Originally Posted by ProStreetCamaro
I did find something I am not crazy about today with my 460. It never dawned on me how far out the gas tanks sit compared to my 160Z. I like to use the overhang of the mower deck to get under stuff like raised decks on a house. Well I snagged a bolt sticking out of a customers deck and almost ripped a hole in the gas tank. It has a chunk sticking out now but did not penetrate all the way. There seems to be 2 layers to the tank with some kind of white grainy material between the layers. Kind of upset me because the machine is so new and looks so good and here it is damaged already. I know its not gravelys fault. I wish the tanks were a little more inboard so you could use the trim side of the deck to get under stuff. Now I have to make a conscious effort to not do that again.
Other than that I would highly recommend the entire gravely line (100,200 and 400 series) to anybody in the business. The 400 series is so smooth and comfortable it is unreal. Job well done guys and girls!
I also notice I need to watch the tanks more on this mower more but due their height more then their width. The wheel assembly extends out past the tanks, so unless you have something higher than the wheel, the wheel should contact first. It was the same for the ROPs which magically disappeared from my 460. Height wasn't as much of a factor as width. Most of my issues are around apple trees and such with their low branches coming out at an angle.
I know Gravely states 13.4 gallon tank capacity but yesterday I ran one dry and filling it to where they recommend I only was able to get about 5.5 gallons in one. At 13.4 gallons I should be able to get 6.70 gallons in one. Are they counting the EPA dead space for fumes?????