• Gravely ZT XL

     
    4.5

    (based on 115 reviews)

     

    It’s your lawn and your valuable time. Insist on the same comfort, control and speed professionals turn to every day. The ZT XL series offers many of the same time-tested, and field-proven features you would expect to find on a commercial mower.

    • A low center of gravity enhances stability and increases operator confidence over uneven terrain.
    • Kohler® 7000 Series with PRO filtration and Smart-Choke™ easy starting technology and powerful cutting performance
    • 10-gauge, fabricated deck provides excellent cut quality and durability.
    • Foot-operated deck lift for quick and easy adjustment between 7 cutting heights ranging from 1.5"- 4.5".

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Additional Features

  • Multiple models with cutting widths from 42" to 54"
  • Hydro-Gear® ZT-2800 Series transaxles provide more torque and power
  • Full tubular frame provides structural rigidity for added strength and stability.
  • Flip-up floor pan allows easy access to the top of the mower deck for routine maintenance.
  • Full tubular steel frame with fully welded construction vs. competitive bolted together frames provides enhanced strength.
  • Adjustable sliding high back seat with armrests for optimized comfort
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Specifications
Model Name Model # Engine Manufacturer Engine Rating Drive System Fuel Capacity Ground Speed
ZT XL 42 915184 Kohler® 7000 Series Pro 24 HP/725 CC Hydro-Gear® ZT-2800 Transaxles 3.8 gal (14.38 L) 6.5/3 mph (10.5/4.8 km/h)
ZT XL 48 915186 Kohler® 7000 Series Pro 25 HP/725 CC Hydro-Gear® ZT-2800 Transaxles 3.8 gal (14.38 L) 6.5/3 mph (10.5/4.8 km/h)
ZT XL 54 915188 Kohler® 7000 Series Pro 25 HP/725 CC Hydro-Gear® ZT-2800 Transaxles 3.8 gal (14.38 L) 6.5/3 mph (10.5/4.8 km/h)
Accessories
  • 54" Snow Blade

    54" Snow Blade

    Make the most of your Gravely Zoom XL Zero-Turn Riding Lawnmower by transforming it into a Snowplow. This easy to install accessory provides you with the versatility to mow grass in the summer and push snow in winter.
    Part Number: 81503300
    Fits Models: 915184, 915186, 915188
  • Mulching Kit

    Mulching Kit

    The kit features easy-to-install baffles that fit under mower decks to create a separate cutting chamber for each blade. When cut, grass lifts into the cutting chamber and gets cut many times before dropping onto the lawn.
    Part Number: 71509000
    Fits Models: 915184, 915186, 915188
  • Headlight Kit

    Headlight Kit

    The Gravely Headlight Kit for Zero-Turn Riding Mowers is designed to help ensure safety in low-light and low-visibility conditions.
    Part Number: 71509400
    Fits Models: 915184, 915186, 915188
  • Trailer Hitch

    Trailer Hitch

    Turn your Gravely zero-turn into a multi tasking machine by simply adding the hitch kit. The robust design of the hitch kit allows you to pull a multitude of accessories such as pull behind sprayers, fertilizer spreaders, and utility trailers.
    Part Number: 71509300
    Fits Models: 915184, 915186, 915188
  • Engine Guard

    Engine Guard

    This guard helps prevent damage to the engine from branches, brush and other debris contact.
    Part Number: 71509700
    Fits Models: 915184, 915186, 915188
  • Dump Cart

    Dump Cart

    The Gravely Dump Cart is a perfect solution to help you with the chores around the yard. Whether you are hauling debris or just cleaning up around the yard, this is the solution for you.  8cu. ft., 500 pound capacity.
    Part Number: 71508100
    Fits Models: 915184, 915186, 915188
  • 48" Plug Aerator

    48" Plug Aerator

    The Gravely 48 in. Plug Aerator features a steel frame and galvanized aerator knives for durability. This aerator is designed to create plugs 3 in. in depth and remove 3/4 in. soil plugs.
    Part Number: 71508200
    Fits Models: 915184, 915186, 915188
  • 36" Poly Roller

