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captken
06-24-2004, 10:20 PM
There was a post while back,

concerning the Gravely 34" Z.

And Gravely concerns...

My friend Mike built these himself....

Couldn't find the previous post though...

captken
06-24-2004, 10:24 PM
Mike says that anyone who owns one probably will have figured this out on their own...

jestermg
06-24-2004, 10:25 PM
that rough of a ride?

captken
06-24-2004, 10:28 PM
This is the pic. From another angle...

captken
06-24-2004, 10:38 PM
tried it myself...

Mower has less than 90 hrs....

Mike goes to chiropracter....

before buying it...

Wanted to smooth the ride...

This thing needs work....

jestermg
06-24-2004, 10:43 PM
I have a 160. but never had anyting else....so I dont know if it is rough or not hahaha

looking at getting a 144 also. the 33 just didnt seem to be a wide enough cut for me.

2k1yzfr1
03-02-2006, 11:53 PM
Captken where did y'all find the rubber coated springs?

deereman
03-03-2006, 05:32 PM
Is that mower in storage looking like that? That thing needs a major clean up job on it!

SouthernYankee
03-03-2006, 05:54 PM
I forgot who posted about the problems with breaking the hydro cap and some how water got into his hydro system on his 34z. Anyways, the screws that the seat are suppose to sit on came loose on my 34 and rubbed on the hydro cap.
This is how I think his cap broke.


Anyways, the ride isnt too bad(compared to my bobcat), but those springs seem like a good idea since it should raise the seat up an inch or so off the hydro cap.


The only things that I would change on this mower is some scalp rollers and springs standard on the seat. thanks for the pics ken.

Restrorob
03-03-2006, 08:40 PM
Captken where did y'all find the rubber coated springs?

Those booted springs look just like whats under the seat of a old Snapper LT12D lawn tractor, I done a quick search but couldn't find a good parts look-up site. Could post the part number tomorrow from the shop.

captken
03-03-2006, 09:11 PM
Captken where did y'all find the rubber coated springs?

Wow that thread is nearly 21 months old! I think Mike got those springs at Tractor Supply. I'll ask next time I see him.

Here is a pic of the springs in March 05...right after he pulled it from the lake....after rolled down the levee....the home made seat springs came out okay.....lol.:laugh:

captken
03-03-2006, 09:17 PM
close up of home made springs surviving plung into lake bottom side up....watch this thing guys....:cry: :drinkup::nono: :nono: :nono: