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Greetings all, I just picked up my first Gravely. I think it is a pro 12. One plate on it gives me the model number I think of Model 41024 and the serial number is 00604712. Anything anyone could tell me would be great. It has sat for a while so I need to clean the carb I think. I am also looking for a 30" brush deck but I am confused about all the QH system or not and the adapter so I dont know what I really need to make that happen. I have seen a couple of old style brush decks out there but I dont know if they will hook up. Also my engine does not appear to have its ID plate anymore, I think its a K301 Kohler but looking at manuals for that engine my oil dipstick seems to be on the wrong side. Anyway here are a couple of pics, I appreciate all help given :

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Looks like a pull start pro 10 or 12. Theres a few different ways of a 30. 2 basic styles are quick hitch and non quick hitch.
Heres a new style no slip clutch for a quick hitch
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This is one of the 3 different 4 bolt versions of the 30 inch decks. To work on your quick hitch will need something called a retrofit kit. Actually one of those on the sickle bar in above pic
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SO is basically what you are saying that I can use any 30 inch deck just that for some I will need a retrofit kit but if I get a new stick QH one that will bolt right on with what I have now ?
 

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SO is basically what you are saying that I can use any 30 inch deck just that for some I will need a retrofit kit but if I get a new stick QH one that will bolt right on with what I have now ?
Your machine already has a quick hitch on it. On a pro series you can't remove the quick and bolt on the older stuff. It has a pto brake on it too
 

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So i have to look for one that looks like the one in the first pic that you posted. that is all that will work with mine correct ? I just want to make sure I get the right thing and not one that I end up no being able to actually use.

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Yeah pretty much. The other ones will work with the kit. But the extra fuss with it. All depends on what you can find.
Heres a better pic
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So can you confirm that I have a K301 engine, am I on the right track with that ? Also that pic you just posted is that a deck with the retrofit kit ? Or a QH deck ?
 

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So can you confirm that I have a K301 engine, am I on the right track with that ? Also that pic you just posted is that a deck with the retrofit kit ? Or a QH deck ?
I can't. Its either a 10 hp or a 12hp kohler Magnum series . The shroud has been changed or primed atleast. And thats where the engine numbers would have been. From the looks of the pics the motor and hood has been switched. Different shade of faded red. Last pic is a quick hitch deck on my 5240 I posted
 

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I don't think that's a K301. It's got the oil fill on the end of the oil pan.
 

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Yeah thats what I thought. Also on almost all K301's that i have seen the dipstick is on the same side as the air filter and this one is not. I am not sure if thats because its a pull start and not electric ? I think most pics I have seen are for electric start ones
 

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Looking at it again I think the oil fill plug is on the same side as the air filter, I circled it in yellow :

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Also I did get some pics of the 30" brush hog that I could get, is this a Quick Hitch that I can use easily ?

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Looking at it again I think the oil fill plug is on the same side as the air filter, I circled it in yellow :

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Also I did get some pics of the 30" brush hog that I could get, is this a Quick Hitch that I can use easily ?

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Yes thats a quick hitch deck. Make sure you get the splined coupler that goes from brush hog to quick hitch. As its a pricey item new im told.

You'll have to wait for some of the guys with pros to see about the dip stick locations. My newest is my 5240
 

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So this deck is missing a key peice then ? I have no idea what a splined coupler is. Sorry I am really new to all this. It did come with this part just loose no idea what it is , I assume this is not the spline thing:

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Thats a spare half of the drive shaft for the deck on it now. Its a female splined piece may 3 or 4 inches long hooks from quick hitch to deck spline. With out its more less a paper weight yes. I don't have a pic handy of one
 
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