Ferris 1500 vs 2000

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by spinrider2000, Mar 14, 2007.

  1. spinrider2000

    spinrider2000 LawnSite Member
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    Comparing the 1500 and the 2000 both 52 inch cuts with the 25hp kaw. I see only two differences. More fuel capacity and the front suspension is different. My question to all that use Ferris, is it worth the extra cost of a 2000 model. Is there a difference to the suspension, cut, or anything else? There appears to be a lot more 1500's in the market. spin
     
  2. Budget

    Budget LawnSite Senior Member
    from Pa.
    Posts: 368

    I have the 25 hp. 52" 1500IS but tested drove the 2000, no cutting just a spin around the property. Very nice machine but it will depend on what you will be cutting with it. Big open areas i would go with the 2000, smaller propertys tight areas i would go withe 1500. It works for me, i only have one property over 2 acers. Plus i am looking for a used walk behind for smaller propertys and hills. No need to drag around all that weight if you don't need it.
     
  3. spinrider2000

    spinrider2000 LawnSite Member
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    Budget, when you test drove could you feel that the machines were different. Are you saying that for open cutting that the larger front suspension is a plus.
     
  4. Budget

    Budget LawnSite Senior Member
    from Pa.
    Posts: 368

    Yes the ride on the 2000 was very nice and seemed to responed well when turning. 1500 has a solid front that pivots in the center, it works but not as nice as the 2000 indepndent system. Both machine are very nice. How much do want to spend?
     
  5. Drew Gemma

    Drew Gemma LawnSite Bronze Member
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    3100 is the only way to go
     
  6. spinrider2000

    spinrider2000 LawnSite Member
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    The 2000 pricing is $7900. I do not know the pricing on a 3100. But when I get into this kind of money, paying a little more for a superior machine is reasonable. I know the engine options are more on the 3100. I believe there in not a 52 inch option. I would pay extra for a better machine.
     

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