Gravely® has partnered with Yamaha® to launch the first-ever Yamaha V-Twin EFI engines for the OPE industry. The Yamaha EFI engines will be available in the market first on select models in Gravely's Pro-Turn 200 and 400 lines.
Yamaha is launching two engine models on Gravely product this year, including the Yamaha MX775 V-Twin EFI 29-horsepower engine and the Yamaha MX825 V-Twin EFI 33-horsepower engine. More models will be available in the coming years, with the potential of Gravely expanding its Yamaha offerings to more machines in 2018.
Available immediately, the new Yamaha EFI engines can be ordered on the following zero-turn commercial mowers: Gravely Pro-Turn 252 (29 HP engine), Gravely Pro-Turn 260 (29 HP engine), Gravely Pro-Turn 272 (33 HP engine), Gravely Pro-Turn 452 (29 HP engine), Gravely Pro-Turn 460 (33 HP engine) and the Gravely Pro-Turn 472 (33 HP engine).
The project between Yamaha and Gravely has been in the works for several years. Gravely contributed to the development process from the project's inception, helping Yamaha with voice of customer development and defining the engine's specifications for the OPE industry. Gravely has also extensively tested the engine on several models over the course of the past three years.
"We're honored that such an iconic brand like Yamaha has chosen Gravely to be their initial launch partner," said Ariens Company Vice President of Marketing Matt Medden. "This project has been several years in the making, and Gravely, together with Yamaha, can't wait to see how our customers respond to these new engines. Yamaha has been a trusted name in countless industries for years, and we're happy to officially welcome them to the outdoor power equipment industry."
Gravely Pro-Turn zero-turn mowers equipped with a Yamaha EFI engine start at a list price of $11,899 USD, and will be available in authorized Gravely dealerships beginning in early spring 2017.
Consumers will have the chance to be the first to demo the new Yamaha EFI engines on Gravely Pro-Turns through the Gravely Test Drive & Win Contest Sponsored by Yamaha. Beginning in early spring 2017, consumers can head to their local Gravely dealership, test drive a Gravely Pro-Turn, and be entered for a chance to win one of two Gravely Pro-Turn 460 zero-turns, powered by Yamaha EFI engines. More details about the contest will be announced in the coming months.