I don't know about the 34Z. But my PM 260 couldn't mulch to save its life. Gravely's idea of mulching is to block off the discharge hole and pray. No baffling, no clue.windshadow said:I am thinking of getting a gravely 34 new. What do you guys think of them ,do the mulch good, how are they in the morning dew ? what are the good and the bads on this modle any information would be great.thanks
How much did you pay for your scag? They look like a great little mower. I would probably trust the scag more than a gravely.Precision said:I don't know about the 34Z. But my PM 260 couldn't mulch to save its life. Gravely's idea of mulching is to block off the discharge hole and pray. No baffling, no clue.
Some will argue otherwise, but in my opinion that mower is strickly a flat land vehicle and a servicable unit but not exactly top notch.
I own a 36 Scag Zcat for my big back yards with small gates. IMO a better although pricier mower. But, for the extra $1000 I got a 3 blade deck, 19 HP, the option of a real mulch kit, a much stronger built frame, faster ground and cut speed and much better dealer support (my Gravely dealer is the WORST).
Gravely at the time I bought it and when I went looking again later didn't not offer a baffled kit or at least it was not in any literature at my dealer. His part number for a mulch kit came up as a cover plate. Also according to the Gravely website, the fully baffled mulching kit is available for the new 60" models ONLY. So perhaps I was not mistaken when I tried to buy one earlier.Mowingman said:As a Gravely dealer, I can tell you that the 34Z is a very heavy duty, well designed commercial machine. Do a search here on Gravely, and you will see that the owners of them are very happy with them. They have plenty of power, and with the mulch kit, do a great job of mulching.
Precision, why don't you buy a mulch kit for your 260, instead fo going the cheap route and just using a cover plate. Gravely has a very well designed mulch kit for the 260 that includes mulching baffles and mulch blades. Have you not read your owners manual or looked at the available literature for your machine? The cover plate is not "Gravely's idea" of a mulch kit. It is just your idea of one.No mower will mulch all that well with just a chute cover plate installed.
The Skag is not a good machine for 36" wide limited access. It is over 36" wide, and will not fit through most 36" wide gates.