Exmark 60" vs Ferris 48"

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by dem, Jan 26, 2004.

  1. dem

    dem LawnSite Member
    Posts: 27

    Hello All, I have been reading this forum for a whiile and it is awesome.

    I have about 1.5 acres of grass with lots of trees and beds to mow around. I did it with my residential tractor last year and it took 2.5+ hours each week. :(

    I am looking at 2 used z's.

    #1 - 2002 exmark z 60" 23kohler 115 hrs = $5,000

    #2 - 2002 Ferris 1000 48" 21Kaw 105hrs = $4,100

    Both were used residentially and run great. There are from different local deals who come recommended.

    I don't know much about Ferris and the exmark dealer told me they don't cut as nice as exmark (sales pitch :confused: )

    Everything I read has me leaning towards the exmark, but I wanted to get some pro's opinion on the Ferris. Thanks in advance!


    SHOW ME STATE RIDER LawnSite Member
    from MO
    Posts: 63

    Both are great mowers. For 900 extra$ you get a 60. I would go with the 60in EXMARK can't bet them.
  3. LawnPerfect

    LawnPerfect LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 318

    5 K will pay for alot of lawn service from a local company.
  4. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    Read this

  5. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    With the striping roller you can do this!

  6. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    they LOVE to play in the grass!

  7. mattydjakd

    mattydjakd LawnSite Member
    Posts: 50

    Is that not rediculously cheap for that exmark? 5G for a 60" rider with 100 or so hours on it???????? Better buy it before I do!
  8. dem

    dem LawnSite Member
    Posts: 27

    In my neck of the woods and with the 1.5 acres I have to mow, 5K will pay for about 50 cuts. Besides, I like the down time of riding around and mowing the yard.

    Everyone seems to like the Exmark, i am guessing that either machine would give me a good quality cut.
  9. Gilla Gorilla

    Gilla Gorilla LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 923

    I just picked up a used 2002 Exmark 60" Lazer 23hp kawi with 368 hours on it last weekend and that thing is nice. I have not had a chance to really get out and play with it yet but am really looking forward for the beginning of the season. I have never riden a farris but the exmark is a very nice machine imo.

    Have fun which ever way you go
  10. kris

    kris LawnSite Bronze Member
    from nowhere
    Posts: 1,579

    Go with the exmark ..hands down winner.

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