Gravely® adds gasoline power options to compact utility loader lineup

Oct. 18, 2023, Brillion, Wis. – Gravely®’s new AXIS 100 series of gasoline-powered compact utility loaders launched today to give a low-barrier-of-entry opportunity to landscape contractors and lawn maintenance professionals ready to grow their businesses. The AXIS 100GT and AXIS 100GW, which represent track and wheel-drive models, feature many of the same unique-to-market features as their diesel-powered counterparts.

The AXIS 100 series was introduced today at Equip Exposition in Louisville, Kentucky. The outdoor power equipment tradeshow is the largest for its industry, welcoming 25,000 exhibitors and trade professionals from around the world from Oct. 18 through Oct. 20.

“In years of drought or reduced business, the Gravely AXIS 100 gives more professionals a cost-friendly solution to expand their range of services,” said AriensCo Director of Commercial Product Grant Wilson. “With a universal attachment mounting plate that supports interchangeable attachments, the AXIS 100 is a Swiss Army Knife. It scoops, lifts and transports supplies and material, digs, trenches, and opens multiple new revenue streams without adding labor.”

Though the 23.5-horsepower KOHLER® Command PRO CH730 engine is a clear difference from the AXIS 200 series, favorites from the diesel-powered lineup are carried into the AXIS 100. That includes a self-leveling boom/bucket, universal attachment plate, adjustable hydraulics to supply power where needed, track and wheel options, two auxiliary hydraulic ports to drive motor- and cylinder-driven attachments, and a common controls layout.

By retaining performance and efficiencies presented by those features, contractors that prefer gasoline-only equipment compromise nothing. They can incorporate the multi-purpose benefits of the AXIS 100 into their fleets without concern for costly refueling mistakes or missed business opportunities. Using a familiar fuel also eliminates complexity and learning curves for in-house technicians with knowledge and experience servicing equipment with gasoline engines.

The compact size and lightweight footprint of the AXIS 100 is also a welcome characteristic for smaller companies. At 40-inches wide and 60.5-inches long (without attachment), both track and wheel models can fit on most open and enclosed trailers, preventing the need for additional investments in new transportation vehicles. This also means better access to more work areas without leaving damage that can be left behind by large skid steers. Weighing only 2,189 pounds, the AXIS 100GT track model floats over work areas with minimal impact to manicured turf.

“We’re thrilled to widen our range of jobsite products with a machine that’s accessible to such a large segment of our customers,” said Wilson. “Not only does the AXIS 100’s array of capabilities open doors, but our customers’ ability to work the American way will be fully supported by the same knowledgeable and dedicated Gravely dealers they already know and trust. You’re not just getting a product, you’re getting a partnership.”

The Gravely AXIS 100 is made in America at AriensCo’s Fayetteville, Tennessee, manufacturing facility and will be available at select independently-owned and operated Gravely dealers in the U.S. and Canada beginning in spring 2024. For more information about the AXIS 100, visit
Access the complete Gravely AXIS 100 media kit here.

About AriensCo  
Based in Brillion, Wisconsin, AriensCo is a privately-owned manufacturer of outdoor power equipment for both consumer and commercial markets. Established in 1933, the company manufactures equipment under the Ariens®, Gravely®, RapidCare®, Henry’s Parts and Service®, and AS-Motor® brand names. It also established AriensCo Hospitality in 2020 with two luxury event venues, Stone Prairie, and Round Lake Farms. It opened Ariens Nordic Center December 2022. These venues are part of the mission to create reasons to visit the Brillion community. Visit for more information. 

About Gravely®
Gravely® is a brand extension of AriensCo. The brand features a full line of commercial zero-turn lawn mowers and other commercial job site equipment available at major dealers nationally. Designed for exceptional comfort and built with rock-solid dependability, Gravely has shaped the American landscape for more than 100 years. For more information, visit