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Old 03-23-2004, 07:12 AM
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Zero-Turns- Ferris versus Gravely

I'm looking for a zero turn mower for personal use on 4 acres.
looking at 48" with bagger either 1000Z Ferris ($6500) or
148Z Gravely ($7100)
Any thoughts on reliability, price.... I want a machine that will last, stays out of the shop, and cuts great even on some slight hills.

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Old 03-23-2004, 03:57 PM
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Price on Gravely seems high, just got a price on the PM152 52"\23hp model for $6599 and that was their asking price, seemed like there was room to negotiate!
Anyway the PM152 looked well built and included the onboard Eye-Q system and a hydraulic deck lift which is nice.
For what it's worth.
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Old 03-24-2004, 06:23 AM
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Gravely is with bagger, so I think price is OK, but the deal on the Ferris seems the best.
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Old 03-24-2004, 07:23 AM
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What kind of bagger, the metal one that hangs on the deck or is it a 2 or 3 bag rear bagger?
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Old 03-24-2004, 04:55 PM
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3 bag power system, I think I did pretty well!

let me know what you think! THANKS!!
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Old 03-24-2004, 05:11 PM
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So which one did you get, The Ferris or the Gravely?
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Old 03-24-2004, 07:24 PM
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Sorry, 95% sure on the Ferris at $6500 21hp Kohler w 48" deck and 3 bag system.
Dealer also pricing for me the IS with the 21 Kaw. and 48deck and the 23hp Kohler IS with 52inch deck. Same type of deal, and I may move up to the IS.
Lots of money for cutting the lawn, but we're into it, and would like to do it quickly.
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