Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-17-2009, 09:33 PM
STL Cuts STL Cuts is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Missouri
Posts: 494
Exmark vs. Ferris Walk Behind Mowers

Exmark or Ferris? Which company makes the best walk behinds in your opinions? I have a 2007 Ferris 36" Single Hydro and purchased a 2007 36" Exmark Metro last week, both units are great machines! Let me know what you think
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-17-2009, 10:50 PM
Green Skapes's Avatar
Green Skapes Green Skapes is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Marengo, IL
Posts: 20
I think Ferris mowers are great! I use a 48" Ferris hydro and it stacks up with the best of them. It stripes great without the use of a stripping kit and it is very reliable.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-17-2009, 10:53 PM
Linder'sLawnCare's Avatar
Linder'sLawnCare Linder'sLawnCare is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Amite, LA
Posts: 292
Quote:
Originally Posted by STL Cuts View Post
Exmark or Ferris? Which company makes the best walk behinds in your opinions? I have a 2007 Ferris 36" Single Hydro and purchased a 2007 36" Exmark Metro last week, both units are great machines! Let me know what you think
Well which one do you think is the best?
__________________
-09 Ferris 1500z 48" 21 Kaw.
-Stihl FS 110R
-edger attachment
-Husqvarna blower
-7'x 14' tow-pro trailer tandem axle with electric brakes. 3 trimmer rack, utility box.
-02 GMC Z71


Linder's Lawn Care
"Quality Counts!
"
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-17-2009, 11:00 PM
Green Skapes's Avatar
Green Skapes Green Skapes is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Marengo, IL
Posts: 20
I personally think the Ferris is the best! I have a 48" belt drive Exmark as well and I think the Ferris cut much better.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-17-2009, 11:56 PM
MileHigh's Avatar
MileHigh MileHigh is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Metro Denver, Colorado
Posts: 2,466
exmark turf tracer over a ferris anyday.

Why not look into wright standers?...those blow walk behinds out of the water...

Believe me...I have 3 WB's.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-18-2009, 12:14 AM
TheC-Master TheC-Master is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: C-Masterland
Posts: 819
TTHP over Ferris... more costly though.

I demoed a wright, good stuff, but not for what I need just at the moment, it isn't as safe to push with either on some parts. When I get huge properties I'll probably just sit, even the guy said that.
__________________
http://cutandtrim.net/
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-18-2009, 01:57 AM
STL Cuts STL Cuts is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Missouri
Posts: 494
I can't really say just yet which one I prefer, as I just got back from college and tomorrow will be the first time I use the Exmark. The Ferris I've used has been fantastic though, so I'll see tomorrow morning.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-18-2009, 03:31 AM
Richard Martin's Avatar
Richard Martin Richard Martin is online now
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Greenville, NC
Posts: 14,475
Once you get used to the Exmark you'll never use the SD Ferris again. The only advantage the Ferris has over the Exmark is instant reverse. Well, that and a better cut. The belt drive Exmark is easier to turn and can be easily used on hillsides.

I have a Ferris 36" SD and we're finishing up putting steering brakes on it. Then I'll be able to use a sulky on it and do hills.
__________________
Serving Greenville, Winterville and Ayden NC


Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-18-2009, 03:45 AM
TheC-Master TheC-Master is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: C-Masterland
Posts: 819
Quote:
Originally Posted by Richard Martin View Post
Once you get used to the Exmark you'll never use the SD Ferris again. The only advantage the Ferris has over the Exmark is instant reverse. Well, that and a better cut. The belt drive Exmark is easier to turn and can be easily used on hillsides.

I have a Ferris 36" SD and we're finishing up putting steering brakes on it. Then I'll be able to use a sulky on it and do hills.
Are we talking belt drives, because my hydro goes instant reverse and leaves a superior cut. I see he said Metro though.
__________________
http://cutandtrim.net/
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-18-2009, 06:48 AM
Richard Martin's Avatar
Richard Martin Richard Martin is online now
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Greenville, NC
Posts: 14,475
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheC-Master View Post
Are we talking belt drives, because my hydro goes instant reverse and leaves a superior cut. I see he said Metro though.
We're talking about both, single hydro and belt. I hit on all of your points in my post.
__________________
Serving Greenville, Winterville and Ayden NC


Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
exmark , ferris

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:48 PM.

Page generated in 0.09934 seconds with 9 queries