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19dodge68
05-16-2005, 03:42 PM
I'M looking At a John Deere, Dixie Chopper, and a Ferris with the independent Suspension, any comments would be appreciated. I do need a 72 inch because of the lawns I mow. Thanks for the help.

South Florida Lawns
05-16-2005, 05:29 PM
They are all good machines with some better features than others. You will get different anwsers on which mower is the best from ppl here, all three are decent companies but the one to get is the one that fits your needs best.

Edgewater
05-16-2005, 05:32 PM
On lawns that need a 72, the speed of a chopper would be nice :blob3:

Charles Odell
05-16-2005, 05:34 PM
I run 3 797 JD's all 72" cut there is none better in my
opioin They are very Tough mowers take a lot of rough
terain Plus look at tire width and low seat height really good
on hills. The big advantage with deere is the resell value
,I trade mine every 2 years dealer gladly take them in trade
Ask the other makes dealers about trade value after 2 years
most will laugh at you. Won't take their on product in trade
says something about what they are selling. Good luck
Charles :)

Gautreaux's LNG
05-16-2005, 05:37 PM
Hustler Super Z, with the speed get a 60 and a better cut than a 72" and finish faster. Are you cutting huge acreages that you have to have a 72" deck? Hustler also makes a 34 Cat with the 72" deck. Big Bad Machine! Good luck but demo the hustlers before you buy one you won't regret it.

Tider6972
05-16-2005, 06:37 PM
Yeah, all the usual suspects :0

Hustler,SuperZ 72", with a 28EFI will be the very best, do a side -by -side comparison! The SuperZ's pumps and wheel motors are bigger than the others, and that is a clear advantage.

rodfather
05-16-2005, 06:58 PM
Have had 20 or so Ferris machines during the past 11 years...wouldn't trade 'em for the world. Need I say more?

Travis Followell
05-17-2005, 09:59 PM
Go with the ferris. they are great mowrs and the suspension really helps out a lot.

proenterprises
05-17-2005, 10:11 PM
The exmark 27hp diesel is a nice 72" machine. My buddy has 2 of them. The models (2001-2002) had some known defect though, I believe an issue with the pumps, but the newer one he has seemed to work fine (little downtime)

slicksilverado01
05-17-2005, 10:28 PM
The exmark 27hp diesel is a nice 72" machine. My buddy has 2 of them. The models (2001-2002) had some known defect though, I believe an issue with the pumps, but the newer one he has seemed to work fine (little downtime)


exmark is crap. get a scag

gorrell
05-17-2005, 11:21 PM
I've got 4 50hp dixies with 72" decks and 2 steiners with 72" decks. If dixie could only use steiners deck it would be the nearly perfect machine..........Lynn

TMlawncare
05-17-2005, 11:35 PM
I've got 4 50hp dixies with 72" decks and 2 steiners with 72" decks. If dixie could only use steiners deck it would be the nearly perfect machine..........Lynn

I have one 50hp dixie 72". Its a great machine but the deck is awful. It stripes great but streaks and has problems clumping.

heavenlydeere
05-18-2005, 12:09 AM
everybody is right!!! about the machines!!..........your wallet, dealer service, and maybe your favorite color, i believe, may be the best way to buy a commercial ztr these days!! they are all making great machines , pick any , grass hopper, dixon, gravely, kubota, the ones you've listed, and many more, they are all great machines that will do just about any thing you ask them to do!! look at your finances( cause your gonna pay for this baby), check out the dealers you might be marrying, and throw in your favorite color and you will have your answer!!! btw i run deere and i love them!!

jgtxusa
05-18-2005, 12:23 AM
I never did more than demo the ferris, but it was awesome. I run the scags with the kaw 29hp efi and they are great. The ferris rode better, but was not as powerful. I do think it had enough power to get the job done, but I like overkill. Good luck.