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Old 04-04-2004, 11:02 PM
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ferris IS 1000 Z

I am thinking about buying a new Z and can't decide on the Scag
Tiger Cub 52" or the New Ferris IS 1000 Z< the Ferris has a 23hp.
Kaw. & the scag has a 20hp. Honda?
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Old 04-05-2004, 05:09 AM
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ferris is the better deal
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Old 04-05-2004, 09:33 AM
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I have never owned a Scag, but I do own a IS100Z. When I looked at purchasing a ZTR, the Ferris seemed to have more features, and the Kawasaki engine that I wanted. It has been a great machine. I don't think you can get the Kawasaki on the 2004 models though.
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Old 04-06-2004, 12:02 PM
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Get the Ferris. Ferris mowers are the best in the industry and they are built like a tank. Also my experience with Honda engines is not that good. I only used a 13 hp on a 48" mower but the darn thing kept breaking down. Kawasaki engines have a good reputation.
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Old 04-06-2004, 12:07 PM
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Another thing to consider, and I don't want to start a flame or offend anybody, is dealer support. The dealer where I bought my Ferris has a policy that if the machine can not be fixed right away they will give you a loaner model to keep you up and running until your machine is repaired.
I don't know if other manufacterers provide this support, but this was one of the things that led me to the Ferris.
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Old 04-06-2004, 03:17 PM
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Have not heard anything bad about Ferris. They are well made.
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Old 04-07-2004, 11:59 PM
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If it is a IS 1000 Z then it is the lower model of the independent suspension line of their mowers right? Those look like they would be a nice ride.

Listen to KERRTURF, get any of your equipment from a supportive dealer. You will be very greatful you did when something breaks down.

good luck.
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Old 04-09-2004, 04:04 PM
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What did you decide? I decided on the ferris IS 1000 w 48" deck for my 2 1/2 acres.

Let me know.

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Old 04-24-2004, 12:31 PM
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I have a Pro-Cut Z Ferris (61" ZTR) with 23 HP KAW. It has 1000 hours on it and doesn't miss a beat. Good choice!
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