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KrayzKajun
05-10-2010, 06:58 PM
first off after using this mower today i came to the conclusion i should have bought it a long time ago!!!!
this thing is a beast!!

Power is outstanding! the 13hp Kawasaki never bogged down once and just plowed through the tall grass!
Handling: the controls are amazing. so easy to operate, with hydro reverse also made things so easy.
Left an awesome cut.
will continue to update as i put more hours on it!
Will cut a few of my yards with it this week to test some more!
before:
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c164/KrayzKajun/DSCN1837.jpg
after:
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c164/KrayzKajun/DSCN1840.jpg

Before: this yard hadnt been cut since January!!
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c164/KrayzKajun/DSCN1841.jpg
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c164/KrayzKajun/DSCN1843.jpg
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c164/KrayzKajun/DSCN1842.jpg
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c164/KrayzKajun/DSCN1844.jpg
AFTER: MADE TWO PASSES THTS IT!!
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c164/KrayzKajun/DSCN1845.jpg
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c164/KrayzKajun/DSCN1846.jpg

KPW LawnCare
05-10-2010, 07:03 PM
Looks nice, should post some pic of the mower itself.

Two Seasons
05-10-2010, 07:04 PM
I would have blown the rest off into the woods. Looks pretty dry down there.

KrayzKajun
05-10-2010, 07:14 PM
here are few pics of the mower!
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c164/KrayzKajun/DSCN1830.jpg
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c164/KrayzKajun/DSCN1833.jpg
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c164/KrayzKajun/DSCN1829-1.jpg

fredmullegun
05-10-2010, 07:58 PM
I can't believe you put a new mower in that jungle.

Richard Martin
05-10-2010, 08:19 PM
That is one good looking mower. I wish you many happy years. If you feel the need at some point in time let me know and I'll hook you up with the brake mod.

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb56/RMartin631/mower%20stuff/DSC00565.jpg

lawnkingforever
05-10-2010, 08:20 PM
Seems like you made the right decision with the Ferris. With that mower in your fleet, you should be able to semi-retire your pushmowers. I bet the Ferris will be able to work in 90% of the applications that you would normally use a 20". How is the handling? I know that was a complaint of some on here. I never considered that a problem with that size mower, as it is small enough to muscle it through tight spots. I hope to add one to my fleet soon.

K-OS
05-10-2010, 09:24 PM
ya but does she mulch? :)

KrayzKajun
05-10-2010, 09:36 PM
ya but does she mulch? :)

i have to order a mulching kit

KrayzKajun
05-11-2010, 12:53 PM
goin to cut a few more yards today!

Frue
05-11-2010, 05:59 PM
just a question, What are you doing with a 6500 dollar trailer and a single hydro 32? I am very confused! I use my 61 everywhere I go!

fredmullegun
05-11-2010, 07:19 PM
just a question, What are you doing with a 6500 dollar trailer and a single hydro 32? I am very confused! I use my 61 everywhere I go!

If you need a 32" walk behind you cannot get a dual hydro to my knowledge.

KrayzKajun
05-11-2010, 07:49 PM
If you need a 32" walk behind you cannot get a dual hydro to my knowledge.

exactly!:waving:

KrayzKajun
05-11-2010, 07:50 PM
just a question, What are you doing with a 6500 dollar trailer and a single hydro 32? I am very confused! I use my 61 everywhere I go!

wht does the kind of trailer have to do with a mower. I also have a 38" ZTR, a 46" Lazer Z.
gave the 38" to my brother. and will be adding a 60" ZTR in the fall

lifetree
05-11-2010, 09:17 PM
If you need a 32" walk behind you cannot get a dual hydro to my knowledge.

exactly!:waving:

This is not correct ... BOP has the Quick 32" Dually !!

lifetree
05-11-2010, 09:19 PM
Kajun -- Please comment on how the 32" machine handles ... do you have to muscle it around alot ??

KrayzKajun
05-12-2010, 02:52 AM
Kajun -- Please comment on how the 32" machine handles ... do you have to muscle it around alot ??

handles great! i have no problem turning or moving around. its perfect for wht i need it for!

the reason i didnt go with BOP is i dont like ordering a mower off the internet! i like having a dealer. the ferris is every bit worth the money!

