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52" exmark vs gravely

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by spinrider2000, Oct 7, 2005.

  1. spinrider2000

    spinrider2000 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 75

    For next year I want to purchase a 52" in either a exmark or gravely. Does anyone have knowledge of both and advantages of either one. Most in my location use the exmark brand. I have been using the small gravely 34z with the 15hp kaw for the residentals. Good mower, but no size for a big yard. There must be a good reason for all the exmarks? I do not mind spending the $$, but I want to make one buy that will do the job. thanks for any help!
  2. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,087

    I don't see any reason why you should not go for the PM152Z.
    Then you have a pair of Gravelys.

    I have to wonder though... why are you restricting yourself to a 52"???

    Unless there is a clearance issue in a lot of places, you can put a 60" in all the same places... and the production difference is remarkable.
  3. spinrider2000

    spinrider2000 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 75

    No reason for not a 60". Really interested in the cut, mower reliability, just the stuff that someone could tell me who had experienced both brands...
  4. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

    Think why this is?????????

  5. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,087

    Consider the 60" mowers too then.
    In my opinion, the extra production and efficiency makes them a lot more cost effective over time.

    As for the cut, let no one influence you there. The only safe bet is to demo both. But make sure you use them to cut all the types of growth you cut before drawing a conclusion. It's easy to fall in love with a mower on the first nice lawn it cuts.... only to find out after buying it that it does really lousy at other jobs.

    Beyond that, all I can think of to tell you is that both brands are making improvements on their offerings, including the decks. So if you are not in a hurry, you may want to wait until the '06 models start shipping.

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