Gravely Sponsors the Planet Event at Arlington National Cemetery

This year marks the 18th anniversary of the Renewal & Remembrance event on July 28th with more than $2 million contributed to the care of Arlington National Cemetery to date. Gravely will continue to be part of this annual event where approximately 400 volunteers from over 100 companies participated in 2013. 

Volunteer landscape and lawn care professionals from across the country will spend the day mulching, cabling, and installing lightening protection for trees, pruning, planting and liming and aerating more than 200 acres.  This is the largest green industry day of service in the country valued at more than $250,000.

Gravely is proud to honor America's veterans and leaders during this day of service by sponsoring safety vests for the event along with the welcome reception. 

 For additional information, visit the Planet website.

Gravely Dealer of the Week - Turf Depot – Salem and Manchester, NH

Turf Depot opened in 1936 as an Ariens/Gravely dealer from the beginning. Currently, Turf Depot operates two stores in New Hampshire — Granz Power Equipment located in Salem, and Still's Power Equipment located in Manchester.

Their best-selling lawnmower is the Gravely Pro-Turn 460. The demand for this particular model was recently demonstrated during a Fleet Sale of five Pro-Turn mowers to the University of New Hampshire!

They take pride in providing superior customer service by going above and beyond what customers expect. During their recent fleet delivery to the University of New Hampshire, Turf Depot's marketing department came along to assist and take pictures of the crew with their new equipment. The grounds crew was pleased to receive their Gravely mowers and the excitement of their partnership with Turf Depot was mutual.

According to Stephen Hebert, Director of Marketing for Turf Depot, "Getting our customers' replacement parts is also a priority. We operate a website that offers parts diagrams and online ordering. In addition to our website,, we publish a 275+ page parts catalog supported by a team of commercial parts specialists. Our call center operates 8 am -5 pm as the go-to parts team for major landscape companies, municipalities, and grounds crews across the country."

Turf Depot's tip of the week is to use rain days as an opportunity to perform routine maintenance and inventory landscape equipment. It goes without saying that a rainy day means a day in the shop, but it can be taken to the next level by creating an inventory of everything you have. Expedite the inventory process by using a camera phone to photograph each machine and document its model and serial number. There are even "apps" that assist in taking inventory which makes ordering parts or completing insurance claims much easier!

Stop by a Turf Depot location if you are in the area.

Gravely Dealer of the Week – Kawasaki of Caldwell – Caldwell, TX

Kawasaki of Caldwell has been in business for six years and began offering Gravely products when they opened in 2008. Their best-selling mower is the Gravely ZT HD, and their most popular attachment is the mulch kit.

"Kawasaki of Caldwell's employees offer great customer service.  They are friendly and love to help everybody who comes into Kawasaki of Caldwell," according to Buddy Williams, General Manager.

Kawasaki of Caldwell's Tip of the Week – If you want to cut your mowing time in half, buy a Gravely zero-turn mower.

Their landscape contractor customers enjoy Gravely mowers and often comment on how much time they are able to save, which is important in their profession.

Stop by Kawasaki of Caldwell if you are in the area to see what they have to offer.

Gravely Dealer of the Week – Canary Outdoor Power Equipment – Cannelton, Crothersville and Indianapolis, IN

Canary Outdoor Power Equipment is a full service dealer at all three of their Indiana based locations offering both sales and service. Canary opened their first store in Cannelton six years ago. A couple years later they added their Crothersville store, and this past year they opened a store in Indianapolis.

Gravely was added to Canary's product line three years ago. Their most popular Gravely mower is the ZT HD 60-inch mower while their most popular accessories are the mulch kits and baggers.

Canary Outdoor always strives to make their customers feel welcome and take time to educate consumers on their products. Canary Outdoor's success is a reflection of their effort as their employees strive to astound their customers in everything they do.

Canary Outdoor's Tip of the Week – "Use fuel stabilizer - Nearly all early spring mower start-up problems could be taken care of with fuel stabilizer and a battery tender." 

According to Aaron Knieriem, President of Canary Outdoor, "Commercial contractors love the Gravely Fleet Program. It has a very affordable entry level, and it allows our customers to buy at a discounted level for the entire year.  Our lawn and landscape pros will tell you that Gravely gives them the most bang for their buck." 

Stop by Canary Outdoor to see what they have to offer.

Gravely Featured Landscape Contractor - Ryco Landscaping - Lake in the Hills, IL

Ryco Landscaping of Lake in the Hills, Illinois, expands their business and takes on Gravely.  Ryco Landscaping is a family owned landscape business in Illinois that's really on the move. Their recent expansion includes a complete fleet swap of 38 Gravely Pro-Stance mowers with Kohler EFI engines, a couple of trailers full of Gravely Pro-Walk Hydro Drive mowers, a bunch of lawn aerators, and a semi load of new backpack blowers and string line trimmers.  Delivery was completed by Gravely Mowerworks in Lake Barrington, IL, this past spring.  Ryco Landscaping crews have kept very busy the last couple months mowing with their new Gravely equipment.

"The Pro-Stance with Kohler EFI engine has been our most popular model this year.  It seems that landscape contractors are comfortable spending a little more on a mower once they realize they can save 20-25% on fuel costs with the new fuel injected Kohler," states Mike Halloran of Gravely Mowerworks.
Gravely Mowerworks and Ryco Landscaping share mutual confidence in Gravely products and they are both excited about their partnership.  Watch for Ryco's fleet of over 20 trailers which will display stickers that proclaim, "Powered by Gravely/Mowerworks."