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Home made Gravely 34Z seat springs...

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by captken, Jun 24, 2004.

  1. captken

    captken LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,707

    There was a post while back,

    concerning the Gravely 34" Z.

    And Gravely concerns...

    My friend Mike built these himself....

    Couldn't find the previous post though...

    gravely spring.jpg
  2. captken

    captken LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,707

    Mike says that anyone who owns one probably will have figured this out on their own...

    gravely spring 2.jpg
  3. jestermg

    jestermg LawnSite Member
    Posts: 48

    that rough of a ride?
  4. captken

    captken LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,707

    This is the pic. From another angle...

    gravely spring 3.jpg
  5. captken

    captken LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,707

    tried it myself...

    Mower has less than 90 hrs....

    Mike goes to chiropracter....

    before buying it...

    Wanted to smooth the ride...

    This thing needs work....
  6. jestermg

    jestermg LawnSite Member
    Posts: 48

    I have a 160. but never had anyting else....so I dont know if it is rough or not hahaha

    looking at getting a 144 also. the 33 just didnt seem to be a wide enough cut for me.
  7. 2k1yzfr1

    2k1yzfr1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 539

    Captken where did y'all find the rubber coated springs?
  8. deereman

    deereman LawnSite Senior Member
    from USA
    Posts: 518

    Is that mower in storage looking like that? That thing needs a major clean up job on it!
  9. SouthernYankee

    SouthernYankee LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 789

    I forgot who posted about the problems with breaking the hydro cap and some how water got into his hydro system on his 34z. Anyways, the screws that the seat are suppose to sit on came loose on my 34 and rubbed on the hydro cap.
    This is how I think his cap broke.

    Anyways, the ride isnt too bad(compared to my bobcat), but those springs seem like a good idea since it should raise the seat up an inch or so off the hydro cap.

    The only things that I would change on this mower is some scalp rollers and springs standard on the seat. thanks for the pics ken.
  10. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,023

    Those booted springs look just like whats under the seat of a old Snapper LT12D lawn tractor, I done a quick search but couldn't find a good parts look-up site. Could post the part number tomorrow from the shop.

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