gravely 160z...good COMERCIAL mower?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by brodo374, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. brodo374

    brodo374 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 141

    thinking bout getting the gravely 160z it has 60" deck with 25 hp kholer...however it is only $5700 while all the other competitors are around 7000-8000 for their equivalent product. i beleive the gravely has 7 guage steel deck and 10 cc hydro pump...what am i missing and what is the best value on a rider. i have toro walk behind and may just get the toro zero turn.
    help a brother out
  2. Greyst1

    Greyst1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 900

    pumps are kinda a small for a 60" but you'll be able to mow. may have to slow down in wet thick grass but you should be fine.
  3. txgrassguy

    txgrassguy LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,083

    One of my riding ztr's is a Gravely 160. After two years and about 1000 hours operating in temps from 35*F to 115*F in Central Texas I haven't experienced one pump problem.
    What you give up is some adaptability regarding front attachments, the front caster wheels are mounted on a non-pivoting yoke, lack of room for a decent suspension seat and there is no hydraulic deck lift.
    For a bare bones, durable mower, mine has certainly proven capable.
  4. HulkXD

    HulkXD LawnSite Member
    Messages: 74

    I have the same mower. I love it. If you can get one for that, grab it up. I gave 7 for mine last year.
  5. brodo374

    brodo374 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 141

    thanks alot...
    this mower is listed on ebay if anyone else is interested...i think the seller has a few at this price....also just picked up the shinindawa blower (the blue one that is a 4 stroke but runs on 2 stroke mix) it is pretty heavy but blows like hell

    b. allen
  6. jbungard1856

    jbungard1856 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    I just looked at the same exact model yesterday a guy in my area was selling. Had the 23 HP Kaw, hydro lift deck and a 3 bag bagger on it. He wants $2300 with 48 hours on it. Mower is about 6 years old. I think I'm gonna have to pop on this one.
  7. BINKY1902

    BINKY1902 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from South
    Messages: 1,123

    It must be an 09 or earlier model because the 160 now has the 26hp Kawi. The 100 series are great mowers, and the zt-3400 hydros are very capable.
  8. BINKY1902

    BINKY1902 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from South
    Messages: 1,123

    Yeah just looked on Ebay and that's an older model, they go for $6600-$7300 around here new.
  9. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,289

    I have over 900 hours on mine and love it. X-Factor deck is one of the best ever made in my opinion. Never needs to be scraped clean, cuts good, stripes good but it does not throw the grass way out the side like some mowers do. It will spread out about one stripes width and that's it. It also does pretty good on hills due to the fairly low center of gravity. It is a no frill money making machine.

    EDIT: Are you talking about this used one? If so that does not have the xfactor deck.
  10. twcw5804

    twcw5804 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 439

    How can you tell if one has a Xfactor deck. Would an 2006 Gravely 260z have it?

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