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Gravely 432 / york rake

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I am looking to purchase a Gravely 432 to pull a 60" york rake and other pulling duties where more power and traction is required than can be provided by a L or C8. The rake manual recommends a 12-15HP tractor. The Gravely 432 has a 13 or 14HP Kohler. I am currently using the rake with my church's JD GT245 with a 20HP Kawasaki and that works OK. (Would be better if I mounted the weights.) Is the Gravely 432 capable of this application? Does the drawbar have a height adjustment? The 432 has turf tires and chains. I may change to ag tires with weights or filled tires or all of the preceding to maximize traction. This will be my first Gravely rider.

1950 L, 1954 L, 1969 C8, 1971 C8, (WTB 5665)
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Just to clarify, I am not a non-Greene lover, rather a gear drive lover for ground engaging.

The Cub Cadet is perfect for my applications, Gravely would be used if there were an availability of that brand near where I live.

Gotta run what you can brung! :bananapow
I like anything that will get the job done. Got an IH Cub Cadet 149 with a number 2 tiller that works great. Have an 812 with tiller that works great too its just that if I hang the Cub its the belt that takes the abuse not the internal pto. But of course there are no rocks here in Middle Tennessee to hang or anything........
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