Originally Posted by buckhtr77
I just bought a 3100 61 inch with 36 HP. Dealer gave me same price for 36 as 32. I absolutely love the machine. I used to cut with a Ferris Comfort Control DD 25 HP 52 inch with a Bull Rider. While the walk behind is a tremendous machine in it's own right, the rider is where it's at for me. I cut almost 3 acres of grass and mow another 2ish acres every other week in my subdivision. I have some bumpy areas in my yard and some real bumpy areas in the subdivision. Using the walk behind wasn't fun with my back. I now can mow my yard and blow off driveway and sidewalks in right @ an hour. The rider has been a big time saver and it's so nice to ride. I can compare with my father's Kubota rider, it rides like a log wagon. Comparing the 2, there is no comparison, the Kubota will throw your A$$ off and the bumps go right up your spine. The cut with the Ferris is very nice as well.
An old log wagon! this is a good description
I too may well get a Ferris soon, to replace my old log wagon.