- Jul 27, 2020
I recently purchased a new Gravely Compact Pro 34 for home use. I'd never used a z-turn mower before and it took a little getting use to. One thing slowly begin to become apparent. The right side reverse was not NEARLY as fast or mobile as the left side reverse. I noticed that the steering arm down near the seat was making contact with the frame when reversing which limited it's movement. With the mower off, I released the brake and pulled both the left and right steering arms back as far as they would go and discovered that the left side will pull back about 1 to 1.5 inches more than the right side. The right side only has about 3/16 inch clearance before making contact with frame. I took it back to the dealer and they said this is the second Compact pro that has been returned with this problem. He also said there is no adjustment for this and Gravely has no fix. Reverse is suppose to be about 3 MPH, but mine will not do more that .5 MPH. The right side is so weak that it will not climb any incline in reverse....and the tires are not slipping. It's just that limited. I've googled this problem and don't see any similar issues with this mower. Any suggestions?