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Zero-Turn / Gravely ZT XL
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ZT XL

​Zero-turn performance and best-in-class cutting precision combine to make the Gravely ZT XL riding mowers total beasts on your back 40. With professional-level quality, these residential zero-turns make the business of lawn care a total pleasure.

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Features
10-Gauge Fabricated Deck

10-Gauge Fabricated Deck

 
Our 4.5-inch deep fabricated deck features an optimized airflow design to produce best in class cut quality and discharge performance
Fully Welded Tubular Frame

Fully Welded Tubular Frame

 
This 3-inch tall fully fabricated tubular frame is welded into a single piece, providing strength and stability you won't get in a bolted frame
Plush, Comfortable Seat

Plush, High-Back Seat

 
This plush, high-back seat with cut and sewn armrests ensures upgraded comfort for longer mowing
Commercial-Grade Transmission

Commercial-Grade Transmission

Offers a commercial-grade, Hydro-Gear® ZT-2800 transmission with increased torque, a smoother ride and longer life
Pick Your Power

Pick Your Power

Kawasaki® engines provide professional-grade power, durability and dependability. The KOHLER® 7000 Series™ engines with Smart Choke™ technology are ready to run as soon as you turn the key.
Improved Handling

Improved Handling

Roll by the competition with 20-inch drive tires and 11-inch front caster tires - designed to provide better traction, control and handling
Specifications
ModelDeck SizeEngine ManufacturerEngine RatingDrive SystemFuel CapactiyGround SpeedAcres/HRCARB Compliant Model
91521660"KOHLER® 7000 Series V-Twin HD w/Smart Choke™26 HP/747 CCHydro-Gear® ZT-2800 Transaxles2.8 gal (10.59 L)7/3 mph (11.3/4.8 km/h)4.2-
91521860"Kawasaki FR V-Twin24 HP/726 CCHydro-Gear® ZT-2800 Transaxles2.8 gal (10.59 L)7/3 mph (11.3/4.8 km/h)4.2915242
91520052"KOHLER® 7000 Series V-Twin HD w/Smart Choke™25 HP/725 CCHydro-Gear® ZT-2800 Transaxles2.8 gal (10.59 L)7/3 mph (11.3/4.8 km/h)3.7-
91520452"Kawasaki® FR V-Twin23 HP/726 CCHydro-Gear® ZT-2800 Transaxles2.8 gal (10.59 L)7/3 mph (11.3/4.8 km/h)3.7915240
91520242"KOHLER® 7000 Series V-Twin HD w/Smart Choke™24 HP/725 CCHydro-Gear® ZT-2800 Transaxles2.8 gal (10.59 L)7/3 mph (11.3/4.8 km/h)3.0-
91520642"Kawasaki® FR V-Twin21.5 HP/726 CCHydro-Gear® ZT-2800 Transaxles2.8 gal (10.59 L)7/3 mph (11.3/4.8 km/h)3.0915238
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Gravely ZT XL 60 Zero Turn Mower
 
3.2

(based on 5 reviews)

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60%

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Pros

  • Adjustable cut-lengths (3)
  • Easy to push & steer (3)
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1.0

VERY DISAPOINTED!

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from Syracuse NY

About Me Professional

Pros

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    • Requires Constant Maintenance

    Best Uses

    • Large Lawns

    Comments about Gravely ZT XL 60 Zero Turn Mower:

    I bought this machine to cut my property which is big. I'm already having constant issues with it! Bogey wheels on deck keep falling off and belt pops off.

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      5.0

      BEAST ON HIGH GRASS

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      from Lafayette La

      About Me Do-It-Yourself

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Large Lawns

        Comments about Gravely ZT XL 60 Zero Turn Mower:

        Took the mower right from delivery to cut 5 acres, the old method of a tractor with a brushog was not getting it done. Set the cut deck to the highest at 5" for the 8" plus grass and the mower never missed a lick. The wet areas were zero problem too... After discussing with the Dealer what I had and what would work best the Gravely was selected, and I am happy with the extra cost, the gass was cut in a record 2 hours...The large fuel tank still had room to go.

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          4.0

          eeezzz handling

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          from rocky branch, La.

