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Old 07-06-2013, 11:45 PM
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The Gravely Pro-Stance doesnt have the X-Factor deck. You may want to post this in the X-Factor cut quality thread. Most open style decks do not mulch well because they process huge volumes of grass quickly. Allowing for great cut quality in most all conditions, especially wet and at speed. I have never tried mulching here as things are always wet. Morning dew does dry off here until 11 or so. Tightly baffled decks have always struggled in the north east. I see a lot of guys still with them double cutting to get good results. Most of us have now gone to X-Factor and Velocity style decks.
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What style deck would you call toro's?
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Old 07-07-2013, 07:04 AM
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What style deck would you call toro's?
I consider the Turbo Force tightly baffled. Not as much as the Exmark Ultra Cut though. I can only speak from experience on northern grasses so some decks may cut differently on warm season turf.
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Old 07-07-2013, 01:34 PM
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I was just curious because I noticed a pretty severe drop in cut quality lately down here since we've been getting monsoon rains practically everyday, we're pushing the majority of our yards trying to keep our quality up but some are just to big and it's not practical.
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:37 PM
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Gravely pro stance is a great machine. I tested many standers out over the past week and the 48" prostance was one of them. Great company and dealer. Very well built and handled flawlessly. I would recommend this mower to anyone. With that being said there were flaws in every stander I tested out. I spent countless hours researching and looking at different models. At a later date I may get into specifics.
The 2 minor imperfections in the pro stance were the weight and speed of the machine. Unfortunately speed and weight were important in my application so I could not pull the trigger even after the dealer gave me a really good price on it.

All of the standers had there flaws and you would have to combine all of them to make a perfect stander. At the end of the day you have to pick the one you are comfortable with. I have used a stander for countless hours over the past few seasons so even the smallest imperfection stood out.

I almost bought the gravely as it was a very stout machine and the dealer was close by. But I ended up going in another direction.
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What kind of price are they asking for a pro stance 48"?
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:36 AM
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What kind of price are they asking for a pro stance 48"?
The local dealer quoted $7500 a few months ago.
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:44 AM
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I was just curious because I noticed a pretty severe drop in cut quality lately down here since we've been getting monsoon rains practically everyday, we're pushing the majority of our yards trying to keep our quality up but some are just to big and it's not practical.
Do you have the deck all the way open? The last turboforce I ran was on a diesel z and had the adjustable front baffle that you can move forward to open up the discharge like the new gravely decks. I remember it doing fairly well in the wet stuff with that configuration.
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:09 PM
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I think I will try to get a pro stance 48" to demo. I am in the market for a 48" cut ztr or stander for my smaller accounts.
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:11 PM
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I think I will try to get a pro stance 48" to demo. I am in the market for a 48" cut ztr or stander for my smaller accounts.
Nice! Let us know what you think after the demo. It really is a great machine.
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:18 PM
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Nice! Let us know what you think after the demo. It really is a great machine.
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Yep. I demo'd the 48" PS last year and I really was impressed by it.
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:29 PM
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Yep. I demo'd the 48" PS last year and I really was impressed by it.
Was it easy to get used of the controls and control the machine Ridin'? Does the 48" have the 4 gauge wheels on front of the deck like the 52"?
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