Gravely anyone?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by cdjones, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. cdjones

    cdjones LawnSite Member
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    anyone outhere have any comments reguarding gravely hd ztr's?
     
  2. brucec32

    brucec32 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    The genius there who decided to put a black vinyl seat on a machine designed to be used in the hot sun should be replaced. They've likely changed that by now. Otherwise pretty solid but not as good overall as my Exmark.
     
  3. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Gravely HD ZTR? That is a high end homeowner model but looking at the specs it is almost the same as the 100 series commercial units. Smaller blade clutch, smaller tires, smaller tanks, lighter duty hydros and 8mph compared to 10mph on the 100 series.

    HD consumer model
    DRIVE TRAIN SYSTEM
    Ogura® GT 1A electric clutch
    Heavy-duty Hydro-Gear® ZT-3100 transaxles
    Serviceable oil filter; cut steel gears; relief valves; charge pumps; expansion tank
    8.0 mph fwd/4.0 mph rev
    20-inch diameter low profile rear tires
    13-inch diameter ribbed front tires

    DECK DESIGN
    10-gauge, fabricated and welded steel construction; 1/4" thick reinforcement plate at spindles
    5-inch deep airflow cut chamber
    Heavy-duty rubber discharge chute
    Self-adjusting belt tensioning

    OPERATOR ERGONOMICS
    High back, adjustable seat with armrests
    Double Z footboard for added comfort
    Foot-operated deck lift provides 1" to 5" height of cut with 9 settings
    Twin stick controls with dampeners to minimize fatigue
    Flip-up handle for easy operator mounting and dismounting
    Large diameter fuel cap for quick refueling

    FRAME DESIGN
    Fully welded tubular steel frame
    2.5"x 1.5" x .188" steel tubing


    100 series commercial model

    DRIVE TRAIN SYSTEM
    Hydro-Gear® ZT3400 transaxles
    Ogura® GT 2.5 electric clutch
    10-gallon fuel capacity
    10.0 mph fwd/4.5 mph rev

    X-FACTOR® DECK DESIGN
    7-gauge fabricated and welded steel construction; 1/4" thick reinforcement plate at spindles
    5" deep airflow cut chamber
    (3) Maintenance-free XL Spindles® w/ cast iron housings
    Heavy-duty rubber discharge chute
    Self-adjusting belt tensioning

    OPERATOR ERGONOMICS
    Foot-operated deck lift with 1.5" to 5.5" height of cut with 9 settings
    Twin stick controls with dampeners to minimize fatigue
    Flip-up handle for easy operator mounting and dismounting
    Large diameter fuel cap for quick refueling

    FRAME DESIGN
    Fully welded tubular steel
    2.5" x 1.5" x .188" steel tubing
     
  4. hackitdown

    hackitdown LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,487

    I have a Gravely 34 ZTR. Its ok. Horrendous traction traversing slopes. Very touchy controls, easy to rip up grass in a turn.
     
  5. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,103


    Yup same issue with all other 34 or 36" ZTR mowers. Its the nature of the narrow framed beast. Our 34Z has 1500 hours on it. We use it daily.
     

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