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post #1 of 24 Old 06-22-2015, 09:45 PM Thread Starter
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How much for a Gravely 20-G?

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Re: How much for a Gravely 20-G?

Somebody in Minnesnowta is selling Gravelys.

It's hard to answer your question with much accuracy w/o pictures, but you may want to keep it underboard.

Is the deck a 50" or a 60"? Also not running is a bit of a gamble. You just don't know what you could be getting, or not getting?

There is a thread somewhere here someone did with a checklist for checking out a rider for sale. I'd look that up and be armed with some understanding of what is an issue.

Also if you have taken note of some on here informed about such things, send them pictures privately and ask for opinions - just in case someone else is around and considering buying the same tractor.

Hope this helps. Good luck.

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Assuming this is the ad, $300 doesn't seem bad -- it likely has that value in parts. But it might be much more expensive to bring it back than just finding one in decent shape.

It might be a diamond in the rough but something about the wording suggests the sled knows enough about its condition to say it's a parts tractor.

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post #4 of 24 Old 06-23-2015, 07:44 AM Thread Starter
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How much for a Gravely 20-G?

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Assuming this is the ad, $300 doesn't seem bad -- it likely has that value in parts. But it might be much more expensive to bring it back than just finding one in decent shape.

It might be a diamond in the rough but something about the wording suggests the sled knows enough about its condition to say it's a parts tractor.

That's the one. I noticed that in the wording as well. In one pic he sent, I saw a ventrac articulating garden tractor in the background that suggests he might know more about what's going on. Here's a few pics. He says he'll check the deck size when he gets to work. Which deck is best?

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1992 JD318 w/ 54 Blade, 50 Deck & 3 Bagger, 49 Blower, Cozy Cab, 3ph, and homemade hitch and pallet forks.
1967 110 RF, original.

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Re: How much for a Gravely 20-G?

I hate to say it, but if I could afford a ventrac or a steiner and some of it's attachments, I would be selling my Gravely stuff too.
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Re: How much for a Gravely 20-G?

That's a steal at $300 just being complete w/ motor and front PTO shaft. Whether or not it's any good as a rehab candidate is something you have to determine once you bring it home.
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I hate to say it, but if I could afford a ventrac or a steiner and some of it's attachments, I would be selling my Gravely stuff too.
Well how much does a new Ventrac 4500K and mower deck sell for?

How much would a new 20-G sell for if they still made them?

A G series tractor, deck and snow plow was an $8500-$10,000 investment 20 years ago.

I suspect the Ventrac is similar after adjusting for inflation, maybe a little more. It is a slightly larger class of machine.

And the Ventrac represents a different approach - great for some peoples needs, not necessarily so for everyone's needs.

The Ventrac is a great machine, but I'm not sure it would do my chores any better - my chores mainly include cutting a landscaped acre and plowing snow from a paved 7,000 sq ft driveway.

Someone with more land to tend, or bigger chores to do may well find some newer technology machine like the Ventrac more effective.

I don't know what kind of GRAVELY equipment you have, or what you paid for it, or if you bought it new or used.

But I suspect in the big scheme of things, buying a new GRAVELY in whatever year, and buying a new Steiner/Ventrac in whatever year, represent similar capital investments when adjusted for inflation.

I bought a new GRAVELY 16-G in 1996, it was a big investment, but it has lasted 19 years so far,and I hope to get another 19 years service from it.

Had I bought a Steiner/Ventrac, I would have a similar view of its useful life.

The tractor in question here is an early 20-G, likely pushing 30 years old, only a close examination would tell if it is an "easy" restore, but $300 is a fair price in any case.

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Agree with AJ - depends on what you want to do with it. Except in rare cases, you are going to end up spending between $1500-2K on a Pro-G. Pay less up front and you will be spending it on the back end on refurbishment.

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Re: How much for a Gravely 20-G?

I passed on it. It was a maintenance machine for a small college in Mpls and was put to pasture when they got the ventrac.

It looked to be in good condition for its age but it had almost 1900 hours on it and there was a half inch of buildup under the seat pan. Complete deck in decent condition too. It had a flat tire on it. It's probably worth the $300 easy I'm sure. In a different time for me, I'd jump on it but now isn't going to work for me.

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I'd of offered 200, and walked away giggling.
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I'd of offered 200, and walked away giggling.
Was it even a legit ad? If so, one of our Minnesnowta brethern must have grabbed it up.
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I passed on it.
I was lucky enough to be second in line to Natispotatis and picked up the 20G and a 5260 with a brush and blower as a package deal. I couldn't be more thrilled. I have 3 8000 series KT machines but this is my first G. I have been looking for one for several years and everything I found was at least $1500 and needing a great deal of TLC. I put a tube in the one rear tire, replaced the ignition switch, greased it, checked the oil levels and mowed my 1 acre lawn with it last night. No funny noises, no smoke, good PTO, and really nice paint. The blades are even sharp. I repaired a small leak in the gas tank of the 5260 and it fired right up. I ran the brush up and down my driveway for kicks. I am totally fired up! Best Gravely deal I have ever made!

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Re: How much for a Gravely 20-G?

Great for you billyfury. Sounds like a great deal.

I'm curious to the condition of your 450. I acquired one last Fall and am just starting restoration.

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Thanks Al, my 450 is in nice original unrestored shape. It has the electric attachment lift option. It used to be my main mower. These days I just leave my snow cannon on it. It REALLY blows snow.

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Sounds cool Billy.

My electric attachment lift arrived un-attached to the tractor.

I would love to see all the pictures you have of your 450. Particularly close ups.

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1984 - 8122 to get a diffrnt K301 soon.
1982 - 8123 Fred's Tractor an adoptee
1974 - 812 which is donating.
1970 - 450 w/CCKA Old Yellow
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1974 - C10A - for sale
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