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Zero-Turn / Gravely ZT HD
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ZT HD

Commercial-grade performance, durability and comfort. Our best zero-turn lawn mower for your residential property features easy-to-use controls, giving you the power to dominate your yard and achieve those stripes like a total pro.

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Features
Superior Cut Height Selection

Superior Cut Selection

Provides effortless adjustments between 15 cutting positions in 1/4" increments with a vertical pin selection
Fully Welded Tubular Frame

Fully Welded Tubular Frame

This fully-welded tubular frame is a professional-grade backbone tough enough to get the job done
Exclusive Constant Belt Tension System

Exclusive Constant Belt Tension System

Our exclusive Constant Belt Tension System (CBT) ensures correct belt tension and consistent blade tip speed
Specifications
ModelDeck SizeEngine ManufacturerEngine RatingDrive SystemFuel CapactiyGround SpeedAcres/HRCARB Compliant Model
99115660"Kohler® 7000 Series Pro26 HP/747 CCHydro-Gear® ZT-3100 Transaxles5.0 gal (18.9 L)8/4 mph (12.9/6.4 km/h)4.8-
99116660"Kawasaki® FR730V24 HP/726 CCHydro-Gear® ZT-3100 Transaxles5.0 gal (18.9 L)8/4 mph (12.9/6.4 km/h)4.8991186
99115452"Kohler® 7000 Series Pro25 HP/725 CCHydro-Gear® ZT-3100 Transaxles5.0 gal (18.9 L)8/4 mph (12.9/6.4 km/h)4.2-
99116452"Kawasaki® FR691V23 HP/726 CCHydro-Gear® ZT-3100 Transaxles5.0 gal (18.9 L)8/4 mph (12.9/6.4 km/h)4.2991184
99115248"Kohler® 7000 Series Pro25 HP/725 CCHydro-Gear® ZT-3100 Transaxles5.0 gal (18.9 L)8/4 mph (12.9/6.4 km/h)3.9-
99116248"Kawasaki® FR691V23 HP/726 CCHydro-Gear® ZT-3100 Transaxles5.0 gal (18.9 L)8/4 mph (12.9/6.4 km/h)3.9991182
99116044"Kawasaki® FR651V21.5 HP/726 CCHydro-Gear® ZT-3100 Transaxles5.0 gal (18.9 L)8/4 mph (12.9/6.4 km/h)3.6991180
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Gravely ZT HD 60 Zero Turn Mower
 
4.7

(based on 58 reviews)

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Great Buying Experience!

First off I want everyone to know that I have done my research. My wife asked me if I was going to submit my data to Consumer Reports... I wanted this mower to...Read complete review

First off I want everyone to know that I have done my research. My wife asked me if I was going to submit my data to Consumer Reports... I wanted this mower to be the last one I purchased. I have looked at SCAG, Hustler, Cub Cadet, Husky, Exmark, Simplicity, John Deere, Dixie Chopper, Toro and the list goes on...

As I searched for the best manufactured machine for the best money I learned and I learned... All the manufactures will use components from the same or similar manufactures such as engines, the trans axles are primarily manufactured by Hydro-Gear etc... Understand that the best for the money will never be the cheapest. I also looked at the companies behind the mowers and continued to learn...

Overall I looked at many machines... I demoed many machines... In the running with my criteria I ended up with the following brands... Order not relating to preference.

Dixie
Gravely
SCAG
Hustler

Without getting into the process of evaluation this is what I found to be the deciding feature requirements...

Kawasaki Power
24HP will be plenty for a 48" machine
Trans Axle minimum: Hydrogear ZT-3100
Mower Deck: Minimum of a 10 Gauge fabbed deck great mowing capacity not overkill for a homeowner.
Must be able to push snow if desired.
Warranty: Minimum of 3 yr.
Dealership... What if I had to deal with the what if...

