What's new?

Discussion in 'Gravely (Archived)' started by Tony Harrell, Mar 3, 2002.

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  1. Tony Harrell

    Tony Harrell LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'm still considering the Gravely. What's the difference between 2001-2002 on the gd wb? The reason I'm asking is, the local dealer has a 14 hp k, 50" for $2299. What's new and what is suggested retail? Thanks
     
  2. Eng Mwr Guy

    Eng Mwr Guy Gravely Manufacturer
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    What is new? Everything.

    16" tires instead of 13
    7mph instead of 5.5
    7 ga main frame instead of 10ga
    Electric PTO instead of manual
    Twin cylinder engines instead of single
    5.4" deep decks instead of under 5"
    7 ga deck instead of 12ga
    Double blades available on new model but not old
    Striper kit available on new but not old

    Both have 2 year parts & labor warranty.

    Some people who have owned the 50" deck are on this forum. You may want to post a general question in the commercial forum about the PRO150 w/50" deck.

    Barry
     
  3. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    Since you invited comment on the 50" deck Barry...

    I would avoid the 50" deck like the plague. The deck design dates from at least the early 1970s and became incapable of handling large volumes of grass just as soon as mower speeds exceeded 3 mph or the grass is thick or wet.

    The new 48" deck is far superior deck to the old 50" deck. Let them sell the 50" deck to your competetitors.
     
  4. Tony Harrell

    Tony Harrell LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'm confused. Aren't these the same models everyone says are great? I guess the deal sux huh?
     
  5. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    You have to remember that you are talking about 2 completely different mowers here Tony. The 2002 Gravelys have been redesigned from the ground up. It's real easy to tell them apart. The old mowers have a stamped 50" deck and the new mowers have a fabricated 48" deck.
     
  6. Tony Harrell

    Tony Harrell LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yeah, that's what I mean. If they were so good, why did they need a ground up redesign? I'm new to all of this and the low price attracted me. I guess the low price would not offset the inabilty to do the job. What are the prices of the 15/48? Gee, I feel like I'm buying my first car, the flashy red paint and low price about had me. I'm sure the dealer thinks I'm nuts because I've been down there several times looking. He also has a 16/36 on consignment (no tax) with low hours. Seems some homeowner bought it and decided he needed a larger cut/rider. Anyway, I appreciate this forum and the posters.
     
  7. Eng Mwr Guy

    Eng Mwr Guy Gravely Manufacturer
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    1548 fixed deck gear drive $2899 / 2799
    1548 float deck gear drive $3149 / 2999

    Suggested List / Suggested dealer promo

    Sales have been very strong.

    I would recommend double blades, mulching kit, grass catcher and sulky. All of which are available from Gravely. The catcher and sulky look strikingly like the leading Brands Grass Gobbler (catcher) and Velke(sulkies). The 48" deck comes standard with a striper kit.

    This machine is the machine Lawnsite created. I do not think you would be disappointed. Then again, demo, demo, demo.

    Happy shopping.

    Barry
     
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