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Old 07-12-2013, 01:21 AM
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Yes, no doubt the air ride seat would help somewhat, but it will not be the improvement most would think over what I have. I don't believe it will ever get dry, it's raining here and all around as I type. I have a friend that lives 7 miles from me, and he called this afternoon and told me he had 3.2" of rain in 45 minutes, never seen anything like it.
The longer wheelbase & extra weight is no match for the 4 wheel independent susp, I can now account for this. But as goes for most, there's no point having it if you don't need it.
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Old 07-12-2013, 01:21 AM
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Thanks for the part numbers!

I'm curious about the g6's - this deck discharges so well with the baffles removed that I think it can handle gator blades even in the wet stuff. If I were a dealer in the northeast I think I would set the mower up without the baffles and include them as a bonus extra lift or leaf containment kit like hustler did on the xr7 deck. It really does compare well to the velocity deck and does a nice job making clippings disappear.
I know they are two different decks, but I used the G6's with my MOD deck yesterday in very wet conditions with no clumping at all, and a clean cut, so maybe they will work out well for you under the 72".
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Old 07-12-2013, 01:23 AM
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Oh yea & DAM that's a lot of rain! You might soon need to give up farming & cutting your lawns for building your own Noah's Ark!
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Old 07-12-2013, 01:31 AM
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I was thinking maybe the heavier bike would not go as high into the air, making your body feel much less shock when you once again contacted a solid surface. I kinda figured the higher anything went into the air, the more speed it achieved when coming down, that is if gravity does indeed play a part, but I guess it may be different with dirt bikes.
Im inclined to agree with your theory of heavy makes for a better ride in the ZTR world!

As for dirt bikes, I've done my fair share of dirt bike riding & on one of those things there's no such thing as bumps! way too much suspension to get a rough ride. I understood your reason for the speed hump example, but to give you an idea of the suspension on a dirt bike, Im 99% sure I could hit a speed bump at 60mph without barely leaving the ground, only saying that to emphasise how much suspension travel there is. reallyslowly goes off in his own tangent sometimes with his little theories and comparisons.
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Old 07-12-2013, 01:52 AM
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I know they are two different decks, but I used the G6's with my MOD deck yesterday in very wet conditions with no clumping at all, and a clean cut, so maybe they will work out well for you under the 72".
Them gator blades was a hot item for me I sold a lot them to ppl Now only sold 5 sets in pass 2 years 2 sets was the G6 this year and I ask how will they work from guys runs them. They told they had a ok cut in wet grass but the discharge was down on there decks
One was a 61'' scag
One was 72'' Exmark

I wont waste my money on them My rolled lift blades has the best cut best discharge on my mowers
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Old 07-12-2013, 02:12 AM
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Them gator blades was a hot item for me I sold a lot them to ppl Now only sold 5 sets in pass 2 years 2 sets was the G6 this year and I ask how will they work from guys runs them. They told they had a ok cut in wet grass but the discharge was down on there decks
One was a 61'' scag
One was 72'' Exmark

I wont waste my money on them My rolled lift blades has the best cut best discharge on my mowers
I agree on the rolled high lifts as being best most of the time (if you can find them for your machine), but for certian weeds we have here like buckhorn plantain, they G6's really shred the stalks up good compared to the rolled sail blades.

The reason I mentioned them to mag360 is that they are about the only blades I can find for the 72" Gravely that have a higher lift than the stock blades.
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Old 07-12-2013, 09:42 AM
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The machine is designed and built extremely well. I really love the air ride seat, I like the simple clean look, I like the way it seems you can access everything very easily.

This is only a matter of personal preference, but I do not care for the external park brake, and this is due to the fact you are force to make more movement to accomplish locking the mower in position. With the Hustler once you put the steering levers into their set position the brake is locked. This is honestly a very nice feature, no thinking involved, get onto the mower, start the engine and drive off. With the Gravely you start the engine, find the hand-lever for the park brake, lower it, then move your hands back onto the steering lever to drive away. Not that big a deal, but believe me once a person uses the integrated brake system Hustler utilizes, it would be very aggravating to go back to the external brake.

whereas the Super Z weighs 1600 lbs, this is a difference of 167 lbs many may not want, but this is also one of the factors that keeps the mower from moving as much when hitting small undulations, which in return makes for a more desirable ride.

The Super Z is 5" longer than the 472, and the exact same 5" shows up (I measured) between the tires. By the Super Z having a longer wheel base, this also adds to a better ride.

I would have thought the foot pan on the 472 may possibly have been higher, as well as the seat being somewhat higher. I measured, and the foot pan on both mowers is 15" from the concrete I was measuring from, and the seats were both close to 32" above the concrete level.

After measuring and finding out the operator is sitting the same off ground level tells me this makes no difference as to how much grass comes back onto the operator. I love the fact the Gravely keeps you much cleaner than the Hustler when mowing, and I believe this is totally due to deck design.

I am also thinking if the X-Factor deck had my Fusion blades it may very well help the cut somewhat, no proof, just my thoughts.

The Gravely is no where inferior in built to any mower of the same class. I could back into a tree or solid object hard enough to bend the back metal guard on the Hustler if traveling fast enough. The lazer cutting of the name in the rear guard of the Hustler has weakened the strength of what the metal was originally designed for.

The Gravely would make you kill yourself in an attempt to bend the rear guard, the pattern of lazer cut did not take away from the strength of the metal as was done with the Hustler. There is also a strapped addition around the top and near bottom of the rear guard on the Gravely, that looks twice as thick as the metal on the full rear plate of either mower.


Think of more things to check please let me know, I'm going to mow, it looks like it could rain any minute.

I see a much nicer, wider rear track on the hustler - that really helps with scalping and terracing and makes the stripes look nicer.

The lower rops height on the gravely is a huge help for most jobs.
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Old 07-12-2013, 10:41 AM
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I see a much nicer, wider rear track on the hustler - that really helps with scalping and terracing and makes the stripes look nicer.

The lower rops height on the gravely is a huge help for most jobs.
You know you can take the rops off right?
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Old 07-12-2013, 10:49 AM
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You know you can take the rops off right?


Unless it is only you on that machine, that is too much of a liability.
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Old 07-12-2013, 10:53 AM
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I see rules for ROPS changing. Far too easy to damage property and kill yourself with them on!
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