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It occurred to me I haven't posted up any of my recent acquisitions in quite a while. Been buying a lot of riders lately, I can tell you that. Here's a pictorial of the last few months! (Apologies in advance for the cell phone pics)













A Wheel Horse?! How'd that get in there?


I must admit, I just don't discriminate like I used to! :D
 

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The wheel horse looks like it's a good parts tray :fing32:
 

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Why are gravely ride-ons so ugly? I cant wait till I get a Walk Behind though... :)
Only the Gs are ugly. They have that big fat bulbous hood that serves no purpose other than trying to making it look like everybody's else's front engine tractors. You want to see beauty? Check out the 800 and 8000s.


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Only the Gs are ugly. They have that big fat bulbous hood that serves no purpose other than trying to making it look like everybody's else's front engine tractors. You want to see beauty? Check out the 800 and 8000s.


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Gravely came out with that hood the same time they snuck the 7173/18-H into the product line, the 1987 brochure with the rider line-up all together shows the 18-H front-and-center. That's like what Porsche tried to do in the late 80s with the 944/968 'til the purists caught wind of it.

Certain angles are more favorable to the Pro-G's lines. I like the looks of both styles. I really think they got the rear fender right on the first 8000s. To me that fender styling still looks contemporary today.
 

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I just don't like the style. I like the engine in the back, but they kinda look like bugs to me. And I think the steering wheel sticks up too much on the Gs.
 

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I just don't like the style. I like the engine in the back, but they kinda look like bugs to me. And I think the steering wheel sticks up too much on the Gs.
Then you need an early -G. Late model ones in the pictures have longer steering shafts. Early ones were several inches shorter and only had a hard plastic tube under the wheel instead of the flexible one seen most often. The 8199-G shown above has the same steering column as the early -G Professionals.
 

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Only the Gs are ugly. They have that big fat bulbous hood that serves no purpose other than trying to making it look like everybody's else's front engine tractors. You want to see beauty? Check out the 800 and 8000s.


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I agree. Actually, I like the 400s too. 450s look like tanks.
 

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Gravely came out with that hood the same time they snuck the 7173/18-H into the product line, the 1987 brochure with the rider line-up all together shows the 18-H front-and-center. That's like what Porsche tried to do in the late 80s with the 944/968 'til the purists caught wind of it.

Certain angles are more favorable to the Pro-G's lines. I like the looks of both styles. I really think they got the rear fender right on the first 8000s. To me that fender styling still looks contemporary today.
The grill and hood date back to the 1138 of 1983. It made it into the bigger tractors with the 7173-H in 1985. It then showed up in the 81xx-G line in 1986. In 1987 all of the units shared the same design. The light frames from a 1138 will fit the 24-G even.
 

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Then you need an early -G. Late model ones in the pictures have longer steering shafts. Early ones were several inches shorter and only had a hard plastic tube under the wheel instead of the flexible one seen most often.
The tall steering wheel looked silly to me too until I drove one with it. The ergonomics with long steering column and seat with springs and sliders are just about perfect.
 

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The tall steering wheel looked silly to me too until I drove one with it. The ergonomics with long steering column and seat with springs and sliders are just about perfect.
I feel the same way, after owning a late model G for 16 years I would never go back to the seating postion of my fathers 812.

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I'd bet that my 8102 will pull just about any other 10hp engined rider backwards... bring it on Sears, JD and Cub Cadet tractors :sterb003:

Unless someone's got something with 4WD...
 

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I'd bet that my 8102 will pull just about any other 10hp engined rider backwards... bring it on Sears, JD and Cub Cadet tractors :sterb003:

Unless someone's got something with 4WD...
Lol...Forget 10s, your 8102 would likely pull around tractors with double the horsepower.
 

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Why are gravely ride-ons so ugly? I cant wait till I get a Walk Behind though... :)
Ugly like Beauty must be in the eye of the beholder - :tsk::tsk: I like the look of some Gravely riders more than others, but have never seen any that were ugly. The 408's look a little too much like all those other "common" tractors, but in your heart you know their insides are Gravely.
 
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