Stanley Genadek is no stranger to landscaping, especially considering he started working in the field at the age of 13. Now, he's a well-respected authority on topics that affect the industry. As the operator of the popular "DirtMonkey" YouTube channel and the owner of his own landscaping company, Genadek Landscaping and Excavating, he has the experience necessary to make recommendations.
Gravely Pro-QXT® Tractor. He purchased the machine in January 2018, along with the 32-inch snow blower and 44-inch brush attachments. During the winter months earlier this year, he used it on various snow removal job sites.
"I've used Ariens and Gravely products in the past, but I chose to use the Pro-QXT for the winter season because one of the largest snow removal companies in Minnesota uses the same equipment," Genadek said. "I figured, if some of the most prominent companies are using these machines, then they must be doing something right."
The Gravely Pro-QXT is a two-wheeled, walk-behind tractor that's suitable for every season. The sleek design attracts the gaze of onlookers, but its capabilities attract those looking for absolute efficiency and versatility. This machine features an all-season engine and design that provides optimal performance for all weather conditions. Its Rapid control system allows complete and ergonomic operational control of the tractor at variable speeds, with the ability to quickly change directions. It also includes a quick-attach system that enables the operator to easily transition between attachments with minimal effort.
After using the Gravely Pro-QXT, Genadek said the tractor is like a mobile tool carrier. During the winter in the Midwest, receiving 2 to 3 feet (0.6 to 0.9 meters) of snow in a short period of time isn't uncommon. Snow blowers and other snow removal tools take up more storage space and take longer to switch among attachments. On the other hand, the Pro-QXT enables operators to make heavy-duty accessories adaptable and gives users the ability to take on versatile projects by switching out attachments in seconds.
"I can remove as much as 2 feet of snow, or even just a light dusting with the same machine," Genadek said. "That's what sets it apart and makes it so powerful."
The Gravely Pro-QXT is equipped with a 14-horsepower engine and a groundspeed of up to 5 mph (8 kph) forward and 2 mph (3 kph) backward, a fuel capacity of almost 2 gallons (7.5 liters) and an electric and recoil starter. It is also compatible with eight attachments produced by Gravely, along with numerous comfort and performance accessories.
"AriensCo is an icon in the landscaping industry," Genadek said. "You either go big or go home when tackling commercial projects. Ariens and Gravely products are known to have quality built into them. With it already having built a reputation with some of the larger companies, the Pro-QXT fits the bill of a quality, durable machine, and that's exactly what I was looking for."