View Full Version : $$$ Is No Object!

01-03-2007, 11:35 PM
I Need A 48" Or 50" Wb Mower. And A 32" Mower. Regardless Of Price What Is The Best Setup? My Good Dealers Are Scag, Exmark, Ferris, Dixie And Snapper. With John Deere After That.

01-04-2007, 12:04 AM
You said scag go with em.

01-04-2007, 12:18 AM
I didn't see Toro, they make some of the best out there. I have been running both gear drive and hydro's for years with no problems. I just ordered my new 48" T-bar 15hp v-twin gear drive w/turbo force deck the other day, should be in early Feb.

01-04-2007, 01:38 AM
Coumbe, I have a 48" Scag WB and and the 32" Toro. I love the set-up, just not the dealer I have to work with on the Toro. Awesome mower, horrible service from dealer. My Scag dealer (who goes above and beyond) sells Encore 32" (Scag doesn't have a 32"WB or I would already have it) which I will get when this Toro dies or someone makes me a good offer. I guess what I am saying is.......find the best dealer- buy his best stuff.......

01-04-2007, 02:56 AM
If you're going with a 48 to 50, and money is no object, then get a 60. you are already getting a smaller one for gates, anyway. The Exmark Turf Tracer with a two wheeled solid mount stand on sulky. You can't go wrong.

Tim Wright
01-04-2007, 09:33 AM
I like the Ferris Hydro.


J&R Landscaping
01-04-2007, 11:02 AM
Exmark or Scag from the brands listed. The Ferris riders seem decent but I'm not yet sold on their wb mowers. I would say Ferris as a #3 choice.

lazer 46
01-04-2007, 11:06 AM
A few minutes ago I took delivery of a new Exmark 48 inch Turf Tracer HP. It is the 6th TTHP I have owned over the years. I either trade them or sell them with low hours just to stay new and avoid breakdowns. They have all been trouble free and I couldn't be happier with the product.

01-04-2007, 02:05 PM
Awesome machine. It's always great to see a guy that knows his machinery!

01-04-2007, 03:05 PM
I have never heard any complaints about the scags besides the fact that they don't have exmark's ECS. Does it need to be a WB? A Wright Stander might work.

01-04-2007, 03:18 PM
I run all Ferris walk behinds and am very happy with them. I can't say they are better than other brands as i have not run other brands. My dealer support is outstanding.
I own a 17hp 48" that i have had for four years now and have no problems with. Last year I also bought a 23hp 52" Ferris wb. Its amazing how much of a difference the four inches makes. I love it and have had no problems. The extra horse power has been a nice feature to have in thick wet grass. One additional thing to look into is the availability of quick height adjustment. My 52" is the only wb I can adjust quickly and it is a nice feature. Also, don't rule out the big ones. I have a 61" Ferris wb that works well. You can get it into surprisingly tight spaces and it does nice work on hills. Just something to think about, good luck

lawnboy dan
01-04-2007, 03:57 PM
another vote for the toro32-best 32 there is and well worth the price -get the tbar ! i have 2 and both are ultra reliable and best mulchers i have ever used

01-04-2007, 05:09 PM
I also run a Ferris. It leaves a nice cut and runs very smoothly. I recommend the Ferris!

01-04-2007, 07:01 PM
$$ should always be an object you are running a business

01-04-2007, 08:17 PM
Try to set up a demo from your dealer so you can decide which you are the most comforable with. I don't believe that any of the brands you mentioned are bad or offer poor quality products, but then again I personally do not have experience with them all.

01-04-2007, 08:20 PM
I would go with the scag very well built.

01-04-2007, 08:28 PM
:laugh: Go with the Dixie run behind:laugh: Has anyone ever seen one in the field?

RedMax Man
01-04-2007, 10:40 PM
The Toro T-Bar 48" is a nice mower.

01-05-2007, 01:19 AM
I tried a 60" Tank and I hated the cut. I don't know if it was just because it was a Tank or because the extra 12" was just too much??? We do not have real flat ground here, no hills just a lot of bumps.

01-05-2007, 01:19 AM
Thats why I said 48", not 60".

03-14-2009, 10:30 PM
korn, I am inwashington mo where did you buy your ferris. running exmark turf tracers now wanting to check out ferris w/b.