need a comfortable mower, suggestions?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by alexschultz1, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. edbeek

    edbeek LawnSite Member
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    It has 2 pusher bars between the back of the deck & the chassis. Wide mounts onto the deck, and a ball joint onto the chassis. I think there is a link to the diagram earlier in this thread.
    Looks the same style as the mounts on my Xfactor deck, but the Ferris ball joints look to be more precision made. I do have quite a lot of slop in the ball joints of the Gravely but it still doesn't sway sideways like what GMLC is seeing.
     
  2. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
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    I realize you are offering to help GMLC, but you are way out of line here bro. GMLC has done a lot of excellent reviews, and has been very honest in them. Yes, he likes Gravely. I don't blame him. I do too. They take good care of their customers. No I don't own a Gravely either. If he says he sees a lot of sway I believe him. Now I have seen his videos, and there is a lot of side sway. What do you think is wrong with them?
     
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2013
  3. puppypaws

    puppypaws LawnSite Fanatic
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    This is very interesting, sure hope someone comes up with a reason for this mystery, it does seem extremely strange. I've never seen noticeable side to side deck movement on a Ferris mower, but definitely saw what GMLC showed in the video.
     
  4. williams lcm

    williams lcm LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Guys I tried to get my deck on my 2013 3100z to move side to side but not a chance. This deck does not move. Even on a steep bank it will not move side to side. If someone can get a video of the mower with the side to side movement then we can find out what is really going on with it.
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  5. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
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    I posted GMLC's for him. Did you see them?
     
  6. aroddy

    aroddy LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hold up man.....Those 3 videos are of a 5100Z with a 72'' deck?!?!
     
  7. aroddy

    aroddy LawnSite Senior Member
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    Even then- the deck didn't move 6'' - more like 1.5'' max
     
  8. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Yes its a 5100 and I didnt measure but I would say its more than 1.5" sway in each direction. That dealer only had 5100's and 3100's on his lot. Both had side to side movement. My last demo(3 weeks or so ago)was a 3100 and had 3" of sway in each direction for a total of 6".
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    Last edited: Oct 23, 2013
  9. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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    One more thing I forgot to add on those three vids is one vid is in transport, one at deck set at 3" and one was with my hand and not my foot.
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  10. dave k

    dave k LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I checked my 3100 and I pushed the deck sideways with my foot and not down like some people had, I had no movement sideways at all, the only movement came from me pushing so hard on it that the whole mower was shaking and it did not move like in your videos. FYI
     

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