20 Hour Review Gravely ZTx 42 inch Zero Turn Lawn Mower – Would I but it again?



Would I buy this Gravely ZTX 42 Inch Zero Turn Riding Mower again? It has good points, GREAT POINTS, and a few bad points. From Lawn Mowers Cutting Grass to Free How To Fix videos along with detailed Pressure Wash / House Wash Advice. I help you grow your #SideHustle Business. Click on “Show More” for awesome links to the products I use in my videos. Please LIKE, COMMENT and SUBSCRIBE!
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Notable Vids to watch:
*How Did I Get The 42″ Rider: https://youtu.be/Q6j2YukvJj0
*How To Edge with a String Trimmer: https://youtu.be/rtGVElu67M4
*How To Edge with a Stick Edger: https://youtu.be/GJngNVhb9VU
*Broke Arm – Service an Entire Yard: https://youtu.be/8_oszArUl4s
*Massive Clean Out Jobs: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZKQKrwEGP-BJ1IO6FQuJIPop1YtJxi_L
*Honda HRX217VKA DEMO VIDEO: https://youtu.be/Ioh8SIVnLqk
*Honda HRX217 MAINT VIDEO: https://youtu.be/ToAEHrmZoh4

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31 thoughts on “20 Hour Review Gravely ZTx 42 inch Zero Turn Lawn Mower – Would I but it again?

  1. Just bought the Gravely 42 ZT XL with the 21 hp Kawasaki. Absolutely love the clippings dispersion with this deck. As Dan has already noted, the 3 spindles and the super wide deck opening is awesome. And the size is exactly what I need to get through numerous gates. Couldn’t go with any larger deck size without screwing myself and have to reach for the 30”. This is the mower which I use even more than my Toro Commercial 52”. If you can afford the extra $500.00, go with ZT XL for wider rear tires and serviceable hydros, and the Kawi engine of course.

  2. Another factor on a triple blade mower vs. the same size in a double blade is clip rate. Tip speed being equal, a shorter blade will pass the same spot more times. That processes clippings great.

  3. Dan, try a Walker. Front mount mower, can change whole deck for different sizes, can get right up on what you want to trim, fully floating decks, no deck belts. I use a Kubota tractor for most cutting and the Walker for trim and small gated back yards. Can just flip the deck up to service. Lots of grease fittings

  4. Hey Dan! I have a small lawn business (only have one yard at the time) I use a 42" Cub Cadet ZTR, and a Troy built trimmer. I was wondering how your explorer handles your trailer. I am going to start using my dads 5×10 enclosed trailer and I drive a 2011 Toyota Tacoma 2.7L. Eventually my dad is gonna get a bigger trailer so I'm hoping he will give it to me, I would really like to letter it and have a mobile billboard, along with getting some magnets for my truck.

  5. Worst junk mower I have ever owned ! JD, Toro, Hustler, Husky, Kubota are miles ahead of this trash.

    In the shop getting repaired more than ever on the grass.

  6. not to be rude, i'm a gardener also and ive never had an issue with getting close to letter box's and trees. i use the little over hang to get to the pole or tree

  7. I have a Gravely pro turn 152 and i love the machine. Wish i would have bought the 60 inch deck, i have 5 acres to mow. This mower cost around $7200. It has a Kawasaki engine 22 hp. plenty of power, only bad thing is the ground down here in southern Florida is the sand. Every time i finish mowing i change the blades, the sand eats at the blades. I own 3 sets of them. It cuts at a good speed, my neighbor has a Dixie chopper which he says is the best, but brags on all his equipment being the best, whatever. I have Stihl trimmer and chainsaw and his is Echo big deal i think. My mower has 2 filters on each side for hydro drives which are the same as engine oil one. Thanks for the video, Dan!!

  8. Have you noticed any rutting this time of year? I bought a gravely 34' compact pro and I noticed the grass gets pushed down and doesn't really come back up. Do you think it's just cause the grass is dormant? I try not to run in the same tire tracks every time. I bought it in September and I didn't notice it until like Novermber when the grass went dormant.

  9. 42" is perfect. I have only ran into 2 lawns I cant fit in. Sometimes I look forward to push mowing anyway on those days I'm not in a hurry.

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