Gravly from Brillion, Wisconsin, is a manufacturer of mechanized garden and garden supplies, which he calls "zero-turn mowers and mowers." It began as a manufacturer of "two-wheeled" tractors. Benjamin Franklin Gravely (November 29, 1876 - January 1953) from Dunbar, West Virginia, produced a hand plow in 1916, equipped with an auxiliary Indian motorcycle engine and driven by belts. His goal was to build a tractor that would revolutionize gardening and lawn care for the homeowner. F.W. Wilcox, a friend of Gravely, owned a machine shop in Middleport, Ohio. He let Graveley build more tractors in his store. It was there that Gravely designed the engine and built six or seven first tractors that weighed about 190 pounds each. He also developed several new tools for the engine and transmission. His third generation grandson, Sean Ryder, has a collection of his grandfather's Gravely Tractor in Warrington, Pa.
Unlike the first powerful plow Gravely, today Gravely offers two types of all-wheel drive "tractors" - self- propelled self-propelled units and mowers with zero turning radius, which developed from strong tractors for driving, which defined the company. for most of his later years. Modules with all-wheel drive are driven by a single-cylinder four-stroke engine, available in model D with one wheel (1916–195?) And models L with two wheels (1936–1966) and model with two wheels C (1967–1976). Variations on both models vary greatly, including body changes, mechanical changes, and color changes throughout production. visit the serious tractor club of america for more information. Earlier models had attachments, such as tillers and mowers. Later mounting options include snow plows, snow blowers and a sprayer. Seriously, in the 1970s, there were 38 applications, but thanks to the innovations of various companies, the list expanded to more than 80. Showers and steering arches are available for power tillers, as well as an additional solid platform with a place for carrying small loads (trailers).
Although it offers mowers, brush cutters and other equipment, Gravely no longer produces general purpose tillers.
Since 2006, Gravely has provided a complete line of lawn implements, including zero-turn mowers, mowers and grass trimmers. Today Gravely is a division of Ariens Co. Gravely products today continue to be sold exclusively through its dealer network.