View Full Version : Ferris IS5000 big boy!

02-15-2005, 06:01 PM
Any of you Ferris guys have any experience with the IS500 w/ the 34hp Daihatsu motor? We are looking to purchase a 72" deck mower, but it must be liquid cooled. Any help would be appreciated.


02-15-2005, 06:08 PM
Do you mean the IS5000, dunno of a 500 model?

02-15-2005, 07:07 PM
I've used the IS5000 Cat diesel, very nice!

02-15-2005, 08:50 PM
Demoed the IS5000Z diesel and it made my old promaster feel like riding on a board. Had a fluffy ride, you still felt the bumps but it didn't jar you to death. When cutting at an aggressive pace I hit holes without slowing down and the machine soaked it up without scalping.

02-16-2005, 12:01 AM
Rodfather - You have never heard of the IS500 36" rider w/ a 34hp Daihatsu liquid cooled motor? It's awesome! :rolleyes:

Of course I meant the IS5000! Come on! Read the title!


Travis Followell
02-16-2005, 08:53 AM
That suspension is really sweet. I've used an IS-3000 and it had such a smooth ride. Why don't you get the Cat diesel?

all ferris
02-16-2005, 09:36 AM
I run a IS4000 72" with a 31hp lc dihatsu. I has plenty of power and does a great job. However, it doesn't like wet grass.

02-16-2005, 10:54 AM
I really don't want the CAT for 2 reasons. A) Its a much heavier machine B) Diesel stations are few and far between and it becomes a PITA to have to make 2 stops or carry a bunch of extra cans around. Plus my dealer told me that the Dihatsu motors run very smooth and quiet, unlike the beefy CAT motor. :dizzy: