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Old 02-11-2013, 07:40 PM
Larson Lawn Care Larson Lawn Care is offline
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Exmark vs Ferris walk behind

I've run ferris and snapper pro several years. I want something more fuel efficient an less fatigue on my wrists and fingers. I was considering the exmark tt 60" efi. Has anyone owned both mowers that can share pros and cons? If you own an exmark with the efi, and haven't run ferris or snapper pro, can you tell me your likes and dislikes
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:57 PM
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I don't have an EFI, and I haven't ran a Snapper/Ferris. But, I can tell you that I have ran pistol grip walkbehinds in that past. The ECS is much better than pistol grips. I puts your arms at your side instead of having your arms out like on pistol grips. The ECS doesn't get hung up on objects as easy when turning (e.g. a chainlink fence.) Hand fatigue depends on the person I guess. I have never had hand fatigue from any walkbehind, even running 9 hours a day. I guess it depends on how big your hands are.

Oh and by the way, an Exmark TT is a VERY good mower, especially in the 60".
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:45 AM
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I would recommend a walkbehind with Z controls. All though ECS puts your hands in a better position it still takes the same effort to squeeze. I know Gravely and JD have the pro steer controls. I think Hustler has something as well. And rumors are still around that Scag will release one as well with z controls.
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:08 AM
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With the ecs or z controls, can I lift the front end of the mowers up on a 60/61" mower? With my ferris, I can lift it up to avoid hitting things at the last second.
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:25 AM
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Agreed, as much as i like Exmark my next walkbehind will have the z controls.. They only problem is what brand? Toro on there website only has the 48 & 52 in mowers...
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:19 PM
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With the ecs or z controls, can I lift the front end of the mowers up on a 60/61" mower? With my ferris, I can lift it up to avoid hitting things at the last second.
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With the ECS you will be able to easy.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:33 AM
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Also compared to the ferris, how is the speed on the exmark? According to the specs, the exmark is .75mph faster, I am curious to know if it is noticeably faster?
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:14 AM
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The ECS is supposedly the most comfortable mower to run, I have run one but after an hour of so my hands have gone numb. Deere makes WB with the Z controls, but they left the 7 iron decks so I wouldnt even look at them
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:34 PM
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I would recommend a walkbehind with Z controls. All though ECS puts your hands in a better position it still takes the same effort to squeeze. I know Gravely and JD have the pro steer controls. I think Hustler has something as well. And rumors are still around that Scag will release one as well with z controls.
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Bobcat also offers Z style controls on their walkbehinds.
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:18 PM
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Bobcat also offers Z style controls on their walkbehinds.
Bobcat does look nice!
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