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    Gravely had an ad in USA Today 4/15/08. I have not seen an ad for them in many years. They may run ads all the time I just have not seen them.
    The ad says that Gravely is an Ariens Brand.

    My Dad bought a Gravely back in 1968. It was a great self propelled walk behind mower. As a teenager I enjoyed cutting the grass with it.

    Web site www.gravely.com


    Gary Sanders
    Nixa, MO
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    I am looking for a Studebaker built Gravely to add to my collection (and Paul, I have not forgotten about you ). Needs to be reasonably close to me or delivered to Lancaster. []


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      quote:Originally posted by Gary1953

      Gravely had an ad in USA Today 4/15/08. I have not seen an ad for them in many years. They may run ads all the time I just have not seen them.
      The ad says that Gravely is an Ariens Brand.
      My Dad bought a Gravely back in 1968. It was a great self propelled walk behind mower. As a teenager I enjoyed cutting the grass with it.
      Web site www.gravely.com
      Gravely was bought by Ariens some years back and they are produced in the same plant, but, according to the Gravely dealers around here, Gravely still is seperate in terms of design and marketing. Unfortunately, Gravely dropped the great two-wheelers and the four-wheel tractors several years ago. Now all they make are expensive mowing equipment. The old two-wheel models were widely used by the local governments and even state highway departments because they were so stable on rough terrain.
      The '68 Gravely you had would still have had Studebaker somewhere on it. My '72 say "Division of Studebaker" right on the control deck.
      When Studebaker bought Gravely they moved the plant to Clemmons, NC to break the union at the WV plant. They also forced Gravely to drop their own design engine and use Onans. The '62 Gravely I have has a Gravely cast iron one-cylinder engine with pressure oiling and a full-flow oil filter. The crankcase holds five quarts.

      [img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/R-4.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64L.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64P.jpg[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/53K.jpg[/img=right]Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia
      '53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
      '64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
      '64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
      Museum R-4 engine
      1962 Gravely Model L (Studebaker-Packard serial plate)
      1972 Gravely Model 430 (Studebaker name plate, Studebaker Onan engine)
      Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
      '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine

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      • #4
        I remember the Studebaker name plate on the Gravely from 1968.


        Gary Sanders
        Nixa, MO
        President Toy Studebaker Collectors Club. Have an interest in Toy Studebakers? Contact me for details.
        Gary Sanders
        Nixa, MO

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        • #5
          While in Albany, GA for our meet last weekend, I rode by the old Gravely dealership. I think they sell Snappers mostly now, but all the Gravely signs are still up. [^]

          Matthew Burnette

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            This is a current picture of my model 810 Gravely that I bought new 30 years ago. It earned it's keep in my resort for 22 years and has been "semi-retired" for last eight years only cutting grass and hauling a wagon. I expect it will be good for another 30 years.


            Dick
            Mountain Home, AR
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            Dick
            Mountain Home, AR
            http://www.livingintheozarks.com/studebaker2.htm

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            • #7
              Gravely has a Studebaker connection that goes way back before the purchase in the early '60s. A story in a West Virginia magazine (Goldenseal) from 1998 told that Mr Gravely would load up as many of his "motor plows" as he could in his 1911 Studebaker touring car and go sell them door to door. The first Gravelys were a one-wheel unit with the engine inside the circle of the front wheel- drove a ring gear on the inside of the rim.


              [img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/R-4.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64L.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64P.jpg[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/53K.jpg[/img=right]Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia
              '53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
              '64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
              '64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
              Museum R-4 engine
              1962 Gravely Model L (Studebaker-Packard serial plate)
              1972 Gravely Model 430 (Studebaker name plate, Studebaker Onan engine)
              Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
              '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine

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