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Mkok72

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Had a brand new mower delivered today. How many hours on the meter would be expected on average?
 

Rivets

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I’m confused by what you mean by your question. Please explain what you are asking.
 

bertsmobile1

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The hours shown on the meter mean nothing just provided they are shown on the delivery docket or the invoice.
A lot of mowers just measure the hours the key is on so not uncommon for delivery driver not to turn the key off & run up a lot of hours particularly if it was loaded in the afternoon for delivery the following day
Others measure the hours the engine is running and some with electric PTO's measure the hours the blades are running .
With the latter two one would expect no more than 1 hour if it was brand new or 10-20 if it was a demo off the floor.
 

bertsmobile1

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Send the dealer a "please explain" EMAIL so you will get a written reply to keep on file should you have any warranty claims.
I am yet to lay a spannar on any Gravely so don't know how the hour meter is hooked up so can not comment about weather the numbers are an accident or it has been used as a demo mower.
The quickest way to check is to look at the belts.
On the back of the belts will be the belt size label & perhaps a brand.
IF the mower has run for 50 hours then the label will be worn off or worn so much that it is hard to read where it runs on the tension pulley
 

cruzenmike

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Just had a 2020 gravely ZT XL delivered and it had over 50 hours on the meter.
It is HIGHLY likely that at some point in the setup or delivery, the key was simply left in the "on" position. If you do a search on the internet, you will find that many hour meters will log time if the machine is not running but the key has not been returned to the "off" position. Since the warranty on your unit is based on either years or hours of use, I would call the dealer and have them replace the hour meter with a new one or reset back to 0 if possible. If they are not willing to do this, at the very least they can update their records to reflect the hours at which the machine had at delivery so that you are allowed the full allotment of hours of use for the warranty.
 
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