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Gravely riding tractor:

Posted by rustyj14 W/PA (My Page) on
Thu, Feb 17, 11 at 20:46

Last summer, a fellow dropped off a Gravely rear engine tractor, with a problem. When you would drive it around, the tranny would grind and groan. I check for low oil, no oil, binding brakes, but couldn't figger out what the problem was, so he took it back home.
I have heard the the wrong oil in a Troy-bilt tiller tranny will cause that problem. could that have been the problem in the Gravely? I am not equipped, nor learned enough about that make, to dig into the working parts.
Any ideas?

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RE: Gravely riding tractor:

Hi-ho!! Everybody asleep? Does anybody have any info on those Gravely tractors? Or am i asking the wrong questions? Or, am i mixed up about the whole thing?
I do have a friend who owns one, but, he's gone to Florida for several months, to warm up! So, i can't ask him.
An answer isn't critical, as i do not have the tractor here, but i am trying to further my knowlege about the brand. Being 86+ YOA, i am not feeble, decrepit, stupid, or crazy. I am of the feeling, that any older person, who sits down in his easy chair after retirement, will have no use for information about anything, except to ask for directions to the Cemetary!

RE: Gravely riding tractor:

The Gravely takes stright 30 W oil in the tranny. They are extreamly durable and trasmission disasembly is fairly stright forward....UNLESS you plan on removing the PTO. They are a bear and can be dangerious to remove unless you have the right tools. Are you sure the noise is comming from the tranny and not one of the exterior clutches?

RE: Gravely riding tractor:

  • Posted by exmar 6 SE Ohio (My Page) on
    Sun, Feb 27, 11 at 11:28

Go to the Gravely Forum at MTF, lots of knowledgeable folks there.

RE: Gravely riding tractor:

No, not sure where the noise was coming from. Thats why i inquired about the problem. It sounded like something was "squeezing" the gears. I finally solved the problem, though. I called him and told him i didn't know enough about the brand, to go fooling around in its guts!
I work on regular lawn tractors, and leave those other ones to the experts in their fields.
Thanks: Rusty Jones

RE: Gravely riding tractor:

What model # Gravely are you talking about?

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