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          Pros

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

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            Best Uses

            • Large Lawns
            • Small Lawns

            Comments about Gravely ZT XL 60 Zero Turn Mower:

            Mowing 1 1/2 acres, sure beats my old riding mower, although it did do a great job, but not as fast or easy, don't have to back track to get missed places, just "zero turn", and get er done. would recommend to a friend, ps, the dealer was great also.

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              1.0

              NO NO NO !! Don't hold up after three years

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              from Arkansas

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                • Heavy
                • Noisy
                • Requires Constant Maintenance

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Gravely ZT XL 60 Zero Turn Mower:

                  KUBOTA. MY ZT 42 SUCKS. MOWER DECK BELT CONSTANTLY COMES OFF !!

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                    5.0

                    Great Value for the money!

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                    from Manitowoc, Wi

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                    Pros

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

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                      • Landscaping
                      • Large Lawns
                      • Mulching
                      • Small Lawns

                      Comments about Gravely ZT XL 60 Zero Turn Mower:

                      I mow 1-1/2 acres...and used to dread it! This thing feels like a commercial mower. I look forward to mowing now. Its well made and a great value!

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                        Gravely ZT XL 52 Zero Turn Mower
                         
                        4.3

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                        75%

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                        4.0

                        So far so good.

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                        from Midge Point Qld. Australia

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                        Comments about Gravely ZT XL 52 Zero Turn Mower:

                        We have 5 acres to maintain, the Gravely is easy to use and does a great job.

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                          5.0

                          AS ADVERTISED THE BEST THING GOING.

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                          from Conover, NC

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                          Pros

                          • Adjustable Cut-Lengths
                          • Easy to Push & Steer
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                          • Fast
                          • Lightweight

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                            • Large Lawns

                            Comments about Gravely ZT XL 52 Zero Turn Mower:

                            never thought I'd say this but I enjoy mowing now. As long as I can beat my wife to it.

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                              5.0

                              Very satisfying zero turn mower

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                              from Marlette Michigan

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                              Pros

                              • Adjustable Cut-Lengths
                              • Ergonomic Grips
                              • Lightweight

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                                • Large Lawns

                                Comments about Gravely ZT XL 52 Zero Turn Mower:

                                I researched for six months on what type of mower I wanted. I had a John Deere 320 that was becoming a money pit, so it was time to buy something different. I visited the Gravely dealer in Sandusky Michigan five times to make up my mind. Finally when they had their Mowerfest, I was hooked on the ZTXL52. I purchased it and it is the best machine that I have ever had for mowing. I mow five acres with it and my mow time was cut down drastically leaving me more time to spend elsewhere. Thanks Gravely and Ball Equipment. Hooked for life.

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                                  3.0

                                  Poor Value for $! Slips/slides easily on minor slopeses

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                                  from Flaherty, KY

                                  About Me Novice

                                  Pros

                                  • Adjustable Cut-Lengths

                                  Cons

                                  • Poor performance on uneven terrain
                                  • Slips and slides easily on minor slopes

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Under 2 acres of FLAT even terrain

                                  Comments about Gravely ZT XL 52 Zero Turn Mower:

                                  Returned a cub RZT L 46 Fab w/ 22 hp honda that I got for a smokin deal of $2200 OTD thinking I was upgrading...Dare I say that the cub with the weaker EZT cut almost as good and was faster! Had smaller wheels/tires, but was easier to steer and they perform equally on hills and uneven ground. ROUGH ride. Not worth the extra $2000! Wishing I woulda got a Husqvarna MZ 52 or 61 selling for $4295. Shoulda done more test driving!...Now I'm stuck with a disappointing slow mower...dealer won't allow a return since it's been used.

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                                    Gravely ZT XL 42 Zero Turn Mower
                                     
                                    4.8

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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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                                    (17 of 33 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    3.0

                                    I doubt I would.

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                                    from N.C.

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                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                    • Noisy

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Gravely ZT XL 42 Zero Turn Mower:

                                      Took 2hrs to change break in oil and filter.There is nothing consumer friendly about the design of this model mower.Its almost as if someone who never saw a mower designed it.

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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.

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                                        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.

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