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GravelyWoman
10-24-2011, 07:32 AM
Hi All-

Can anyone please give me some feedback on the performance of the 34 inch prostance? A dealer here in Alabama has a 2010 new model with 7.5 hours on it and is wanting to sell for a pretty good price.

Please and thanks!
Gravely Woman

Patriot Services
10-24-2011, 08:44 AM
I'm interested as well. What is the good price he is offering? I need to replace my Wright 36 this year and I have several gravely dealers here in Tampa.
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THIESSENS TLC
10-24-2011, 10:28 AM
I actually just bought a 1934fx pro-stance. My first zts so you know what im going to say, its AWESOME! leaves a very nice cut with medium lift blades. weighs a ton (730lbs my 08 does anyways) has narrow tires that will leave nasty ruts in wet conditions...im sure most zt machines do. Mulches sweet! put the mulch kit on ($100) and tested it out in dry conditions. did 4 properties, and it was still clean underneath...looks like you bagged it. My mulch kit did not come with blades:confused:. maybe the dealer kept them. lol. mulched 8" wet grass....no good, it cut and mulched without boggin down, just wasn't the cleanest looking property when I was finished. Im sure you know what I mean.
Anyways cant really think of anything else, any questions just ask! I'll do my best to answer. Fits through a standard 36" gate with ease.

Patriot Services
10-24-2011, 10:33 AM
Narrow rears and rutting seem to be common to standers. First mod I made to my Wright.
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GravelyWoman
10-24-2011, 07:04 PM
Thanks for all of the feedback!! The dealer that is handling the details for bringing the machine down here wants $4700.00 and that is "out the door." Any ideas on is this good or bad... or "run like he.."

Gravely W.

StihlMechanic
10-24-2011, 07:56 PM
Thanks for all of the feedback!! The dealer that is handling the details for bringing the machine down here wants $4700.00 and that is "out the door." Any ideas on is this good or bad... or "run like he.."

Gravely W.

Thats seems to be a good deal. I am not a gravely fan (repaired them for years) but considering its the only 34 inch stander on the market, I would love to have one.

THIESSENS TLC
10-25-2011, 03:04 AM
I would have to say thats a good price considering mine is a 2008 that cost $3500 with 28.5hrshttp://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=232533&stc=1&d=1319525894http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=232534&stc=1&d=1319525949http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=232535&stc=1&d=1319525995 Excellent Machine imo. I know I cant compare it to any other zt, but I've been around equipment all my life, and I know a good piece when I use one!

GravelyWoman
10-25-2011, 06:52 AM
Thanks so much for the pics and reply. I feel better about the purchase now!
I know a lot the people on this site do not like Gravely, but I have loved my mower and have had very little issues with the mower itself. My ZT has the mulch kit installed as well and you are correct, it looks like I have bagged everything, except pinestraw, when I get done! It does not mulch pinestraw well. I will be addressing that issue next!!

Have a great day!

Gravely Woman

Hangtastic
10-25-2011, 07:38 AM
I would say that price is high, the 48 inch model can be had for 4200 brand new.
You may also want to check with Great Dane dealers on prices since the Gravelys are made by Great Dane and they sell the same mowers with different model numbers. GSRKA1934S is the 34 inch fixed deck model number for the Great Dane.

NEW CITY LAWN CARE LLC
01-07-2012, 09:06 PM
I would think you can put wider rims/tires on to match the width of the deck, as long as the wider rims and wider from the hub face outwards, don't look like any room otherwise. My dealer has one here a 2010 model demo unit with 1 hour on it and have been really keeping my eye on it, looks like a real versatile machine, any more ideas or suggestions on this 34" Stander machine?

THIESSENS TLC
01-07-2012, 09:18 PM
I would think you can put wider rims/tires on to match the width of the deck, as long as the wider rims and wider from the hub face outwards, don't look like any room otherwise. My dealer has one here a 2010 model demo unit with 1 hour on it and have been really keeping my eye on it, looks like a real versatile machine, any more ideas or suggestions on this 34" Stander machine?

whats the price on the 2010?

NEW CITY LAWN CARE LLC
01-07-2012, 09:24 PM
They are asking $3800

THIESSENS TLC
01-07-2012, 09:32 PM
i would buy it. the only thing i notice different is 2010 supposedly weighs 100lbs more than mine. you might even be able to get it cheaper. go in and offer him 3500, i bet ya he'll take it.

NEW CITY LAWN CARE LLC
01-07-2012, 09:42 PM
I'm certainly considering it, I wonder if the same wider tires/rim that people with Z334's and Phazers upgrade to will work or not?
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THIESSENS TLC
01-07-2012, 09:49 PM
im not too sure, thats something you'll have to ask the dealer or somebody else on here. only reason i havent looked into it yet is because i have a couple clients with gates that allow me to barely squeeze through. so i dont need them, but im sure something bigger will fit.

NEW CITY LAWN CARE LLC
01-07-2012, 09:56 PM
So I take you like your machine? Do you notice any rutting issues with it small heavy stance? Rear height adjusting is it bad?

