For spring 2016, Gravely® is introducing a completely redesigned 72-inch deck, available on the Gravely Pro-Turn® 200 and 400 series zero-turn mowers. The new X-Factor™ II deck was designed to create a higher quality cut and is up to 30 percent more efficient than previous 72-inch deck versions.
“The new 72-inch X-Factor™ II deck brings our Pro-Turn 200 and 400 zero-turn mowers to customers who need to maintain larger open spaces,” said Gravely Product Manager Trae Humphries. “The new decks on these machines operate much more efficiently than the old models. New blades and a pushed out front wall allow the Pro-Turn to produce a great cut without the deck bogging down the rest of the machine.”
Most notably, the front wall of the new deck was pushed forward, creating more room for grass to travel without interfering with the flow of the blades. The roomier design moves debris more efficiently, allowing the machine to handle larger volumes of material while reducing blowout. Under the deck, rounded rear baffles reduce choke points and notched blades allow grass and air to flow more freely. With the increase in grass flow, a wider discharge chute was incorporated for more even dispersion.
The improved front deck wall profile, in conjunction with a larger adjustable blowout baffle, reduces the amount of blowout and aids in suction. By increasing suction, the deck pulls grass and debris into the deck so it isn’t blown out onto the operator.