Just thought I would chime in here.I do think the dealer plays a huge part here. I was lookin for a ztr to do around 3 acres.My previous ztr was a Simplicity Champion.I wanted a heavier ztr so I had these choices.
Ferris great dealer huge inventory
Gravely small shop not a lot of mowers
Scag sideline for a trailer shop small inv
owner going to retire in a year with no plans for shop
I never cut with a Gravely but have seen one cut .
I went with the Ferris last year.If it went down dealer would give me a mower to use while repairs were made if needed.I am still not sold on it's cut yet.It is a great smooth mower and holds slopes like a billy goat.Also in my decision was the fact of 0% int for 50 months.I think I will seriously look at the gravely tho if I trade in about 4 years tho.