    36" Poly Roller

    The Gravely 36 in. poly roller can be used for multiple applications around the yard. It provides the benefits of packing down newly sewn seed and also the leveling out of uneven ground.
    Part Number: 71503300
    Fits Models: 915184, 915186, 915188
  • 48" Dethatcher

    48" Dethatcher

    Keep your lawn healthy by removing excess thatch build up. This allows fertilizer and water to penetrate into the ground and get air to the plant roots. Great for spring clean up also!​

    Part Number: 71503400
    Fits Models: 915184, 915186, 915188
  • 15 Gallon Sprayer

    15 Gallon Sprayer

    The Gravely 15 Gallon Sprayer provides you with more use out of your mower. This sprayer is designed to easily mount behind your riding lawn mower to allow you to apply treatments and fertilizer to your lawn as your mow.
    Part Number: 71510300
    Fits Models: 915184, 915186
  • Spreader

    Spreader

    The Gravely 20-Gallon 38 in. Tow-Behind Spreader is a versatile accessory for your riding mower. With a maximum spread of 12 ft., this product is great for spreading fertilizer, seed, sand, ice-melt and more.
    Part Number: 71503600
    Fits Models: 915184, 915186, 915188
  • Sun Shade

    Sun Shade

    Keep cool and out of the sun with this handy sunshade. The Gravely Zero-Turn riding lawnmower sunshade provides protection from the sun or rain while using your mowing your lawn.
    Part Number: 71509200
    Fits Models: 915184, 915186, 915188
  • 3 Bucket Bagger (Cloth Bags)

    3 Bucket Bagger (Cloth Bags)

    Keep your lawn free of grass clipping with our effective bagging systems.

    Part Number: 81502200
    Fits Models: 915184, 915186, 915188
  • Gravely Power-Assist Dump Cart

    Gravely Power-Assist Dump Cart

    ​12 cu. ft. capacity, 750 lb. capacity, Hydraulic-assisted tub lift with 110° tub rotation for side dumping, Professional-grade square tube steel frame, Wider 15 in. x 6 in. run-flat tires by Carlisle​​

    Part Number: 71514300
    Fits Models: 915184, 915186, 915188
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Gravely ZT XL 42 Zero Turn Mower
 
4.8

(based on 43 reviews)

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ZT XL 42"

Love my Gravely. Great performance, cut my time in half. So easy to use a CAVEMAN could do it!!!! Able to get it through my front fence with ease. Excellent fuel...Read complete review

Love my Gravely. Great performance, cut my time in half. So easy to use a CAVEMAN could do it!!!! Able to get it through my front fence with ease. Excellent fuel capacity. Had 3/4 of a tank and still had just under a quarter to spare at the end. Thanks Gravely for an awesome machine!!!!

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Great Machine - Poor Cutting w/mulcher

I love this machine, durable and easy to use. it does use a lot of gas and when using the complete mulch kit, it cuts poorly. We went round & round with...Read complete review

I love this machine, durable and easy to use. it does use a lot of gas and when using the complete mulch kit, it cuts poorly. We went round & round with the dealer (who was very helpful - Harrington & Sons Emmitsburg, MD) trying to figure out why it cut so poorly with the mulcher, to which they agreed. We ended up putting the regular cutting blades on it with the mulch baffles still installed. It cuts much better, but still leaves some uncut grass. See video - it is difficult to see, but if you watch closely, you can see the strips of uncut grass. This video is with the full mulch kit installed.

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5.0

ZT XL 42"

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from Portsmouth, VA

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Comments about Gravely ZT XL 42 Zero Turn Mower:

Love my Gravely. Great performance, cut my time in half. So easy to use a CAVEMAN could do it!!!! Able to get it through my front fence with ease. Excellent fuel capacity. Had 3/4 of a tank and still had just under a quarter to spare at the end. Thanks Gravely for an awesome machine!!!!

