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Old 06-12-2012, 01:08 PM
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I noticed something today. I used our 160 today because it is raining (thank god I dont have an exmark as my primary mower on days like this) and did not want to get the new machine all funky already. Anyway.... the xfactor deck on the 160 is different than the 460. They made changes to the deck but never changed the name or added something like X-Factor II. The left side edge of the deck on the 160 is straight front to back. On the 460 it arches out toward the back. Maybe it is the same under the deck not really sure yet because I have not had the new machine up in the air yet. Makes me wonder if that has anything to do with gmlc's mower not working well with the stens blades. I will have to throw a set on the 460 and see if the cut quality drops compared to the oem blades.
I found that the stens blades had over a 1/4" less lift. My guess is that was the reason but it is interesting your decks are different yet both 60"!
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Old 06-12-2012, 01:16 PM
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I found that the stens blades had over a 1/4" less lift. My guess is that was the reason but it is interesting your decks are different yet both 60"!
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This is what my 160 deck looks like






This is what the 460 deck looks like


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Old 06-12-2012, 01:32 PM
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This is what my 160 deck looks like






This is what the 460 deck looks like


It looks to me like all they did was slightly taper the front of the left side to aid in inside corner trimming. There's obviously a space between the front skirt and the actual baffle where no cuttting takes place, so they brought it in like they did to alllow you to get the front/left cutting edge of the left blade as close as possible to cut down on trimming that would need to be done otherwise with a trimmer.

Also, to go along with what I just said, take a look at the left front caster arms. They've also brought the new 400 arm in somewhat compared to the older unit, which alos aids with inside corner trimming.
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Old 06-12-2012, 01:34 PM
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It looks to me like all they did was slightly taper the front of the left side to aid in inside corner trimming. There's obviously a space between the front skirt and the actual baffle where no cuttting takes place, so they brought it in like they did to alllow you to get the front/left cutting edge of the left blade as close as possible to cut down on trimming that would need to be done otherwise with a trimmer.


That could be. I am going to change the blades this weekend and will see if the baffling is the same or not.
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Old 06-12-2012, 02:56 PM
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Take some pictures under the deck. Don't think there are any posted on Gravely's site or on here. Curious to their baffle arrangement.
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Old 06-12-2012, 03:07 PM
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Take some pictures under the deck. Don't think there are any posted on Gravely's site or on here. Curious to their baffle arrangement.
Have a few here on post #16.

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=379728

Let me know if there is something you'd like to see in more detail.

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Old 06-12-2012, 03:12 PM
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So, just a straight across front baffle. No L brackets or curves to it?

I assume that towards the discharge it opens up as the baffle meets the skirt at the discharge.

I was looking for a full bottom view like I've see on other decks. I think it was Mickhippy that transposed a few decks into one to show the similarities.
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Old 06-12-2012, 03:15 PM
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So, just a straight across front baffle. No L brackets or curves to it?

I assume that towards the discharge it opens up as the baffle meets the skirt at the discharge.

I was looking for a full bottom view like I've see on other decks. I think it was Mickhippy that transposed a few decks into one to show the similarities.
Yes. No Ls or curves and the baffle does open up as it meets the skirt at the discharge opening.

Yea. Micks a genius. Ought to be in computer programing or something instead of mowing lawns.
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Old 06-12-2012, 07:37 PM
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Take some pictures under the deck. Don't think there are any posted on Gravely's site or on here. Curious to their baffle arrangement.
they do have pictures of under the deck but you have to look at the deck options from the main page and click x factor
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Old 06-13-2012, 07:37 AM
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Are you talking about this picture?



This looks to be the older version. Is it really that long, or is this like a 48" deck or something? Seems like the picture is stretched?

Is the front baffle angled that abruptly directly behind the front anti-scalp wheels?
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