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Old 03-26-2013, 05:29 PM
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John Deere Vs. Gravely 260

Trying to decide between JD mulch on demand and Gravely 260. Same 25 Kaw engine. Thoughts?
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Old 03-26-2013, 05:32 PM
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Old 03-26-2013, 05:38 PM
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John Deere mulch on demand. The 7 iron deck makes a beautiful cut also.
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Old 03-26-2013, 05:39 PM
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I forgot to add, whatever feels best to you and is comfortable and fits your price range is a good place to start.
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Old 03-26-2013, 05:49 PM
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I run a Z950 MOD, but I really like Gravely's too. Buy whichever feels good to you, and gives the type of cut you are looking for on your properties. Most of all though, dealer support is a huge factor when you cut for a living.
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:01 PM
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I just bought a 2013 JD MOD, 925M and it is all I hoped it would be. The MOD feature was the big factor in my decision. It resulted in me being able to go to one mower vs 2 on the trailer. Not saying the Gravely is not a good mower but I am very pleased with my JD. It has the EFI engine and the hydraulics are very smooth.
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:01 PM
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I currently run Bobcat. I Have 15 or so. I have two dealers both have great reputations and similar pricing. I dont personally run the equipment anymore. Is the JD mulch on demand kit that much better than the flip down kit available on the gravely? I think the John Deere is the 730 without the cross porting. I am looking for longevity and dependability.
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:14 PM
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I currently run Bobcat. I Have 15 or so. I have two dealers both have great reputations and similar pricing. I dont personally run the equipment anymore. Is the JD mulch on demand kit that much better than the flip down kit available on the gravely? I think the John Deere is the 730 without the cross porting. I am looking for longevity and dependability.
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If your talking about a chute blocker the I think the MOD is much better. The MOD acts like a true mulch kit that separates each blade chamber vs the chute blocker which simply stops everything on the right side of the deck.
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:48 PM
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My Gravely rep. Said it was like cutting up watermelon......keep the red and throw the green away. Lol. They will say anything to sell a mower!
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:53 PM
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My Gravely rep. Said it was like cutting up watermelon......keep the red and throw the green away. Lol. They will say anything to sell a mower! @Arturf, this is what I am wondering. My guys have fabricated their own chuteblockers. They are effective but tend to leave a strip of clippings near the chute. Thanks for the feedback, much appreciated. Anybody with experience with both brands?
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