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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mr.Mow-It-All, Feb 7, 2006.

  1. Mr.Mow-It-All

    Mr.Mow-It-All LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 507

    http://www.gravely.com/gravely/products/walk+behinds/pro+h.asp

    Just checked out the gravely pro steer earlier today and they looked pretty good. I realy liked the pro steer feature, and wow 8.5 mph should would be nice when you could use it with the sulky. I am looking at a 36". Everything aobut it seemed to be built good.

    Anybody used these or know much about them as far as the cut quality, mulching quality, and bagging quality, as I will be mulching and bagging.

    On another note I looked at the gravley 21" and was very impressed with them also. I have been shopping for a 21" and realy liked it. I think it was about $879 with the honda engine on it. I didn't even know that gravley made a commercial 21" mower.

    And as above, anybody used these or know much about them as far as the cut quality, mulching quality, and bagging quality, as I will be mulching and bagging.

    Thanks,
    Drew
     
  2. lonnie

    lonnie LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 317

    Mr. Mow. I just bought a gravely from Mowingman. He has a gravely dealer ship down in denton. Definately do not buy from the local guy. He is way over priced. Plus you do not have to pay taxes on it because we are out of state. I save over $800 on the 34z by buying from him. He is a great guy also.
     
  3. lonnie

    lonnie LawnSite Senior Member
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    I tried out the played around with the 36" belt with prosteer while I was down there and it will do a real reverse (actually kinda fast) which you will not get from any other belt drive. PM me or give me a call and I will get you his number.
     
  4. lonnie

    lonnie LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 317

    I would pass on the gravely and get a toro commercial 21". I know you want to mulch and you will not find a better mulcher made (no joke). I think you can get one for about $900 to $950 during the specials this month. If you want to bag, get the honda, if you mulch get the toro.
     
  5. Mr.Mow-It-All

    Mr.Mow-It-All LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 507

    Lonnie,
    I guess when you say local guy you mean the place on broadway. Yeh he showed me the msrp then what he would do for me and didn't seem very good.

    Have you used the 21" gravely, it seemed built well.
     
  6. Mr.Mow-It-All

    Mr.Mow-It-All LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 507

    The only thing I didn't like about the toro was that when you mulch, you can't use leave the bagger in place, you have to take it off. I want to be able to leave the bag on when I mulch. I liked all the other features of the toro though. Just thought the gravley looked like it was built well and just wondering if anyone has used one because I have not hear anything about them.

    Have you had any experience with the place on broadway?
     
  7. lonnie

    lonnie LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 317

    Yes, the guy on broadway, and he is high. I saved that much on the mower including the gas to drive there. Yes I have seen the 21" and it does seem to be well built. I use my 21" toro all the time and I only mulch with it, never bag. Do a search on them and find out. The gravely 21" is the same as ariens. They have the snapper transmission which some hate and some like. That guy in denton said that he only sells the high end homeowner model to his commercial guys. I think the only difference is it has a kawasaki engine instead of honda and I think it only cost $600. I never really looked at gravely untill lately and have done alot of research. I think they are awesome machines. I will probably only buy there products from now on.
     
  8. lonnie

    lonnie LawnSite Senior Member
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    The thing is, if you dont let the grass get away from you then you will not have to bag.
     
  9. lonnie

    lonnie LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 317

    I am a research fanatic and have throughly researched 21" and WB's. Just give me a call tomorrow if you have any questions on anything.
     
  10. sting1987222

    sting1987222 LawnSite Member
    from dfw
    Posts: 5

    kawasaki or the briggs is better you need power in wet grass the honda engine sucks when its time to get down and durty
     

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