The SCAG Dealer was the closet in the overall, but I feel it was over priced for the same HG ZT-3100 and also power by a BS engine... Thats Briggs and Stratton! BS not intended but by far the last on my list... They also offer the Kawasaki 600cc engine... $1100 more for the 48" unit with this is engine that is 126cc smaller and the HP is unpublished. The deck was a little thicker, but I felt overkill for a homeowner which has no additional warranty such as the Gravely

Dixie Chopper was a great machine, but I couldn't justify the cost for what I was getting. The Briggs Pro engine (again not my favorite) and the HG ZT-3100 transmission same as the Gravely... Better Warranty, but much higher in cost... Same dealer as the Gravely

The Hustler dealership seamed untrained on product and just wanted to jam a mower out the door. I felt that there was an urgency as if he needed to sell a unit just to stay in business. I like the product but again higher in cost for the same or similar product. Warranty was a year better, but I was very concerned with the dealers existence in that extra year...

Gravely 48" ZT HD had all the features in a single package that I was looking for and I felt that it came at a fair price. And after all the facts and information was entered it came down to the dealer, salesman, and their shop. I felt that the Gravely dealer was had it together the best of all. I felt confident in with the whole package.

I will also add that I have been in sales for 25 years and now manage several states. I told all the dealers that I enjoyed looking at my lawn not mowing it... My lawn wasn't that big... I didn't need a ZTR I wanted a ZTR, I wanted to be done as quick as possible... With the proper manual I could rebuild any engine that I wanted to, but I didn't want to wrench on a mower... I want a high quality mower that would last...

None of the dealers that I had visited had any idea that they we undergoing an evaluation by an experienced salesperson... I was just a home owner that wanted a great product for a fair price. Most noticed that I had done my homework and was knowledgeable about what I was looking for. There was only one dealer seamed like they cared and wanted to build a relationship. It was 100 degrees and not a lot of grass was growing. They were only one dealer offer me a pepsi while I was talking to them... Who knew that $. 50 that pepsi would sell a mower! That being said I bought a relationship and they through in a Gravely mower... I want to add that I never met Ryan or knew the family before, but I imagine that Ryan's great grandfather would be proud to know that his great grandsons is doing business as he did when they started, With a handshake and trust! I don't know many that can say that. I made the purchase of the Gravely 48"ZT HD at Schaefer's Indiana Turf.

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Traction

Recenntly purchased a used ZT 60HD after have my Ferris 60" for years, the gravely has no traction what so ever. If you get on any grade of a hill you might...Read complete review

Recenntly purchased a used ZT 60HD after have my Ferris 60" for years, the gravely has no traction what so ever. If you get on any grade of a hill you might as well forget it, your going down the hill. The mower had 13 hrs on it when I bought it and cuts and runs great.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

You should see

By 

from Columbia ky

About Me Handyman

Comments about Gravely ZT HD 60 Zero Turn Mower:

I love it now the tires were a lil slick until it got around 20 hours on it now I wish you could see the sides of ditch lines I do these Kendas are the bomb I had a 2016 scag last mowing season the cut quality is about half on it it was alright on yards that u cut twice a week but this ZT60 HD is good on yards I cut every 2 weeks no mohawking

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    4.0

    3400 hour review. Last one.

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    from Avondale pa

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    Comments about Gravely ZT HD 60 Zero Turn Mower:

    Well if you read the older reviews you will see I've updated my review several times since I've owned this unit bought new in 2010. I now have over 3000 hours on my zthd60 and have broken the deck. The unit has been fantastic and never let me down, but the crack that developed last year went all the way around the pulley and literally fell off. I ordered a new deck because I was told it's out of warranty for $500. Other than belt guard bolts falling off the deck has been my only issue with the mower since my last review. The welds that hold parts of the front of the deck broke around 2000 hrs but the mower was still cutting decent. I'm moving up to a used pro turn 400 as soon as I find a good deal on one. I'll start reviews on that unit once I acquire one. Overall it's been a good 7 years with the zt series. I probably run mine harder than most. Keep up with the maintenance and they will run for a long time.

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    2.0

    bought pricier machine only to brake down after 6 hours.

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    from ny

    About Me Do-It-Yourself

    Pros

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      • Noisy

      Best Uses

      • Landscaping

      Comments about Gravely ZT HD 60 Zero Turn Mower:

      very disappointing to break down.

