My rep was in to bring by the 08 program for Gravely. Word is that there will be no changes as to the way things are. Ariens will run Everride and Great Dane as they do with Locke and Stens......as seperate entities. So you guys that were worred about parts and such, you don't seem to have any worries. The Gravely Pro Stances will not change. There will be no "Gravely" Decks added to them. The only change will be the 34" will be in the lineup for next year and the prices will be streamlined, meaning the 2 Yellow product and Gravely should all have the same price. The Auburn plant is supposed to be up and running in the next couple weeks. They have Ariens/Gravely personel in there now just trying to figure things out and dealing with paperwork. Anyone waiting on parts, they should begin shipping soon. As of now, it is said that the Everride and Great Dane product will remain through a distributor base but i'm guessing that will change and your dealers will deal direct at some point. This is a good thing. Dealers will be able to check parts availablilty and be able to overnight and second day parts much easier if that happens.