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Old 07-10-2014, 11:34 PM
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Mower Advice Please!!!!

I'm a college student, and I've been doing lawn care and landscaping for several years. I currently have a Gravely ZT 44 HD. I love this mower. I have had ZERO problems with it, and the cut quality is as good as most of the higher end commercial mowers that I have seen. I am currently trying to expand and maybe turn this job into a career.

I would like to add another mower that way I can avoid downtime when mechanical problems finally do come. I cannot decide which way to go, though.

1. I have thought about getting a Walker because of the cut quality and ability to control clippings. If I did this I thought I might put a 52 inch deck on the Gravely. It has a Kawasaki FR691V 23 Horse enigine. Would this be too much deck for the motor? This would be short term until I could buy another larger mower.

2. I have also thought about getting a larger ZTR. Most likely a Gravely Proturn 160 or 260. I love Gravelys. They are very popular where I am located. If I did this I would use the ZT HD as a backup and for getting into tighter places.

Most of my accounts are medium to small residentials with a few large properties. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!!
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Old 07-10-2014, 11:46 PM
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Stay in school forget lawns.
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Old 07-11-2014, 12:00 AM
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He is not asking that.
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Old 07-11-2014, 12:01 AM
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I'd get a Walker or if you would consider a stand on they are very comfortable. Like a Grandstand, Vantage, Wright mowers, V-Ride, Prostance.
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Old 07-11-2014, 12:04 AM
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Northwest alabama?

Walker 23hp GHS with either a 48R or 52R deck (depending on size of your lawns)

Cant go wrong.
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Old 07-11-2014, 09:23 AM
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Good Luck with your business and we're glad you love your Gravely product! If you have any questions, please feel free to post them or send us a message. Thank You
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Old 07-11-2014, 01:21 PM
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Marshmallow I plan on graduating college next spring so I'll have a degree. I just enjoy this job, and see potential for a good income.

How about the 52 inch deck on the gravely ZT 44 HD?
I like the idea of having a larger deck for doing bigger bobs more quickly.
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Old 09-10-2014, 04:24 PM
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gravely makes a 52" deck on a same mower you have. So this shouldn't be a problem I wouldn't think.
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