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        4.0

        Smooth Ride and good cut

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        from Bartlett, TN

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        Pros

        • Adjustable Cut-Lengths
        • Easy to Push & Steer
        • Ergonomic Grips
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Small Lawns

          Comments about Gravely ZT HD 60 Zero Turn Mower:

          Good mower and cuts clean. Only issued I have is that the gas tank leaks at the seam. But Gravely is replacing it for free under warranty.

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            5.0

            50 years of mowing - this is The Best!

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            from Russellville, AR

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            Pros

            • Adjustable Cut-Lengths
            • Easy to Push & Steer
            • Ergonomic Grips

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Large Lawns

              Comments about Gravely ZT HD 60 Zero Turn Mower:

              I have been mowing grass for over 50 years. During this time I have owned or used a multitude of machines from all major manufacturers. The Gravely HD 60 is the best machine I've ever used. There is one must have if you are considering a purchase - GET THE KAWASAKI ENGINE. The Kawasaki is a pleasure to operate and maintain. I have spent countless hours trying to maintain Briggs and Koehler. The Kawasaki has been a pleasure and put the fun back into mowing instead of having to work on the others all the time. I mow 10 acres every week and this mower doesn't even hiccup. Oil change is easy and best air filter setup I've ever had.

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                Gravely ZT HD 52 Zero Turn Mower
                 
                4.8

                (based on 61 reviews)

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                97%

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                Pros

                • Adjustable cut-lengths (12)
                • Ergonomic grips (9)
                • Easy to push & steer (8)

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                • Noisy (3)

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                Mower is a beast

                I went from a 42 inch Dixon mowing about 3 acres to this beast. This thing is a Cadillac compared to what I had before. This is the first brand new mower that I...Read complete review

                I went from a 42 inch Dixon mowing about 3 acres to this beast. This thing is a Cadillac compared to what I had before. This is the first brand new mower that I have ever bought and I am glad I went with gravely. I love the large rear tires along with the large front tires. Overall I am very happy with this mower. I love the tough welded deck on this thing. The only thing I don't like about this is you can't buy an air ride seat for this model. My yard is a bit bumpy so I wish they had that option but it is not a deal breaker. I would definitely recommend this mower to others.

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                Disappointing durabiltiy

                I bought this ZT 52 HD in the spring of 2011 after researching and looking at several similar models. The salesman sold me on this unit with the commercial grade build of the unit...Read complete review

                I bought this ZT 52 HD in the spring of 2011 after researching and looking at several similar models. The salesman sold me on this unit with the commercial grade build of the unit and the turbo bagging kit availability. I live on a old farm with about 5 acres of lawn and walking paths to maintain, some of it smooth but some bumpy. The first three years it delivered good reliable service with only the scheduled maintenance. The fourth year the governor to throttle spring failed at the end that hooked to the throttle lever leaving mower stranded 400 yards from the house till I could jerry-rig the broken spring enough to use. Year five the hydro drive belt chunked and changing it was a fair amount of work even for me (30 years as an auto mechanic). Then later that same year the left Hydro unit started weeping oil from the inspection cover which turned out to be a failed gasket, which I had the dealer service department replace. While not a pleasure to deal with these items failing they were not out of the realm of expected repairs. Unfortunately this year half way through the mowing season and with no warning the right frame rail broke in two just forward of the seat and the left rail is eighty percent split in the same area. For a $6,000 plus mower, when new, and promoted as commercial grade, this is unacceptable durability to my thinking. I only have put 570 hours on it, to date, and depending on whether my friend who is a professional fabricator and welder can fix it, I may have to buy a new mower. Without a better warranty or a substantial discount in price, I doubt I will buy another Gravely.

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                5.0

                ZT HD 52 - 991164

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                from La Vernia, Texas

                About Me Do-It-Yourself

                Pros

                • Adjustable Cut-Lengths
                • Easy to Push & Steer
                • Ergonomic Grips
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Large Lawns

                  Comments about Gravely ZT HD 52 Zero Turn Mower:

                  This is the first Zero Turn we have owned, however we have family members with a Ferris, and another with Skag and we are very happy with this Gravely. It was easy to learn how to use a zero turn, and it cuts our two+ acres in short amount of time and with ease. We would recommend this mower to anyone looking for zero turn that durable and yet comfortable to use.

