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Old 05-29-2012, 05:27 PM
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Just got back from driving a 460 around the dealers lot and gravel lane. OMG!!!!!!!! I felt absolutely NOTHING. No bumps, no vibration NOTHING! Honest to god it was so smooth it was almost eerie feeling. Felt like I was floating on a cloud. I am sold. Filled out the application and they are going to run it tomorrow morning to see if I can get the 0% for 48 months.


Anybody that has not test driven a 400 series, do yourself a favor and give one a try.
Nice! I now tell everyone to not take my word for it. You have to demo a 400 series. The mower speaks for its self!
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Old 05-29-2012, 05:44 PM
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Nice! I now tell everyone to not take my word for it. You have to demo a 400 series. The mower speaks for its self!
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I figured it would be pretty good but I really was not expecting it to be that smooth. The hydros also felt very smooth.
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Old 05-29-2012, 07:07 PM
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Just got back from driving a 460 around the dealers lot and gravel lane. OMG!!!!!!!! I felt absolutely NOTHING. No bumps, no vibration NOTHING! Honest to god it was so smooth it was almost eerie feeling. Felt like I was floating on a cloud. I am sold. Filled out the application and they are going to run it tomorrow morning to see if I can get the 0% for 48 months.


Anybody that has not test driven a 400 series, do yourself a favor and give one a try.
PS, sounds like all you needed after that ride was a washcloth and a cigarette!!!
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Old 05-29-2012, 07:36 PM
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PS, sounds like all you needed after that ride was a washcloth and a cigarette!!!
My wife thinks my tractors sexy so I may need that after we test out the seat to see how it "works" ;o)
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Old 05-29-2012, 10:46 PM
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My wife thinks my tractors sexy so I may need that after we test out the seat to see how it "works" ;o)
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Old 05-29-2012, 11:42 PM
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I figured it would be pretty good but I really was not expecting it to be that smooth. The hydros also felt very smooth.

Great you got to do a demo. They are amazing. And if you think it can't get any better get the optional pneumatic front tire and stick about 10-15 psi in them!

Cut my fifth property today have about 3 hrs. on her and I'm in love. I think it is more efficient then my Hustler SZs which I didn't think would be possible. I'm sorry to say to those considering it, I'd skip the Gravely OCDC though and I have a almost brand new one for sale if anyone is interested.
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Old 05-30-2012, 12:10 AM
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Now that I have over 30 hours on my 452 I would like to update everyone on a few things. I'm now very comfortable with the machine.
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The center of gravity is very low and the machine sticks to hills. I have shocked myself with some of things I have done. Some by purpose some not!! Traction is very good as well. I run 10-12 psi in the rear tires and the fronts are hybrid run flats which have a really good ride and do not require air. They feel to have about 8 psi to me.

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Here are some pictures of my machine that I clean every Sunday and some of the hills I mow. Also just some random pics...
In these pictures the hills are minor (or at least they are viewed that way in the photos), do you have any steep hills that you mow? I see some mnts in the background.
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Old 05-30-2012, 06:51 AM
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In these pictures the hills are minor (or at least they are viewed that way in the photos), do you have any steep hills that you mow? I see some mnts in the background.
The pics dont do them any justice. My walkbehind slides a bit on the one near my truck and mulch bed. NH is all mountains so I really have no flat properties. I will try to get some better pics.
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Old 05-30-2012, 07:21 AM
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Did you get the fleet pricing? If you spend 12500 you should get 20 percent off. I got my 452 with bagging system for around 10600.
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How much was the bagging system? I am now thinking I may get the bagging system and a 14hp push blower. Both of these items would be strictly for fall cleanups. The bags are cloth right? Would I be able to back the mower up the trailer and have the bags hang over the front of the trailer? If not then the bagger wont work for us because we also need to be able to fit our 34Z or 36 WB on our 7X12.


Here is a pic on our trailer. I am thinking the bags can hang over the front? Or maybe lift the bags up and pull the nose of the 34Z under the bags?


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Old 05-30-2012, 04:08 PM
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How much was the bagging system? I am now thinking I may get the bagging system and a 14hp push blower. Both of these items would be strictly for fall cleanups. The bags are cloth right? Would I be able to back the mower up the trailer and have the bags hang over the front of the trailer? If not then the bagger wont work for us because we also need to be able to fit our 34Z or 36 WB on our 7X12.


Here is a pic on our trailer. I am thinking the bags can hang over the front? Or maybe lift the bags up and pull the nose of the 34Z under the bags?


Bagging system was around 2000. They are cloth and I see no reason why you couldn't hang them over. You could always take them off too.
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