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Old 10-18-2013, 09:07 PM
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need a comfortable mower, suggestions?

man... my knees, back, neck, and feet are getting worn out. Ive been shopping around for a quality ztr, but it seems like something to absorb the shock from bumps will be the best selling point.
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Old 10-18-2013, 09:15 PM
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need a comfortable mower, suggestions?

They say the new air ride seat from gravely is bad azz. Personally I haven't tried it. My John Deere 997 is like riding a horse and buggy. It will beat u down
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Old 10-18-2013, 10:28 PM
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Turf tigee aint a bad ride
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Old 10-18-2013, 10:35 PM
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need a comfortable mower, suggestions?

Ferris full suspension ! The best ride going and you can also get the suspension seat to boot
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Old 10-18-2013, 10:47 PM
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You can come try my Evolution. I have never had a ride as nice as this. Sit down zt's hurt my back, walk behinds wear you out, this is the perfect posture to work the whole day.
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Old 10-18-2013, 11:09 PM
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Ferris hands down. theres a lot of brands that try their best at what Ferris has, but sense they have the patent on putting coil shocks as active suspension, nobody can come close to what Ferris has on their 2000Z / 3100Zs . Gravely's air ride , scags cheeta suspension platform, dixie's springer forks, huslters flex forks, and bad boy's rubber blocks are all improvements on whats out there on the market. But untill the patent runs out on active suspension, Ferris owns the game
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Old 10-18-2013, 11:18 PM
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I recently bought a John Deere Z920R ... I MORE RECENTLY (6 weeks & 2 days ago)had some MAJOR back surgery, including 5X fused vertebra and 12 cages installed ... last week, I took delivery on a ZTR PUFFER air suspension seat.

Today, I got out and tried it for the first real test ride ... so far, so GREAT. I can't compare it to any of the other units mentioned here, but I can say, it has made a tremendous difference in the ride ... I hit some pretty significant holes that made me cringe when I saw the front wheels hit them ... the seat did it's job and I barely felt them.

This thing was pretty simple/easy to install ... the downside is that it raises you several inches ... I was a bit too apprehensive about trying to negotiate a hill out front, so I stopped short of attempting that ... maybe in another week or two when I heal a bit more. Other than feeling a little uneasy on a hillside, the extra height actually feels pretty nice ... hard to describe, just a nice dimensional arrangement for my body size & weight.
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Old 10-19-2013, 12:31 AM
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Old 10-19-2013, 06:52 AM
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Ferris hands down. theres a lot of brands that try their best at what Ferris has, but sense they have the patent on putting coil shocks as active suspension, nobody can come close to what Ferris has on their 2000Z / 3100Zs . Gravely's air ride , scags cheeta suspension platform, dixie's springer forks, huslters flex forks, and bad boy's rubber blocks are all improvements on whats out there on the market. But untill the patent runs out on active suspension, Ferris owns the game
I've never owned a Ferris but I've seen them in action and I'd bet for sure that this is true. I have a new BadBoy and it does ride great. I woulda done better with the upgraded seat but I will say this, it cost half as much as a Ferris.
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Old 10-19-2013, 07:42 AM
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Gravely 400 series has the air seat with memory foam, 3 isolated platforms and vibration damped steering control arms. IMO it has the best ride/handling in the industry. Ferris is great as well but has a lot of deck sway and bounce which takes away from the overall handling.
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