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                    5.0

                    I love my mower ZT HD 52 does a really good job

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                    from Wallburg,NC

                    About Me Do-It-Yourself

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                    Pros

                    • Adjustable Cut-Lengths
                    • Easy to Push & Steer

                    Cons

                    • Noisy

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscaping
                    • Large Lawns
                    • Small Lawns

                    Comments about Gravely ZT HD 52 Zero Turn Mower:

                    I'm just doing a small farm about 4 acres

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                      3.0

                      Disappointing durabiltiy

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                      from Coldwater MI

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                      Pros

                      • Adjustable Cut-Lengths
                      • excellent fuel capacity
                      • good PTO and deck belt life
                      • plenty of power to cut

                      Cons

                      • disappointing durability for the price
                      • frame failure after 6 years
                      • governor spring to throttle failed prematurely
                      • Hydro drive belt difficult to change for D-I-Y
                      • Hydro drive belt life lower than expected

                      Best Uses

                      • Large Lawns

                      Comments about Gravely ZT HD 52 Zero Turn Mower:

                      I bought this ZT 52 HD in the spring of 2011 after researching and looking at several similar models. The salesman sold me on this unit with the commercial grade build of the unit and the turbo bagging kit availability. I live on a old farm with about 5 acres of lawn and walking paths to maintain, some of it smooth but some bumpy. The first three years it delivered good reliable service with only the scheduled maintenance. The fourth year the governor to throttle spring failed at the end that hooked to the throttle lever leaving mower stranded 400 yards from the house till I could jerry-rig the broken spring enough to use. Year five the hydro drive belt chunked and changing it was a fair amount of work even for me (30 years as an auto mechanic). Then later that same year the left Hydro unit started weeping oil from the inspection cover which turned out to be a failed gasket, which I had the dealer service department replace. While not a pleasure to deal with these items failing they were not out of the realm of expected repairs. Unfortunately this year half way through the mowing season and with no warning the right frame rail broke in two just forward of the seat and the left rail is eighty percent split in the same area. For a $6,000 plus mower, when new, and promoted as commercial grade, this is unacceptable durability to my thinking. I only have put 570 hours on it, to date, and depending on whether my friend who is a professional fabricator and welder can fix it, I may have to buy a new mower. Without a better warranty or a substantial discount in price, I doubt I will buy another Gravely.

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                        4.0

                        Mostly satisfied

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                        from Ocala, FL

                        About Me Novice

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                        Pros

                        • Adjustable Cut-Lengths
                        • Easy to Push & Steer
                        • Ergonomic Grips

                        Cons

                        • Cuts Unevenly
                        • Noisy

                        Best Uses

                        • Large Lawns

                        Comments about Gravely ZT HD 52 Zero Turn Mower:

                        My Gravely ZT HD 52 is a beast, easy to maneuver and powerful, that's why I call it the beast. Cuts through any height grass. A couple things after mowing my 5 acres twice. One, it's loud, I have a rattling sound coming off the mower deck left belt cover which the dealer says he can't reproducer. Two, it cuts unevenly, leaving some tall grass scalped but not evenly cut. If I drive real slow then it cuts more evenly but not always. If I was using for anything but my own lawn I'd be in trouble. Other than that I am satisfied with the unit.

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                          5.0

                          Finally a mower built to last

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                          from Alexandria, LA

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                          Pros

                          • Adjustable Cut-Lengths
                          • Easy to Push & Steer
                          • Ergonomic Grips

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                            • Large Lawns

                            Comments about Gravely ZT HD 52 Zero Turn Mower:

                            I have about 3 acres to mow. The lawn is beautiful but contains a lot of dips, holes, and generally rough. I have been buying a "lawn tractor" style mower every 3 years, and started replacing parts long before that. It's obvious that the Gravely HD is a serious mower. It's like a piece of heavy equipment. I've operated a bull dozer and this is very similar in regard to steering. Granted I've only mowed the lawn twice with it, but I can feel the difference.

