Does ANYBODY make an OCDC for Gravely 48" walk behind?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lithnights, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. lithnights

    lithnights LawnSite Member
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    Does anybody make an OCDC for Gravely 48" walk behind?

    I have searched high and low for an OCDC (chute blocker) for my Gravely 1548 48" walk behind. I've searched dozens of threads, hundreds of posts, googled like crazy, called Powerchute, Advanced Chute, EZChute etc. and there simply doesn't seem to be an available OCDC for my mower.

    I would think a Gravely 48" WB would be a fairly common machine and thus there would be a OCDC to fit it?

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. gasracer

    gasracer LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I would have though that would have been easy to find. Have you checked with Gravely? I just got one for my new 36" Pro walk straight from Gravely.
     
  3. lithnights

    lithnights LawnSite Member
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    I have called Gravely in the past and didn't have any luck. I have also called my local dealer and they said there was not one available. Then again, this was the same dealer that said that I couldn't put gator type blades on my mower.. so I sadly don't have much faith there.

    I plan to call Gravely again, and hopefully talk to someone else, but before doing so, wanted to see if others have had luck. Based on your reply, it seems you have (at least with the 36") so that gives me hope.

    Just curious, what did the OCDC cost for your 36? Do you like it?

    Thanks!
     
  4. gasracer

    gasracer LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I think it was $256.It doesn't do well for mulching(not tried running gator blades on it yet.) It is made to help going around flower beds and such. It is cable operated. There is a picture of it in one of the Gravely threads.
     
  5. lithnights

    lithnights LawnSite Member
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    I called Gravely again yesterday. After 15 minutes on the phone with the sales guy trying to find something, and after I said that I knew someone with a 36" OCDC, he said there was nothing in the system for a 48". He did say they had a mulching kit but that is not what I want.

    I also contacted JungleJim's (someone else's suggestion) and they didn't have one.

    I still can't believe there seems to be some kind of OCDC (Ezchute, AdvancedChute, Powerchute etc.) for pretty much every kind of machine but there isn't something out there for a Gravely 48.

    Anyone else with ideas?? :confused:

    Gasracer, do you know what Gravely thread has the picture you reference? I searched around but didn't find anything.

    Thanks
     
  6. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
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  7. lithnights

    lithnights LawnSite Member
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    I emailed him last year and he said "sorry, no". But I imagine I could give him a call and try again!
     
  8. gasracer

    gasracer LawnSite Bronze Member
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  9. lithnights

    lithnights LawnSite Member
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    Not sure if it will help but I bought it in May 2007.

    From my records.. Gravely PRO 1548G (Kawasaki 15HP engine FH430V) Model 988102 - GR1548FX

    Thanks!
     
  10. Power Chute Design

    Power Chute Design LawnSite Senior Member
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    I go by deck design. The only one I make for Gravely is for the newer X-Factor deck. BUT, send me a picture of the discharge opening (without the OEM deflector in place) so I can see the top of the deck. I have folks sends me pics to see if I have one of my other deck plates that would fit and work out for you. That's how I came up with a Power Chute for the Exmark Quest deck now and Scag V-Ride.

    Just send a pic to norm@powerchutedesign.com and let's see what we can figure out.
     

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