GRAVELY'S NEW X-FACTOR II DECK REVIEW!!! With Pics!!!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by GMLC, May 4, 2013.

  1. LifeBack Lawns

    LifeBack Lawns LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for the info gmlc! They use the same system Bmw does so it doesn't complicate things. There are exceptions now, but generally the 528i has a 2.8L inline 6 and the 335i has the 3.0 twin turbo to make it a bit confusing. Silly question, but is the 100 series like the tiger cat, 200 like the cheetah and 400 like the turf tiger? Since that was more of the familiar line for me it was easier to ask. Fleet pricing...how does that work or do you get that and with a bagger?!?! It would've been great for a lot of properties this spring with the growth and rain I have been seeing. Looks like it would save a lot of time also.
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  2. greenology

    greenology LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yea that's pretty well what I thought you meant :)
     
  3. greenology

    greenology LawnSite Senior Member
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    Keep in mind Ive only had 10mins of seat time. But I threw it over the bumps as best I could & It felt very good. The shock works very well! absorbs the back jarring almost completely, but I didn't use it on any property Im familiar with. However I can say with a lot of confidence you would love the ride of the cheetah over the tiger cat & if you can ride at 10mph constantly then you wouldnt have any serious ruts just a lot of imperfections, the cheetah will soak the small stuff up nicely for you! It also has some nice big rubber ISO mounts under the seat & the seat itself is well padded and formed to the body. Definitely take it for a demo :)
     
  4. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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    The 100 series is Gravely's small frame mower like the tiger cat, the 200 series is a large frame mower like the Turf Tiger, and the 400 series is also a large frame mower like the TT but with all the latest and greatest technology like the 61" cheetah. Fleet pricing is 20% off msrp when spending $12000 or more on two pieces of equipment. A bagging system use to qualify.

    Gravely also just recently introduced a pro-turn series that is an entry level commercial mower for those on a budget. And to confuse things even more they have a pro master and pro ride which are a more specialized line with available rear discharge and articulating front end.
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  5. LifeBack Lawns

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    I don't think I would be interested in the last pro turn you spoke about that was entry level. It seems that would be taking a step backwards yes? Also, why do the baggin system stop counting for something? That is much needed IMO for various properties I do, especially some of the realty and bank properties that I do that haven't been cut and is over 2.5' tall. I will check out the website to see what qualifies or a second piece.
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  6. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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    No you would not want the entry level machine. The 100 series and up would be great for you. I don't know why the bagger does not qualify for the fleet program anymore. Most people now buy a ZTR and a 21" or dethatcher to qualify for the fleet savings.
     
  7. unit28

    unit28 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    after mowing for 25{plus} years....I like the faster speeds that are available.
    This is speaking for Southern lawns. I started out in TX where the temps get up to 120 on a lwan in direct sunlight- through the dog days of the summer at that. That was mowing at about 3.5" on treated and irrigated lawns.
    Always quality cuts there, chit looks like carpet when mowing at 3" on bermu.
    even full stick with lazer Z's

    Nowadays I mow northern lawns in MN. at 4"...thin grass is kind of different.
    It doesn't always stand up, so yeah, the faster speed seems less viable
    through the hottest part of summer on KBG. Cutting lower tends to fry KBG in the heat, if not being watered adequatly.
     
  8. puppypaws

    puppypaws LawnSite Fanatic
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    It's very hard for many to comprehend this statement unless it has been experienced.

    Many people honestly don't realize what a truly accurate 12 mph mowing speed feels like, it is much faster than most realize. When people own a mower listed by the manufacturer as a 12 mph machine, that is far from the actual mowing speed. To get a real mowing speed of 12 mph, when deducting for deck and blade drag, you will need a full 13.5 mph machine. Honestly, there are only a few mowers capable of cutting at 12 mph.
     
  9. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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    And even fewer that cut good at that speed or not buck you off!!!
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  10. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
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    Definitely true on northern turf.
     

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