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5.0

Solid Mower

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from Crooks, SD

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Comments about Gravely ZT XL 42 Zero Turn Mower:

This mower turns with the greatness of ease, I have 24hp FR730V Kawasaki motor. I mow over 2 acres with it in rough quack grass. I maintan
depth at 4.5 in 10 " high grass and 3.5 with grass 6 high with no problem.
After I changed the break in oil to 10 -40w Vavoline the motor starts easily and runs great in 12 inch grass. I had 2012 42zt with belt and plugging problems . This mower makes the 42 zt a tinker toy..

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5.0

42" Beast

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from Southern Maryland

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Comments about Gravely ZT XL 42 Zero Turn Mower:

Did tons of research before I pulled the trigger on this mower. Kawasaki motor, ZT-2800 Hydro's, and a welded deck for a great price. I love cutting the grass so much that I volunteer to cut the common areas in my neighborhood. If you have a lot of hills I recommend this unit due to the lower center of gravity. Just lower the tire pressure and hang on.

 
5.0

The 42 ZT XL is great

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from Kennett Square, PA

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Comments about Gravely ZT XL 42 Zero Turn Mower:

I bought the 42 ZT XL this spring; it is great It cuts very evenly; the lawn looks great. I had a 30 inch walk behind before. The Gravely cut my mowing time on 1 1/4 acre lot from about 1 hour 45 minutes to about 55 minutes. I had never driven a zero turn mower, but it is very easy to learn. I haven't hit anything yet! I am very sensitive to motion sickness so was concerned that the zero turn might cause a problem in that area. It has been no problem - I feel great when I finish the mowing, the lawn looks great and I have more time for other things. A Win-win all around. Although I don't know about durability yet, the Gravely seems very well designed and constructed. I certainly recommend the ZT XL.

 
5.0

Top Notch Cut

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from Mullica Hill, NJ

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Comments about Gravely ZT XL 42 Zero Turn Mower:

Looked around as many of you have. Wanted best tranny, engine and deck for one acre. Almost went with Dixie Chopper and Exmark but the overall best value for my needs was Gravely ZTXL 42.

Up here in South Jersey, Gravely is not well known, most landscapers use exmark or scagg and there are only a few dealers in a 50 mile radius but I have been stopped mid cut by many neighbors/land scapers asking about the mower.

Only have 14 hrs on the beauty and lawn is best looking in development. All my neighbors have their tractors(I used to) and I can see the jealous look when I finish cutting in 25-30 minutes and they are on that old tractor for an hour and 15 minutes.

The engine noise is considerably less and the ride comfort is outstanding. The only problem I've had(still have) is I have not been able to remove the oil filter(have not had time to get a filter removal tool).

I wish I bought this mower 12 years ago.!!!!!!

P.S. The Gravely dealer, unlike the Exmark/Dixie Chopper/BadBoy dealers, gave a considerable discount (asked me not to say a word) which seems to violate the dealer/Gravely(Ariens) partnership.

 
5.0

Love my ZT XL 42

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from Inverness, FL

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Comments about Gravely ZT XL 42 Zero Turn Mower:

I have used many other brands of mower and none have the build quality or comfort level that my Gravely has. I mow two of my neighbors and my in the same time compared to when used to use a competitors mower on my yard. I have considered fertilizing jut so I can ride my ZT more often!

 
5.0

Great mower !

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from Wadesville, IN

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Comments about Gravely ZT XL 42 Zero Turn Mower:

My yard is hilly and somewhat uneven and this mower works great even in these conditions. I would recomend a Gravely mower to anyone looking to say time and money on a mower for their yard or business!

 
5.0

Awesome mower!!!

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from Salado,Tx

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Comments about Gravely ZT XL 42 Zero Turn Mower:

Cut my mowing time in half if not more. Has a beautiful cut at even the fastest speed. Wish I would of got one years ago. Easy to maintain as well as service.

 
5.0

Great Tractor

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from Tweed,Ontario

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Comments about Gravely ZT XL 42 Zero Turn Mower:

Cut me mowing time in half
les hand mowing around trees ect.

