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Old 01-21-2013, 03:09 PM
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36'' exmark pro tracer vs. Gravley 44z

Im looking at down sizing from my 44'' gravley to a 36'' exmark. ( Should give me a cleaner cut, and all around a better mower) the only downside is that by down sizing mowers it would increase mowing time. (Spend more time at properties mowing grass) Any of you have any suggestions? I am a one man operation with about 40 customers. Most my customers are residental yards under 1/2 acre.

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/search...inAsk=&maxAsk=

Here is a link to the mower i am looking at purchasing.

All suggestions and advice would be appreciated.
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:11 PM
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To Clarify- I own a Gravley 44z ztr and am looking a purchasing a 36'' exmark pro tracer walk behind.
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Gravely 44z ztr
Yazoo 22 inch push mower
Stihl BR 600 Backpack Blower
Stihl FS 90R Trimmer
Stihl FC 90 Edger
Echo PB200 hand-held Blower
Echo HC150 hedge trimmer

"The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent."

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Old 01-21-2013, 03:20 PM
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i'd keep the zero turn for your larger more open properties and jump on the Exmark for the smaller gated one.. That is a good deal for that mower also as long as it doesn't have a ton of hours on it.. Looks good..
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:39 PM
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Did you take the time and go physically measure your gates?
I was sure glad I did the above cuz I needed a 32 instead of a 36 to avoid using a 21. There are too many BIG backyards behind a gate to use a 21 on, IMHO. 21 stays at home...PERMANENTLY.
If you can keep both, do so. If you need the money and don't mind using a 21...then you'll know what you need to do. Best to you in '13.
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:51 PM
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Have you tried different blade lifts to see if that helped in creating more vacuum to help cleaning the cut up ?
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