Gravely at Home Depot

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mrclean, Jul 2, 2001.

  1. mrclean

    mrclean LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 9

    Stopped into a Home Depot today to pick up some supplies. They had a new commercial mower ( I believe the name on it was something with an "A"). Never saw commercial type mowers in the one here in town before. Stopped a salesperson and he said it was knew. He gave me a few of the particulars that he knew. Iit had a 42" deck, B&S engine, zero turn. That is all I caught (I am going back to check it out this evening.) What caught me is that he said it was made by Gravely. And the price??? $2995. I thought that had to be wrong. Has anyone seen this at a HD near them? Any info? Thanks in advance.
    Max:confused:
     
  2. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Posts: 9,761

    The unit you saw was a Ariens.
    Same company as Gravely.
    The unit is homeowner grade, I would not suggest it for commercial use.
    Take the 3k and put it towards something commercial duty.
     
  3. mrclean

    mrclean LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 9

    Thanks for the response. You are right, I just got back from checking it out. 42" deck, BS engine, 17 hp. Seemed kinda low on the hp. Have been really looking at the ExMarks. Guess I will stick with that choice. I knew it was too good to be true. :(
     
  4. EJK2352

    EJK2352 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,150

    mrclean,
    Use that Ariens for commercial mowing and you will find out that
    inexpensive Z was too good to be true. Your on the right track
    looking at Exmark mowers. I have a Lazer HP 52" and it's a well
    built mower that can handle day in and day out commercial mowing.
    ED
     
  5. Island Lawn

    Island Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 632

    mrclean,
    FYI
    I paid around 3K for my 48" eXmark Metro HP
     
  6. Grasshog

    Grasshog LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 270

    H.d. sells lesco mowers out my way.. Charlotte NC. I think MDT makes them
     
  7. Eng Mwr Guy

    Eng Mwr Guy Gravely Manufacturer
    Posts: 249

    Ariens Company makes Gravely products.

    You saw an EZR 1742 which is a very popular homeowner model.

    A Gravely dealer also offers a 260Z which is a commercial duty ride on product. I believe there is some sort of special financing thing going on now with these models. You may want to ask.

    A lot of people starting out purchase homeowner versions due to cost. I am happy you have chosen to purchase a commercial duty mower. It is best for everyone that you did so.

    I would suggest a Gear 15hp Kawa w/48 or 50 fixed deck as a starting machine. The Gravely PRO150 w/36 deck in some areas are selling for $1999.00. Add a sulky for $300 and your rolling.

    Barry
    Gravely/Ariens Engineer
     
  8. CTHOM

    CTHOM LawnSite Member
    from MO
    Posts: 5

    I have an ariens ztr and it runs good, it is my second one. I ran the first one for two years, and i liked it so much i got a new one three weeks ago. But i usually only cut for home owners 30 accounts a week. But i can't wait unti next year i will be getting a new 260z.;)
     

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