Picked up new Gravely 36 walkbehind today

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ProStreetCamaro, May 28, 2011.

  1. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
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    We have a long history of owning gravely equipment. We are certainly not brand blind. Have owned many non gravely mowers over the years and some of them have been very good mowers like the two 36" "original" bobcat classic mowers we had. Our lazer hp in my sig has been great also minus the $hitty exmark spindles.

    Anyway I wanted to buy a new bobcat classic 36 and only one dealer had them and they wanted $3600 plus tax. That seemed very high for a gear drive but I was going to pull the trigger anyway because I was tired of the 40 minute drive to what I "thought" was our closest gravely dealer. Low and behold the new house my wife and i just bought has an awesome gravely dealer 2 miles away! Called them up and they had the 2011 36G in stock ready to go for $2990!

    I have to admit I am VERY impressed with the build quality of this mower. I am also VERY glad to see Gravely used there head and went BACK to grease fitting on EVERYTHING! The spindles have 2 fittings on each spindle. One for each bearing! Also found out they made it exceptionally easy to replace the spindle bearings. Adjusting the deck is also very easy on this thing.

    Some people might remember from other threads on here I keep telling people they are crazy for going hydro on walkbehinds. Yup here is proof that I practice what I preach. It has nothing to do with money. I used gear drives for many many years and NEVER had a problem out of them.



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  2. gibbonsballer10

    gibbonsballer10 LawnSite Senior Member
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    smart man. Gear drive and floating deck wb are the best. In my opinion, hydros are a complete waste of money on a wb, and to me fixed decks suck. What happens when you need to cut one lawn on 2'' and another on 4''. They say "just raise the front". No, that doesnt work, the pitch will be so far off. But anyways good choice on the floating deck
     
  3. 81Bronk36

    81Bronk36 LawnSite Member
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    I like it. I own the 10 year old version of that machine and its still running strong. What's up with all those hoses? Emissions? Also your drive system is way better.
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  4. gasracer

    gasracer LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have the hydro version with Pro controls and it is worth very cent of it.Did you notice the pins under the deck to lock it in place.
     
  5. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Yup the hoses are emissions. It has an evaporative canister under the control panel. What it does is instead of the gas cap venting it now recirculates and sends the vapors back into the carb to get burned up.
     
  6. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Yeah I noticed the pins. I actually have not made any height adjustments yet. It came set at 3" and is doing well at that height.
     
  7. gasracer

    gasracer LawnSite Bronze Member
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    If you use the washers under the pins it is set at 3 1/4. Remove the washers to to drop to 3". Most of my properties I do at 3" but now and then I set it to 2 1/2.
    I put the weight kit and the chute blocker on mine.
    Here is the other thread we started on this.
    http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=345500&page=6&highlight=36"+gravely
     
  8. BINKY1902

    BINKY1902 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from South
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    Good looking mower. In my opinion Gravely is making the best mowers out there nowadays. I would love to have a 36" like that to go with my 152 proturn.
     
  9. johndeeretech09

    johndeeretech09 LawnSite Member
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    damn that thing is identical to the new john deere walkbehinds!
     
  10. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
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    That is because the J.D. walkbehinds are built by Gravely/Ariens, but painted green for J.D.

     

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