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Old 04-24-2012, 04:06 PM
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Ariens 34

Good Morning:
Does anyone have any experience with the Gravely 34? Ariens, according to salesman, is made by Gravely and exactly the same machine except for the paint and decals. If you have any pros or cons, please let me know.
I've given up on finding a tough direct powered wide mower.
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Old 04-24-2012, 04:15 PM
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i have an old 34" gravely with a 15 horse kohler on it. Are you looking at a stander or z turn?
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Old 04-24-2012, 05:38 PM
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Actually, Ariens owns Gravely. The cheap Gravely's are built by Ariens. It's more along the lines and quality of the Toro TimeMaster. They're not even close to a commercial mower. The Gravely ZT 34 is a joke. The Gravely Compact Pro 34 is a commercial mower that is built by Gravely.

Are you actually looking at the Ariens Zoom 34? It's a joke too.
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Old 04-24-2012, 06:30 PM
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The Ariens walk behind 34 http://www.wisesales.com/ariens-wide...011-model.html is what I'm considering for areas that I can't hardly mow with the Kabota with the 60" mower. This is not a commercial buy just something to replace the smaller mower that I use. It takes me upward to 2.5 hours to mow the smaller area of this big lawn. Any other additional suggestion would be appreciated. Thanks Roy
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:06 PM
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That model is the same machine in different paint. Orange for Ariens, red for Gravely.
This is an upscale homeowner machine, not a commercial duty machine.
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Old 04-24-2012, 11:37 PM
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I would only use that mower for occasional use such as areas with small gates, for trimming areas with a lot of obstacles or as a back up mower.
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Old 04-24-2012, 11:49 PM
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The gravely has a 16HP engine with a hose in the top of the gas nozzel and oil pump. Red instead of orange. The Airens has a 14.5 HP Briggs

Both are about the same machine and sometimes the Gravely is missing the body work that runs across the front.

I used a Gravely 34Z to model the TRX-34 Track driven remote control lawn mower. Instead of buying pumps and an engine, it was cheaper to buy the whole mower.

I know the Gravely 34 inside and out.
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Old 04-29-2012, 05:45 PM
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34waw is not for commercial use, drive has been issues for homeowners
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Old 04-29-2012, 06:01 PM
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My dealer called the Gravely rep and ask him if you where going to use a waw or a billy goat for lite commercial what what would you recommend? The gravley guy said go with the goat. He said it is no way was the waw intended for anything else but for homeowner use. I was looking for a mower for small gates, and 1700.00 was where I wanted to be to pay cash. So I got a billy goat home pro..
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Old 09-04-2012, 10:42 AM
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Joey Waid,
Old thread but wondered how you feel about the BG Homepro not that you've had it? Cut, durability, ease to maintain? (non timed blades, etc.)
I am seriously looking at this mower for my 3/4 acre lot to cut mowing time from a traditional 21" mower.
Also, I'd be mulching the majority of the time but would plan on purchasing the bagger as well.
How well does it mulch if you have any experience using it set up that way?
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