Originally Posted by GMLC
I remember the early Exmarks had problems with cracking welds with this design.
This is my personal opinion only. Honestly I don't know if Gravely should keep the 200 series. I think it makes more sense to make the 100 series(small frame ZTR) with the 400 series features like air seat and isolated platforms etc. Drop the 200 series(large frame ZTR) and only offer the 400 series(also a large frame ZTR) and 100 series. It makes no sense to buy a 200 series when you can get the 400 series for a little bit more and its twice the machine. The 200 series is entry level compared to the 400 series!!!
I drove a 460 around and the only thing I didn't like about it was the solid front tires, but I know that's subjective. My son bought the 252 back in '08 (before the 400 series was being made).