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#1 CADplans OFFLINE  

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Posted June 14, 2013 - 01:01 AM

This popped up on CL, I needed another BowFlex treadmill exercise machine, so off we went!!

 

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I have never seen a more sophisticated 36" mowing deck! I believe this is the heaviest gauge deck I now own.

 

More bells and whistles than you can shake a stick at!!

 

I can not wait to really try it out. 

 

You can even re-position the baffles to convert from side discharge to rear discharge-mulching!!  :dancingbanana:


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Posted June 14, 2013 - 04:36 AM

Good score CAD ....


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Posted June 14, 2013 - 05:44 AM

I dont think its going to work in the hay feild.

 

Nice find, One day i will get one of the modern gravelys.


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Posted June 14, 2013 - 06:14 AM

Boy that deck looks HUGE !!!  The Gravely  is a good size machine too   Great  find :thumbs:


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Posted June 14, 2013 - 06:25 AM

Very nice!  I've never seen a Gravely with a mower deck like that.

 

Ben W.


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Posted June 14, 2013 - 07:02 AM

Nice score. You just can't beat old school Gravely stuff.


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Posted June 14, 2013 - 08:09 AM

That's cool!!  You don't see many of the old Gravely's up here in Iowa. They are an interesting and impressive machine.

Back in the 60's there was one old guy here in town that had one simular to yours and he had about every attatchment you could buy for it. He did a lot of custom tilling and mowing with it.

 

There is a dealer in Marshaltown that sells a lot of the new ones, especially the ZTR's and the cut they leave is nearly impossible to match. My neighbor has one.


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Posted June 14, 2013 - 08:41 AM

Having used them in the past, I know you will enjoy it for sure.


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Posted June 15, 2013 - 11:08 PM

I pumped up the tires, and gave it a bath;

 

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That thing really is a nice mower!! I cut with it for about a half hour.



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Posted June 17, 2013 - 02:47 PM

Nice 36" multi mower!


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Posted June 18, 2013 - 01:49 PM

Well, I am now at a cross road. What to do, what to do!  :tapping_fingers:

 

I have cleaned it a little more, I used 280 grit paper to get the "white" off the hood. The silk screen "Gravely" on the side of the hood came off like it was soap!

 

There is a little rust, here and there. I think the current aged patina is growing on me!!  :oh_shucks:

 

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So, what should I do? 

 

Continue to clean it and leave it original

 

or

 

sand it down and repaint?

 

They are only original once, it will never be left outside again, I do not think the rust will progress.

 

What is your opinion?

 

HELP!!! 



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Posted June 18, 2013 - 02:14 PM

Au-naturel


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Posted June 21, 2013 - 12:00 AM

I vote for "Continue to clean it and leave it original"

but give it a thought to maybe put the name and graphic lines back on, looks like you have the perfect outline when you washed the original white off!


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