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Old 09-22-2009, 11:03 AM   post #1 of 17
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Hello, I'm new to this forum and hope to be a regular.

I recently came across a Gravely 812 in good / very good condition. It has hydraulics, and was restored (body/paint, deck, hydraulics, engine rebuild) about 5 years ago. Tractor has a few cosmetic issues, paint chips, seat tears, etc but generally looks like a tractor that has been cared for.

Owner is asking $1100 for the tractor...is this a good deal? Comparing to otheres I've looked at, this seems very fair.

Any input on this matter is greatly appreciated!
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Old 09-22-2009, 12:02 PM   post #2 of 17
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The 812 is a great tractor. does it come with anything else? 1100 is not out of line for a nice 800 series tractor.
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Old 09-22-2009, 01:45 PM   post #3 of 17
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just a 60" mower deck and the owners manual.
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Old 09-22-2009, 02:19 PM   post #4 of 17
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Thats great! I am surprised it has a 60" deck and not a 50, but at least it has a deck. Do you have any pics?
I would buy another 812 if I found a good one. i have owned a few. I used to have one with a giant vac blower I mounted on the front. What a great machine. I would like to set up another with a front mounted blower.
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Old 09-22-2009, 02:58 PM   post #5 of 17
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Based on watching E-Bay Gravelys for quite a while, and without pics, IMHO, $1100 is a fair, but not a remarkably 'good' price.

A 5 year old homeowner rebuild IMHO adds little to value.

I agree, the 60" deck is not normally on, and is definitely working the 12hp rider pretty hard.
But having said that, a nice deck alone usually brings $300 +/-
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Old 09-22-2009, 05:01 PM   post #6 of 17
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Homeowner cleaned / painted the tractor and deck. The engine was redone professionally with new pistons, rods, etc. I've pretty much decided to buy, so I'll post pictures when I get it.

Thanks!
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Old 09-22-2009, 07:00 PM   post #7 of 17
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Steve, will this be your first 4 wheel tractor?
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Old 09-23-2009, 09:13 AM   post #8 of 17
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I bought my 8120 Commercial -- which is basically the same tractor -- a few months ago for $1100. (asking price was $1200)

Mine came with a 50" deck, a snowblower and a plow. It's not pristine, but it's also not a beater. I'd call it good to very good condition.

I feel like I got a very good deal.
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Old 09-23-2009, 10:15 PM   post #9 of 17
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Picked the tractor up tonight...I was wrong, it does have the 50" deck. Tires are new. Seems to run well. I'll post pictures when I get a chance.
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Old 09-23-2009, 10:20 PM   post #11 of 17
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Steve, will this be your first 4 wheel tractor?
No, I currently have a 2004 Husqvarna GTH2548 garden tractor (Kohler 25hp with 48" deck). The Gravely was purchased to augment the Husq and something to play with (and possibly restore). This IS my first heavy duty tractor...lots of people here in WV run old Gravelys and swear by them which unfortunately drives prices a little higher here than in other parts of the country.
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Old 09-23-2009, 10:21 PM   post #12 of 17
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I bought my 8120 Commercial -- which is basically the same tractor -- a few months ago for $1100. (asking price was $1200)

Mine came with a 50" deck, a snowblower and a plow. It's not pristine, but it's also not a beater. I'd call it good to very good condition.

I feel like I got a very good deal.
Sounds like you got a GREAT deal. I'd like to get a plow for mine.
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No, I currently have a 2004 Husqvarna GTH2548 garden tractor (Kohler 25hp with 48" deck). The Gravely was purchased to augment the Husq and something to play with (and possibly restore). This IS my first heavy duty tractor...lots of people here in WV run old Gravelys and swear by them which unfortunately drives prices a little higher here than in other parts of the country.
Sorry, I meant first 4 wheel gravely. Welcome to the club! It gets addicting. I dont think I know anyone with just 1 gravely..
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I dont think I know anyone with just 1 gravely..
Now that's a great quote!
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Old 09-24-2009, 09:01 PM   post #15 of 17
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Here it is...new tires, 50" deck, engine competely rebuilt a few years back. Hope to do a bit of restoration this winter...but it will be a working tractor.


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