Go Back   LawnSite.comô - Lawn Care & Landscaping Business Forum, Discuss News & Reviews > Sponsor Forums - Discuss with Sponsors Directly > Lawn Mowing Equipment & Accessories * * * * SPONSOR FORUMS > Gravely
User Name
Password
Home Gravely.com Parts Find a Dealer About Us Contact Us Mark Forums Read


Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-03-2001, 06:36 PM
casey
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Pro 300 WB

Does the 36" Pro 300 WB come standard with the 18hp Robin?
What exactly are "fingertip controls"? Is this an option to pistols?
Thought I read something about a double blade bracket & a kit for long turf being avail. for the 36WB but don't see it on website. The dealer that used to carry Gravely, WE Enterprises, in my area has gone Exmark. Are there dealers in Southern Ontario, preferably Toronto, where I can look at a unit?
Thanks.
  #2  
Old 11-03-2001, 10:51 PM
Eng Mwr Guy Eng Mwr Guy is offline
Gravely Manufacturer
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Appleton, WI
Posts: 249
The 36 Hydro will come with the 15HP Kawasaki twin...this is a new engine.

Fingertip controls.....fancy marketing speak that denotes pistol grips.

I can say we have had lots of comments how smoothe and light the controls feel.

Double blade kits and Bahia/tall grass baffles are available too for 2002 model year. The double blade kits include the dradle to help lock the blades together.

When I am in the office on Monday I will get you directly in touch with someone who can help you out.

If you are going to the GIE show in Tampa we are giving away a hydro.

For what it's worth we are coming out with a 32 deck gear drive.

Thank you for asking.

Barry
Gravely Guy

Last edited by Eng Mwr Guy; 11-03-2001 at 10:58 PM..
  #3  
Old 11-04-2001, 09:28 PM
casey
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Quote:
Originally posted by Eng Mwr Guy
The 36 Hydro will come with the 15HP Kawasaki twin...this is a new engine.
Double blade kits and Bahia/tall grass baffles are available too for 2002 model year. The double blade kits include the dradle to help lock the blades together.
A new engine to who? Gravely? I have one on a 2001 unit or has it changed?

Will the double blade kit keep the lower blade above the lip of the deck?

How exactly do the tall grass baffles work? Is it similar to a Toro SFS set-up?

We cut alot of thick turf & use doubles in the fall. Sounds like this machine may adress some of our needs.
Thanks.
  #4  
Old 11-04-2001, 09:51 PM
Eng Mwr Guy Eng Mwr Guy is offline
Gravely Manufacturer
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Appleton, WI
Posts: 249
The 15HP is a new engine for Kawasaki for anyone using the 15HP in the near future. The "old" 15HP Kawa will be going obsolete in 1-2 years.

The doubles we have are "legal" from an ANSI standpoint. It passes the foot probe test, thrown objects et.al.. The mower is built for you within the ANSI standards for commercial mowers.

The Bahia/Tall grass baffles allow the grass to stand up a bit prior to cutting. I am not personally familiar with the exact details of the sfs deck.

Barry
  #5  
Old 11-04-2001, 11:32 PM
casey
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Thanks for the replies Barry,
Does the long grass kit provide a non-baffled front section of the deck for clean dispersal of long turf, thereby preventing clumping in heavy & wet conditions? Or if I understand you correctly are you adding or modifying baffles to increase upward airflow? I am looking for a deck that can effectively dispearse heavy, & or wet growth.
  #6  
Old 11-05-2001, 08:47 AM
Eng Mwr Guy Eng Mwr Guy is offline
Gravely Manufacturer
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Appleton, WI
Posts: 249
If it were me, my first attempt at the tall stuff would be to remove the front baffles and see how this works.

If this is unacceptable then I would put the Bahia baffles in which are shorter than the normal baffles.

To be honest I have yet to see our new decks clump in any condition. With normal baffles to boot. I am sure someone in some conditions will prove me wrong...... just haven't seen it yet.

Our new decks on the WB's should do the trick...will it for sure???...maybe, maybe not. You will need to demo a unit to make sure it makes you happy.

I have contacted our Canadian Sales Manager to help me help you.


Barry
  #7  
Old 11-05-2001, 03:28 PM
Eng Mwr Guy Eng Mwr Guy is offline
Gravely Manufacturer
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Appleton, WI
Posts: 249
Wilton Lawn Equip
2989 Bathurst St
416-783-6161

4WD Equipment Ctr
225 Nugget Ave
416 - 321 - 0660

Gravely.com can locate more if you need it....the new mowers should be available to the dealer in February.

Barry
  #8  
Old 11-05-2001, 07:13 PM
KDJ KDJ is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 325
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Eng Mwr Guy
[B]The 36 Hydro will come with the 15HP Kawasaki twin...this is a new engine.

.



If you are going to the GIE show in Tampa we are giving away a hydro.

What is this GIE show? Please give me more information.
Thank You
  #9  
Old 11-05-2001, 07:20 PM
Eng Mwr Guy Eng Mwr Guy is offline
Gravely Manufacturer
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Appleton, WI
Posts: 249
Green Indusrty Expo

Commercial Equipment is the primary focus.

Here is the website:

http://www.gieonline.com/

I believe one day is dedicated to outdoor demo's of manufacturer equipment.

Barry
  #10  
Old 11-05-2001, 10:11 PM
casey
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Thanks for the info Barry,
Two more & then I'll bother your Toronto associates.
Will the double blade bracket hold any blades ie. a standard mulcher on bottom & gator on top. The reason I asked if the lower blade would sit below deck lip was not a safety concern but if the standard mulcher is well above the deck lip, blowout should be greatly reduced.
Also what changes has Kaw made with their new twin 15hp.
Thanks. (one of those dealers is close)
Closed Thread

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


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:42 PM.

Forum Rules:

This Ariens/Gravely sponsored forum is administrator monitored. LawnSite.com does not allow any manufacturer competitor attacks and will strongly enforce this. If you want your discussion to be viewable by the public and responded to in a professional manner then please keep your discussions professional and to the point.

All discussions are viewed by the administration before being released to the public. Your post may not be made viewable for up to 48 hours. Please allow the manufacturer representative enough time to respond to your question or comment once made viewable.

LawnSite.com is not affiliated with the Ariens/Gravely company. This forum is provided by LawnSite.com to Ariens/Gravely in order to better server their customers


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
Lawnsite,  Plowsite, WeldingWeb, LawnCareSuccess, Everythinggreen, & Lawnbusiness.net are trademarks of Lawn Care Success, Inc

Page generated in 0.09529 seconds with 7 queries