Gravely Mowers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mmoloch, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. mmoloch

    mmoloch LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    I need advice on Gravely mowers. Can anyone tell me if they would or would not recommend a Gravely? :confused: I'm in the market for a ztr mower and cannot decide between Gravely and Hustler. Gravely just seems like more bang for the buck. Ill just be mowing 2 acres for now. Any help is appreciated. :usflag:
  2. RTR Landscaping

    RTR Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 390

    If you're cutting 2 acres and not using it commercially, the Gravely should be fine. Also look at the dealers and see who will give you the best service after the sale. I'm a Scag guy but both Gravely and Hustler make good lawnmowers.
  3. johnnyusa

    johnnyusa LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 514

    Gravely cuts better than scag or hustler in my opinion. ive owned scags and ive used hustler . I currently use walker,gravely 260, exmark and toro. Good luck
  4. FullMoonLandscaping

    FullMoonLandscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 28

    i owned a pro master 200 xdz 60" and i hated it. always went into limp mode, heavy, jerky pumps, weak deck, bad discharge patterns, the list goes own. i know longer have it

    but it cuts good
  5. mmoloch

    mmoloch LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    Ok good deal. I'm leaning toward the Gravely I think. :hammerhead: Kind of on a budget but I really do like the Scag and Hustler as well. Good point about the service. I guess this whole mower brand dilemma compares to the Chevy VS Dodge VS Ford deal. As long as I can buy American made products for the most part, everyone wins. Thanks again. :usflag:
  6. corey4671

    corey4671 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,931

    The ProRide 260 is a red Everride Warrior. I'm on my second Warrior and love it.
  7. gebby

    gebby LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 712

    You did not say what model of Gravely you were looking at. Gravely like most other brands also, offer home owner models. Please be sure that you are comparing apples to apples. I have all commercial mowers and like them. My brother on the other hand bought a home owner model. He tried to do too much with it and had a lot of problems. As mentioned before a good dealer no matter what brand can and will make all the difference in the world. Do your home work. Not much fun I know but well worth your time. Better to have too much mower than not enough.
  8. lifetree

    lifetree LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,369

    This is correct !!

    Yes, be sure you're looking at comparable machines !!
  9. mmoloch

    mmoloch LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    I have about $4k.. possibly $5k MAX to work with here. That's all I can afford right now and I definitely by spring. Ive researched quite a bit but there aren't too many extravagant choices for a poor guy like myself. I looked at Hustler, Grasshopper, Scag, Dixie Chopper, etc, etc.. but they seemed as if you didn't get much for $4-5k as compared to Gravely. Any advice would be great for a budget like mine. Thanks for all the input too fellas. Much appreciated. :usflag:
  10. mtmower

    mtmower LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,111

    John, was wondering when you were making your statement on QOC if you were comparing it to the VX4 deck? Shopping myself. Thanks.

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