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|07-09-2019 10:48 PM|
Re: New to me 5240
Sounds like you're in for a real nice price. I've had a buddy rightfully bragging up blowing snow with his early '70s Gravely for probably 20 years now, we get the occasional late winter 2 footer around here. I joined the club because I'll have a long driveway next winter and didn't want to have to depend on plowing alone. I've been keeping an eye out for a kidney mower after appreciating how well the 30" brush mower worked. I'll be rebuilding the carb soon on general principle and I need to unbend the snowblower where the gear engages to turn the output.
|07-09-2019 04:40 PM|
Prior to a few weeks ago, I never heard of a gravely. Scanning the local letsgo app, I saw a 5240 with kidney deck and silky for $75. Sent the guy a message saying I would take it. Water in the engine and transmission. Tore it down and found galled aluminum on crank rod journal. Miked original specs. So ordered a rebuild kit and now runs like a top.
We don't get any real snow here so can't say how it would run a blower, bit handles the 40" kidney mower great. Just got done mowing the goat enclosure a few minutes ago. Now I am looking for other attachments. Then I was thinking I needed an L8 or C8 to handle the steep areas we have on the farm. I think I am getting GAS......
Enjoy the 5240 and post how much you like it. Also, add the area you are in to your signature, so we understand the challenges in your area.
|07-05-2019 02:02 PM|
Re: New to me 5240
|07-04-2019 11:30 PM|
New to me 5240
Howdy fellas, you've built some real nice knowledge in this forum, I've learned a lot poking around and wanted to say thanks.
I've got a buddy that's had a Gravely forever, with a new long driveway I knew what I wanted to add to my stable. I'm expecting I'll appreciate the 5240 and snowblower very much this winter. Picked this up off a real nice older guy that apparently didn't use it hard. So far looks like I did well, basic maintenance has been simple and this thing is happy to run.
After servicing the 30" brush mower and tractor it did a real nice job around a ditch the M can't get into.
Definitely digging the dual wheels, already saved my bacon from going down into the soft ground.