THIESSENS TLC
01-07-2012, 10:14 PM
So I take you like your machine? Do you notice any rutting issues with it small heavy stance? Rear height adjusting is it bad?

i love it, main reason i got it was because i hate walking. i got it towards the end of last season so i only used it for about 1 week of mowing. the thing im afraid of is spring time when its really wet, 730lbs on wet turf is definitely going to do damage. just not sure how much. havent touched the rear height adjustment and dont think i will. i cut all my lawns at the same height, so i just left it on the middle setting and adjust the front if i absolutely have too. i heard its a pain in the a$$ to adjust though. next year will be the true test...well, this year! lol

NEW CITY LAWN CARE LLC
01-07-2012, 10:16 PM
Really thinking about this machine....

THIESSENS TLC
01-07-2012, 10:20 PM
Really thinking about this machine....

if ur gona get it, now would be the time. you'll get a deal for sure...even if you end up paying 3800.

NEW CITY LAWN CARE LLC
01-07-2012, 10:25 PM
I bet with this small size machine you can almost use it exclusively, I used a Phazer when worked for the city and I used on just about everything, fast and small, I could maneuver it just about anywhere...

NEW CITY LAWN CARE LLC
01-07-2012, 10:27 PM
How easy it to use if you don't want to stand on it, is it a pain to walk behind it if you had to?

THIESSENS TLC
01-07-2012, 10:33 PM
ya its versatile for sure. it does mulch good in dry conditions, it looks like you bagged it. and its still clean underneath. i cut 8" of wet grass no problem, didnt lose a bit of power. its quick, does a great job and gets in to tight spaces.

THIESSENS TLC
01-07-2012, 10:36 PM
ya you definitely wont be walkin behind it. if you want to walk behind a stander, you'll have to get a toro.

NEW CITY LAWN CARE LLC
01-07-2012, 10:37 PM
Okay, thanks for all the info and guidance towards the machine....

THIESSENS TLC
01-07-2012, 10:40 PM
any time!:canadaflag:

unkownfl
01-07-2012, 11:04 PM
Way different than a Wright. Smaller tires and a lot more heavier over 200lbs and two inches narrower than a 36 wright. So you have a machine 37% more heavier with 30% less tire contact patch. It's a solid machine no doubt just rename it to rut master. I had a Lesco 34 a few years ago which is the same machine. Night and day difference.

NEW CITY LAWN CARE LLC
01-07-2012, 11:11 PM
Way different than a Wright. Smaller tires and a lot more heavier over 200lbs and two inches narrower than a 36 wright. So you have a machine 37% more heavier with 30% less tire contact patch. It's a solid machine no doubt just rename it to rut master. I had a Lesco 34 a few years ago which is the same machine. Night and day difference.

I can definitely see the need to upgrade those 6.5" wide tires to atleast 7.5" to help distribute weight, etc...

unkownfl
01-07-2012, 11:19 PM
I can definitely see the need to upgrade those 6.5" wide tires to atleast 7.5" to help distribute weight, etc...

The problem is by the time you change the offset of the rim for the added width tire you end up over sizing the deck. So from the get go just get a 36 or a 32 from wright. The prostance is a nice machine but you have to mow rock hard ground that is perfectly flat. I have the 48/19 floating prostance and a Wright 48 RH and they're way more comparable than the smaller stand ups.

corey4671
01-07-2012, 11:21 PM
I have this machine in an Everride. Yes it will rut if you continually run in the same direction. Not a fan of it in thick damp grass especially in the spring time. Bought mine in 2008 and it barely has 100 hours on it. Only time I use it is on gated backyards. everything else gets cut with the Warrior.

unkownfl
01-07-2012, 11:28 PM
IMHO the compact z from gravely is a way better machine than the prostance in a 34" the 44 has transaxles. The compact z has a way better deck too. The deck is a lot deeper and cuts really good. The prostance uses the Great dane/Everride deck.

NEW CITY LAWN CARE LLC
01-07-2012, 11:32 PM
So how much do the Wright 36" Standers run?

unkownfl
01-07-2012, 11:36 PM
$5500 recoil $6300 electric and recoil. Snapperpro makes a nice 36 too for $4000

THIESSENS TLC
01-08-2012, 09:31 AM
The problem is by the time you change the offset of the rim for the added width tire you end up over sizing the deck. So from the get go just get a 36 or a 32 from wright. The prostance is a nice machine but you have to mow rock hard ground that is perfectly flat. I have the 48/19 floating prostance and a Wright 48 RH and they're way more comparable than the smaller stand ups.

I use mine on more than just flat ground, and it works fine. Yes you'll have to switch your cutting pattern every week to help prevent rutting. Ya its heavy (730lbs) but what machine isn't? I can definitely see it rutting and making a mess in the spring time, but summer time will be just fine. Cuts tall grass no problem
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Earthlinklandscaping
02-09-2012, 06:27 PM
I'm interested as well. What is the good price he is offering? I need to replace my Wright 36 this year and I have several gravely dealers here in Tampa.
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what you dont like the wirght stander? cuz i was gonna get one

Patriot Services
02-09-2012, 06:40 PM
what you dont like the wirght stander? cuz i was gonna get one

Like Wright a lot. Just don't have a decent dealer.
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