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#16 1978murray OFFLINE  

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Posted February 11, 2013 - 08:30 AM

i tried mowing my snowy yard with a push mower.



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Posted February 11, 2013 - 08:36 AM

Do it and I will feed that gravely to my Power Kings!

Ah, Ryan, we will have to see about that.  Gravelys can be very mean when they are cornered. 

 

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Posted February 11, 2013 - 10:49 AM

Ah, Ryan, we will have to see about that. Gravelys can be very mean when they are cornered.

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It doesn't matter when there are 5 of them!

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Posted February 11, 2013 - 12:51 PM

It doesn't matter when there are 5 of them!

Ouch.  Didn't think of that.  But, come to think of it, you also haven't seen a rotary plow in action.  Or the old model L chainsaw attachment. 

 

Honest to pete, though, Ryan, I do believe the operator of the Gravely would be running for cover.  You'd be safe riding the Power King, but I'd be stuck on the ground.

 

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Posted February 11, 2013 - 01:09 PM

Ouch. Didn't think of that. But, come to think of it, you also haven't seen a rotary plow in action. Or the old model L chainsaw attachment.

Honest to pete, though, Ryan, I do believe the operator of the Gravely would be running for cover. You'd be safe riding the Power King, but I'd be stuck on the ground.

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I didn't know you had those up your sleeve! I might have to fabricate something now! Lol!
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Posted February 11, 2013 - 03:09 PM

I didn't know you had those up your sleeve! I might have to fabricate something now! Lol!

There's that good old western swing "You've got to have an ace in the hole..."

 

LOL

 

Ryan, I actually have quite a bit of respect for Power Kings.  They're high quality machines from what I hear.  I saw one for sale locally awhile back, but it was up for sale out of my budget.  Whereas Gravelys usually have low(er) prices. 

 

Gravelys were my first love, though, after my Farmalls.  So I have to stick up for them.

 

Between your Power Kings and my machinery, those snakes should duck for cover.

 

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Posted February 11, 2013 - 03:38 PM

Do it and I will feed that gravely to my Power Kings!

Seriously?  Don't even think about it.  More solid metal in a Gravely than in any other garden tractor.


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Posted February 11, 2013 - 05:38 PM

Seriously?  Don't even think about it.  More solid metal in a Gravely than in any other garden tractor.

No doubt they are very strong, but I have never owned one so I can't say anything bad about them. I don't know which one is stronger, I reckon it would be very, very close... but the PK is a little better. :D



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Posted February 11, 2013 - 05:40 PM

There's that good old western swing "You've got to have an ace in the hole..."

 

LOL

 

Ryan, I actually have quite a bit of respect for Power Kings.  They're high quality machines from what I hear.  I saw one for sale locally awhile back, but it was up for sale out of my budget.  Whereas Gravelys usually have low(er) prices. 

 

Gravelys were my first love, though, after my Farmalls.  So I have to stick up for them.

 

Between your Power Kings and my machinery, those snakes should duck for cover.

 

Ben W.

 

Yes, one problem is that a lot of sellers thing that EVERY Power King is worth a fortune. When they have attachments and are in good shape they are worth quite a bit, but a tractor alone is not worth much to somebody unless they already have the attachments.

 

I think you forgot... my Power Kings are on the snake's side!



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Posted February 11, 2013 - 05:49 PM

I think you forgot... my Power Kings are on the snake's side!


Darn.  I forgot.  So we're back to five Power Kings versus two armed Gravelys? 

 

If it goes on like this I will have to bring in my two Farmalls and the (currently owned) John Deere MT.  That will even it up slightly.  And I'll be off the ground instead of between the handles on my Gravelys.

 

No doubt they are very strong, but I have never owned one so I can't say anything bad about them. I don't know which one is stronger, I reckon it would be very, very close... but the PK is a little better. :D

 

You could prove for yourself that Gravely is better.  :smilewink:  We'd all enjoy a thread wherein you exhibited a Gravely and a Power King back to back trying to out pull the other.

 

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Posted February 11, 2013 - 05:54 PM

Seriously?  Don't even think about it.  More solid metal in a Gravely than in any other garden tractor.

 

Howard, that's as true as it comes. It's one of the very few machines to be nearly literally a compact block of cast iron with the moving parts cut out of the insides.  Have you ever tried to move one when its under the weather?

 

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Posted February 11, 2013 - 06:14 PM


Darn.  I forgot.  So we're back to five Power Kings versus two armed Gravelys? 

 

If it goes on like this I will have to bring in my two Farmalls and the (currently owned) John Deere MT.  That will even it up slightly.  And I'll be off the ground instead of between the handles on my Gravelys.

 

 

You could prove for yourself that Gravely is better.  :smilewink:  We'd all enjoy a thread wherein you exhibited a Gravely and a Power King back to back trying to out pull the other.

 

Ben W.

 

Did you read the rules? It says no farm tractors. :smilewink:

 

I used to pull with my '75 1614 PK, a few times there was a gravely there; the gravely never did well... but in all fairness the driver had no idea what he was doing. A better driver and I think it would have done 100x better. I don't know what model it was, but it was one of the orange ones.



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Posted February 11, 2013 - 07:18 PM

Yesterday, I decided to have a fire, and burn up a bunch of scrap slabs from

my sawmill. First I plowed an area, down to the ice base. Then I got the fire built,

and roaring away. In no time, I had a 30ft Dia. area melted down to grass.

 

Whooooo, yee haaaa.

 

Once I saw that grass, I really wanted to cut it...!!!

But, the wife was there, and paying attention, so I didn't...

 

And now it's snowing again. I missed my window. :wallbanging:


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Posted February 12, 2013 - 12:22 PM

And now it's snowing again. I missed my window. :wallbanging:

Sorry bout that Will.


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Posted February 12, 2013 - 12:28 PM

Howard, that's as true as it comes. It's one of the very few machines to be nearly literally a compact block of cast iron with the moving parts cut out of the insides.  Have you ever tried to move one when its under the weather?

 

Ben W.

Ben, I have been there, done that, and bought the T-shirt!  Read this thread for how bad it can get.

 

http://gardentractor...-best-day-ever/

 

 And, no, I don't ever want to push a Gravely again, but as long as I have them, there will probably be times when I think it's easier to just push rather than start.


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