Gravely says its Pro-Turn 200 and 400 series zero-turn-radius mowers have been redesigned from the inside out and now boast “smarter components,” a smoother ride and more intuitive controls.
Gravely introduced a constant-belt tensioning system to the market with the launch of the new Pro-Turn 200 and 400 units. By maintaining constant belt tension, the system produces a consistent blade tip speed and eliminates belt slippage that can damage belts and pulleys, the company says. The system redesign also improves engine efficiency, according to Gravely, and reduces the load, saving fuel and extending engine life.
The system also eliminates spring adjustments while ensuring consistent cut quality, a Gravely spokesman said.
In addition, the new deck level system features an exclusive design requiring only a four-point adjustment, reducing parts by 50 percent. Gravely says the deck level system also eliminates deck hanger welds, resulting in a flat deck and improved cut quality.
The Pro-Turn 200 and 400 also have new custom-made seats that offer more support and comfort than previous models, the manufacturer says.
The 72-inch Pro-Turn 200 and 400 series mowers also feature Gravely’s new “X-Factor II Deck,” a seven-gauge, all-steel welded deck that the company backs with a lifetime warranty.
The deck has a notched blade and a better blowout profile, the company says, and the larger deck allows grass to move more freely through the space, improving efficiency and quality of cut.
Other performance upgrades to Pro-Turns in both the 200 and 400 series include improvements to the discharge chute, control panel, steering controls and mulching kit. The Pro-Turn 400 features radial rear tires, while both the 200 and 400 series have puncture-proof, semi-pneumatic front tires.
“The new Gravely 200 and 400 Pro-Turns were inspired by the landscape contractors that use our machines all day, every day,” said Bill Engler, Gravely brand director. “We’ve spent years researching and talking to the professionals that rely on our equipment and we used that feedback to redesign and reinvent the Gravely brand.”
Gravely is owned by Brillion, Wisconsin-based Ariens Co.