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                              Gravely ZT HD 48 Zero Turn Mower
                               
                              4.8

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                              ZT HD 48

                              I bought HD 48 last summer when I moved into a house that had a 2.25 acre lot. Although I only have 17 hours on the mower, it has performed as advertised, AWESOME....Read complete review

                              I bought HD 48 last summer when I moved into a house that had a 2.25 acre lot. Although I only have 17 hours on the mower, it has performed as advertised, AWESOME. I debated on getting a Gravely or Exmark and after talking to some friends who had both, my decision was easy. I'm not putting down Exmark, but I went to the Exmark dealer and the Gravely dealer and asked alot of questions. Hands down I am very happy with my Gravely ZT HD 48.

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                              Disappointed in the service on my mower.

                              The mower is really good on flat areas and does an excellent job on the grass. I do not like how it handles on wet grass or just thick grass. It tends to spin...Read complete review

                              The mower is really good on flat areas and does an excellent job on the grass. I do not like how it handles on wet grass or just thick grass. It tends to spin out of control. Especially if there is any sort of incline. It does cut my mowing time by about half. But I do have to use another mower to do around my pond. As I do not trust that the mower will not spin out of control and into the pond. Which still does not distract from how well it cuts the grass.

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                              5.0

                              Shouldn't have waited...

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                              from Montz, LA

                              About Me Do-It-Yourself

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Adjustable Cut-Lengths
                              • Easy to Push & Steer
                              • Ergonomic Grips
                              • Lightweight

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                                • Dominating the turf war

                                Comments about Gravely ZT HD 48 Zero Turn Mower:

                                2.5 hours, best lawn purchase I've ever made. I cut about 3/4 acre of St Augustine. I've owned a JD 155c and a toro ZT, those two mowers together can't do what this mower does. I'll come back once I've put some time on it, for now don't hesitate to buy this mower.

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                                  5.0

                                  Gravely ZT HD 48 built to last !

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                                  from Northeast Pennsylvania

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                                  Pros

                                  • Adjustable Cut-Lengths
                                  • Easy to Push & Steer
                                  • Ergonomic Grips
                                  • Quality​ construction​

                                  Cons

                                  • Discharge​ chute rattle​
                                  • Only comes with one key

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscaping
                                  • Large Lawns
                                  • Small Lawns
                                  • Uneven​ terrain​

                                  Comments about Gravely ZT HD 48 Zero Turn Mower:

                                  Decided to purchase a zero turn to replace a cub tractor that I was never really happy with. Looked at 6 different manufactures in this price range and after comparing warranty, construction and engines felt the Gravely HD 48 definitely stood out from the rest. This mower has reduced my cutting time by nearly half ! My yard is far from being a manicured golf course . The HD 48 with it's larger tires and heavy duty construction handles my uneven terrain flawlessly without​ out scalping. The number of settings for deck hight definitely help with this . If you're looking for a zero turn with quality construction, that if maintained properly should last decades definitely check out Gravely. I'm​ glad I did !

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                                    5.0

                                    It cuts better then it looks

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                                    from Acworth , Georgia

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                                    Pros

                                    • Adjustable Cut-Lengths
                                    • Easy to Push & Steer
                                    • Ergonomic Grips
                                    • Gravely makes maintenance easy
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Tall grass is not a problem

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                                      • Landscaping
                                      • Large Lawns
                                      • Small Lawns

                                      Comments about Gravely ZT HD 48 Zero Turn Mower:

                                      I have nothing bad too say about my Mowers. We cut a overgrown yard today and I said to myself this is the biggest test too date with it the grass was 15" tall and it did a great job. Just had too slow down but man it looked good when we finished.

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                                        5.0

                                        One tough mower

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                                        from Austin Tx

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                                        Pros

                                        • Easy to Push & Steer

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Large Lawns

                                          Comments about Gravely ZT HD 48 Zero Turn Mower:

                                          We have owned 2 lawn tractors over the last few years and our rough terrain has managed to destroy both of them. We purchased a Graveley HD because of its strength and ease of use. It hasnt let us down. Setting the cut height to 5" gets us through the rough stuff without touching stumps and rocks but gives us a nice finish to allow the grass to grow. In short, this is one tough mower.

