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post #1 of 12 Old 09-14-2019, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
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Not that its real importand but I was a bit shocked to see a Gravely on the net that was called a "Pro Two Wheel" made in 2003 w/a 16 H.P. ' Van Guard' engine.
And it actually was made like an old type walk behind as opposed to the newer kind that looks like a fancy mower w/straight-up handle bars and all that.
It had what some call a ' clam shell' deck but it had a deck like an old type walk behind beeit a L or LI and whatever other identifying numbers they have.
I thought or heard that they stopped making that type in like 84 or so. It looked pretty nice actually and a 16 H.P. power plant could do some work I figure.
I was kinda in awe when I saw it.
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Professional series was the last of the original Gravely 2 wheel tractors they came in 8, 12 and 16 horsepower the last ones were made in 2004. . I have a 94-95 professional 12 . The 12 hp and 16 hp can be a little rear heavy because of the bigger engines with some implements I have a 40 finish mower deck , a 30 in. bushhog deck and a snow blade for mine

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Professional series was the last of the original Gravely 2 wheel tractors they came in 8, 12 and 16 horsepower the last ones were made in 2004. . I have a 94-95 professional 12 . The 12 hp and 16 hp can be a little rear heavy because of the bigger engines with some implements I have a 40 finish mower deck , a 30 in. bushhog deck and a snow blade for mine
I'd like to see a pic of a cpl of those. And I could just imagine how rear-heavy it would be.
It just showed it from the side but is it just a one cyl. 16 H.P. engine?
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Professional series was the last of the original Gravely 2 wheel tractors they came in 8, 12 and 16 horsepower the last ones were made in 2004. . I have a 94-95 professional 12 . The 12 hp and 16 hp can be a little rear heavy because of the bigger engines with some implements I have a 40 finish mower deck , a 30 in. bushhog deck and a snow blade for mine
I'd like to see a pic of a cpl of those. And I could just imagine how rear-heavy it would be.
It just showed it from the side but is it just a one cyl. 16 H.P. engine?
My professional 12 is powered by a single cylinder 12 hp Kohler the Briggs Vanguard engine I think is a 2 cylinder. I was given my machine this spring it came with the snow blade. I have since picked up the finish deck and Bush hog deck my Bush hog deck is a short shaft deck which make the engine heavy more apparent. But it also makes for a more compact mower. Gravely made cast iron weights but they are rare and collectable which equals expensive. I have about 40 lbs of lead bolted to the front of mine. I can see having to make weights for the snow blade. The finish deck I have is the Kidney mower deck I like it much better than the older original 40 inch commercial and home owners deck. The 12 hp and 16 HP's can handle the 50 inch deck . The lay out of my yard and if I have to haul it the size of my trailer make the 40 inch deck the better choice for my use. I will see if I can get a picture of the back of mine posted in the next couple of days

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my professional 12 I believe it is a 94 or 95
with finish mower

with bush hog

rear of tractor

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Thats a nice one, and I'd bet it will cut about anything before it.
But that one I was looking at seemed a little different than yours.
Unless I was half asleep, I'll try to find it again.
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They were also available in 10hp. Also, a single cylinder 16hp Kohler k341 was an option before the Briggs Vanguard twin.

Below is a 2003 Pro12 with the Kohler Command CS OHV engine. Nice setup.

And below is a pic of my 30" short nosed quick hitch bush hog with the previously mentioned factory deck weights.


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Thats very nice, heck if I had the money I'd just get one of those. I like the flat control levers, pretty different than all of the linkage and threadless bolts going thru this and that w/a carter ( or cotter key) key going thru it but that makes em interesting.
I'd love to have both types, now that would be satisfying.
The one I saw looked like that one with that round deck on it.
Great looking machine for sure.
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They were also available in 10hp. Also, a single cylinder 16hp Kohler k341 was an option before the Briggs Vanguard twin.

Below is a 2003 Pro12 with the Kohler Command CS OHV engine. Nice setup.

And below is a pic of my 30" short nosed quick hitch bush hog with the previously mentioned factory deck weights.


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Is the muffler factory? I have only seen that style muffler on the 16 hp model. I have had several L, LI's this is the first gravely I have had that wasn't built in Dunbar W.V. It was actually a gift from a friend that rescued it from being scrapped. It spent most of its life pushing snow on the 10th floor helipad at a hospital. Every set of factory weights I have seen lately were more than I gave for the Bush hog deck

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Yes, the muffler is factory.

Deck weights were bought at the Chickentown show years ago. They were not expensive at the time, and I was happy to stumble on them.

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Yes, the muffler is factory.

Deck weights were bought at the Chickentown show years ago. They were not expensive at the time, and I was happy to stumble on them.

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Cool last couple of sets of deck weights I have seen for sale were priced at $175-$200 I don't give that much for the Bush hog deck I have plenty of lead so what I Improvised works . I have weights on the mower deck for my Grillo walking tractor too

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Re: Newer Gravely

This is pretty strange. I was on my way to work today and because it poured the rain in the area where I work and it hasnt rained round here in 20+ days no rain has kept Interstate 64 clean of oil and anti freeze, tranny oil and anything else that comes out of vehicles so when it rained it was like driving on ice and there was 4 wrecks in 50 miles, one took 3 hrs. B4 people could pass so I took a diff route ( Rt. 60)
Anyhow something caught my eye and it was a Gravely walk behind, so I flipped around got out of my truck and it was one of the newer ones wev'e been talking about, it had "Pro 12 " or something on it and it had the two flat control levers on it, duals, chains and a snow blade but no mower/brush deck and a Kohler engine.
It said " $2,500" on it so I just got back in my truck and took off, didnt get any pick but wish I would have cause I was in a real hurry but I dont have that kind of cheese anyway. May as well have been 25-K, wouldnt have mattered.
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