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Old 05-04-2013, 11:33 AM
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GRAVELY'S NEW X-FACTOR II DECK REVIEW!!! With Pics!!!

You all know how I feel about Gravely's X-Factor deck. IMO its one of the top three decks made. Awesome stripes, super smooth cut and no clumps. It cuts amazing in most all conditions, even wet! My feedback (and obviously many others) to Gravely was if the discharge was just a bit bigger and if it could be fine tuned for different conditions this deck could be the best hands down. Well Gravely did just that!! The new X-Factor II has a three inch larger discharge opening, adjustable front skirts, and even updated stronger spindles!!!

About a month ago I got an email from Gravely asking if I would like to try the new deck!! I said yes send me a demo for a couple weeks during cutting season, they said no we are sending you a new deck for your Pro-Turn 452!!! Once again I was blown away by Gravely's customer service.

Last week I got a call from my dealer saying my new deck is in!! Today I dropped off my mower to have it installed and took some pics. I also found out Gravely sent me a new blower assembly for my bagging system that fits the new larger discharge!!!! Once I start cutting I will be updating this thread with my honest opinion. Enjoy some pics in the meantime.
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Old 05-04-2013, 11:38 AM
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I want to add that the new deck is still marked as X-Factor not X-Factor II, it looks identical on the top side. My old discharge is about 10" wide, the new discharge is about 13".
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Old 05-04-2013, 11:46 AM
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Thats awesome but its a little pricey for me, maybe in a couple years. 452 here I come!
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Old 05-04-2013, 08:00 PM
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Can't wait to hear about the comparison to make sure I made the right decision in waiting for the new one, I'm sure it will be great though.
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:04 PM
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Looks well built.

Lots of nuts, bolt heads, and baffle edges to grab grass though.

Let us know how it does.

Remember, a shiny coat of new paint makes any deck do well in the wet. Let the paint wear off and often times ones impression of things change.
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Old 05-05-2013, 02:28 AM
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You're not really gonna take that out and get it all dirty are ya?!?

Gravely is doing things right IMO, and is the company all other should be trying to model themselves after. Too bad their big ego's won't let them.
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:55 PM
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Looks well built.

Lots of nuts, bolt heads, and baffle edges to grab grass though.

Let us know how it does.

Remember, a shiny coat of new paint makes any deck do well in the wet. Let the paint wear off and often times ones impression of things change.
That was my first thought when I saw the picture. When are Mfg's going to clean up the underside of the decks. That one will be a killer trying to scrape it.
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:01 PM
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That was my first thought when I saw the picture. When are Mfg's going to clean up the underside of the decks. That one will be a killer trying to scrape it.
Actually I rarely have to scrape my deck. It self cleans very well and doesn't pack much at all. I hope the new one does the same.
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Old 05-06-2013, 01:35 AM
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Actually I rarely have to scrape my deck. It self cleans very well and doesn't pack much at all. I hope the new one does the same.
I rarely clean underside of my deck either. Usually only when I change blades, apart from that they do clean themselves in dry conditions.

Much appreciated! Yes one more pic from down at the chute level looking in will be great, once you get the mower back and when you get the time no rush, cheers!
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Old 05-10-2013, 12:22 AM
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Actually I rarely have to scrape my deck. It self cleans very well and doesn't pack much at all. I hope the new one does the same.


Same here the original xfactor deck self cleans.
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