X-Factor Deck QOC?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mtmower, May 3, 2012.

  1. mtmower

    mtmower LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Seriously considering a Gravely 460 and I did demo one on dry flat ground and it seemed to do pretty well in the 30 min. I drove it. I like about everything else about the machine. Just wondered if anyone is using this deck in northern grasses and how they're doing?
     
  2. Maple Wood

    Maple Wood LawnSite Senior Member
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    We bought 2 460 with the 29 efi this spring. We are running them side by side with Scag cheetahs in mostly fescue and blue grass. So far the guys fight over who runs the 460's. In most conditions the cut is a little better than the scag.
     
  3. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
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    Have you had to cut any wet or damp grass with them yet? if so, got any pics?
     
  4. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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    In dry conditions the X-Factor wins hands down. Best I have seen in many years. In wet conditions the velocity is still the best but the X-Factor is still really good. I have yet to double cut or clump.
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  5. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I will be cutting wet grass tomorrow and will post some pics.
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  6. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
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    The X-Factor leaves a VERY good smooth cut in northern turf. You will be hard pressed to find a deck that cuts northern turf better than an X-Factor. The 7 Iron is another that is simply incredible in northern turf and the 7 iron does discharge better.


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    This is right after over an inch of rain. The grass was very wet.


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  7. Mickhippy

    Mickhippy LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Can you take some video of cutting longer grass than what you did on your place?

    Very nice property you have by the way!
     
  8. mtmower

    mtmower LawnSite Bronze Member
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    MP, do you feel the EFIs have enough power for the 460's? Could they bag and do hills? I am planning to go with the FX921V (31 hp biggest gasser they offer) due to a lack of power I've found with a 28 EFI on my 66" Hustler Super Z. The EFIs been great other then no hp. and I would love to get the gph.
     
  9. Maple Wood

    Maple Wood LawnSite Senior Member
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    I think that the 29 efi is a little short on power for bagging. They run very similar to the FX850v. Enough power for cutting but not bagging.

     
  10. mtmower

    mtmower LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thanks MW. Was thinking about the same even though the Gravely would have smaller pumps on it then the Hustler. My first would be the FX921V and then I may consider an EFI on the second or third ZTR. That way I'd have the best of both worlds. Of course by the time I can buy the second and a third they maybe running on bubbles (EBI) or grass clippings (EGI).;)
     

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