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Old 07-24-2013, 04:55 PM
HudsonBrosLawnCare HudsonBrosLawnCare is offline
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Thinking of buying four Ferris Evolutions...

Hey guys,

My company runs two crews. Right now I run a 44" Exmark and a 42" Hustler since we do 90% residential. I have a 52" Toro as a back up but it is constantly broken down. As of late we have been picking up a bunch of yards with super tiny fences that we have to push mow, and we have been picking up some very large commercial accounts. I don't want to buy a ridiculously huge trailer that will piss off people in neighborhoods, so I'm trying to find a way to fit two mowers on a midsize trailer that fit my needs. So I've been looking at the 36" and 52" Ferris Evolution mowers. Ferris is running a rebate special right now for $1250 off each mower, so that brings them down to $4250 and $5250 respectively. I'm thinking of buying a set for each of my crews so we can fit them on a decent size trailer and have all our bases covered. But I haven't seen a ton of feedback or reviews of them, so I was wondering what you guys think of them. I am demoing one next week, but I'm curious to get your thoughts. What do you like? What don't you like? I have heard some guys complain about how they handle hills, but I live in the low country and there is not a hill in sight. So that isn't an issue for me. Any feedback will be great!
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Old 07-24-2013, 07:32 PM
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Thinking of buying four Ferris Evolutions...

The shop in my area quit carrying them. They said they broke down a lot. I ran into another guy who bought one and said he had to put a new carb on it the first month he had it.
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Old 07-24-2013, 08:38 PM
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I run a 48 with a 27hp. With no hills you'll love it. Takes up very little room. Downhill off-cambers its not so good so I run it uphill as much as I can. Straight downhill its fine but will rut on a sharp turn going back up.
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Old 07-24-2013, 08:54 PM
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I had the Snapper Pro version of it in a 52 inch deck and it worked great for me. I only put about 75 hours on it and needed to trade it on a larger mower. I really liked the compactness of it, but it's not the easiest mower to work on because of that. The cut quality with the ICD deck is great!
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Old 07-25-2013, 06:23 PM
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Thanks guys!
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Old 07-25-2013, 06:56 PM
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4250 sounds cheap.

Can you walk behind them?
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Old 07-25-2013, 07:09 PM
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4250 sounds cheap.

Can you walk behind them?
No, you ride them like a motorcycle.
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Old 07-25-2013, 07:14 PM
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No, you ride them like a motorcycle.
Guess Ill have to stick to my grandstands, that seems like a real good price
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Old 07-25-2013, 07:25 PM
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Its a great price.
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Old 07-25-2013, 07:47 PM
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I have the 52" Snapper version with a 23HP Kaw and I love mine. The cut quality of the ICD deck is great even in wetter conditions. It stripes very well. I have 140 hours on it and I've had no issues. I had a belt go out, but I consider that a freak thing that can happen to any mower that uses belts. Like Nate said the compactness is a blessing and a curse in certain instances. You'll find that with any compact style Z or stander.
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