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Old 02-08-2014, 07:08 AM
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I had tons of issues with my 36" belt drive world lawn WB last season, and I also had poor support from the folks at world lawn. I finally had to fabricate a bushing out of nylon that kept getting worn out.
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Old 02-08-2014, 07:15 AM
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I had tons of issues with my 36" belt drive world lawn WB last season, and I also had poor support from the folks at world lawn. I finally had to fabricate a bushing out of nylon that kept getting worn out.


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Old 02-08-2014, 07:55 AM
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Thanks guys I have decided to not do that kubota just bc of the aftermarket stuff. We have a gravely dealer, Kubota, Hustler, Bad boy, Grasshopper and World Lawn. I havent heard much about World Lawn King Cobra mowers but seem decent for the price. $7200 for a 60' and 27 kawasaki engine. There are so many decisions. I like gravely but their about $12500 for the 60' I want. Ill go check out the bad boys, the local school companies have gone to them and seem to like them. they have of course the 60-72'' for cutting the fields. Whats the price for the bad boys and what size deck and engine?
You can get 20% off gravely if you buy a cheap push mower.

Sounds like you want a 460
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Old 02-08-2014, 10:56 AM
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Even my local Kubota dealer will tell you to not buy one. Haha. They'd rather put you on an eXmark, for several reasons, including: parts availability, cost, reliability, serviceability, etc. As others stated, you don't want to deal with the breakdowns-end of a Kubota ZTR.

You need to figure out exactly what it is you want from this machine, how long you plan to keep it, what you REALLY need. You mentioned an ~$8800 mower and then a ~$12.5K mower. They're two totally different machines that offer totally different experiences. Likewise, engine choices are all over the place, too. I would absolutely recommend Kohler EFI, if it's available on the chassis you desire.

Why not keep running what you have? It has fresh power and $8K-$12K buys an awful lot of parts.

Is your expenditure of a new mower going to pay for itself? If you already have an equivalent machine, I'd run the thing until it broke in-two.

Everyone has different ideas of their "perfect mower". You need to spend a lot of hours researching machines and dealers (dealer support is a lot of why I run what I have). Then, make the decision on your own.
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Old 02-11-2014, 01:12 AM
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Your absolutely right. My mower has roughly 200 hours on it and I let a local gravely dealer install the new motor. They are excellent people to work with and you can buy a lot of parts for 8-12k. I can't justify buying a new one and even might buy another used gravely. I love it. Its a little older but hey its money going into my bank and no to a mower note. Thanks guys.


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Even my local Kubota dealer will tell you to not buy one. Haha. They'd rather put you on an eXmark, for several reasons, including: parts availability, cost, reliability, serviceability, etc. As others stated, you don't want to deal with the breakdowns-end of a Kubota ZTR.

You need to figure out exactly what it is you want from this machine, how long you plan to keep it, what you REALLY need. You mentioned an ~$8800 mower and then a ~$12.5K mower. They're two totally different machines that offer totally different experiences. Likewise, engine choices are all over the place, too. I would absolutely recommend Kohler EFI, if it's available on the chassis you desire.

Why not keep running what you have? It has fresh power and $8K-$12K buys an awful lot of parts.

Is your expenditure of a new mower going to pay for itself? If you already have an equivalent machine, I'd run the thing until it broke in-two.

Everyone has different ideas of their "perfect mower". You need to spend a lot of hours researching machines and dealers (dealer support is a lot of why I run what I have). Then, make the decision on your own.
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