New Gravely Pro-Stance Stander Review!!! With PICS!!!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by GMLC, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. NJDLLC

    NJDLLC LawnSite Member
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    Anyone have any idea on the fuel efficiency of that Kohler? Gas is getting expensive around here (~$4.00/gallon) and it may interesting to look at if the savings are what they say they are...
     
  2. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I have heard up to 30% savings but I have no personal experience.
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  3. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
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    I've heard the 30% rate that GMLC posted many times too. However, I am wondering if that is actual or not as well, because I know the manu's like to use that number for comparison, so maybe that's where it got its start with no foundation in reality.

    One thing to remember is that the Kohler is over rated on HP still, meaning it is still being rated by the old system and is not true HP like the Kawi is. It will be actually closer to 20.5- 21.5 HP when rated using the newer and accurate system. That means that it may struggle a little harder to keep up in thick and/or lush conditions, which will negate any advantage it should have in fuel savings.
     
  4. watsmi57

    watsmi57 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks again GMLC for another great review. I got to see the new stander this week but unfortunately didn't get to drive it. There was an ag expo near where I live and I got to see the new model up close. It is impressive. The design is heads and tails above the old stander. I definitely want to add one to my lineup in the future. The rep told me just to let him know when i was ready to demo. I really like the flip up platform and deck lift pedal too. the only thing that bothers me is lack of traction in walk behind mode but I suspect with the way it's setup there are a lot of hills you can ride and hold by leaning. much more than a sit down ztr i would think.
     
  5. lifetree

    lifetree LawnSite Fanatic
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    GMLC -- Very good thread and nice review for the new Pro-Stance !!
     
  6. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Anyone else have a chance to try the new Pro-Stance lately?
     
  7. Blades Lawn Maintenance

    Blades Lawn Maintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Baton Rouge, La
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    Not yet but I do plan on trying it about a month or so
     
  8. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Nice! I hope to try the Pro-Steer walk behind this spring.
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  9. Blades Lawn Maintenance

    Blades Lawn Maintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Baton Rouge, La
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    I'm sure they will be in contact with you lol
     
  10. groundskeeperllc

    groundskeeperllc LawnSite Senior Member
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    I demoed one for a day back in November and it handled my 400lbs very well, I was pretty impressed with the machine but being 6'5' my back was hurting after use, the controls were to low for someone my size, i had to slightly bend forward to use controls comfortably.
     

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