What's this old Gravely worth?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by laxative, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. laxative

    laxative LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 147

    It's a loaner from my dealer who's pretending to work on my mower. Failed to mention I had a backup and didn't really need it, but I'll use it for a couple days because 50" is better than my 36" backup. No idea what year it is. Trade-in from the local high school. Has 806 hours, dual hydro, Kohler Magnum 18hp. Most things work. Has a front tire that won't take air, doesn't back up much with the right side, smokes just a little (white) when it starts and shuts down. Haven't looked at the deck or tried to adjust/fix/diagnose any of the problems. Cut one small but very overgrown yard with it so far.

    Dealer wants $2500 for it, which sounds insane to me. But I like it and he has the new version with a Kaw 17 in the back collecting dust. Maybe a couple years old but never used. He'll bullshit me on price. What's the old one worth? Might make a lowball offer on it. What's the new one worth? Pics of the old one. You probably know what a newer one looks like.


  2. whoopassonthebluegrass

    whoopassonthebluegrass LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,305

    No idea what it's worth, but how's it do with those rear tires?
  3. Groh's Mows

    Groh's Mows LawnSite Member
    Messages: 155

    Spend some time surfing ebay in the outdoor power euip area. This time of year trere are 500 or more mowers for sale and you will see alot of older 48" wb of various brands. It will give you a good price range idea. $2,500 should buy a better used mower than that one, especially with almost 900 hrs.
  4. greenred

    greenred LawnSite Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 916

    yeah - bar tires on a wb is really interesting. Was it used in really hilly areas?
  5. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    Since hydro problems can be expensive to fix I wouldn't give much over $750 for the old one.

    If the new one comes with a factory warranty I would expect to pay upwards of $5000 for it. That's what they cost.
  6. DCE

    DCE LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 311

    Looks to be one of the early models of their dual hydro unit. I think, maybe one that was made in the old Gravely factory when they were in Clemmons, NC. Look on the serial number plate, it should say where it was made. If it was Clemmons, then this was from a long time ago...best guess mid 1990's??
  7. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,157

    I like the strap that holds the battery on....Yikes...

    FWIW we just sold one of our gravely Pro 40 WB belt drive for 500 bucks....its it was in much better shape at least appearance wise....
  8. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,278

    I want it!!!!!!!!!! Thats exactly like the old PRO-50 we used to have my dad bought new back in the early 90s. Same engine and everything except ours was a belt drive. It had over 3500 hours when we sold it and still going strong. There has NEVER been a better engine than the Kohler magnums period. That was my father favorite mower of all time over everything else we have ever owned.

    It looks to be in good shape with very low hours. If there is zero problems with it I would say it very well may be worth $2500. I would offer 2K and see what he says.
  9. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

    Run as fast as you can from it.It will cost what a new one cost(if you can get parts) to fix. ive had 15 or so of them.it was made in the mid 90's.It was the best Clumping mower we ever had.
  10. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,278

    :laugh: It figures! We cut the same basic grass in the same conditions and ours only clumped if the grass was real tall and soaking wet.

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