 
5.0

love it except for blow back

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from crockett, tx

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Comments about Gravely ZT XL 42 Zero Turn Mower:

My only problem is that I get a lot of grass clippings and dirt blown in my face. Any suggestions? Course I have only used it twice but I love it other than that.

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Gravely ZT XL 48 Zero Turn Mower
 
4.4

(based on 36 reviews)

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ZT XL 48''

I started a lawn care business on the side this year and decided to go with the gravely ZT XL because of the base features it offered. So far, I could not be more...Read complete review

I started a lawn care business on the side this year and decided to go with the gravely ZT XL because of the base features it offered. So far, I could not be more please with my purchase. The only problem I have had is keeping air in the front tires. After putting tubes in both front tires, i have had no more issues. i would strongly encourage anyone that is starting a lawn care company to consider this mower, it is half the price of a commercial mower and leaves yards with a professional look! So far I have a little over 50 hours on the mower and it is going strong. I just installed the mulch kit and light kit, after testing them both on my lawn I can say they are both money well spent. I firmly believe that if I keep taking care of this mower like I do it will last a very long time!

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Overall Good product

My 2010 is a great piece of equipment, strong, easy to handle, cuts and runs great... I have one issue. i mow around my barn and there are allot of rough...Read complete review

My 2010 is a great piece of equipment, strong, easy to handle, cuts and runs great... I have one issue. i mow around my barn and there are allot of rough terrain where the horses walk and such.. for some reason the brackets that hold the right rear hydro pump keeps breaking letting the tire fold into the frame... i feel like this is a very week area on the mower.. i have had to re weld both brakcets at the elbo... im not hard on the mower its just a little bumpy and this machine seems to not handle that well.

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5.0

Happy Happy Happy

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from Florida

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Comments about Gravely ZT XL 48 Zero Turn Mower:

We own 5 acres in Florida and I just purchased my ZT XL 48 with the Kawasaki motor from Greg at Central Florida Tractor. I LOVE it ! He was patient and gave me a good honest deal and treated me with respect. I had researched tractors with brush hog attachments and Zero turns mowers for months before I chose the Gravely. I felt this machine gave me more for the money compared to the competitors. This Machine can handle every thing I have to mow for many years and no more paying someone to mow my back 4 acres. This machine makes mowing a joy and not a chore.

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5.0

love this machine

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from Wolott,NY

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Comments about Gravely ZT XL 48 Zero Turn Mower:

After looking at four different brands of zero turn mowers for about two months, I finally decided on a Gravely. I almost bought a John Deere which was much more money for a LOT less mower ! All the reviews on the Gravely were excellent. I own the ZT 54 XL and I am amazed with it. My lawn looks great when I get done, it shaved an hour off my mowing time, 2 acres on a 48 inch rider used to take 2 hours , now it takes an hour !!! This machine is built top of the line. Kawasaki motor is the icing on the cake. If your looking to buy a zero turn and can get your hands on a Gravely- you will NOT be disappointed !

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2.0

TERRIBLE CUT!

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from Baton Rouge,LA

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Comments about Gravely ZT XL 48 Zero Turn Mower:

The mower runs and operates great but the cut is terrible with the mulching kit installed. I tried the original high lift blades and they work a little bit better than the mulching blades, but it will still leave strips of uncut grass between the overlaps of the blades if you go any faster than half speed. I also tried gator blades and got even worse results. With three blades on a 48 in cut I wish they would have given it more than 3/8 in overlap between the blades. Not much faster cutting the yard than my John Deere riding mower because I can cut grass at 5 mph with it verses about 3 mph with the Gravely 48 xl. It may be the difference between a 5in tall deck on the Deere and the 4in tall deck on the Gravely. Wish I would have bought a different mower.

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3.0

OK but were off to a rough start

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from Hilbert, WI

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Comments about Gravely ZT XL 48 Zero Turn Mower:

I've only had it for 2 months so the complete verdict is not in yet. Overall it cuts well and handles good. I like the little extra power when the grass gets long.

