View Full Version : Help! Is this Ferris a good deal?

09-12-2008, 11:40 PM
Found a ferris 48" 21 hp ztr midmount in my area. It's got 3.3 hrs on it and he wants 6k for it with a trailer. I know ferris's reputation being good smooth riding mowers. So i figured i'll see if i can get him to jimmy down the price to like 4500 for just the mower b/c i already got a trailer. Help!


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09-13-2008, 12:37 AM
The price is good, especially for including a trailer, depending on what the trailer is. He might not take $4500 for that thing. It's got fewer hours than a dealer demo. Do you think you could sell the trailer?

09-14-2008, 08:34 AM
Keep in mine, This mower If I am right does not have the suspension on the back. And does not ride anywhere as good as the 2000's or above.
But I do know my uncle bought one like that back in the spring. And his was a little higher then that without a trailer.
But then again the guy needs to know the unit is used. Even if its under 4 hours. You still drop $$$ as soon as you sign. And I would cut some off the $6000 he is asking. Figure what you can get the trailer for. Then knock off for the unit being used.

09-14-2008, 09:42 AM
The 1500 does have rear suspension. The front is not exactly independent suspension--it pivots. That mower should sell for $6000-6500 brand new, so if the trailer is worth maybe $1000 (not knowing what kind of trailer it is), then he's taking $1000-1500 hit off of purchase price.

09-14-2008, 10:02 AM
My dealer is selling that machine for $5600 NEW. Not sure what the trailer is. Collinsvillepower1.com

09-14-2008, 01:11 PM
I got a 1500 with 52" deck and 25 HP kawasaki with a pivot trailer (6x8) for $6000 and it had only 30 hours on it. I would go brand new at the cost you are paying. You might as well get the warranty with it.

09-14-2008, 02:16 PM
My dealer is selling that machine for $5600 NEW. Not sure what the trailer is. Collinsvillepower1.com

They have a nice website. I know dealers can get a quantity discount, so maybe he's passing on those savings. And it was $5800 when I just looked. When I figured my local sales tax on that, it's almost $6200.