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Old 09-12-2013, 04:44 PM
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OK I received my Ferris yesterday, and mowed my lawn today. I was able to completely mow the lawn in 2.5 hours. It used to take 4 hours. I slid once, going down the steepest part of the hill. Slid for about 30 feet. Mower goes up the steep hill very well. Suspension is fantastic, and it allows my to mow at a higher rate. The 36 HP Briggs engine is surprisingly quiet, and has decent power. The deck cuts very well - no clumping. Mower goes very well sideways on hills. I didn't accurately check the fuel consumption, but I would guess 1.6-1.8 gph.

For everything to be perfect, I would like to somehow improve the machine so that it can handle that one problem spot without sliding. Perhaps load the tires, or use wheel weights. Too bad I can't get some of those "Ted brakes", with those, going down hill would be no problem.

I think that once I get used to the mower and get it better tweaked out, I should be able to do the lawn in close to 2 hours.
You are running bar tires right? I'd see if you can make or add a weight bracket and try 300 lbs right on thr rear.
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Old 09-12-2013, 04:48 PM
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828-464-1200 call this number for the breaks. I just called and they do make and sell them.
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Old 09-12-2013, 05:00 PM
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You are running bar tires right? I'd see if you can make or add a weight bracket and try 300 lbs right on thr rear.
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Actually the dealer put Carlisle knobby ATV style tires on. They work well, when I slid, the tires ripped the grass right out of the ground, making a nasty stripe, lol.

I will call that number and see what the deal is.
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Old 09-12-2013, 05:08 PM
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828-464-1200 call this number for the breaks. I just called and they do make and sell them.
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I just called and they told me they don't........

I had sent an email awhile ago and never got a reply as well.... strange!

Wonder who you talked to?
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Old 09-12-2013, 05:38 PM
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I just called and they told me they don't........

I had sent an email awhile ago and never got a reply as well.... strange!

Wonder who you talked to?
The guy I talked to said they do sell them but ted would have to give you a call back. I even asked twice, once at the begining of the phone call, one at the end. Ted would be the man to ask I guess.
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Old 09-12-2013, 06:15 PM
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Actually the dealer put Carlisle knobby ATV style tires on. They work well, when I slid, the tires ripped the grass right out of the ground, making a nasty stripe, lol.

I will call that number and see what the deal is.
What tires exactly? Are the AT101? If you loose traction with those tires the area is too steep and you should probably only mow up hill in that area.
What psi in the tires? Lower is better for up/down traction.
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Old 09-12-2013, 07:06 PM
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Ya on my kubota, running psi is 15, I run 7
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Old 09-13-2013, 10:05 AM
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What tires exactly? Are the AT101? If you loose traction with those tires the area is too steep and you should probably only mow up hill in that area.
What psi in the tires? Lower is better for up/down traction.
Carlisle HD Field Trax 24x12.00-12



I will check the pressure.
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Old 09-14-2013, 06:46 PM
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There be the problem! Those are better than standard tires but they arent as good at the AT101. I'd ask if he could swap them now, before you get to many hours on them.
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There be the problem! Those are better than standard tires but they arent as good at the AT101. I'd ask if he could swap them now, before you get to many hours on them.
Or an ag tire
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