Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
  #1  
Old 04-05-2012, 10:10 PM
hdlawn hdlawn is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 3
Ferris 52" IS2000Z, which one: KAW FX730V 22.5HP or B&S Turf 28HP?

Help me decide between the following Ferris choices (both are the same price):

A) New old stock (likely 2010 model) IS2000 52" dealer left over (never mowed grass): out the door for xxxx*
Kawasaki FX730V has mulitple HP ratings depending on where you look: 23.5HP to 22.2HP (later most likely correct)
This engine has the external donaldson air filter setup
3 year engine warranty
(FYI: current 2012 KAW engine is a FX801V rated at 25.5HP, the MSRP of this option is 1K higher than the Turf option below)
B) New 2012 IS2000 52" with B&S Commercial Turf 28HP (810cc): out the door for xxxx*
This relatively new engine has the integrated donaldson air filter setup in the cowl
2 year engine warranty
This Briggs is rated at 126% the KAW FX horsepower (+5.8HP)

Expected use around 30 hours/year (yes this is light use), sloping lot with a 25 degree 50' wide hill in the back for an elevation change of 10 feet. I plan/desire to get 20+ years use out of this purchase, will keep on top of all the maintenance myself.

*Price xxxx listed since I don't know the pricing policy on this forum, both are available at the same price which is a little below the MSRP of the turf version out the door (i.e. after tax).

I've looked at 10 brands of zero turn mowers, all have their tradeoffs and commonalities, but the suspension performance of the Ferris IS2000 wins out in my case.
Reply With Quote
 

Tags
briggs & stratton , ferris , is2000 , kawasaki fx

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 11:10 AM.

Page generated in 0.09268 seconds with 8 queries