Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #201  
Old 04-17-2013, 07:57 AM
lawnkingforever's Avatar
lawnkingforever lawnkingforever is online now
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Pittsburgh PA
Posts: 1,186
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blades Lawn Maintenance View Post
Do any stand-ons go as fast as they say they go?
I drove around a 2012 Deere quick track. It seemed to be pretty fast. The maintenance also seemed easier to perform on this machine. This was a steal of deal, I was going to buy it and resell it after the season. Unfortunately the weight of the machine was a bit much. I also disliked the fact the mower width was a whopping 53 1\2 " for a 48" deck.
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #202  
Old 04-17-2013, 08:11 AM
LHS Lawns LHS Lawns is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Eastern Shore, MD
Posts: 222
Quote:
Originally Posted by lawnkingforever View Post
48" deck 22 hp.
A few reasons in no particular order.

1. Very quick and agile.
2. Tracking was true.
3. Great deal, pricewise.
4. Toro's ocdc allows an accelerator bagger to be placed on the mower pretty easily so you can go from bagging to side discharging to blocking off the chute in no time.

Take time to test different ones out. The all have pros and cons.
Posted via Mobile Device
Stand-ons haven't caught on around here so there aren't any to try. My Kubota dealer carries Toro and he got a 2012 GS 52" last Fall to try out. No one has been interested. A few tried it but didn't like it.

I tried it yesterday and I liked it. Gonna try it today and tomorrow. Its more agile than the Kubota 60" which is a plus in smaller yards. Cut was good, has the power.

Its got a 24 hp Kawasaki engine with 15 hrs. Sticker price of $8200.00 I'm sure the price scared most people away.

The dealer is going to have to come down pretty good on the price for it to work for me.

What's a reasonable price for a 2012 Demo?
Reply With Quote
  #203  
Old 04-21-2013, 02:13 PM
Optimum Lawn's Avatar
Optimum Lawn Optimum Lawn is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: North West BC Canada
Posts: 152
So I picked up my 61" Prostance the other day and must say it is a very stout machine.
Initial thoughts
- not a huge fan of the operator presence but a necessary evil
-noticed the huge skid plates to protect the transaxles..well thought out as the last thing needed is to crack one of them cases due to??
-One thing I would like to see is a couple of zerks on the pins for the control arms off the front of the frame to the front of the deck....over time have had them seize up on a Z so that will be something I will add
-Love the Deck adjustment wheel....does not get any easier to set your deck height.
-Not sure if a pivoting front axle would be better or not

Is going to take a bit to get used to the controls but they are super smooth and very responsive.
Leaves a very nice smooth cut....as for stripping will reserve judgement for now till the grass gets fully set in.

Next up some side hilling
Reply With Quote
  #204  
Old 04-27-2013, 12:16 PM
GMLC's Avatar
GMLC GMLC is offline
LawnSite Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 4,363
Quote:
Originally Posted by Optimum Lawn View Post
So I picked up my 61" Prostance the other day and must say it is a very stout machine.
Initial thoughts
- not a huge fan of the operator presence but a necessary evil
-noticed the huge skid plates to protect the transaxles..well thought out as the last thing needed is to crack one of them cases due to??
-One thing I would like to see is a couple of zerks on the pins for the control arms off the front of the frame to the front of the deck....over time have had them seize up on a Z so that will be something I will add
-Love the Deck adjustment wheel....does not get any easier to set your deck height.
-Not sure if a pivoting front axle would be better or not

Is going to take a bit to get used to the controls but they are super smooth and very responsive.
Leaves a very nice smooth cut....as for stripping will reserve judgement for now till the grass gets fully set in.

Next up some side hilling
Congrats! Any updates?