Frue
05-12-2010, 08:29 AM
wht does the kind of trailer have to do with a mower. I also have a 38" ZTR, a 46" Lazer Z.
gave the 38" to my brother. and will be adding a 60" ZTR in the fall

The point is simply this you have a nice trailor but your equipment is well lacking. You will see this down the road. I know you know everything now; but when you get your 60 you will say How did I do this with out it. I think you did it backwards I would have spent the money on the z not the big trailor.
I put my 61 on everything and I mean everything 5 swipe posatge stamp yep, hillside yep, and of coarse the obvious question is what about fence in back lawns? I dont bid them. They are useless let some other person have them unless you want to pay triple for the cost. It takes longer to carry a walk behind like that and unload it then it saves you in time behind fences. Your business tho. Very nice trailor.

EcoGreen Services
05-12-2010, 08:48 AM
Good to see you're happy with it. I'm looking at the 36". My only concern was turning a single hydro on tight properties.

Frue, It's easy to say you won't bid. But some of us have commercial contracts that are bid per zone. I have one with 28 properties ranging from 1900 sq/ft to 49,000 Sq/ft.

My 61" Ferris Pro Cut 3 wheeler is perfect for the larger ones. (Lots of trees and hills) but is too much for the smaller ones. A lot also have a 2ft wide strip of grass beside the buildings and parking islands. I think a 61" / 36" WB / 21" combo would be a good combination for what I do.

The point is, you need the equipment suited to the properties you're doing. Without seeing what Kajun does you can't know what he needs. If I only had a large ZT I'd be doing a lot more trimming.

mowerman11
05-12-2010, 10:50 AM
How much does 32 ferris cost?
Posted via Mobile Device

KrayzKajun
05-12-2010, 03:13 PM
How much does 32 ferris cost?
Posted via Mobile Device

it was $3250 out the door.

KrayzKajun
05-12-2010, 03:15 PM
The point is simply this you have a nice trailor but your equipment is well lacking. You will see this down the road. I know you know everything now; but when you get your 60 you will say How did I do this with out it. I think you did it backwards I would have spent the money on the z not the big trailor.
I put my 61 on everything and I mean everything 5 swipe posatge stamp yep, hillside yep, and of coarse the obvious question is what about fence in back lawns? I dont bid them. They are useless let some other person have them unless you want to pay triple for the cost. It takes longer to carry a walk behind like that and unload it then it saves you in time behind fences. Your business tho. Very nice trailor.

a 60" is useless down here unless u have a lot of wide open cutting. which i will have soon undeveloped lots for home builders.

T.Brandon
05-13-2010, 04:33 PM
That little thing cuts good!!! Very impressed with that!

KrayzKajun
05-14-2010, 01:16 AM
That little thing cuts good!!! Very impressed with that!

me too! gunna cut some good yards with it 2morrow!!

airmedic8
05-14-2010, 11:22 AM
Crazy one suggestion...I have a 32 ferris. make sure you watch the balance on the deck it has a tendency after a while to get un level and you may not notice. So check it once and a while.

KrayzKajun
05-15-2010, 02:12 PM
Crazy one suggestion...I have a 32 ferris. make sure you watch the balance on the deck it has a tendency after a while to get un level and you may not notice. So check it once and a while.

thtanks for the heads up!

T.Brandon
05-16-2010, 01:45 AM
:laugh: Wasting your breath, I think it wont even see an oil change till about 100hrs :laugh:

PTP
05-19-2010, 01:29 PM
How is the overall feel of the mower? Any complaints about the controls? What is the downside here?

I am seriously considering getting one because of its light weight and its ability to discharge the tall stuff. It would be the too wet/backyard mower.

South Florida Lawns
05-22-2010, 09:04 PM
So can the single hydro's do a zero turn? I can't remember if that was a downside my dealer was talking about or something else.

For the comment on skipping gated back yards, its not that easy, the suburbs in the south like where krazy kajun works a good amount of homes have gates and fences. So skipping out on those you are passing up on a ton of work.

Mowerman2112
05-23-2010, 02:05 AM
KrayzKajun, look's good with side D, look forward to pic's with mulch! Have many lawn's with large back yard's, but small gate's? Have considered a W/B for this account's. Will it go threw a 36" gate? Thank's