2012 Ferris 32 Hydro-cut reveiw!!! (Pictures)

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by THIESSENS TLC, May 13, 2012.

  1. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Ehh... The price for the unit seems about what I expected - the freight pushes it a bit though.
    Heck, the Ferris mulch kit I bought was $100 including tax. One hundred dollars for two curved pieces of steel and a bag of bolts - that's it. Doesn't even include blades.
     
  2. THIESSENS TLC

    THIESSENS TLC LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ya he asked if I wanted a mulch kit for 90 bucks. The kit I got when I had my stander was 100 with no blades too.
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  3. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    In one word... Yes. You can want it to turn but the amount it actually turns may not be as much as you are hoping for. Sharp 90 degree turns are out of the question.
     
  4. THIESSENS TLC

    THIESSENS TLC LawnSite Senior Member
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    What are your thoughts on a proslide?
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  5. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    A Proslide is still a sulky and will have the same problems as a wheeled sulky. You will not be able to turn the mower while using it. Also, I don't know how much more power the Proslide takes to pull verses a wheeled sulky.

    The SD tranny is a strange little tranny. The more load you put on it the more force you will need to push on the thumb controls to keep the mower moving. If you want to see what I'm talking about try to move the mower while the brake is on. You'll see that it takes a whole lot more thumb power to push the thumb controls forward.
     
  6. THIESSENS TLC

    THIESSENS TLC LawnSite Senior Member
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    I know what your sayin, I gotta push the thumb controls farther forward to climb the ramp into the back of the truck. I was just thinkin that with the proslide I could step off quick, have it retract up into the transport position, make my turn, then hop back on it. Not sure if that would be a PITA though.
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  7. THIESSENS TLC

    THIESSENS TLC LawnSite Senior Member
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    what kind of oil should I use? sae 30? 10w30? anybody have any suggestions? 3-4 more hours and then I have to do the 1st oil change.
     
  8. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    I use Pennzoil 10w30 regular oil in all of my mowers.
     
  9. THIESSENS TLC

    THIESSENS TLC LawnSite Senior Member
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  10. THIESSENS TLC

    THIESSENS TLC LawnSite Senior Member
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    kind of a crappy pic...
     

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