Originally Posted by Big Dog Diablo
I had thoughts of calling Gravely and asking them why a dealership would not let anyone demo one of their mowers but after thinking about it decided not to, Its a shame the next closest dealer is a couple hours away. I guess I will just wait and see what Big Dog comes out with next year. GMLC what suspension seat would you recommend for someone?
That dealer sounds horrible - I wouldn't deal with them either.
As far as the demo, the dealer 'owns' that machine and wants to sell it as a new one so they can't let you cut grass with it. They have the option to purchase 'demo' machines and sell them for less $$$ after x number of hours and gravely cuts them a break on price. If they don't have demo machines in stock the dealer should get in contact with their ariens/gravely rep to request they bring one out for you - it may not be an instant gratification deal but they should be able to dig up a 400 series pretty easily since that is their flagship.