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#1 plumberroy OFFLINE  

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Posted August 12, 2012 - 10:07 AM

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Over the years I have had many 2 wheelers; David bradley, 561 super power and a 144 super 600, Bolens, super vers-a-matic, simplicity mod D , planet jr tuffy and a Gravely Li . The last one the gravely died about the time my job did in 2008 .
Well I've been back in a stable job for a while an and was jonesin' for a 2wheeler to work the garden after a search I found nothing that fit condition and price I wanted So I ended up talking to Chris at earthtools, they are just a little over an hours drive from me .
This is what I ended up with......
Grillo G85D
10 horse power kohler command , buying that engines set up also upgrades the wheels to 5x10x20 instead of 4x18x 10
22' tiller with hiller
28" zanon mower deck
I also have the hitch to convert my existing wagon to a hauling cart
when used as a tiller it is way better than anything else I have used older troy built horse included
The mower deck has really impressed me cut finished lawn as smooth as my old gravely finish mower yet will cut stuff nearly as heavy as the gravely bushhog deck I was mowing down old cabbage stalks yesterday and didn't even kick the govener down..
Being that I am an old hillbilly from the same county that gravely was designed and built for many years It pains me to admit this, It is a better machine than my old gravely
Roy

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Posted August 12, 2012 - 10:17 AM

:welcometogttalk: Roy! That's a nice looking machine! I'm happy to hear you are satisfied with it. Looks like a well built unit. Is the mower shaft driven? Tiller too? I like how the handle bars pivot.
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Posted August 12, 2012 - 10:17 AM

That is one nice looking machine! Just curious,how long and what does it take to go from tiller to mower?
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Posted August 12, 2012 - 10:26 AM

All, members are welcome here! :welcometogttalk: Those both look like good units, I am glad you like them!
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Posted August 12, 2012 - 10:32 AM

:welcometogttalk: Nice looking tractor you have there!
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Posted August 12, 2012 - 10:32 AM

It's really good to hear someone is still making a quality machine like this.
Thanks for sharing pics and showing your new GT.
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Posted August 12, 2012 - 10:34 AM

Roy,welcome to the forum.Glad to have you with us.

Real neat looking machines.
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Posted August 12, 2012 - 10:55 AM

Implaments change with 2 nuts. remove nuts line it up pull it back to the studs come through the hole ,put the nuts back tighten . To switch handles pul 3 pins , lift shift levers out of holes squeeze lever on handle spin bars 180 2 shift levers drop back in holes 3rd has to be swapped to other side put the pins back in and go 15 minute taking your time . Handles also offset 30 degrees to either side in rear tiller mode so you are out of just tilled soil
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Posted August 12, 2012 - 11:05 AM

Hi Roy, welcome to GTT - your Grillo looks great :thumbs: Seems to be a right working machine with fine equipment. Am I right, that Grillo is an italian factory ?
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Posted August 12, 2012 - 11:09 AM

Welcome to this area of the site. Yes i believe you right the right stuff to be here old or new. Someday they will be the old ones. Grillo has a pretty deep history oversea building differnt styles of vineyard and garden type m,achines.
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Posted August 12, 2012 - 11:12 AM

Hi Roy, welcome to GTT - your Grillo looks great :thumbs: Seems to be a right working machine with fine equipment. Am I right, that Grillo is an italian factory ?
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Yes it is made in Italy As is the zanon mower I'm told Grillo is Italian for cricket .
Ryan313 It is the same machine 1st picture is with handle set to use as rear pto the 2nd the handle is swung around to front pto mode to mow take about 1o minutes to change over

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Posted August 12, 2012 - 11:45 AM

Right Roy, grillo means cricket - as seen left in the logo. Btw, follow the link and you'll get to their internetsite. I don't know, if they are using Kohler engines in Europe, too.
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Posted August 12, 2012 - 11:46 AM

Hey Roy, Welcome to GTtalk, glad you joined us. That is a very rugged looking machine you have there. If you ever get the time, maybe you could video the switch from front to rear drive. Thanks for joining and sharing. !!
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Posted August 12, 2012 - 11:56 AM

Right Roy, grillo means cricket - as seen left in the logo. Btw, follow the link and you'll get to their internetsite. I don't know, if they are using Kohler engines in Europe, too.

I believe they are imported minus an engine and earthtools installs a U.S. complient engine . They do have stuff setting around, Earthtools works with Universty of Kentucky ag dept. on small scale farming for under developed countries . when I was down there in May they were crating up a massive looking grillo G131 with a diesel engine and double rotary plow to ship to Peru , I was told they couldn't sell that engine in the states
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Posted August 12, 2012 - 08:58 PM

:wave: plumberroy! Welcome to GTTalk! We're really glad to have you here with us! While most of us love the older machines, we also have an appreciation for quality machines regardless of their vintage! That looks to be a fine and useful machine. Hopefully it will serve you well for the long haul! Thanks for signing up and jumping in with both feet!




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