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                                            5.0

                                            Would highly recommend this mower to my friends

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                                            from Macon,NC

                                            About Me Do-It-Yourself

                                            Pros

                                            • Adjustable Cut-Lengths
                                            • Ergonomic Grips

                                            Cons

                                            • Noisy

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Large Lawns

                                            Comments about Gravely ZT HD 48 Zero Turn Mower:

                                            Brought my Lz hd 60 08/02/16 best money I ever spend. Don't know why I waited this long the mower is everything and more.The only mower I will ever need.steering is great and mower cuts perfect.the only thing is it is louder than what I'm use to,but I an get use too that.Thanks Kenny at 903 Sales in Henderson,NC

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                                              Gravely ZT HD 44 Zero Turn Mower
                                               
                                              4.5

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                                              2017 ZT HD 44

                                              I was in the market earlier this year for my first ZT mower for my 3.5 acre residential lot. My property is "rugged" to say the least - lots of elevation...Read complete review

                                              I was in the market earlier this year for my first ZT mower for my 3.5 acre residential lot. My property is "rugged" to say the least - lots of elevation changes, trees, rocks, and rough areas. Not the manicured golf course-like property they typically show in tractor ads. After months of research and visits to local dealers, my wife and were about to pull the trigger on a Hustler Raptor SD. On a last-minute lark, we visited a dealer at a neighboring town that carried Gravely, Ariens, Toro, and Ferris, non of which we had looked at before. After several questions, the dealer pointed us at the new 2017 Gravely HD. This was a big step up feature-wise from the Raptor SD - more comparable to the Hustler Fastrak, but about $600 less expensive than the Fastrak promotion that was going on at the time. Kawasaki engine, very heavy duty frame, 10 gauge deck, 22x10 drive tires, ROPS capable, HydroGear 3100 commercial transmission. We were sold, adding a promotional package that included ROPS, lights, and hitch for another $200.

                                              I have not been using this unit for very long, so cannot speak to long-term reliability/durability. Howerver, it has more than exceeded my expectations performance-wise. Outstanding speed, power, traction, maneuverability, and cut quality. I am very impressed. I am really surprised these things are not more popular than they are, given I don't see much on the market that competes feature and reputation-wise with this particular model at this price point.

                                              One note of caution. While the ROPS provides an added layer of protection (I have a 10' deep dry creek that runs across the front of my property, which I steer clear of), it can also be a hazard in itself. On her first day mowing my wife caught the roll bar on an overhanging tree branch, and almost sent the unit over backwards. We now mow all the open areas of our property with ROPS and seatbelt in place, and then lower the roll bar to mow under low hanging trees.

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                                              I cut about 5-6 yards for close friends and family for extra income. I purchased this mower because it was built like a commercial mower without the huge price tag (or so I...Read complete review

                                              I cut about 5-6 yards for close friends and family for extra income. I purchased this mower because it was built like a commercial mower without the huge price tag (or so I thought). I bought it new off the showroom floor in March of 2016. It now does not even have 100 hours on it and so far I have had to replace the throttle cable (it kept sticking), a leaky valve cover gasket, the deck belt consistently fell off when it had less than 10 hours on it. And the dealer says they have leveled my deck twice, but it still sits noticeably higher in the front than in the back. I would choose any other brand next time for the money spent (almost $6k).

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                                              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              5.0

                                              Excellent platform for the price

                                              By 

                                              from Midwest

                                              About Me Handyman

                                              Verified Reviewer

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                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Large Lawns

                                                  Comments about Gravely ZT HD 44 Zero Turn Mower:

                                                  Well built and sturdy, this machine can go through the thickest grass with power to spare. Go for the 60" deck and don't look back

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                                                    5.0

                                                    2017 ZT HD 44

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                                                    from Weatherford, TX

                                                    About Me Handyman

                                                    Comments about Gravely ZT HD 44 Zero Turn Mower:

