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My Gravely review

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by John Gamba, Jul 6, 2006.

  1. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

    Today i had my gravely 15/48 in some tall wet grass and it did very well. It did miss here and there but it was acceptable. It did throw out puff balls but not clumps. The deck was almost clean underneath.

    All and all its not a bad mower.

  2. Brendan Smith

    Brendan Smith LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,195

    ok john, now lets test it under southern conditions. just drop ship it to me and i'll supply you a full review in 3-5 months :) :laugh:
  3. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

    I'm crating it up as we type:laugh: I'll tell you its been 16 or so years since i did a gear drive, it gave me a work out todaycry:
  4. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,289

    Ahhhh gravely. We had a PRO-50 gear drive and absolutely loved it. Had the 18hp kohler magnum and that was one of the best mowers we ever owned. Had over 3,000 hours on it when we sold it and still going strong. Gravely equipment is built for the long haul so expect to own that bad boy for many many years.

    There isnt very many brands we havent owned and gravely is right on top in our books.
  5. Brendan Smith

    Brendan Smith LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,195

    seriously, i'm glad you like it. hope it gives you great service. i wish there was a good gravley dealer around here. i think there is one, but the last time i was there, they didn't have anything but bob cat, hustler, and great dane in stock.
  6. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,613

    For some reason, gravely is the most underrated brand in the industry. I have no clue why either, they make really top notch machines and dont try to sell you a product by slapping some fancy names on it and shoving it in your face. Down here I see 90% exmarks and 10% choppers. Hardly anything else mainly IMO because people buy what they see other people running. I run a 44z, has performed very well despite a few issues with the engine on it. How do you like the pro steer controls?
  7. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

    It will get sold at the end of the season or by next spring. I'm looking at the hydro 52/19Kaw. I'm working on starting a Maintenance company to maintain the props i own and the ones we buy to sell or fix up to sell.

    Hay!!!!Hows everybodys tan doing:) I'm getting there:laugh:
  8. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

    Dealers where the problem and this is a pistol grip mower.
  9. justinc

    justinc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 53

    Ive had my pro g for about 3 months now and I love it. I really like the pro-steer controls, and the machine is built like a tank. Also their prices are alot better than some of the competitors. I highly recommend Gravely products.
  10. Howie's Lawn Care

    Howie's Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 512

    How many properties do you own. I want to try and save up 10-15% to put down on a double next year. I don't know if I would rent both halfs out or live in one, but I'd like to get some rentals. My parents are into fixing up houses (mainly their own), so they would probably help me out alot. They love putting down tiles and painting. Anyways, why are you starting a seperate maintenance company to maintain your properties instead of having a mowing crew do it. Is it because of tax purposes or what? Also, do you have some tips pertaining to buying, fixing, selling/renting properties. Is there any way to combat the insane property taxes or easier ways to manage them? Thanks for any answers or advice.

    -Nick Howard

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