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#1 artbuc OFFLINE  

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Posted August 18, 2010 - 05:51 AM

Bought my Gravely 18H new in 1992. I will post here because it is basically an Ariens GT18 with a Gravely paint job. My mower has been on life support (deck rust) for a few years but a few weeks ago the gear box worked loose from its mounting bolts. Picked up a nasty vibration in the mower drive system somewhere. The drive shaft is fine except the yoke that attaches to gear box input shaft is rounded out and one of the PTO bearing retainer flanges (mower side) is cracked. Because I had so much rust on the deck, I decided to bite the bullet and buy an entire new mower. Gravely no longer supplies the mower but Ariens will build one from parts - $1430 plus shipping. So, I will now have a two tone rig. My tractor will be Gravely red and my mower will be Ariens red. It will look pretty good because I have an Ariens 48" snow blower and it looks good.

Shoot me a PM if you need any parts off my old mower. The idler bracket & pulley are new and many other parts are in excellent working condition.

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Posted August 18, 2010 - 07:25 AM

Welcome to GTT artbuc :welcometogttalk:

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Posted August 18, 2010 - 10:40 AM

artbuc:welcometogttalk:glad to have you here.

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Posted August 18, 2010 - 07:31 PM

:wave: Welcome to GTT artbuc! Glad to have you.

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Posted August 18, 2010 - 07:54 PM

Welcome artbuc! How bout some pics of your Gravely!

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Posted August 19, 2010 - 07:13 AM

Welcome artbuc! How bout some pics of your Gravely!


I'll send some after I get my new mower - should ship today.




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