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ACutAbovesiny
10-10-2007, 03:36 PM
We just picked up 2 Ferris 32" Hydro Walkbehinds today and they look great. They are our first walkbehinds. We were unsure of which catchers to get so we got one grass gobbler and one fabric grass catcher. I took pics but left them at the office. I will post them tomorrow night.

Anyone using these machines?? What do you think??

ACutAbovesiny
10-11-2007, 03:52 PM
((pics))................((pics))

ACutAbovesiny
10-11-2007, 03:53 PM
Here are the catchers.

ACutAbovesiny
10-11-2007, 03:55 PM
I used these angle bracets to keep the front casters from jumping around in the trailer.

ACutAbovesiny
10-11-2007, 03:59 PM
Here are some random pics of the trailer

gandk06
10-11-2007, 04:10 PM
If you don't mind me asking what did you pay for them? I was looking at a used 04, 36" hydrocut with 150 hours and wondered if it would be better to just buy a new one? Also, after you cut with them let me know what you think of them. I have done some serching on this site about them and can't find much about them.

Thanks

Guzman Properties
10-11-2007, 04:38 PM
Congrats on the purchase, everything looks great. I currently have a 61" Zero Turn Ferris, but am interested in a 36" Hydro walkbehind as well. Let us know how they do as far as cut, handling, speed and striping (if any).

Thanks and congrats!!!

Ninja lawn mowing
10-11-2007, 04:44 PM
Nice set up, like your trailer. could you send info back on what grass catcher you like the best and some pro's and con's of each. I have one like the grass gobbler, kinda big and hard and unforgiving. It seems the fabric one would be lighter and easier to handle. Thanks for future feedback.

Supper Grassy
10-11-2007, 05:36 PM
Very nice mowers and also trailer, well organised and CLEAN

DoetschOutdoor
10-11-2007, 07:10 PM
I love everything about my 36 hydro ferris except it can get tiring after using it all day. My 36 model cuts great and stripes fairly well so Im sure you will be happy with yours.

ACutAbovesiny
10-11-2007, 07:15 PM
If you don't mind me asking what did you pay for them? I was looking at a used 04, 36" hydrocut with 150 hours and wondered if it would be better to just buy a new one? Also, after you cut with them let me know what you think of them. I have done some serching on this site about them and can't find much about them.

Thanks

Both of them with the catchers cost a total of $6300.00 The fabric catcher is like #75 more than the other one.

ACutAbovesiny
10-11-2007, 07:17 PM
Nice set up, like your trailer. could you send info back on what grass catcher you like the best and some pro's and con's of each. I have one like the grass gobbler, kinda big and hard and unforgiving. It seems the fabric one would be lighter and easier to handle. Thanks for future feedback.

Once we get them going i will post some pics of the cuts and give feedback on each catcher.

RedMax Man
10-12-2007, 11:30 AM
Very nice. Business must going well, 2 new mowers and a new 550.

betterview2
10-12-2007, 12:15 PM
hey this is a little off topic and i mean no offense by it but i noticed to were in NY and i wanted to let you kno that there is a "A Cut of Above" in pultney VT which isnt to far from NY???

ACutAbovesiny
10-12-2007, 12:18 PM
Very nice. Business must going well, 2 new mowers and a new 550.

Yes it is. We were able to get the truck because we signed a contract with Lowes for snow removal.

ACutAbovesiny
10-12-2007, 12:19 PM
hey this is a little off topic and i mean no offense by it but i noticed to were in NY and i wanted to let you kno that there is a "A Cut of Above" in pultney VT which isnt to far from NY???

Our name is "A Cut Above The Rest Landscaping, Inc." I've heard that there are some with close names all over.

NNJLandman
10-12-2007, 08:36 PM
Looks great, I have the same grass gobbler catcher on my exmark, thing is a piece of S... The material its made out of is weak and flimsy so first thing you hit it gets dent. Very delicate compared to my rackem catcher on my scag, thing is solider, it knocks stuff out of its way instead of being knocked to bits.

Jeff

ALarsh
10-13-2007, 01:09 AM
What other mowers do you run? What Z's? How many accts do you have?

ACutAbovesiny
10-13-2007, 01:24 AM
What other mowers do you run? What Z's? How many accts do you have?

No Z's...just these two walkbehinds and some 21" lawnboys.

ALarsh
10-13-2007, 01:28 AM
All that money in trucks/trailer and these are your first two wb's? Please enlighten me.

ACutAbovesiny
10-13-2007, 01:38 AM
All that money in trucks/trailer and these are your first two wb's? Please enlighten me.

Thats simple.....postage stamp lawns. I would say that 90% of our lawns are less than 1500 sqft.

ACutAbovesiny
10-13-2007, 01:42 AM
If any of you guys have been to this very over populated place I like to call Staten Island, NY...you would know that outdoor space it at a minimum. Most properties are 40 X 100, 50 X 100, or 100 X 100. Now the majority are 40 and 50...and most people have all deck or all patio back yards (and dont forget the inground pool). We have alot of houses that only have the front maintained.

ExclusiveLawnCare
10-13-2007, 02:34 AM
Looking good Like everything I see, nice trailer, Has it all.

RLW
10-13-2007, 10:41 AM
Nice set up ACA. Wish I had an enclosed trailer.

LawnBoy89
10-13-2007, 06:12 PM
Well in that case those mowers are going to cut your time in 1/4! If you don't mind spending a couple hundred a recomend the accelerator grass catchers thats what I have the cloth ones for my eXmark's barely make a season before they get rips...not from hitting stuff just from normal wear I really like the aluminum ones they are really light and at the same time strong I hit belgium block edging a couple times don't even scratch my bagger.

Nice mowers btw...looks like they will cut nice but you gotta admit they are some ugly looking machines...I actually have one Ferris w/b its a 48'' it cuts really nice but it's not floating deck the only problem I have with it is it doesn't collect leaves well, actually at all. While both my eXmarks suck the leaves right up this one blows them right out of the way and never catches any....o well good luck with your machines

mkwl
10-16-2007, 11:54 PM
Looks good- how come you went with one cloth and one GG catcher?

93Chevy
10-17-2007, 02:04 PM
I was actually looking a 36 or 32 hydrocut. I'd be very interested in your opinion on their handling and hillside stability as I've been getting mixed feedback on the Hydrocut. Thanks.

ballstar
10-17-2007, 05:24 PM
Those ferris mowers look nice! Personally, I'm a John Deere man, but I really like how those look.

ACutAbovesiny
05-10-2009, 10:52 PM
Looks good- how come you went with one cloth and one GG catcher?

These are our first walk behinds and wanted to try each one out. I like that the fabric one is lighter but the durabilty of the cage is great.

STIHL GUY
05-10-2009, 10:54 PM
nice mowers

ACutAbovesiny
05-10-2009, 10:58 PM
Thanks stihl guy. These mowers have been work horses for us. Really holding up well.

mowerdude777
05-10-2009, 11:02 PM
Very nice mowers, I have the realy old version of those mowers and can say that they are great mowers