Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs.

Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. Questions on your truck, trailer, commercial lawn mowers, lawn mower, mower parts, lawn tractors, engines, edgers, trimmers, pole saws, aerators, hydro seeders, snow plows, chain saws, stump grinders??

Gravely?Ariens?


Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs.

Questions on your truck, trailer, commercial lawn mowers, lawn mower, mower parts, lawn tractors, engines, edgers, trimmers, pole saws, aerators, hydro seeders, snow plows, chain saws, stump grinders??
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 04-05-2011, 11:31 AM
ivyslawncare ivyslawncare is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Vermillion SD
Posts: 15
Rep Power: 4
ivyslawncare is on a distinguished road
Default Gravely?Ariens?

This is the information i know so far. And correct me if I'm wrong. Gravely is the commercial line of mowers for Ariens. I live a couple blocks away from a dealer that has both of these mowers. Gravely is quite a bit more expensive then a Ariens. I could get the Gravely ZT42 for $2,699, or the Ariens ZT42 for $2,299 new at the dealer. Any suggestions on which one i should go for? Used? Thank you for any advice!
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 04-06-2011, 10:15 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,519
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Are they both new?

Does the dealer give you any kind of warranty?

Did they tell you the lifespan of both the machines?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-06-2011, 01:05 PM
ivyslawncare ivyslawncare is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Vermillion SD
Posts: 15
Rep Power: 4
ivyslawncare is on a distinguished road
Default

Yes they are both new and they do give warrenty. Im not really sure what it is off the top of my head.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-06-2011, 04:13 PM
wandfsmall wandfsmall is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 925
Rep Power: 5
wandfsmall is on a distinguished road
Default

For the most part your looking at a decal change. But you are also looking at going from a Briggs to a Kawasaki engine. I would go with neither of them for commercial use they will nickle and dime you to death and drop your margins.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-06-2011, 04:29 PM
wellbiz wellbiz is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Livonia, Michigan
Posts: 129
Rep Power: 5
wellbiz is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ivyslawncare View Post
Yes they are both new and they do give warrenty. Im not really sure what it is off the top of my head.
Is the warranty for commercial use? You are probably better off saving your money and buying a true commercial mower or a good used commercial mower if your budget is tight.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-07-2011, 02:12 PM
ivyslawncare ivyslawncare is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Vermillion SD
Posts: 15
Rep Power: 4
ivyslawncare is on a distinguished road
Default

what mowers/engine do you recommend? And i do have a budget of around 3000 but i do not want anything over a 42 inch
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-07-2011, 02:39 PM
andersontl2 andersontl2 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 19
Rep Power: 5
andersontl2 is on a distinguished road
Default

I have a Gravley WAW 34" Mower...with the 10.5 Briggs Motor and love it. Bought it as a gate mower, but have used it for alot of full jobs. Runs great and does what I need it to, as long as you take care of it the Gravley is a good mower. Would not want to use it for 100% of my business but if you are just starting out and have a few accounts it will get you by just fine. Don't get me wrong commercial stuff is AWESOME and if you can affored it buy it, but the Gravley is a tuff mower and will give you years of service.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-07-2011, 06:40 PM
wandfsmall wandfsmall is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 925
Rep Power: 5
wandfsmall is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ivyslawncare View Post
what mowers/engine do you recommend? And i do have a budget of around 3000 but i do not want anything over a 42 inch
I would try to find a bobcat dealer and get a walk behind mower. If you have to have a rider try a Hustler Sport the frame is pretty good and you should be able to find a Honda or Kawasaki sport in a decent price range.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-07-2011, 09:39 PM
ivyslawncare ivyslawncare is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Vermillion SD
Posts: 15
Rep Power: 4
ivyslawncare is on a distinguished road
Default