The first time out it left burn marks in the grass wherever I paused or stopped. Ariens has an aftermarket kit to remedy this problem and they did supply it for free...but why wasn't it on the unit in the first place? And, why did they treat me like I was the problem (apparently you are not supposed to stop at any point during the mowing process) before supplying the kit?

I do not recommend the powered bagger because the bags and their cover protrudes out the left side of the machine (from the perspective of the driver) and it hits every tree unless you stay at least 1-2 feet away from the tree. The bag cover got ripped off the unit from a tree after 2 months of use (I'm surprised it lasted that long because of the poor engineering). If you drive straight past a tree keeping the 48" deck 2-3 inches away from the tree, you will rip the cover off. The Ariens customer service guy told me to try passing trees on the right instead (he did not seem to realize I was using a bagger???(WOW) and that the "powered" bagger has a very large blower attached to the discharge chute on the right??? WOW) The bagger was a waste of $1000 since Ariens does not seem like they want to be helpful in the situation. I understand that "user" error is blamed in this situation since "I" ripped it off (Why should I expect to be able to mow as close to the trees as I used to with my Dixon ZT?), but the biggest user error is that I did not return the bagger as soon as the unit was delivered to my house fully assembled. I could see right away this was going to be a problem. Too bad the dealer did not have a mower/bagger assembled to see it before I paid. Isn't the purpose of buying a zero turn is so you can mow around obstacles rather than avoiding them? For the cost of $1000 shouldn't I expect a quality engineered bagger that functions well with the machine? So now if I want to bag the grass, I have extra work and time involved in weed trimming around the whole yard. Either that or dump the bagger. Either way, the bagger value is not at $1000. I would rate the bagger at the level of a home depot disposable lawn mower level.

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4.0

Overall Good ZTR

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from Flemington, NJ

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Comments about Gravely ZT XL 48 Zero Turn Mower:

I purchased the ZT XL 48" last year and it's been a reliable machine so far. The mower has the power and maneuverability I need for my property. Mowing time was easily cut in half from a standard lawn tractor. The only issue I have (this is why my 2-star rating on design)... The exhaust is too close to the ground. If you plan on getting off your mower while it is still running ...say to move a ball or branch out of the way... the heat generated from the muffler will burn a patch in the grass, (even at idle speed). Although the exhaust exits to the side, the heat radiated from the muffler itself radiates too much where it will leave a burn mark. I guess the work around is to make sure your lawn is free of any obstacles before cutting!

 
4.0

Responsive machine

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from Amazonia, Mo

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Comments about Gravely ZT XL 48 Zero Turn Mower:

Regardless the conditions, this machine powers thru and does a great job in the heaviest of lawns. Hydros are powerful. It seems a bit light to back up an incline when the grass is wet. I am thinking of changing to a more aggressive tire (not bar type) or load the factory tires. Would like grease points on front caster wheels and spindles but will add them myself. Kawasaki lacks nothing but a good industrial type precleaner. I have worked for a lawn service in years previous and have ran a variety of brands and configurations. I am very picky about function and best value for the dollar. Skip the homeowner models and start with the XL/HD

 
5.0

Excellent piece of equipment

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from Dewitt IL

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Comments about Gravely ZT XL 48 Zero Turn Mower:

My first Zero Turn Mower, love it my wife even wants to mow!
Cut my mowing time almost in HALF.
Operation of it is simple, access to controls and for inspection and service work is done with ease.

VERY PLEASEDw ith the purchase.

 
5.0

great mower

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from N.E. Ohio

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Comments about Gravely ZT XL 48 Zero Turn Mower:

cut grass great and mowing time in half !!!!!!!!!!

 
4.0

the fianancing and maintenance plan was what sold me this...

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from Magnolia, AR

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Comments about Gravely ZT XL 48 Zero Turn Mower:

The only thing that you need to change is that when you are mowing, dirt is blown out from under the front of the deck and you drive through it. I have never been so filthy after mowing. There's got to be a simple solution.

