Deal on a Ferris mower?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by scchamblee, Mar 15, 2007.

  1. scchamblee

    scchamblee LawnSite Member
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    I was at my Stihl dealer gettin a blade and a guy called in with what I think is a deal on a walk behind. It is a Ferris 32" Hydro walk with 13hp Kaw. It is one year old and the dealer said it it is in good shape and keeps it serviced well. He is asking $1500 for it. i could use it because all I have now is a JD 797 60"

    Is this a good deal or not?
  2. fazzy815-66

    fazzy815-66 LawnSite Senior Member
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    how many hrs are on it? It does sound like a good deal for a hydro.

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Sounds good i looked at one last week for $2999.00 + tax,keep in mind it's a single hydro.
  4. bobcat175

    bobcat175 LawnSite Senior Member
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    If it is the single hydro then I would stay away....
    I bought one before not knowing that it was a single and returned it right away. It's not a true zero turn and hills will be an issue. It's a single hydro to meet a price point. Make sure you get a dual hydro or nothing...but I don't think that Ferris makes a dual hydro in 32.
  5. mini14

    mini14 LawnSite Member
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    sorry dude but i demoed one last week, those mowers plain old has 1 unitized hydro, if that breaks u looken at a grand or more to replace, and that pos cant make turns on its own, it only goes forward and backwards.....mowing on a hill will be a workout forya....theres a reason for the lowball price, knowone wants it.
  6. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    The mower will leave an excellant cut but it is tough to make turns. I have a 2 year old Ferris 36 SD and it's up to just over 50 hours now. I put like 5 hours on it last year. I'll try to use it more this year but I think I'm going to loose money on this mower.
  7. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,372

    yep, if it's a single drive, stay away.

    dd, then go ahead and purchase.

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