Re: Should I buy a Gravely 816T?
I really appreciate everyone's thoughts on this Gravely and it sounds like I won't be going wrong if I buy it. The more I read about that Onan engine, the more I see that it sounds like a beast with tons of torque that should last a long time.
One problem I am having is that I keep seeing so many tractor deals pop up near me. For example, there's a Simplicity Sovereign 18H for only $300 more than the Gravely, and it comes with a 48" deck, plow, blade, wheel weights, chains, etc. It's been owned by an older gentleman for a long time and the motor sounds great and it appears to be in great shape. The only visible issue is a tear in the seat. That, and it comes with the TRIAD engine that Kohler experimented with for a couple years. He's had it forever though and it sounds like he's used it regularly for mowing and plowing, so maybe he got one of the good ones.
The Simplicity is a tempting purchase given it's only $300 more and comes with so much stuff. I started out just wanting something to maintain the grass, but having that plow and the blade should would be handy for driveway, moving dirt, etc... Somebody help me. What direction should I go?