Any insights on the Gravely XD3 as a commercially used walk behind?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by MillerIn503, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. MillerIn503

    MillerIn503 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 22

    :walking: Still doing a lot of foot work as a newbie. The Gravely XD3 keeps showing up in my searches, but I am not finding any real reviews out there. Maybe, it is as simple as not being a true competitor in the commercial aspect of 21" mowers. I don't know, please help...
  2. Joey waid

    Joey waid LawnSite Member
    Messages: 109

    I just bought two of them this Friday. I have not used them yet, ( maybe today for a little) but they seem well made. One of the main reasons for me buying them was they look really cool, they fold up like my Honda's, deep deck for mulching and I believe the Subaru engine will be a good motor. I also like that you have many more handle hight options. Most of my mowers had 3 positions or you move bolts to adjust heights. I think this has 5 or 6 positions that you click in with very little effort. The height management is important to me because I'm short, my kids are shorter, and my help is tall to taller. So we are always moving the heights, and this has many. The speed control looks iffy, but only time will tell. If you guy's, like I will keep you posted on my thoughts through out this week of using these mowers.
  3. Tuttled

    Tuttled LawnSite Member
    Messages: 152

    I'm looking at this mower as well. Did you try it out yet? I am the most interested in how it bags and how responsive the speed control is!
  4. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,758

    You resurrected a year old don't holding your breath on timely answers is optional! :drinkup:
  5. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,345

    Honestly I don't know how well the XD3 will hold up to commercial use day in and day out. After all its a residential machine. I would check out the Commercial 21 Gravely just introduced.
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  6. DXN1EL

    DXN1EL LawnSite Senior Member
    from TEXAS
    Messages: 746

    It is an OK mower, I love the handle, it is great for bagging leaves, it will fill the whole bag tight, the side discharge is crap as it will clog all the time, in about 10 lawn the sprig that holds the "blocker" came off. I remove the entire thing and now is a true side discharge mower!
    Like GMLC posted it is a homeowner mower so it will not hold for commercial use,
    The day I bought mine I was looking at the Gravely, dealer said it cuts lower tan 4" at the highest that is the only thing besides the price I didn't like about it I although is was cheaper than the eXmark 21" S series 100 more for the X series it was something like $1,200. For that price I just get another 28" Worldlawn.

    Overall I really like the Gravely, although is now a back up!!
  7. Joey waid

    Joey waid LawnSite Member
    Messages: 109

    Well, long story short gravely bought both mowers back from me. They are not made for every day use. I had many issues with them. I do love the rest of my Gravelys.
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