Here's my question!!!!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by Big Dog Diablo, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Your right the Gravely 400 series is an amazing machine. It may have been my thread you read. But I would NOT work with that dealer. I know Gravely themselves would be happy to set you up with a demo. They may even contact you if they read this thread.
     
  2. Big Dog Diablo

    Big Dog Diablo LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yes sir it was your thread that I read. i would love to demo one but I refuse to ever step foot back in that dealership and thank you for all the info you provided. I have only been a member on LS for a few months and always enjoy reading your posts. Thanks.
     
  3. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Your welcome! PM me if you have any questions. I also have extensive experience with Scag and Kubota. I have used or demoed almost every major brand.
     
  4. Big Dog Diablo

    Big Dog Diablo LawnSite Senior Member
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    I had thoughts of calling Gravely and asking them why a dealership would not let anyone demo one of their mowers but after thinking about it decided not to, Its a shame the next closest dealer is a couple hours away. I guess I will just wait and see what Big Dog comes out with next year. GMLC what suspension seat would you recommend for someone?
     
  5. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Both michigan and grammer have some nice seats. I know there is a thread about an air-puffer insert. I have never tried one of those.
     
  6. Big Dog Diablo

    Big Dog Diablo LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yeah I read the thread on here about the puffer and checked out their web site. I will probably try it out but I'm kinda concerned about the extra operator height.
     
  7. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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    That would concern me as well. I mow some steep hills and like to keep my center of gravity as low as possible. I also have some properties with low hanging branches.
     
  8. Big Dog Diablo

    Big Dog Diablo LawnSite Senior Member
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    I use my walkbehind on steep hills and ditches but I also have several accounts with low hanging branches and often get beat up by them before I leave the property.
     
  9. mag360

    mag360 LawnSite Silver Member
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    That dealer sounds horrible - I wouldn't deal with them either.

    As far as the demo, the dealer 'owns' that machine and wants to sell it as a new one so they can't let you cut grass with it. They have the option to purchase 'demo' machines and sell them for less $$$ after x number of hours and gravely cuts them a break on price. If they don't have demo machines in stock the dealer should get in contact with their ariens/gravely rep to request they bring one out for you - it may not be an instant gratification deal but they should be able to dig up a 400 series pretty easily since that is their flagship.
     
  10. Midnight Rider

    Midnight Rider LawnSite Member
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    Columbia has a Gravely dealer. It's not THAT far from Shelbyville. Not as close as Tulllahoma. I'm seriously looking at getting a Pro-Ride 260 but will likely buy from Columbia or Huntsville.
     

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