                                                    I was in the market earlier this year for my first ZT mower for my 3.5 acre residential lot. My property is "rugged" to say the least - lots of elevation changes, trees, rocks, and rough areas. Not the manicured golf course-like property they typically show in tractor ads. After months of research and visits to local dealers, my wife and were about to pull the trigger on a Hustler Raptor SD. On a last-minute lark, we visited a dealer at a neighboring town that carried Gravely, Ariens, Toro, and Ferris, non of which we had looked at before. After several questions, the dealer pointed us at the new 2017 Gravely HD. This was a big step up feature-wise from the Raptor SD - more comparable to the Hustler Fastrak, but about $600 less expensive than the Fastrak promotion that was going on at the time. Kawasaki engine, very heavy duty frame, 10 gauge deck, 22x10 drive tires, ROPS capable, HydroGear 3100 commercial transmission. We were sold, adding a promotional package that included ROPS, lights, and hitch for another $200.

                                                    I have not been using this unit for very long, so cannot speak to long-term reliability/durability. Howerver, it has more than exceeded my expectations performance-wise. Outstanding speed, power, traction, maneuverability, and cut quality. I am very impressed. I am really surprised these things are not more popular than they are, given I don't see much on the market that competes feature and reputation-wise with this particular model at this price point.

                                                    One note of caution. While the ROPS provides an added layer of protection (I have a 10' deep dry creek that runs across the front of my property, which I steer clear of), it can also be a hazard in itself. On her first day mowing my wife caught the roll bar on an overhanging tree branch, and almost sent the unit over backwards. We now mow all the open areas of our property with ROPS and seatbelt in place, and then lower the roll bar to mow under low hanging trees.

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                                                      2.0

                                                      Dissapointed

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                                                      from Rocky Mount, NC

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                                                        • Cuts Unevenly
                                                        • Requires Constant Maintenance

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Large Lawns
                                                        • Small Lawns

                                                        Comments about Gravely ZT HD 44 Zero Turn Mower:

                                                        I cut about 5-6 yards for close friends and family for extra income. I purchased this mower because it was built like a commercial mower without the huge price tag (or so I thought). I bought it new off the showroom floor in March of 2016. It now does not even have 100 hours on it and so far I have had to replace the throttle cable (it kept sticking), a leaky valve cover gasket, the deck belt consistently fell off when it had less than 10 hours on it. And the dealer says they have leveled my deck twice, but it still sits noticeably higher in the front than in the back. I would choose any other brand next time for the money spent (almost $6k).

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                                                          5.0

                                                          2017 gravely zt hd 52

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                                                          from Harrah Oklahoma

                                                          Comments about Gravely ZT HD 44 Zero Turn Mower:

                                                          I just purchased the new 2017 gravely ZT HD 52 with the Kawasaki engine and wow it's a really nice mower.really like the new style and the larger tires and comfortable seat.the mower is built really well.strong frame and deck as well.I looked it over very well before I made my decision over other brands and gravely just had what I was really looking for in mower.like the 3 year no hour limit warranty.only grip I'd say about it is the new gas tank.no big deal but it's mounted under the seat and no actual gauge just a window view right below the front part of the seat and it's hard to tell how much gas is in it.but other than that gravely hit a home run with the new 2017 line up.I would definitely recommend it to anyone.thanks gravely!

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                                                          5.0

                                                          Awesome

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                                                          from Sharman TX

                                                          About Me Do-It-Yourself

                                                          Verified Reviewer

                                                          Pros

                                                          • Adjustable Cut-Lengths
                                                          • Easy to Push & Steer
                                                          • Ergonomic Grips
                                                          • Lightweight

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                                                            Best Uses

                                                            • Landscaping
                                                            • Large Lawns

                                                            Comments about Gravely ZT HD 44 Zero Turn Mower:

                                                            I've got a 2 1/2 acre yard that is rough! A lot of trees, hilly, muddy, not stuff you want to mow. I was using a John deer tractor and the front axle broke in half. I was looking at a Toro time utter for the price, but after the John deer broke in half I decided I needed a beefier model rather than replace the mower in 2 years. I have 20 hours on it and it has been awesome. Cut my time 75 percent between mowing faster (and much higher quality) and cutting way down on my weed eating. My first mow should have been a commercial for gravely. A lot of brush and hills. No problems.

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