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Gravely (Ariens) Hydro Brush 36 REVIEW!!

Being an active member of Lawnsite.com and doing this review over there I felt it should be posted here as well, especially since we will be using it on our snowblowing crew at this time.

Because of our use of numerous Gravely machines and how impressed we have been with them Gravely asked us to do a review of their Power Brush!! Gravely shipped one out to my dealer and I got word last night that it had arrived and my dealer brought it over to our shop just a few minutes ago.

Gravely is owned by Ariens, one of the best companies out there when it comes to snow equipment.

When he got here with it I pulled one of my trucks out of the shop and used it on my dirty shop floor. My shop floor is full of dirt/sand/salt from the last few weeks of winter. So it is caked and dried on pretty well. Once I found out Gravely was sending me one of these to try out and review I stopped sweeping that area of the shop... Once pass with the Power Brush cleaned it right up back down to the tile.

Since we are getting this in the middle of snow removal season our hope is that it is a great tool for sidewalks and maybe some driveways.

I am going to post some pics of the machine and some before and after pics of the shop floor along with detailed info about the machine shortly.
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a couple of pics of my shop floor. Im not sure if the pics do it justice but it did a great job getting up a lot of stuff.
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We are supposed to get some snow overnight so I hope we get to use it in the morning, if not I am going to take it to one of our Condo Associations and clean their sidewalks with it just to get a better feel for it. I will post before and after pics.
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The model Gravely sent me came with a 287cc 9.5hp Subaru engine which seems to have more than plenty of power. It features a Hydrostatic drive system which has infinite speed adjustments, this is a great feature because you are not locked into a speed selected by a gear and you can adjust speed on the fly.

The brush is 36" wide and can rotate upto 40* in either direction with the pull of a trigger under the right handle. This model also features hand warmers, which I did turn on today while I had the shop opened up and they worked great, to me as a commercial guy who is out for hours at a time, hand warmers are a must for me and my guys. The Halogen Headlight allows for working in very dark conditions and puts out good like for a pretty good distance ahead of you.

This machine is quality built, like all other commercial Gravely pieces we own. Everything is very heavy duty and built to last. I will get into more specifics on the materials and quality of the build tomorrow after I have had more of a chance to use it.
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I hope you get some snow to test it on. when I was a kid we had a snow removal company that would do the sidewalk with a power brush attached to a jeep

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Does the engine have the usual snow use provisions? ( heat duct shrouds to the carb)

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if you gotta ask you can't afford it

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