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

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

  1. LHS Lawns

    LHS Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    What size did you get and why? I'm picking up a demo GS 52" this afternoon to try out on some smaller yards.

    I'm not thinking about replacing my Kubota 60" ztr just adding to the mix. I am thinking about replacing a Gravely 50" WB Pro 150 14hp I own. It's mainly for lighter duty work. Not strong enough for a sulky.

    I'm finding more clients are concerned about big equipment in small yards.
     
  2. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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    The Pro-Stance is heavy due to its build quality, yet its extremely easy on turf. Also the Pro-Stance has a top speed of 9 mph vs the 8 mph Grandstand.
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  3. lawnkingforever

    lawnkingforever LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Have to agree to disagree on the speed. It may say 9mph in the specs. but there is no way the unit I tested out went that fast. But I 100 percent agree with you about the quality. Probably the best built machine I looked at it. Weight was a major consideration as well as speed.
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  4. dutchacres

    dutchacres LawnSite Senior Member
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    That's how I felt on the Exmark Vantage. I felt it was very slow and that there was no way it ran 8mph. I agree though that even with the Pro Stance weighing as much as they do they are very very easy on the turf. Heck I was mowing in the rain today and even then it didn't even tear up anything.
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  5. lawnkingforever

    lawnkingforever LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I agree about the vantage. The one I rode around had alot of slop in the controls. You had to push the control levers quite a bit just to get the unit to move. Maybe because it was last years model. I dont think it went 8 mph either.
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  6. lawnkingforever

    lawnkingforever LawnSite Bronze Member
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    48" deck 22 hp.
    A few reasons in no particular order.

    1. Very quick and agile.
    2. Tracking was true.
    3. Great deal, pricewise.
    4. Toro's ocdc allows an accelerator bagger to be placed on the mower pretty easily so you can go from bagging to side discharging to blocking off the chute in no time.

    Take time to test different ones out. The all have pros and cons.
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  7. Blades Lawn Maintenance

    Blades Lawn Maintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Do any stand-ons go as fast as they say they go?
     
  8. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
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    Maybe you knew this, maybe not, but you can adjust the front bar on the Pro Stance so that you limit the top speed. If the system wasn't set to it's maximum setting, you definitely would not go 9MPH. Just a thought.
     
  9. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Very good thought and may have very well been the case. I know when I did this review 9 mph felt very fast on the Pro-Stance, not like on a low riding ztr.
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  10. lawnkingforever

    lawnkingforever LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yes. The guy in the shop adjusted the bar.
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