Any opinions on the new Gravely Diesel mower?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by GrassGuy309, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. GrassGuy309

    GrassGuy309 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 12

    Looking to add some 472's to fleet this year and was trying to decide between the 31hp kawasaki or the 25hp Kubota. The Kaw costs $11,749, the Kubota is $15,399. If I buy a couple I can get the kawasaki's for about $10,400 or I can pick up a 25hr used demo diesel 472 for $12,000. Is the extra initial investment worth it? Will there be a noticeable difference in power between the 2? Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
  2. Jaybrown

    Jaybrown LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,160

    Longevity on diesel is way longer and fuel economy is much better with the diesel in less the gas is efi. Diesels are strong just like tricks

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