Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by GMLC, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. jeffb007

    jeffb007 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 61

    I believe it was in transport position.I even tried to press the petal all the way down and then turn the wheel. It was very stiff and would only turn one direction.(forward) You are correct! I watched the gravely video on you tube he turns it in both directions and it appears to turn really easy as hes only using 2 fingers.
  2. greengiant9963

    greengiant9963 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 762

    Mine was really stiff at first. Sprayed a little fluid film on it and loosened it right up.
  3. mag360

    mag360 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,445

    Ours got stiff over time. These things need some attention every so often with a bottle of spray lithium, fluid film, etc. Deck linkage and ocdc benefit from it too.
  4. Cutman007

    Cutman007 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 81

    Last Thursday I was dropping off a 52" Scag for maintenance and walked by the "Compact Pro 44" and had to have it!..I was looking around (for months) at other Z's and didn't like what was out there & high prices for 36"- 48" mowers. I feel good about the impulsive buy so far!..Thanks for the comments I've been reading.
  5. Cutman007

    Cutman007 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 81

    Very stiff, Rough ride! Hope it's just breaking in...?
  6. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,345

    Does the compact pro have a suspn seat? If not you may have to invest in one.
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  7. Cutman007

    Cutman007 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 81

    No suspension in the seat. I'm looking into replacing it. For 6k this shouldn't be an issue.
  8. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,345

    Yup, lots of machines dont come with suspn seats. Also the short wheel base of the compact pro would contribute to a stiffer ride.
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  9. Cutman007

    Cutman007 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 81

    I'm use to my 52" Scag. Having buyer's remorse!..:hammerhead:
  10. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Messages: 17,828

    Why? You looked at it before buying (at least a little bit i hope), didn't you pay attention to whether or not it had a suspension seat? Unfortunately there are still some machines that don't have a sus seat. That should be mandatory before they are allowed to release them to the public IMO. My brand new Z950 didn't have a sus seat either and it cost nearly double what your new machine did back when I bought it at the beginning of 2012. I went ahead and bought the insert kit and enjoy a much improved ride.

    Gravely is a first rate company to deal with, and they make really good equipment. You may not have buyer's remorse after using it for a while.:)

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