Just purchased a Gravely GLT 548 model year 2000. Has a 22 Hp B&S V with 396 hours. I paid $800 is this a good deal? Can't seem to find much information on this model - why? Also has a snow plow with weight box and tire chains.
OK, I purchased the Gravely model 987107-GLT 548H for $800. One owner with all the manuals - even the snow plow.
Cut my grass tonight (two weeks of growth - 10" and damp) with it and had trouble keeping the blades cutting on level 3. Moved two 4 and it didn't bog down as much. Is this normal - can't remenber my 13 year old 19.5 Hp craftsman sounding like the blades were stopping under these conditions. Hope this isn't a more serious issue - any ideas? Thanks.
Other than the issue noted it cuts great and runs great.
That is the Gravely I purchased:thThumbsU I thought it may have been associated with the deck. I'm not sure how the deck drive works but, the engine didn't try to shut down it sounded like the blades stopped spinning - clutch slips if blades bind?
I'm very happy with the build quality of this tractor style. The mowing I did yesterday did cause some concerns but maybe high damp grass doesn't cut well in this type of tractor. I talked to an experienced service center and I may have a belt slippage problem. How do you check for proper belt tension (without cutting high damp grass)? Also noticed the cruise control doesn't work (light comes on). What is the typical cause for a malfunctioning cruise control.