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Old 03-02-2013, 02:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Greyst1 View Post
I'm a huge Ferris guy and not to derail this thread but tell me about this 700 series machine. Just checked their site and it looks like the replacement for the 1500. Interested to know about this machine.
They simplified things a bit. The 500 used to be the more homeowner oriented machine. Briggs engines, smaller tires, non folding rops, the frame was kind narrower. The 1500 was more commercial with Kawasaki or Vanguard engines, larger tires, folding rops. Both units were available with similar deck options.

Now the 600 and 700 are basically the same frame wise. However, the 600 has small decks, while the 700 has large decks. And now the cheaper briggs engines and Kawasaki are options on all of the machines. The big change is the move to ZT3400 transaxles.
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