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#1 DB1 OFFLINE  

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Posted October 22, 2013 - 07:59 PM

Hi All,

This is our LI.  What is the difference between the L and the LI Gravely?

PTO is it a reversable one?  Will it turn both clockwise and counter-clockwise.

Where is the netural position?

We have moved it everywhere and it doesn't disengage.

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Posted October 22, 2013 - 08:17 PM

The only difference I know of between a L and a LI is that the LI has a slower ground speed than the L does.


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Posted October 22, 2013 - 09:09 PM

The standard Gravely 'L' had a max speed of about 4 mph in high and 3 mph in low.  I think the 'LI'  has a max speed of 3 mph in high and 2.25 mph in low.  Other than the gearing difference, they are the same.

 

The PTO is not reversible, but it does have a "high" and "low" speed controlled by the high-low lever that controls ground speed.  The 'dog gear' on the PTO shaft never disengages, it is supposed to slide in and out on its shaft.  When it slides out on its shaft, it engages the attachment clutch and drives the implement.

 

Does this answer your questions?


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Posted October 23, 2013 - 06:13 AM

Howard is the man with the know-how today.

 

The LI is also supposedly rarer than the regular L.  There are many things I would rather use an LI for instead of a L, since it could stay in gear all the time while doing something like tilling, instead of having to slip the clutch.

 

Ben W.


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Posted October 23, 2013 - 11:38 AM

Your PTO engagement lever is out on the front of the unit, they did have a kit for a "remote" PTO that had the controls back where you stand, yours just doesnt have it. 


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Posted October 23, 2013 - 02:05 PM

Thanks guys you have answered our questions.

My, how quickly we get answers on this website.

You guys Rock!

Candy



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Posted October 23, 2013 - 03:13 PM

Ok now I have a Gravely question lol there was also a LS model with an even slower ground speed Why all the different speeds ? Or should I say why such couldn't you just use Low gear ?

Edited by Alc, October 23, 2013 - 03:15 PM.


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Posted October 23, 2013 - 03:40 PM

The original (old) L,LI,LS did not have an option for the swiftmatic transmission (that came later with the L8) so the way they did it was to just pick the differential that was best suited to the tasks you had in mind. L=8 lead diff, LI=6 lead diff, LS=4 lead diff,,,,one could also put on GRWs (gear reduction wheels) to slow down about one gear set.  The Gravely walker didnt have a multiple gears as our new stuff they just used a 2 speed planetary and put in different diffs.


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Posted October 23, 2013 - 03:49 PM

Thanks for the answer. I'm sitting here reading a Gravely L broucure and its looks really well made and all those attachment wow !

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Posted October 23, 2013 - 04:27 PM

They really are amazing machines, one thing that amazes me on the "t-head" gravely engine is the 5 piece crankshaft.  I never had a running L myself, But I have a later model with a K301 12hp Kohler and swiftmatic trans for 10 yrs,, its a beast to say the least and they even came out of the factory with the K341 16hp Kohler.  I have even seen guys swap in 23hp Vanguards to the later machines.


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Posted October 23, 2013 - 05:04 PM

Two website you need for Gravelys

 

Manuals

http://gravelytractorclub.org/

 

Parts

http://www.gravelyparts.com/


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