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How do i get my gravely to cut like my exmark

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 1fast432, May 8, 2011.

  1. 1fast432

    1fast432 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 23

    Bought a new gravely 36 walkbehind and the cut doesn't compare to my exmark rider or my old 48 exmark walker.I picked up some new blades for my rider and compared them to the gravely blades,the exmarks are thinner and the cutting edge runs way closer to the center of the blade then the gravely.Do you think just switching to the exmark blades will make it cut better? THANKS!!!!!! PS when removing the blades on the gravely they use a thru bolt. Do you have to remove the pulleys just to change the blades?
  2. ashgrove landscaping

    ashgrove landscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,529

    What?? Get an exmark I guess. No you don't remove the pulley to remove the blades.
  3. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,530

    buy a exmark
  4. mowerknower

    mowerknower LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    Yep, get an exmark. There is a reason they cost more. You cannot beat the cut.
  5. momstmg

    momstmg LawnSite Member
    Messages: 78

    Sell the gravely
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    MOHUSTLER LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,376

    Easy fix,

    Step one :
    drive gravley off a cliff.

    Step Two :
    Collect insurance money.

    Step Three :
    Buy new mower!!!!:)
  7. BrunoT

    BrunoT LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 741

    I have a Gravely and an Exmark. I prefer the Exmark in most conditions and relegate the Gravely to weed patches and tall grass where the mulch kit equipped Exmark can't do the job. It does a nice job on those, though.

    I use Exmark blades on a 48" Gravely, they do seem to help some.

    You pretty much have to go Exmark to get that cut I've found.
  8. Popeye77

    Popeye77 LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 244


    1. Drive it off retaining off retaining wall into ocean (or lake)

    2.Blame it on Global Warming (or GB)

    3. Collect Insurance money

    4. Get new Exmark:clapping::clapping::clapping:
  9. Peerless Lawn Care

    Peerless Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    from MN
    Messages: 47

    Mission impossible.
  10. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,345

    Exmark puts a lot of r&d into the deck to get one of the best cuts. Without that exmark deck you wont get the same cut.

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