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Old 07-06-2010, 11:36 AM
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Ferris HydroCut, Does Anybody Know Anything About Them?

I found a Ferris Hydrocut on craigslist for $1600.

I know that the mower is only a single hydro drive, how difficult are they to operate and how hard are they to operate on hills?

How about the ICC (Integrated Comfort Control) drive system, how does it work and is it better than Exmarks's ecs, Toro's T-Bar, or regular pistol grips?

I like the deck height adjustment but I don't like the single hydro.

So tell me what you guys know about these mowers, I searched for "Ferris Hydrocut" on LS and only found bout two threads They must not be that popular.

Here's the CL Ad. http://charlotte.craigslist.org/grd/1827422455.html

Here's the Ferris Website info for the HydroCut http://www.ferrisindustries.com/page...?product_id=26
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Old 07-06-2010, 11:46 AM
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I find it impossible to work on a hill. On flat ground its ok. I believe richardmartin is the S/N he converted it to have disc brakes so it would be as useful as a dual hydro mower.
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Old 07-06-2010, 03:36 PM
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I would use it as a gate/backyard and a hill mower, so I don't think I'm going to go for it.

Thanks guys, I do remember something about putting brakes on a mower, it could have been Richard Martin's

Here it is http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=283858
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Old 07-06-2010, 03:48 PM
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Thats the thread I was talking about. For some reason I thought he put disc brakes on but I guess he just threw some band brakes on.
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Old 07-06-2010, 05:47 PM
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Thanks for the help man, I think I'm going to let this one go and wait for a dual hydro.
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Old 07-06-2010, 05:55 PM
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Thats the thread I was talking about. For some reason I thought he put disc brakes on but I guess he just threw some band brakes on.
Believe it or not when you have a manual setup (non power brakes) the band brakes are easier to use. I had disks on an old Woods SD that I had and these band brakes on my Ferris work better.
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