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Old 03-16-2013, 05:57 PM
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Christmas Tree Farm Looking for Zero Turn

Hello everyone,

My name is Matt, and I have a somewhat unique mowing application...mowing between rows of Christmas trees. I have a small 4-5 acre tree farm, and I'm looking to get a 60" zero turn mower to decrease the time I spend mowing. I currently have a 48" traditional rider, and I have to take two passes between rows. My local dealer sells Bad Boy and Ferris. They have a great reputation, so I'm going with one of these two brands. I'm looking at a Ferris IS 1500Z and a Bad Boy CZT Elite with the suspension seat. They both have the same Kawasaki engine and Hydro-Gear drive system. I took both for a test drive today, and I was equally impressed with both. If anyone has any advice or experience with these mowers, I would appreciate an input. The Ferris appears to have a better warranty (haven't read the fine print), but the extra moving parts with the suspension make me concerned of more maintenance expenses down the road.

Thanks,

Matt
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:42 PM
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You will like the icd deck on the ferris more i believe
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Old 03-16-2013, 07:58 PM
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Neither are really sold in my area but if the price was close I would go with a Ferris from reputation alone. Also you should probably get a deflector or discharge shield to stop clippings and rocks from hitting trunks and killing/injuring them.

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