The Pro-Stance seems to be selling very well this spring! Im not surprised at all after my experience.
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #205  
Old 04-27-2013, 04:41 PM
Blades Lawn Maintenance's Avatar
Blades Lawn Maintenance Blades Lawn Maintenance is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Baton Rouge, La
Posts: 1,233
I think your experience and review changed ALOT of people's mind about Gravley. It's pretty obvious they take care of Thier customers and make a quality machine.
__________________
“Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals and charge after them in an unstoppable manner.”
*Les Brown


"There is no such thing as failure. There are only results." – Tony Robbins


Enough Said...
Reply With Quote
  #206  
Old 04-28-2013, 10:45 AM
mag360's Avatar
mag360 mag360 is online now
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Southeast Pa
Posts: 2,415
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blades Lawn Maintenance View Post
I think your experience and review changed ALOT of people's mind about Gravley. It's pretty obvious they take care of Thier customers and make a quality machine.
Agreed - a good review on lawnsite can push a potential buyer over the edge (like me)
Reply With Quote
  #207  
Old 04-28-2013, 03:58 PM
Optimum Lawn's Avatar
Optimum Lawn Optimum Lawn is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: North West BC Canada
Posts: 152
Quote:
Originally Posted by mag360 View Post
Agreed - a good review on lawnsite can push a potential buyer over the edge (like me)
Worked for me.....made me drive 11hrs out of my way just to continue using Gravely
Deere and Toro are much closer

Reply With Quote
  #208  
Old 04-28-2013, 05:12 PM
Ridin' Green Ridin' Green is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Michigan
Posts: 8,447
Quote:
Originally Posted by mag360 View Post
Agreed - a good review on lawnsite can push a potential buyer over the edge (like me)
....and/or make them buy a machine they don't really even need. At least not yet.
Reply With Quote
  #209  
Old 05-03-2013, 10:54 PM
Optimum Lawn's Avatar
Optimum Lawn Optimum Lawn is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: North West BC Canada
Posts: 152
So got a chance to do some slopes so here be my opinion....
It will still get away from you just like a Z...lol.
Pointing the front down slope and at a certain point/angle the rears will start to loose traction.(Have to bring my level next week and see at what angle it takes off). Doing side hills if you keep the front end pointed slightly up slope it sticks...just do not let the front end point down slope.
Never at any point when climbing some steep slopes does the front end ever hint at lifting (but I am only 145lbs wet)....backing down slopes either straight down or on a angle then traversing up always keeping the front pointed slightly to fully up slope is the way I will work it and it sticks like glue.

The Hydrostatic drive is frikken awesome...the more I get use to it, the more I love it ....very very precise in execution...move the levers and it responds now with no free wheelin at any point.

So next week I will figure out the angles I am working on on this one property to give a better idea

So far lovin the machine and yup love this standing thing much better than sitting

Well engineered Gravely
Reply With Quote
  #210  
Old 05-03-2013, 10:59 PM
whiffyspark whiffyspark is online now
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Chesapeake beach
Posts: 5,147
Quote:
Originally Posted by Optimum Lawn View Post
So got a chance to do some slopes so here be my opinion....
It will still get away from you just like a Z...lol.
Pointing the front down slope and at a certain point/angle the rears will start to loose traction.(Have to bring my level next week and see at what angle it takes off). Doing side hills if you keep the front end pointed slightly up slope it sticks...just do not let the front end point down slope.
Never at any point when climbing some steep slopes does the front end ever hint at lifting (but I am only 145lbs wet)....backing down slopes either straight down or on a angle then traversing up always keeping the front pointed slightly to fully up slope is the way I will work it and it sticks like glue.

The Hydrostatic drive is frikken awesome...the more I get use to it, the more I love it ....very very precise in execution...move the levers and it responds now with no free wheelin at any point.

So next week I will figure out the angles I am working on on this one property to give a better idea

So far lovin the machine and yup love this standing thing much better than sitting

Well engineered Gravely
Do you have any large properties? I'm wondering how it will be standing for a while at a time.

Mine would be my main mower along with a walk behind.

I can get a 52 pro stance and a 34 walk behind plus other stuff for 11k
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.com™ - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:46 PM.

Page generated in 0.07969 seconds with 10 queries