I've heard equally great responses for Gravely and Hustler, and the prices are in the same price range. But the reason that I'm leaning toward Gravely is there is a dealer a couple blocks away from me, as to Hustler where the dealer is 45 minutes away from me. And just out of curiosity does anyone know what a good sized engine is to push snow with if i had a blade on the front of a zero turn?
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-08-2011, 08:19 AM
wandfsmall wandfsmall is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 925
Rep Power: 5
wandfsmall is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ivyslawncare View Post
I've heard equally great responses for Gravely and Hustler, and the prices are in the same price range. But the reason that I'm leaning toward Gravely is there is a dealer a couple blocks away from me, as to Hustler where the dealer is 45 minutes away from me. And just out of curiosity does anyone know what a good sized engine is to push snow with if i had a blade on the front of a zero turn?
I agree with the reviews for the most part, when you get to the true gravely machines. The one you are looking at is an ariens machine. for the money I would go with the gravely as it has a better engine but do not attach anything to the mower and be careful of hitting something the deck will bend easily.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
gravely or hustler hounddog Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 4 10-19-2011 09:54 PM
Gravely or Exmark? D&KLAWNS Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 14 02-02-2011 09:14 AM
Scag turf runner or gravely zt2350? Jtporter Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 10 03-03-2010 04:19 PM
Ariens 34'' Walkbehind adamsmowing88 Starting a lawn care business. 4 02-24-2010 08:17 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Leaf removal
madmedic8575
Today 04:14 PM
Today 04:14 PM
by madmedic8575
0 17
new to the forum
madmedic8575
Today 02:52 PM
Today 02:52 PM
by madmedic8575
0 27
hey everyone
robert8509
10-22-2014 08:16 PM
Today 02:28 PM
by biglee
6 189
raking leaves ?
robert8509
10-22-2014 09:19 PM
Today 02:23 PM
by biglee
8 242
Lawn Care business...
crieg122
Yesterday 01:23 PM
Today 01:11 PM
by Steve
4 166
My Newest Toy (B.P....
Dan Tanner
Yesterday 05:50 PM
Today 01:02 PM
by Steve
1 109
Pressure Washing Like a...
TNTurf
08-01-2014 11:47 PM
Today 01:00 PM
by Steve
11 871
12 Years in Business!
Chilehead
Yesterday 08:07 AM
Yesterday 11:08 PM
by Chilehead
2 128
Dealing With Gas Can...
Mr. Mow
10-21-2014 01:41 PM
Yesterday 11:06 PM
by Chilehead
9 329
Cheapskate Landlord...
Mr. Mow
10-20-2014 06:33 AM
Yesterday 05:55 PM
by biglee
13 441
Hi from SoCal
Jmoney
Yesterday 11:29 AM
Yesterday 12:51 PM
by Steve
1 101
Workmans compensation...
CDLAWNCARE
10-15-2014 08:05 AM
Yesterday 12:33 PM
by Steve
5 555
Pda
stevef1201
10-18-2014 02:05 PM
Yesterday 06:12 AM
by ringahding1
4 380
Leaf Box & Loader Set...
ringahding1
10-21-2014 06:20 AM
Yesterday 05:13 AM
by ringahding1
5 273
Hello, from TEXAS
sanchez5
10-17-2014 09:56 PM
10-22-2014 01:27 PM
by Steve
6 447
Organic Lawn Care...
NHray
10-17-2014 06:05 PM
10-22-2014 01:23 PM
by Steve
3 424
Hi Steve From West...
Mr. Mow
10-21-2014 01:59 PM
10-22-2014 01:19 PM
by Steve
1 196
Help a brother...
tbtigers03
09-28-2014 11:41 AM
10-22-2014 08:51 AM
by ringahding1
12 1,564
first year update
cmdlawncare
08-12-2014 05:41 PM
10-22-2014 07:47 AM
by ringahding1
4 1,383
What parts do you carry...
Just for Cuts
10-17-2014 09:08 AM
10-21-2014 01:36 PM
by Mr. Mow
16 696
Jungle to Beautiful
stevef1201
10-17-2014 09:54 AM
10-21-2014 01:26 PM
by stevef1201
11 553
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
10-21-2014 01:19 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
