Gravely PRO H 1536 vs quick 36 and 32 wright

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Hermanator, Sep 26, 2006.

  1. Hermanator

    Hermanator LawnSite Member
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    any one out there run the gravely pro h 1536? IF SO, GOOD, BAD OR INDIFFERENT? it looks like a heck of a good mower. We have a quick 36 and a 32 wright stander, but are not happy with either of them. need to get things figured out for next year and like the looks of the gravely, but don't want to buy one this late in the season.

    thanx
     
  2. Hermanator

    Hermanator LawnSite Member
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    no one runs one?
     
  3. bigcutup

    bigcutup LawnSite Member
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    Hermanator, what don't you like about the Quick 36, other than it being a single hydro?

    bigcutup
     
  4. Hermanator

    Hermanator LawnSite Member
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    1. reverse is to slow and to awkward to engage
    2. to slow forward
    3. front high adjustment is to slow. We can live with the back, as we will only change the front from yard to yard if needed. The front caster shafts need to have 2 sides flattened and the spacers "u" shaped. Then you can move them to the top or bottom with out pulling the shaft out.

    A good mower, but not fast and handy
     
  5. higgyandson

    higgyandson LawnSite Member
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    We have 2 1536's and are happy with both. They both have over a thousand hours ( one approaching 2000) and just keep running. We do oil and filters every week but otherwise only sharpen blades. Have accelerator bags on both.
     
  6. Hermanator

    Hermanator LawnSite Member
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    are yours hydro's? if so, are they handy and quick to operate? like back and fourth, etc... The steering is similar to a zero turn, so i would assume that they are, but not sure. thanx
     
  7. TAZ

    TAZ LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
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    "u" channel spacers?? hmmm wouldn't they fall out? Better uses the same setup that most fixed deck models use. It takes longer to bust out the wrench and adjust the back than it does the front. When I do mine I pic the front up, pull the pin, the caster drops out, move the spacers where you want it do the other side. Both fronts take about a minute to change.

    -TAZ
     
  8. Hermanator

    Hermanator LawnSite Member
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    no, as there is just a little hook at the ends and the flat sides of the shaft are 1/4 inch from the bottum of the caster. works great and is a lot faster.
     
  9. TAZ

    TAZ LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 344

    Little hook? Under typical hard use little movable parts are just more to break, come undone or get lost. There are reasons that Exmark, Scag and most other fixed deck units use the same spacer arangement. It's not tough to change. Like I said before it's more time consuming process to change the rear setting. That takes me about twice as long. In any event you don't want to change the rear without the front on any mower as the deck would no longer be level.

    As for the ground speed of the unit talk to Gary as I thought that he was working on that. It's ony one MPH slower ( 5 vs 6) than other mowers.

    -TAZ
     
  10. Howard Roark

    Howard Roark LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 806

    Interesting, as I find changing the height on the front takes less than a minute including both sides. Like TAZ said, busting out the socket for the back is what takes the most time.
     

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