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bunky
03-03-2004, 04:41 PM
I'm looking at a Gravely 60 in. hydro or a Cub Cadet 4814R Which one should I buy??? Any opinions would be helpful...

Lowes_Landscaping
03-03-2004, 04:52 PM
Do you mean a Cub Tank? I'm not sure of that model

bob
03-03-2004, 07:55 PM
As a Gravely 272z owner, I'd pick the Gravely 260Z as a 60" mower. Itsn't Cub made by MTD?

j fisher
03-03-2004, 08:01 PM
Anything but Cub Cadet.

MOturkey
03-03-2004, 08:09 PM
I have no experience with the Cub, but am quite pleased with my Gravely. Neill

wriken
03-03-2004, 08:34 PM
I know nothing about the gravely, but I have a 48" MTD pro, a tank 60", and a tank 72",. I have had great results from the cub's, matter of fact I'm getting another 60" with a kohler 27 in about 3 weeks. But all in all the differant mgr's are pretty much the same mowers

dcondon
03-03-2004, 09:06 PM
Originally posted by j fisher
Anything but Cub Cadet.

what do you mean.............. Cub's are a good mower. there is a little bit of mtd in just about every mower

TheKingNJ
03-03-2004, 09:18 PM
I like the tank!!

wriken
03-03-2004, 09:26 PM
Originally posted by dcondon
what do you mean.............. Cub's are a good mower. there is a little bit of mtd in just about every mower

thats true, alot of differant mower mgr's have mtd built hydro pumps/motors in them. But we have been thru this a 1000's time, look close you will see similar thickness decks, same hydro's, same motor options, same size/thickness frames, I could go on and on. There all pretty good mowers, check out the service part of your local dealer. This is why I'm with cub, could have very well been a exmark, scag, or whatever, but dealer support drove me to the tank.

robertyb
03-03-2004, 09:32 PM
I demoed a Tank with 27 hp Kohler and 60 cut last weekend. Nice ride, smooth handling, I was impressed. One well made machine with a great warranty. On the 48 inch model I believe you do not get individual wheel motors but an integrated system. Goes a little slower I was told but I did not try one out. I would rank the ride better than a Exmark CT, about par with Hustler Z and not quite as good a Grasshopper 220/52. I am still looking, want to try all that have dealers near me before I buy.

dcondon
03-03-2004, 09:34 PM
well said Wriken !!!!! that's good imfo from an ole dog!:) :)

spin2098
03-03-2004, 10:38 PM
In my opinion you can't go wrong with a Gravely. I have used several differnt kinds and they were all great. I used the particular model you are thinking about and it was a great mower.

Pecker
03-03-2004, 10:42 PM
Also, go with the one you feel will offer parts for the longest time. Nothing sucks worse than having a perfectly functional piece of equipment that only needs one part and the cheesy manufacturer doesn't make parts for your model any more. That, to me, is as important as dealer support.

lawnagent
03-03-2004, 11:26 PM
Cub definatley made a HUGE jump forward in progress when they went with the Tank. It is an awesome Machine- demoed one last week. It is far more durable and better built for commercial work than its regular Cub Cadet Counter parts. Still yet, it is new and it will be along time before alot of people can see past the fact that it is a Cub Cadet and not let that cloud their thinking too much.

mtdman
03-04-2004, 12:13 AM
Originally posted by bunky
I'm looking at a Gravely 60 in. hydro or a Cub Cadet 4814R Which one should I buy??? Any opinions would be helpful...

Both my wbs are cubs. 4814F and a 5416R. Great machines.

Where did you find a 4814R? They haven't made those in quite a while, must be used?

:D

bunky
03-04-2004, 05:39 AM
Yes it is a used machine, thedeck doesn't seem to be as heavy as the gravely (stamped steel rather then welded) but other then that looks good... I just wasn't sure on the quaility and parts aspect????

greenlawns
05-11-2004, 01:12 AM
I bought a Tank M-60 last season, it gives a nice cut and a smooth ride. No complaints here