158 11,463
Sunny Beach Tennis...
SGL1
10-19-2014 11:24 PM
10-21-2014 01:04 PM
by SGL1
4 298
Have you ever had to...
SouthernRootsLawnCare
07-26-2014 02:41 PM
10-20-2014 08:34 PM
by biglee
10 1,866
Look out Bob Villa -...
Mr Dave
09-30-2014 10:06 AM
10-20-2014 05:42 PM
by SGL1
7 1,363
how to fi d commercial...
mchampion319
10-19-2014 09:50 PM
10-20-2014 04:41 PM
by Steve
1 267
Hello From Tennessee
mrmann901
10-17-2014 10:02 PM
10-20-2014 04:24 PM
by Steve
1 338
questions on order to...
jack2048
10-13-2014 11:15 AM
10-20-2014 03:27 PM
by Mr. Mow
15 788
This sucks...
Matther777
09-18-2014 04:56 PM
10-20-2014 02:14 PM
by Steve
14 2,250
Cement mixer
KevinsLawns
10-15-2014 08:03 PM
10-20-2014 02:11 PM
by Steve
7 529
Hello ! New guy Rob here
RWorthley1
10-17-2014 04:05 PM
10-20-2014 02:09 PM
by Steve
1 369
Snow Blowing
gwilson98
10-12-2014 02:21 PM
10-17-2014 02:51 PM
by Steve
6 709
Spreading Weeds?
WesleySnips
07-27-2014 09:46 PM
10-17-2014 07:49 AM
by SGL1
6 1,016
Grasswhoopins.com Anyone...
GRASS WHOOPINS
06-21-2011 11:38 PM
10-16-2014 01:30 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
42 9,378
I Want to buy old...
ExtremeLawncareServices
10-10-2014 10:04 PM
10-15-2014 09:12 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
6 735
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
10-15-2014 06:43 PM
by NHray
1,190 340,317
Do you find weed eating...
chuck2s
10-15-2014 02:10 PM
10-15-2014 02:10 PM
by chuck2s
0 456
Incorporating &...
WesleySnips
10-01-2014 09:39 PM
10-15-2014 01:37 PM
by kslawn
20 1,556
Falling into business
stellarmowing
09-28-2014 04:35 PM
10-15-2014 05:57 AM
by ringahding1
8 1,566
Apartment Complex and...
lxarth
06-22-2011 01:10 PM
10-14-2014 06:25 PM
by jrs.landscaping
42 9,654
I LOVE hedge trimming
stevef1201
10-13-2014 09:05 AM
10-14-2014 01:06 PM
by Steve
5 591
Help with seeder...
ExtremeLawncareServices
10-09-2014 07:39 AM
10-13-2014 08:09 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
5 749
The Market watch
WesleySnips
10-12-2014 08:47 PM
10-13-2014 05:40 PM
by SGL1
3 592
Help pricing a large...
Bradcook21
10-07-2014 06:49 AM
10-13-2014 02:00 PM
by Steve
7 938
leaf removal
Double J LLC
10-03-2014 04:24 PM
10-13-2014 06:46 AM
by Billy Goat
19 1,592
Acerage Rake
acrajchel
04-23-2014 07:23 PM
10-12-2014 10:53 PM
by SGL1
2 908
John Deere z235 Deck
WesleySnips
09-29-2014 06:02 PM
10-12-2014 06:20 PM
by kslawn
25 1,718
Credit card contract
SGL1
10-06-2014 05:31 PM
10-12-2014 03:40 PM
by SGL1
18 1,128
Truck craft dump bed...
ExtremeLawncareServices
10-04-2014 08:41 PM
10-10-2014 11:35 AM
by Steve
7 1,035
First Time River Rock...
berryjam
10-09-2014 06:09 PM
10-10-2014 11:08 AM
by Steve
2 675
» Popular Tags
2wd 4x4 aerocore apartment bid apartment lawn care estimate applying billy goat brushcutter bush charge christmas deliquentaccounts exmark ferris foreman georgia gopherhaul grass gravely hills holiday how much to charge how to how to bid hydraulic labor cost landscape services lawn lawn care lawn care busines plan lawn care business book lawn care business podcast lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care seo lawn care website lawn care website seo lighting lighting brass outdoor lights managing a lawn care business marketing mechanic mowing mulch mulch estimate new buisness new business ordinance podcast property management company push versus ride savannah scag scag v-ride scripts seo snow plowing starting a business starting a lawn care business stihl sulky theft toro tractor auger trailer mate pro tree walk behind walker wright stander rh
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:44 PM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:44 PM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy