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Old 01-29-2012, 05:49 PM
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nice score!....there great mowers...i run one when the boss man lets me!....which is far and few b/w!
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Old 01-29-2012, 06:12 PM
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Congratualtions, like MOturkey said, you'll wonder what took you so long!!
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Old 01-29-2012, 06:20 PM
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Looks awesome!! I would take the bagger off and save it until fall for leaves and buy a operator controlled discharge chute and get with it! But that's just me !! Congrats!!
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Old 01-29-2012, 07:20 PM
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Bought a 2011 Proturn 148 demo model today. Hoping it'll kick production way up compared to the old lawn tractor we've been using. Got it with the mulch kit and a new bagging system for under $7K. It's our first ZTR. Looking forward to using it.
Congrats! I was in our local Gravely dealer last week and saw the 400 series with the new air ride seat. Didn't have time to give it more than a passing glance but it looked well built. And I think the true "air ride" seat is a good idea. Time will tell how well they hold up.

My son bought a new 252 about 4 or 5 years ago and has had really good service out it. I'm sure you'll enjoy your new "toy" !
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Old 01-29-2012, 07:51 PM
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After about one day, you'll wonder how you ever got by with the lawn tractor.
It won't even take that long !!
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Old 01-29-2012, 07:55 PM
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Here are some photos of my new Gravely.
Very nice machine ... however, the price of $ 7 K includes the bagger system, which was probably about $ 1,500 by itself !!
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Old 01-29-2012, 08:48 PM
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Thanks for all the encouraging comments. Yes, the price includes the bagger which was $1200 less 5%. I had it installed because I'm still doing some leaf work and figured I'd use the mower instead of a blower & tarps (pretty slow). The dealer threw in the mulch kit with the deal and I'll put it on come spring.
Used the mower for the 1st time today for about 3 hours. Ya'll were right - don't know how I got by without it. Still learning how to pivot turn without digging holes, but starting to get the hang of it.

Thinking of starting a string in the Starting A Lawn Care & Landscaping Business forum to describe what I learn & what issues I run into with the new mower and business in general. Does anyone think something like that would be useful? Hopefully it will be helpful to some, and everyone feel free to offer advice and comments as it goes along.
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Old 01-30-2012, 10:05 AM
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Congratulations on the machine. Looks great. We'd love to see some photos of the work you do with it sometime.
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Thanks for all the encouraging comments. Yes, the price includes the bagger which was $1200 less 5%. I had it installed because I'm still doing some leaf work and figured I'd use the mower instead of a blower & tarps (pretty slow). The dealer threw in the mulch kit with the deal and I'll put it on come spring.
Used the mower for the 1st time today for about 3 hours. Ya'll were right - don't know how I got by without it. Still learning how to pivot turn without digging holes, but starting to get the hang of it.

Thinking of starting a string in the Starting A Lawn Care & Landscaping Business forum to describe what I learn & what issues I run into with the new mower and business in general. Does anyone think something like that would be useful? Hopefully it will be helpful to some, and everyone feel free to offer advice and comments as it goes along.

I picked up a 152 with the same bagger back in July of '11. I have no changes or inside advice as my machine has been flawless. the only thing I wish is that the triple bags held a little more grass.
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Old 01-30-2012, 01:27 PM
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