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Gravely 1232 ZTR

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by ltd, Apr 9, 2006.

  1. ltd

    ltd LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    A dealer had a new Gravely 1232ZTR for $1700, is this a good price ?
    Someone tell me what year they made this unit, Is it a good machine ?
    I plan to get one for home use, the yard is small about 1/4 of an acre.
    Thanks for any advise.
     
  2. Lumberjack

    Lumberjack LawnSite Member
    Messages: 180

    might be a bit underpowered. The newer models are 15 hp kawi. last year they had a 14 hp briggs that was discontinued.

    the small foot print wont hold even small hills well.

    Id check it out carefully and demo it for cut, drivability and problems.

    1700 for a used against a 3500? newer and slightly larger machine? Maybe but be suspicious.
     
  3. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 4,679

    I am a Gravely dealer. My opinion of that machine is not very high. We never sold any, as I did not like the way it was built. I believe that model was discontinued a couple of years ago. I would go with one of the new, current, Gravely homeowner machines, like the 1534. It only runs around $2300.00 or so, and is a much improved mower.
     
  4. ltd

    ltd LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    Thanks for you 2 inputs, I wonder how much is the lowest price for a 1434 & 1534 ?
     
  5. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 4,679

    That would be up to each dealer to decide. We sell the 1534 for $2199.00.
     
  6. ltd

    ltd LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    Thanks Mowingman, the price of 1534 fit to my budget. I plan to mutch so Does the machine give the yard a clean look ? If I want to wash it, which part of it need to stay away from water ?
     
  7. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 4,679

    I think it give a very nice looking cut. I recommend that you just blow off the machine with a blower instead of washing it a lot. It won't hurt to wash it now and then though. Wait until the machine has cooled off after mowing, then wash with a garden hose, not with a pressure washer. After washing, crank up the engine and let it warm up, to drive out any water in nooks and crannys.
     
  8. ltd

    ltd LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    Thanks again Mowingman. Good information to know.
     

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