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gravely pro 50 walk behind mower???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Shane Scaife, Feb 20, 2005.

  1. Shane Scaife

    Shane Scaife LawnSite Member
    Messages: 44

    What do you think it is worth? No idea of the year but looks good and has been well maintained. Comes with gravley sulkys, 16 i/c horse power eng, and grass catcher.

    He is asking $700

    Should I buy?

  2. AlpineNaturescapes

    AlpineNaturescapes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 149

    I have a '94 Pro 50 I bought around '96 for $2500. Hydro with 20 Hp Kohler. It has been a beast of a mower, and has served me well. A caution on the old Hydros - their lever system was too stiff and left alot to be desired. I modified mine when I started using it commercially so that it wasn't so tiresome - by lessening the tension on the spring. I have replaced the starter and the shaft on the R hydro motor. The frame and components have proven to be very good quality. I was convinced so we purchased the new 36" with the 15 Kaw, and so far, I am even more pleased with it.

    The 17 Hp will be underpowered for most mulching conditions, but otherwise should do fine for you. Make sure to start the mower when it is stone cold. If hard starting or lots of smoke, be very cautious.
  3. Shane Scaife

    Shane Scaife LawnSite Member
    Messages: 44

  4. Shane Scaife

    Shane Scaife LawnSite Member
    Messages: 44

    them or not?
  5. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    I am not a fan of the Gravely 50" deck. Our grass grows big and bad here in Maryland (especially crabgrass) and my 50" Gravely would just make an awful mess of it. Those mowers are very old and have likely seen a lot of use. Things to look at before you buy them is all of the clutch linkage, the belts, wheel bearings (especially the front), spindle bearings, trueness of the wheel pullies and jackshaft couplers.

    If it were me I would not buy them.
  6. Shane Scaife

    Shane Scaife LawnSite Member
    Messages: 44


  7. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Messages: 3,010

    Current bid: US $102.50 (Reserve not met)

    price: US $1,400.00

    Time left: 3 days 6 hours
    10-day listing, Ends Feb-23-05 14:44:56 PST

    those numbers don't look good.

    almost 7 days into a 10 day listing and bid is only $102.

    apparently no one likes the looks of those units.

    but they may be worth $700 apiece. but I'd pass.

    personally, I can't stand a unit with the gear
    shifter on top.

    GEO :)
  8. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 4,717

    I am a Gravely dealer, and personally, I do not care for those mowers. The deck had cutting quality problems that Gravely never did address. They were built pretty tough and last a long time, but I just do not like the cut.
    If you can pick one up, in good condition, for under $500.00, it might be worth it. I would not spend more than that. Oh, parts are still available from the factory.

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