 
5.0

Fantastic value

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from Howell, MI

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Comments about Gravely ZT XL 48 Zero Turn Mower:

This is an excellent machine. It has cut my mowing time from over 4 hrs to just over an hour. I highly recommend it!

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Gravely ZT XL 54 Zero Turn Mower
 
4.4

(based on 36 reviews)

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Buy the ZT HD

Gravely ZT HD vs ZT XL
Here is a quick comparison between the two I have owned both HD and XL. Like a dummy I settled for the ZT XL thinking I could...Read complete review

Gravely ZT HD vs ZT XL
Here is a quick comparison between the two I have owned both HD and XL. Like a dummy I settled for the ZT XL thinking I could live with the fact that my knees rubbed the steering bars. I'll just tilt my knees a little… WRONG. After about one season of that and an average, at best, cut quality I sat on a ZT HD and it was over.
I had to have it for all of these reasons. MUCH better leg room for a 6'4" frame, larger deck (60"), Bigger tires, better seat, much better ride, bigger fuel tank, much better cut probably due to the 5.5" deck. The XL isn't very deep but I did not measure it (looks like 3.5"). With the ZT HD I am now back to a commercial quality cutting machine. I am spoiled a bit with having owned a Hustler Mini Z and a Grasshopper 722D. This HD cuts as nice as the hopper and better than the Z. I just mowed my about 3 acres in about an hour and a half and that is with playing around and taking it easy. I think I could do it in an hour if rain were coming : )
Folks for 1,000 dollar difference go with the ZT HD all day long. Unless: Budget is REALLY tight, cut quality not a big deal, space is an issue, your yard is really smooth.
The ZT XL was a fine machine, no issues and if you are going up from a lawn tractor you will love it. If you are going from a commercial Z you better get the HD because you will not be happy with the XL…. IMHO

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Shop around.

I had the frame break right where the hyrdros attach ( was told that's pretty common with these mowers- It is too thin there) had an oil seal blow where the governor attaches....Read complete review

I had the frame break right where the hyrdros attach ( was told that's pretty common with these mowers- It is too thin there) had an oil seal blow where the governor attaches. Now two years later(Got it in April 2011 and I guess warranty went out in April 2013... Sure that's three years..?..) I had a valve break in the engine and well NOW it's out of my pocket - not covered-. ( they just had the same make of machine do the very same thing..) It's not like we don't care for the machine. We wash and WAX it regularly. We don't ramp it or hit holes, Fluids are changed ahead of schedule and we have a stock of air and fuel filters to keep it simple. I hopped this mower would be a ten year mower now it looks like that $4k+ mower will be a 3 year mower. I am so frustrated at this point.

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1.0

Good at first but then...

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from Willis VA

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Comments about Gravely ZT XL 54 Zero Turn Mower:

For the first couple of years I was very satisfied, especially with the performance of a ZT mower, being my first. As soon as the warranty had expired, the troubles began. Break after break, and now I'm told I'm looking at $1200 + to replace a pump/gear assy, and for all I know the other pump will be next. On top of that, the cut I get is pretty horrible. I have to stop and clean deck twice per mowing. I've seen bush hogs leave nicer results. And by the way, I'm residential; I do not work this thing to death. All of you that love them, enjoy while you can. In my experience they have short lives.

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4.0

Buy the ZT HD

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from Ohio

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Comments about Gravely ZT XL 54 Zero Turn Mower:

Gravely ZT HD vs ZT XL
Here is a quick comparison between the two I have owned both HD and XL. Like a dummy I settled for the ZT XL thinking I could live with the fact that my knees rubbed the steering bars. I'll just tilt my knees a little… WRONG. After about one season of that and an average, at best, cut quality I sat on a ZT HD and it was over.
I had to have it for all of these reasons. MUCH better leg room for a 6'4" frame, larger deck (60"), Bigger tires, better seat, much better ride, bigger fuel tank, much better cut probably due to the 5.5" deck. The XL isn't very deep but I did not measure it (looks like 3.5"). With the ZT HD I am now back to a commercial quality cutting machine. I am spoiled a bit with having owned a Hustler Mini Z and a Grasshopper 722D. This HD cuts as nice as the hopper and better than the Z. I just mowed my about 3 acres in about an hour and a half and that is with playing around and taking it easy. I think I could do it in an hour if rain were coming : )
Folks for 1,000 dollar difference go with the ZT HD all day long. Unless: Budget is REALLY tight, cut quality not a big deal, space is an issue, your yard is really smooth.
The ZT XL was a fine machine, no issues and if you are going up from a lawn tractor you will love it. If you are going from a commercial Z you better get the HD because you will not be happy with the XL…. IMHO

