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Cub Cadet or Gravely????

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bunky, Mar 3, 2004.

  1. bunky

    bunky LawnSite Member
    Posts: 60

    I'm looking at a Gravely 60 in. hydro or a Cub Cadet 4814R Which one should I buy??? Any opinions would be helpful...
  2. Lowes_Landscaping

    Lowes_Landscaping Guest
    Posts: 0

    Do you mean a Cub Tank? I'm not sure of that model
  3. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Posts: 4,254

    As a Gravely 272z owner, I'd pick the Gravely 260Z as a 60" mower. Itsn't Cub made by MTD?
  4. j fisher

    j fisher LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 296

    Anything but Cub Cadet.
  5. MOturkey

    MOturkey LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,757

    I have no experience with the Cub, but am quite pleased with my Gravely. Neill
  6. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,154

    I know nothing about the gravely, but I have a 48" MTD pro, a tank 60", and a tank 72",. I have had great results from the cub's, matter of fact I'm getting another 60" with a kohler 27 in about 3 weeks. But all in all the differant mgr's are pretty much the same mowers
  7. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,246

    what do you mean.............. Cub's are a good mower. there is a little bit of mtd in just about every mower
  8. TheKingNJ

    TheKingNJ LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 781

    I like the tank!!
  9. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,154

    thats true, alot of differant mower mgr's have mtd built hydro pumps/motors in them. But we have been thru this a 1000's time, look close you will see similar thickness decks, same hydro's, same motor options, same size/thickness frames, I could go on and on. There all pretty good mowers, check out the service part of your local dealer. This is why I'm with cub, could have very well been a exmark, scag, or whatever, but dealer support drove me to the tank.
  10. robertyb

    robertyb LawnSite Member
    from ga
    Posts: 105

    I demoed a Tank with 27 hp Kohler and 60 cut last weekend. Nice ride, smooth handling, I was impressed. One well made machine with a great warranty. On the 48 inch model I believe you do not get individual wheel motors but an integrated system. Goes a little slower I was told but I did not try one out. I would rank the ride better than a Exmark CT, about par with Hustler Z and not quite as good a Grasshopper 220/52. I am still looking, want to try all that have dealers near me before I buy.

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