10 Facts You Need to Know About the Gravely AXIS™
With the Gravely AXIS recently being announced at the AriensCo Dealer Summit event near Phoenix, Arizona, we know there are questions you need answered. Instead of searching for all the answers, we’ve got everything you need to know about our new line of compact utility loaders (CULs) in this one blog article. Think of it as your AXIS Cliff Notes.
So, without any more delay, below are the top 10 things you need to know about the new Gravely AXIS:
1. Model Types
There are five models in the Gravely AXIS line up:
- 200DT – 9-inch-wide track-driven
- 200DW – Wheel-driven
- 200DTN – 7-inch-wide narrow track-driven
Conversion kits also available for convert-to-track and convert-to-wheel.
- 100GT – Track-driven
- 100GW – Wheel-driven
There are five available attachments through Gravely*:
* Various other attachments are available through third-party vendors.
- Standard 36" bucket
- Standard 42" bucket
- Heavy Duty 36" bucket
- Heavy Duty 42" bucket
- Heavy Duty Pallet forks
Both the diesel and gasoline models have two auxiliary hydraulic ports for attachments. This feature helps when you have an attachment with a motor, like a power brush.
4. Engine Type
Diesel models use a 25-horsepower Kubota D1105 engine. Gasoline models use a KOHLER 725cc 25-horsepower Command-Pro CH730 engine.
5. Lift Capacity
The lift capacity varies between the five available models, so let’s break it down a bit.
- 200DT – Lift Capacity of 620lbs
- 200DW – Lift capacity of 565lbs
- 200DTN – Lift capacity of 590lbs
- 100GT – Lift capacity of 555lbs
- 100GW – Lift capacity of 500lbs
6. Lift Arm Function
Lift capacity is a great transition into the next thing you need to know - how high the dual-lift arms can raise. As with the lift capacity, it varies depending on the model. The gasoline model can raise the lift arms to 49 inches. The wheel-driven diesel model can raise to 45 inches, while the track-driven diesel model raises to 46 inches.
7. Bucket Function
Gravely has the advantage in the CUL market when it comes to the self-leveling bucket design as each AXIS model has this feature, which is common in a standard full-size skid steer, but a rare benefit to see in the industry.
8. Stand-On Advantage
Since these are stand-on units, this means they’re a safer option that you can easily get off if need be. Not to mention, because you’ll be standing while operating, your body will thank you. The AXIS is much easier on your body than a full-sized skid steer is after a day on a jobsite.
9. Easy-Access Maintenance
Typically, CULs are hard to work on, have tough-to-reach important areas, require random tools and are time consuming…we’ve all been there. The AXIS, on the other hand, has easy-open access to all maintenance areas of the machine. The loader was created this way because we realize one of the most frustrating aspects of machinery can be maintenance.
The Gravely AXIS diesel models will be available at multiple dealerships throughout the U.S. this winter, with the gasoline versions following shortly after. Check our website to see if the AXIS is available near you.
Want more information on the new Gravely AXIS? Check out what AriensCo Chairman and CEO, Dan Ariens had to say as he shared the origin story of the AXIS.