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3.0

Batteries are a killer!

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from Lagrange, KY

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Comments about Gravely ZT XL 54 Zero Turn Mower:

Overall the mower is not bad. It is pretty heavy duty and comfortable to ride. I have had multiple issue with things coming loose and am already replacing the battery one year after purchasing. The best part about that is gravely does not have the battery in stock and the only place I can find one locally has the battery priced at $93....for a lawnmower battery. I contacted several places and do to the design of the battery most places do not carry it. Gravely has been little help in finding the battery as well. The store I bought it from wanted to charge me $63 to go get it in labor. Very disappointing. Again not a bad mower but watch the batteries they are expensive.

 
5.0

Great Mower

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from Hudson, Fl

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Comments about Gravely ZT XL 54 Zero Turn Mower:

I just bought my mower last week and already love it, cut my mow time in half.

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1.0

poor

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from Undisclosed

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Comments about Gravely ZT XL 54 Zero Turn Mower:

This mower mowes fine it just that it gets you filty dirty when mowing.
I would not recommend this mower to anyone.
Gravely people say there is nothing they can do to fix it.
I have hade three other zero turn mowers and they did not get you filty dirty.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Top notch mower with only minor flaws.

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from Keytesville, MO

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Comments about Gravely ZT XL 54 Zero Turn Mower:

This was my first zero turn and I have been very impressed. I have ran multiple brands (Exmark, SCAG, John Deere and Husqvarna) and Gravely just completely blows away the competition.

This mower performs well worth the price tag. The deck is pretty much invincible, the cut is fantastic, and the controls are incomparable to any other mower on the market. However, I do wish that it sat a little higher. It handles on hills very well, but if you mow over thin grass, you will be filthy from all of the dirt that comes out the front of the deck. It is also very rough riding.

But overall, there is a reason I gave this mower an almost perfect rating. Tough, reliable mower with local and friendly service. Gravely is the best there is, and I look forward to purchasing a commercial series for my business next year.

(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Shop around.

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from Zephyrhills, FL

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Comments about Gravely ZT XL 54 Zero Turn Mower:

I had the frame break right where the hyrdros attach ( was told that's pretty common with these mowers- It is too thin there) had an oil seal blow where the governor attaches. Now two years later(Got it in April 2011 and I guess warranty went out in April 2013... Sure that's three years..?..) I had a valve break in the engine and well NOW it's out of my pocket - not covered-. ( they just had the same make of machine do the very same thing..) It's not like we don't care for the machine. We wash and WAX it regularly. We don't ramp it or hit holes, Fluids are changed ahead of schedule and we have a stock of air and fuel filters to keep it simple. I hopped this mower would be a ten year mower now it looks like that $4k+ mower will be a 3 year mower. I am so frustrated at this point.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great mower

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from Ar

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Comments about Gravely ZT XL 54 Zero Turn Mower:

I have had about 6 months and love it. Cut mowing time in half

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

One excellent product!!

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from Fitchburg, WI

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Comments about Gravely ZT XL 54 Zero Turn Mower:

I couldn't be happier with the purchase of my Gravely mower!! You can bet when I need a new one, it will be Gravely!

 
5.0

Great performance

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from Glasgow, KY

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Comments about Gravely ZT XL 54 Zero Turn Mower:

I mow about 2.5 acres a week and overall it performs great even in light wet grass. Just wish it came with a light kit on it. Thumbs up recommend to anyone looking for a great mower.

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