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Old 04-01-2017, 08:01 PM   #1
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Gravely ZT Decision


After looking at other mowers, and ruling out snapper, cub cadet, john deere and ariens, I am settling on the Gravely ZT 42 inch. This three blader with a decent gauge fabricated deck and the Kohler 22 HP 7000 engine.

Lubrication on the wheels are permanently sealed (would rather have zerk) and there is nothing to lube

Will be mowing about a 3/4 to 1 acre lot.

Anyone by chance have one of these? I think this model isn't the one(s) associated with the trouble starting blade and possible choke issues....

Is there another mower in its class that might be better for up to $2800?

A note on exmark - asking a local dealer who makes the exmark engine he said that they make their own. He also told me that they will be no longer supplying their engines in the future, likely using Kohler...




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Old 04-01-2017, 08:05 PM   #2
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Have you looked into the Grass Hoppers?

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Have you looked into the Grass Hoppers?
nice but out of price range
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Gravely and Ariens are the same basically.

I have a 60" Gravely, heavy use on some acreage, in and out of the shop. Probably go Kubota next time because I have Kubota equipment and I like their service folks locally.

If it was just 3/4 acre I would probably just get a regular mower.
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I have Gustavo.
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Nice mower the ZTR but went to change the oil and it has the cheapest looking drain plug assembly w/cap that I've ever seen on any engine, wobbles. Female piece looks like cheap plastic too. 24 hp kohler 7000 series.

A little seeping, but the mower is almost brand new. What a place to cut costs...

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Crappy drains are pretty common. You can spend $10K on a whole house generator, and the $2 drain setup will leak oil all over the place when you change oil.
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