 08:43 AM
I thought the spindles were the maintenance free type on the Gravely's. That's what Gravely's site says about it. Did this change for the 2011 models?

ProStreetCamaro
06-08-2011, 03:25 PM
I thought the spindles were the maintenance free type on the Gravely's. That's what Gravely's site says about it. Did this change for the 2011 models?


It must have changed for 2011. You can see the grease fittings on my 2011 36G.

AWILLIAMS64
06-08-2011, 03:28 PM
It must have changed for 2011. You can see the grease fittings on my 2011 36G.

i will check on the one i am looking at to see if it has them. Do they make a ocsd kit for this mower?

ProStreetCamaro
06-08-2011, 03:33 PM
i will check on the one i am looking at to see if it has them. Do they make a ocsd kit for this mower?


Operator controlled discharge? If that is what you meant then yup they sure do. Here is the link to attachments.


http://www.gravely.com/walk-behind-mowers/pro-walk-gear-drive/Pages/default.aspx

AWILLIAMS64
06-08-2011, 04:36 PM
I see that now. I will have to see what that would cost. Would I need mulching blades to use the blockoff? Trying to convince myself to spend the money..i think im getting close
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ProStreetCamaro
06-08-2011, 04:39 PM
I see that now. I will have to see what that would cost. Would I need mulching blades to use the blockoff? Trying to convince myself to spend the money..i think im getting close
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No mulching blades needed for the operator controlled discharge. Its supposed to only be used when going around beds, walkways, cars and people. Its not meant to be used for mulching.

ommegang
06-08-2011, 07:15 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/2008-LESCO-COMMERCIAL-32-ZERO-TURN-WALK-BEHIND-MOWER-/170651405449?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27bb9dcc89

Exmark though has zero financing for three years for a $125 fee. 32" = $400 rebate w/ no financing. Just picked-up a 2006 36" Bobcat belt-drive for $800.

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?p=4056727#post4056727

Bagit
06-08-2011, 09:12 PM
Gravely and Bobcat have the 0% for 36 also or 3.75% for 60.

AWILLIAMS64
06-08-2011, 10:24 PM
No mulching blades needed for the operator controlled discharge. Its supposed to only be used when going around beds, walkways, cars and people. Its not meant to be used for mulching.

oh ok , do you know how much that,cost?
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AWILLIAMS64
06-09-2011, 10:24 AM
found a 1336pro today on c/l with only 54 hours on it. http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/grd/2429109111.html
i may look into that before taking the plunge

AWILLIAMS64
06-09-2011, 04:29 PM
PUlled the trigger today on the 36g new. I think I am crazy! Picking it up tomorrow or saturday.
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ProStreetCamaro
06-09-2011, 04:32 PM
PUlled the trigger today on the 36g new. I think I am crazy! Picking it up tomorrow or saturday.
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Good choice! :drinkup:

AWILLIAMS64
06-10-2011, 03:41 AM
can a sulky be used on this mower?

ProStreetCamaro
06-10-2011, 11:55 AM
can a sulky be used on this mower?


Yes. Actually I am fixing up my old single wheel velke so I can install it soon.

Anyway here is the cut quality of the 36G. Took this first thing this morning.



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v426/prostreetcamaro/IMAG0002-1.jpg

AWILLIAMS64
06-11-2011, 12:12 AM
ahhh nice. I put about a 1/2 hour on mine today. Man i have to get used to the brakes to turn. I am so used to pushing my old troybilt the way i wanted it to pull i almost ran over my wifes flowers,,,,a couple of times.

AWILLIAMS64
06-11-2011, 12:13 AM
pic of mower
223321

AWILLIAMS64
06-13-2011, 01:32 AM
Yes. Actually I am fixing up my old single wheel velke so I can install it soon.

Anyway here is the cut quality of the 36G. Took this first thing this morning.



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v426/prostreetcamaro/IMAG0002-1.jpg

Did you do anything special to get the stripes? mine doesnt seem to do that at all. Maybe its just my grass? i saw there is a striping kit for the mower but i have not checked into it at all

ProStreetCamaro
06-13-2011, 07:53 AM
Did you do anything special to get the stripes? mine doesnt seem to do that at all. Maybe its just my grass? i saw there is a striping kit for the mower but i have not checked into it at all

No I didnt do anything to it. It is just the way I picked it up from the dealer. Our grass here is all tall fescue and I would assume in Ohio that is what you have also.

AWILLIAMS64
06-19-2011, 06:25 PM
No I didnt do anything to it. It is just the way I picked it up from the dealer. Our grass here is all tall fescue and I would assume in Ohio that is what you have also.

do you know what the striping kit consists of? I was thinking about getting one or trying to make one if i could see a picture of what it was.

I did do my father in laws yard yesterday and it put some stripes down..

grass catcher
06-19-2011, 11:37 PM
I have had good luck w/gravely 36 hydro love the t bar hydro if I changed I would buy a floating deck over my fixed deck
it is easy to scalp w/fixed deck hit a hole you have a mess
cut quality has been good I run mulch kit with mulch blades
I have the metal side bagger but it throws grass debree all over you and all up in the air filter I rec 32 or 36 w/floating deck w/mulch kit

AWILLIAMS64
06-20-2011, 02:45 AM
is there a place to find part numbers for the accessories for the 36g? i was wanting to check prices on a few things, like the striping kit, bagger, and sulky mounts but cant find anywhere to get the part numbers.

AWILLIAMS64
07-02-2011, 03:45 PM
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AWILLIAMS64
07-02-2011, 03:48 PM
Made me a striping kit today, used 2 pieces of flat steel 36" long and some stiff rubber mat I had. Made one for my zero turn last week and it worked great. I will have to see how it works soon. Attached it to the suky mount holes with some cariage bolts
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ommegang
07-02-2011, 08:15 PM
pic of mower
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sweet lookin mower. First thing I did when I got my 36" Bobcat was to tape the device for the saftey levers. I don't like those at all. And, my L and R turn levers are way to far from the handle bars - it's like I have to extend my fingers all the way out. Can I adjust this? I tried but to no avail. I don't mind dealing with these belt drive difficulties considering my limited use - 7 city properties including 3 corners.

AWILLIAMS64
07-03-2011, 02:54 AM
pic of my homemade striping kit, good thing is, i can put it on or take it off in about 1 minute.

some stripes with the same thing on my little zero turn