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Educated Gravely person or gravely rep???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Bunton Guy, Jan 24, 2003.

  1. Bunton Guy

    Bunton Guy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,755

    My buddy owns a dealership and is unloading a bunch of mower (scraping them) he has a older Gravely wide area 72" mower its more like one of those toro groundsmasters. It is in rough but decent shape it needs new tires all around a electric clutch and something is wacko on the steering he says it needs a steering box? he said the thing runs great (yanmar diesel) but you cant stear it worth a crap he said youll hit this and that and everything inbetween just trying to go in a straight line anywho it needs various parts like a fuel tank,seat,tires,belts etc....is it worth it to take this mower off his hands (free as he said) to take the deck off and put lets say a snow plow on the front or a little dump cart on the front? any ideas? fert spreader? I just cant see him throwing this older mower away with this perfectly good running Yanmar diesel engine on it with no real use for this engine. He said it needs atleast $2,000 bucks in major work (clutch & drive box) and another several hundred in general parts (belts,blades,seat,tires etc..) so do you think its worth spending the few K to get it working as a wide area mower or should use it for other odd jobs or just leave it alone?
  2. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,981

    2g isn't bad @ all for a yanmar engine. You could @ least use it for bushhoging or something like that.

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