Gravely 472 Demo

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by puppypaws, Jul 10, 2013.

  1. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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    When I run the factory recommended rear tire pressure mine is dead on. When I run 10-12 psi its a 1/4" lower than the dial.
     
  2. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
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    The dial for the HOC on my Deere was close when I got it, but I adjusted it so that it is now right on at any height setting.

    Aren't the Gravely's adjustable too?
     
  3. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Yes, I have since adjusted my pitch and dial for my preferred tire pressure
     
  4. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
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    That's good to know. I thought they must be, but wasn't sure.
     
  5. Mickhippy

    Mickhippy LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Thanks for that vid Ridin, I dont know how I missed it. Really does show how good that seat is.
     
  6. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
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    My pleasure mate!:)
     
  7. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I couldn't agree more...You also have quite a few hours on the XF2.
     
  8. mag360

    mag360 LawnSite Silver Member
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    In all honesty there are a number of companies here that achieve good results with the vx4. One of them is a member on plow site and maybe here too that mows right next to us in a neighborhood with three supers and the final product is very nice - they may be double cutting though.

    Another is one of the biggest "small" companies around here with at least three full mowing crews and they do excellent work with x1's - all 60 I think. They definitely take their time and double cut on occasion and tend to repeat 1 or 2 striping patterns on all properties but it does show me you can make that deck work in moderate conditions.

    A buddy of mine has a 2011 super 37/72 - I'll see if he wants to swap for a lawn or two when our schedules slow down so we can get a northern grass comparison. We did have a 60 for a few days when they first came out and it was a clump master
     
  9. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
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    There are a couple crews that have come into my area this year that run SZ's. The places I see them mowing usually are neither high end, nor low end properties, just you average decent lawns. They leave a decent cut when dry, but leave clumps when there's any wetness at all, and that is when only taking off around 3-3.5". That makes no sense to me since the deck is so wide open, but it must have something to do with that rear discharge opening area that is causing Mick so much trouble. They are all 60" decks. They don't seem to stripe worth spit though for some reason, and almost any brand of Z will at least stripe a little bit on the turf around here. Not sure why that should be the way it is with the SZ's though. I've never had a chance to stop and talk with these guys yet, but I will if I ever get a chance.
     
  10. mag360

    mag360 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Strange - these leave a great stripe. Power pro (local dealer) must have figured out a blade or baffle configuration that works. Something I hope to do with our 272
     

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