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Old 08-13-2013, 09:11 PM
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I almost bought a ferris. I loved everything about it(especially the suspn. and cut)but did not like the deck movement. Its really not bad but Im picky. Notice how long the deck chains are...and the deck moves a lot with the suspn. Keep in mind I mow some rough stuff and steep hills. My demo was a 2000 so its really not fair for me to comment on the 3100.
I've operated the 2000 and 3100, it is the difference of a box store homeowner model, and a highly sophisticated commercial grade mower, absolutely no comparison, none. Keep your eye on the deck very closely.

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Old 08-13-2013, 09:14 PM
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True. I never thought about fumbling around for the switch when throttling down around beds, cars etc. It would kinda suck.
I would be fine with just an old school leaver. If I had a rocker switch. I would want a tach. How quick is the RPM change with the switch?
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Old 08-13-2013, 09:16 PM
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I would be fine with just an old school leaver. If I had a rocker switch. I would want a tach. How quick is the RPM change with the switch?
I would assume pretty instant.
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Old 08-13-2013, 09:23 PM
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I've operated the 2000 and 3100, it is the difference of a box store homeowner model, and a highly sophisticated commercial grade mower, absolutely no comparison, none. Keep your eye on the deck very closely.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Og2YHcM2jtE
The 2000 deck moves the same way with its 4 wheel independent suspn. Combine the deck movement with suspn. dip and chain deck hangers on a rough hill. The mass of the deck can be felt IMO. I also just found out in another thread the sloppy feel I got was also from the steering on the 2000 which I guess is a common complaint.

Like I said I cant comment on the 3100.
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Old 08-13-2013, 09:43 PM
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This would be ideal for me. A smooth rocker and a tach. I could choose any rpm I desired within its range.

It is smooth, stop it where you want it, fast or slow
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Old 08-13-2013, 09:49 PM
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Dave, for all the people on LawnSite of which I've seen make so many remarks about me saying and believing a Hustler Super Z is the best mower on the market. Go ahead and tell everyone I talked you out of a Hustler mower, and every other mower while telling you that by far this would be the best mower for your specific application. Tell them I honestly talked you into buying the exact mower you bought when ordering the 3100 with the 37 DFI. Tell them how hard I pushed this particular mower, with no other mower even challenging what I believed your needs to be.

You can also ask greenology what I PM'ed him about the Ferris being his mower for the rough cutting areas he dealt with.
All true Reid, but I did demo the Gravely, Ferris 2500, Husky PZ 60.
The dealer has 6 mechanics and won't let a commercial mower stay longer then 3 days. I do have a Exmark 36 walk behind and my Walker as a backup if needed.
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Old 08-13-2013, 09:52 PM
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Do you think the 3100 suspension is better than that of the Cheetah?
I can't comment since I haven't used the Cheetah, but without suspension I don't see how it could be?
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Old 08-13-2013, 09:58 PM
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On the cheetah the whole operator platform is suspended by an adjustable coil over shock. Its also a nice system.
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Old 08-13-2013, 10:01 PM
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On the cheetah the whole operator platform is suspended by an adjustable coil over shock. Its also a nice system.
Is it similar to the PZ series?
The PZ rode ok, but wore me out at the end of the day
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Old 08-13-2013, 10:03 PM
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Is it similar to the PZ series?
The PZ rode ok, but wore me out at the end of the day
Im not familar with how the PZ is. The cheetah's platform reminds me of the suspn setup on the rear of a dirt bike. Similar linkages and coil over shock.
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