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Gravely vs. Great Dane

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by turfmgr, Jun 18, 2005.

  1. turfmgr

    turfmgr LawnSite Member
    Messages: 59

    cant believe im actually thinking of something other than exmark or scag. but, i have noticed an ad down here for a Great Dane 52" hydro wb with pistol grips for $3000, NEW. wondering if anyone has any experience with this mower. also, was looking at the Gravely website the other day and noticed their big boy wb, 52"/17hp, claims an 8.5mph ground speed and they say it will cut at that speed too. let me know if these are worth looking at or if i should just smack myself for thinking of something other than exmark or scag.
  2. daveyo

    daveyo LawnSite Senior Member
    from N.J.
    Messages: 907

    I purchased the 48" gravely WB this year and am very happy with it. It has the 15 hp kawi with the pro steer, very nice control with it, I can steer with one hand no problem. Tough machine 7g steel, very durable and a very clean cut. Go to your local gravely dealer and try it out, thats what I did.

    O'Donnell Landscaping
  3. jtkplc

    jtkplc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,654

    I bought a Gravely 36" wb with prosteer and love it. I do cut at 8.5 MPH and it's clean. Gravely builds awesome products. Go demo there wb's, you won't be disappointed.
  4. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,842

    Just bre sure you got good dealer support for parts, the local dealer had some problems getting parts. I still don't think Gravely has reached the durability level of a Scag.
  5. rookiemower

    rookiemower LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    Ed i believe your right, the quality has become better than scag! no offense :waving:
  6. turfmgr

    turfmgr LawnSite Member
    Messages: 59

    any experience with the Great Dane?? wb, not surfer.
  7. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,547

    Buy 2, that way you will have one for parts that the dealer is out of.
  8. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,062

    Gravely over Great Dane in the walkbehind department no question....

    If I ran wb's and was in the market for a new one, here's what I'd consider...

    A floating deck hydro and a castor sulky or proslide, either....

    Gravely Prosteer
    Lesco (new)

    eXmark (possibly/ ECS seems stiff)
  9. Gmgbo

    Gmgbo LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 382

    i recently replaced my scag w/b with a gravely. The pro H 17hp Kaw. and 52". The gravely is solid compared to the scag, cuts better, and has taken 10-20 min off most of my lawns. Its like driving a tank.
  10. Sky King

    Sky King LawnSite Member
    Messages: 44

    I have a 144z Gravely, and I agree it is like a tank, I have hity some stumps really hard I did not see in hi grass and did even scrach the paint.

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