1995 Gravley 36 inch Walkbehind????

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by CityLawn, Jul 27, 2001.

  1. CityLawn

    CityLawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 5

    Hey
    We are thinking about buying our first walkbehind tommarrow.
    Its a Gravley 36 inch,maybe a 95 or 94 model.
    Great shape..been used but not abused.
    Got a 14 HP Kohler Command with new recoil and muffler..
    Front wheel bearings are new also..
    Guy seemed to take care of it..not too much rust..
    Hes askin $1400 for it..We want to get it for $1000!
    Needs blades and Drive belts, probably deck belts too..

    Does any one have any opinion on Gravley???
    Using one or know someone who has one?
    Is this a good buy?
    Is $1000 out of line?

    Its not a Toro or a Snapper but it is pretty nice!!

    Thanks for the help

    Scott

    P.A.S.E.
    Positive Attitude Super Effort
     
  2. Administrator

    Administrator Administrator
    Posts: 865

    You should be glad its a Gravely! This is a great unit but I think $1,000 is to much $$.

    Chuck Keough
     
  3. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 4,666

    In this area a machine like that would sell for about $750 - $850.
    Maybe they bring more down your way, but price sounds pretty high to me.:)
     
  4. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,144

    I have a '95 gravely 36. In 6 years the machine has not needed a single repair! All ive ever done was oil changes, finlter changes and greasing. It dosnt have a hour meter but i would think it has a few thousand hours on it. There only about 2000 bucks new so 1400 is a bit rediculous. 800-900 bucks sounds a but more reasonable!
     
  5. Chopper Lover

    Chopper Lover LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 288

    I purchased a used Scag 36" that was the same age and condition as what you describe for $875. I also got the velke and grass gobbler (bagger) with it....

    Mark
     
  6. Eng Mwr Guy

    Eng Mwr Guy Gravely Manufacturer
    Posts: 249

    FWIW

    The machine you describe has very low warranty incidences.

    The 36 deck has been reported as one of the best cutting decks out there.

    I would sell that machine to my relatives.

    Not for that much money though.

    Suggestion: $800.00 as your counter offer (cash in pocket works well).

    Good luck.

    Barry
    Gravely Engineer
     

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